Issa Dash: “‘Herb Shuttles’ was originally supposed to be our first Zombies song, [with] us and Zombies, and it was so good, I was like ‘I’m going to take this one.’ That was the best audio we ever got out. Then for the video, I was like ‘Yo, alright, they like ‘So Devilish.’ They like ‘Gold Soul Theory.’ Let’s fucking combine them.’ So that’s why ‘Herb Shuttles’ has everything inside of it: pot, people, women, mob scenes.
“Thisisbutta, I love that guy, he’s the best, his editing. The way he did the video is crazy. I can’t even take any credit for any of it. I write the entire treatment, set up all the scenes. ‘Alright, we want to do this, that, this, this.’ It’s not like ‘Alright, go down from this angle.’ That’s why, in the video, [its says it’s] co-directed.
We knew that was a banger. ‘Herb Shuttles’ was supposed to be the second song but I felt like we needed to give people more of who we are beause ‘Herb Shuttles’ is still us, but it’s like a little more fun for us. - Issa Dash
“[We got sent] the fucking [Brainfeeder] contract the day after ‘Herb Shuttles’ came out. [Laughs.] He’s like ‘Alright, I’m ready.’ [Laughs.] We knew that was a banger. ‘Herb Shuttles’ was supposed to be the second song but I felt like we needed to give people more of who we are beause ‘Herb Shuttles’ is still us, but it’s like a little more fun for us. ‘Gold Soul Theory’ and ‘So Devilish’ really establish like, ‘Alright, these guys are trying to be conscious.’ ‘Herb Shuttles’ was like, ‘We can be fun too.’
“It was never blatant [with Flying Lotus] like, ‘Alright, [I’m signing you guys because of ‘Herb Shuttles.’]’ But that’s when it happened, coincidentally. It was like, ‘Bam,’ two days later, a day later. [He was probably] like ‘Alright, let me not procrastinate on this, because [people are going to come knocking on their door now.’]’”