Who Is Flatbush Zombies?

The Drug References In Their Raps

Meech:“Unfortunately, with the genre of music we do, we can’t be full hip-hop. You have to be hip-hop/this.”

Erick: “It strips you of just being hip-hop.”

Meech: “Not every reggae artist that smokes is a weed reggae artist. 95 percent of the rappers who rap smoke weed.”

Juice: “It doesn't make sense. Even if they don’t rap about it, they do smoke weed.”

Erick: “I think that goes for artists period.”

Meech: “Of course, you can label it druggy music. It’s called D.R.U.G.S and we are talking about drugs.”

Juice: [Talks in a Jamaican accent] “Like the mon said earlier mon, we rap about what we do. We smoke weed yah?”

Meech:“If I flew planes, the shit would be called planes [Laughs.] It’s that serious. That’s what my life is about. But people are going to label that. I’m not going to let it really bother me because at the end of the day, we keep making music and showing people what we have to offer. They are going to understand that. I’m not going to rap about Sour Diesel for the rest of my life.”

Erick: “To me, I’ve always smoked weed. You just know I smoke weed now so you are going to label me as a weed man.”

Meech: “That shit is so annoying, bruh.”

Erick: “I’ve been smoking weed. I just feel like people will say, ‘Oh, it’s drug rap.’ If I get labeled as a drug producer, what is that?”

Meech: If there is a new genre now of drug rap then so be it. That’s not the intention.

Erick: “‘Yo, let’s make a drug anthem.’ You know what I mean? We were even worried about the tape not having “Thug Waffle” 16 times. Cause the shit these guys talk about is another level of consciousness. To me, it’s not prevalent right now in hip-hop. We were worried that we didn’t want to make every song the stupid banger shit everybody wants.”

Meech: “After we made “Thug Waffle,” we weren’t trying to make it million times. I read in a review that they were saying that there is something for everybody in D.R.U.G.S. I really feel like there's something for everyone in there. I’m sorry to you if you liked “S.C.O.S.A” and we didn’t make six “S.C.O.S.A”s. That’s boring. Who wants to hear the same thing over and over?”

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