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  • Artist(s): Erick Arc Elliott, Meechy Darko, Zombie Juice
  • Summary: The debut full-length studio release for the Brooklyn-based rap trio of Meechy Darko, Zombie Juice and Erick “The Architect” Elliott features guest appearances from Diamante and Anthony Flammia.
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Bounce
YSL pants with the zippers, yikes Met her this evenin' already hit it, twice Tag on your soul everybody got a price Acid, Acid change your... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Mar 15, 2016
    84
    Produced entirely by Erick “The Architect” Elliott, the 12-song mind trip is hodgepodge of haunting strings, ambient sounds fit for a sci-fi film and hard-hitting drums.
  2. Mar 15, 2016
    80
    The impressive chemistry the trio displayed on their earlier work continues here.
  3. Mar 15, 2016
    80
    3001: A Laced Odyssey is a perfect first step in a career that is still blooming.
  4. Mar 22, 2016
    80
    A journey into their liberated, tie-dyed consciousness and their best project to date.
  5. Apr 4, 2016
    80
    An excellent debut that flows perfectly and offers something new with every return.
  6. Mar 16, 2016
    72
    3001: A Laced Odyssey does an adequate job of reminding us all of Flatbush Zombies’ smart, sharp lyrics. What they lack in hit-single potential, they make up for in talent, but without a calling-card song it's hard to know what their next move is.
  7. Mar 15, 2016
    67
    Their immaturity and brusqueness is flavored with a new level of social consciousness and introspection.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
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  1. Mar 16, 2016
    10
    Flatbush ZOMBiES first full-length album proves to be everything that was expected, and more. With the tightly produced tracks that includedFlatbush ZOMBiES first full-length album proves to be everything that was expected, and more. With the tightly produced tracks that included no samples (apart from self sampling previous tracks of theirs) Erick Arc Elliot develops a production sound that proves to be their own, rather than above average aggressive drug rap instrumentals that were wowing the crowd on their previous two mixtapes. This is the Zombies as refined as ever, with Meechy Darko bringing dangerous flows with an unprecedented monstrosity to them. As well as Meech, Zombie Juice also ups the ante, bringing vocal melodies like he has never delivered before, as well as an even more cartoonish double-time flow. Erick "The Architect" also brings his usual lyrical prowess with an amazing flow accompaniment that tightly fits the beats that he produces.

    Fav Tracks: This is it, The Odyssey, R.I.P.C.D., Smoke Break, Bounce, Your Favourite Rap Song
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  2. Nov 16, 2019
    10
    Great album from start to finish, no filler songs, great production and excellent raps
  3. Nov 17, 2016
    9
    88/100. Flatbush Zombies are the best rap trio out there right now and it's because of the production, the verses, and the feel. Nothing else88/100. Flatbush Zombies are the best rap trio out there right now and it's because of the production, the verses, and the feel. Nothing else compares and this album does not disappoint. Expand
  4. Oct 22, 2016
    8
    The Flatbush Zombies debut album hits with a certain audience. For me, it was a good experience, featuring rock solid lyricism, storytelling,The Flatbush Zombies debut album hits with a certain audience. For me, it was a good experience, featuring rock solid lyricism, storytelling, and some of the greatest rhythms I've heard in a long time. Expand
  5. Mar 28, 2016
    7
    This album had a lot of build-up, and for many fans, I think this album will come through for them. These guys are really comfortable withThis album had a lot of build-up, and for many fans, I think this album will come through for them. These guys are really comfortable with each other, and I see a very bright future for this group. The rapid wordplay and rhymes are very impressive, but I do think they could touch it up a little bit more, and also put deeper meanings behind their lyrics as well. I think they need to go back and forth more whenever they’re rapping to show even more comfort between themselves, I think that would help them a lot. The production was a bit sloppy a few moments on this project, but I do like the same tone played throughout the album. Also, if you’re a fan of albums with big collaborations and features on it, you won’t really be into it on that specific aspect, but it’s still an enjoyable project. My favorite songs are A Spike Lee Joint, Bounce, and Good Grief, I felt that those outputs really stood out against the other tracks on the album. Some of the weaker songs on the other hand for me were Fly Away, Ascension, and Trade-Off. I feel that this was a project specifically for their die-hard fans, and I do think they have the potential of becoming big in the future. Expand
  6. Mar 16, 2016
    6
    The Flatbush Zombies' debut is not bad, but it's unfortunately underwhelming considering the high expectations created by their last mixtapeThe Flatbush Zombies' debut is not bad, but it's unfortunately underwhelming considering the high expectations created by their last mixtape BetterOffDEAD and the general hype leading up to this project. Lyrically the crew is sound, showcasing their chemistry and their charismatic personas, but the production often sounds uniform and the songs lack the uniqueness and creativity that coated their past mixtape. This is still generally a good project that perhaps serves as a solid debut, but this definitely left a lot to be desired. Expand
  7. Mar 28, 2016
    5
    The lack of use of samples results in beats which sound a lot less colourful and exciting than their previous 2 mixtapes. They're really notThe lack of use of samples results in beats which sound a lot less colourful and exciting than their previous 2 mixtapes. They're really not doing anything they haven't done before, it's just a lot more toned down here. Juice needs to stick to being the chill stoner rapper of the group, when he tries to rap fast it's a disaster (RIPCD case in point.) At only 12 tracks you really can't afford to have as much filler as they have here. Fairly disappointing debut compared to what they have shown they are capable of in the past Expand

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