Even if you do follow the new wave of rappers who embrace the psychedelic image, you still might not have heard of the Flatbush Zombies (FBZ). This Brooklyn collective is the psychedelic rap equivalent to what the Grateful Dead represents to the psychedelic rock scene of the 1960s. With two well-received mixtapes, a collective EP with The Underachievers, and a decently sized, loyal fan base, the Zombies are a force to be reckoned with in today's rap game. Only a couple of days after they finally gave fans the long awaited name, track list and release date of their new album 3001: A Laced Odyssey, they blessed fans with lead single "Bounce." This track highlights sticking to your signature style as in-house producer and group member Erick "the Architect" Elliot uses a sample of a previous FBZ song, "Thug Waffle." Accompanied by solid verses from Elliot along with the two other Zombies, Meechy Darko and Zombie Juice, this track is a perfect taste of what's to come from the highly anticipated album.

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