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A Clockwork Indigo

This is not a sequel to an Anthony Burgess book, nor is it going to revive the Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, this is simply an announcement to inform you that the Beast Coast is about to take over. Flatbush Zombies are teaming up with The Underachievers to embark on their North-American tour, titled "Clockwork Indigo Presents the Electric Koolade Experience." The tour begins October 17 in Iowa City, IA and concludes in Philadelphia, PA on December 7. Flatbush Zombies released a handful of singles throughout the year via their "Day of the Dead" series, while The Underachievers released an entire LP earlier this month, which very well could come together for quite a phenomenal setlist. There's also the possibility that this really is a supergroup and they'll be bringing out all new tracks in full force. Either way, do not miss out on this tour Grab your tickets here.

With the recent release of The Underachievers' Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium LP (stream the album in its entirety here), it's obvious the Beast Coast is rising in power regardless if Issa Gold may do his own thing. Sure it may be an obscure name for an album, but The Cellar Door is apparently one of the most phonetically beautiful phrases in the English language. The album returns to the psychedelic waves similar to that of their first mixtape, Indigoism. Even in the opening track, "Luminescence," The Underachievers' transcendental lyrics immediately create a distinct line that sets them apart. It's the spiritualism they rap about, following their own beliefs as they exploit the faults of our society one verse at a time. This track leads into a colossal album that must definitely be checked out, open your third eye and purchase the album here or listen to a full stream here.

Palm Trees

The Flatbush Zombies are at it again, not eating the brains of Coachella goers, but they've dropped a new video definitely suitable for the coming summer. The hip-hop trio consisting of Meechy Darko, Zombie Juice, and Erick "Arc" Elliot, continue with their consistent video releases, this time with the video for "Palm Trees". Featuring cuts from their Coachella performance, which was quite phenomenal for those who weren't in Cali or zoning out to the live-stream. "Palm Trees" of course follows the Zombie lifestyle; weed, acid, and more drugs.

Now, this isn't necessarily a bad thing, as they've taken this theme of hip-hop and ran with it. Their 2012 self-released album "D.R.U.G.S.", displayed how they could implement their passion of drugs into their songs, whether over-saturated or not, it worked. People may say, and should say, that this is something done very frequently in hip-hop. Whether your'e with the Gold Gang, poppin' molly and sweatin', or all you happen to know is yayo, because you've been hanging around Snootie Wild too much.

"Palm Trees" is definitely something to ride to late at night. Erick produces a somewhat angelic and eerie aura layered with a chorus of high dignity. This goes to show that no matter what, the Flatbush Zombies will forever be the Zombies they are today. Whether your'e human or not, the Flatbush Zombies are not going to let any shit talk bring them down. 

"So when you throw shade, it could never harm me"

Peep the new video below and be sure to grab their free mixtape "Better Off Dead".