Last week, NYC’s older and younger generation, RZA and Flatbush Zombies, came together for “Plug Addicts.” They concluded the “double feature” today (Dec. 17) with the freshly released “Quentin Tarantino.” The cut was produced by RZA and Prince Paul and represents a rekindling of the horrorcore subgenre that RZA and Prince Paul popularized as Gravediggaz in the ‘90s as the lyrics play:
He walks the streets at night, his shadow follows him in the moonlight/ He only travels at night and he hides during the daylight/ Once upon a time before my skin color was a crime, so sublime, read through these Akashic lines
RZA made sure to share some words about the track and video. “This song is a dedication to one of our favorite directors, Quentin Tarantino,” he says via press release. “His movies pioneered another level and style of film making artistry. We are doing the same with our art…continuously expanding the palette of hip hop and music.”
Meechy Darko of Flatbush Zombies added, “I tend to draw my inspiration from more than just music…When we linked up with RZA, one of the first things we spoke about was our affinity for movies. This track is a dedication to Tarantino, a genius not only behind the camera but also with the pen.”
RZA’s company 36 Chambers A.L.C. has also recently announced a partnership with MNRK Music Group. Beginning today with the release of Plug Addicts; 36 Chambers and MNRK will release a host of projects throughout the coming months, which includes the highly anticipated album Saturday Afternoon Kung Fu Theater by RZA and DJ Scratch, as well as a Joey Bada$$ collaboration, a new artist Weather Park, and even the long-awaited Bobby Digital album.
Be sure to press play on “Quentin Tarantino” music video by RZA and Flatbush Zombies down below.