“We’re socially conscious individuals,” says Meechy, his long multi-coloured dreads hanging past his shoulders, a Hennessy bottle in his right hand. He’s sitting next to three of his best friends, two of which (Erick The Architect and Zombie Juice) make up the Flatbush Zombies alongside himself. Bodega Bamz is with the crew tonight as well. They’re in a great mood post-show and their hilarious, good-natured humour shines through.
The Brooklyn, NY trio are part of the larger East Coast Movement “Beast Coast” alongside The UnderAchievers and Pro Era. They’ve have been a part of the scene for quite some time. "You wouldn't have this interview if A$AP Yams didn't exist. He put us together, he put a lot of shit together,” says Meech, “he was an angel, he really was, he was amazing.”
“He saw potential and talent in all of us,” adds Zombie Juice, a sincere smile poking out from behind his beard.
Once together the three bonded over their favourite anime such as Dragon Ball Z and the friendship was lasting. All enlightened and conscious individuals focused on bringing happiness and good vibes to the world, they’re focused work ethic on their music brings skilled results. “I think that each person has a different intention for the world, and we’re all seeking to discover what that is everyday, ya dig?” says Erick, “Me personally, I was put here to make people happy by being myself and to embody individualism. Maybe seeking to find out what you’re gonna be is the most important part about your life.”
The trio has put out two mixtapes to serious acclaim, D.R.U.G.S and BetterOffDead, as well as their debut studio album: 3001: A Laced Oddyssey which peaked at #10 on the US charts. They also collaborated with The UnderAchievers in 2014 to create the group Clockwork Indigo, and then released an EP of the same name.
They continue to successfully tour for their loyal fans, and spread creative vibes throughout the world. Focused on their individualism and being leaders amongst the youth, the crew is one of the most unique in the industry today.
"Stop fronting on yourselves. Hip Hop music is amazing, we're making money, we're making kids happy, stop being a b**** and make good music. And stop getting on that camera and talking like you're tough and getting them guns,” they say, a last message before they head out.