Watch: New Music Video from Flatbush ZOMBiES – “Blacktivist”
The trio of zombies from Flatbush recently dropped a new song along with a video titled Blacktivist. The video touches on current cultural issues like racism, Isis, Corruption and police brutality in the United States. The video was directed and produced by Mario Pfeifer who is also holding an exhibition featuring the video at Ludlow 38, a small art gallery in the Lower East Side. Below is a short description of the current exhibit from the Ludlow38 website:
“#blacktivist aims to take a stand on current events. The title refers to “black activist on activist,” the first verse of the song by the Flatbush ZOMBIES, which is followed by ambiguous references to everyday and consumer culture in the United States. In addition to delivering critical commentaries on the world of television, the lyrics reflect about the First and Second Amendments, which protect the right to free speech, freedom of religion, as well as the right to bear arms for self-defense. In the video, the conflict between armed self-defense and escalating gun violence are juxtaposed with the meaning of images and the power of the voice. Sequences of police violence taken by surveillance and body cameras as well as mobile devices show the escalation of the conflict. In other scenes, the Flatbush ZOMBIES perform in a 3-D animated world between digital hashtags, cinematic transitions, and chroma key landscapes, while addressing current events in world politics. The narrative culminates with the rappers being reborn as pacifist freedom fighters.”
The exhibit is on display until October 25th, and be sure to be on the lookout for the new EP from the Flatbush ZOMBiES coming out later this year.