RZA and Flatbush Zombies Release New Single "Plug Addict"

By Kiani Shabazz

RZA has joined forces with Brooklyn group Flatbush Zombies for a brand new single called “Plug Addicts.” The group premiered the track with a music video inspired by Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, flaunting suits and interrogating their oppositions. “Plug Addicts” is the first of two singles from RZA and Flatbush Zombies. A track titled “Quentin Tarantino”—produced by RZA and Prince Paul—will follow on December 17. Check out the visual for the RZA-produced “Plug Addicts” below.

The “Plug Addicts” visuals were directed by John Tashiro and shot in an abandoned theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Of the collaborative track, RZA said in press materials: “I’ve had my eyes on the Flatbush Zombies for sometime now. Their style of Dark hip hop lyricism is reminiscent of my days in the Gravediggaz. This type of collaboration was overdue.”

“In a lot of ways, I saw RZA in myself, as a fellow producer/artist. We are making history together at this very moment,” Erik the Architect added. The music he’s made over the course of his career had a lot to do with why I wanted to make music in the first place, it’s beautiful to see these things come full circle.”

Last year, Flatbush Zombie released an EB called, Now, More Than Ever, making it their first release since 2018’s Vacation in Hell. They also dropped the single “Afterlife” that was produced by James Blake. 

Check out the new music video and track by RZA and the Flatbush Zombies below.