“We’re really paying homage to all those people in the past.. we wouldn’t have had any of these ideas if it wasn’t for any of those people”- Meechy Darko
The influence of Hip-Hop in the mainstream is unrivaled, the expressiveness, intensity and culture defining nature of this movement must be respected by insiders and outsiders alike. ‘Headstone’ by Flatbush Zombies stands as a timely embrace of this legacy.
During an interview with Genius, Meechy- Darko, Zombie Juice and Erick Arc Elliott speak on the inspiration behind their masterful celebration of Hip-Hop through their track ‘Headstone’. In this interview, Meechy- Darko states that “People don’t care about the past like at all really. I think that’s why the song is cool because were paying homage… We’re really just doing lyrical exercises which is what Hip-Hop is about”
The energy of their intertextual exploration is highlighted in these four moments;