The Needle Drop

Flatbush Zombies - "U&I" ft. Dia

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Yesterday, Brooklyn rap trio Flatbush Zombies released a new single titled “U&I." It's taken from their sophomore album, Vacation in Hell, which is set to be released on April 6 via the Zombies' Glorious Dead imprint. The group's studio debut, 3001: A Laced Odyssey, came out in 2016 after they made a stir with the mixtapes D.R.U.G.S. and BetterOffDEAD in 2012 and 2013, respectively.

The tone of this latest single is set by a short a capella intro sung by Dia before the instrumental comes in and the Zombies start trading off verses. The beat here isn’t quite as hard hitting or direct as the one on previous single “Headstone,” but the vocal and guitar samples - not to mention Meechy's tour de force reflection on mental health and addiction - make the track a powerful listen.

Flatbush Zombies will be kicking off a North American Tour on April 6 in Brooklyn and will follow it up with performances at Coachella on April 14 and 21.

-Owen Murray