RZA and Flatbush Zombies have released their latest horrorcore collaboration, “Quentin Tarantino”. The single arrives a week after the initial joint venture from the Wu-Tang Clan founder and New York hip-hop trio, “Plug Addicts“.
The video and song are loaded with as many easter eggs as Tarantino’s films themselves. Flatbush Zombies carry a Reservoir Dogs-meets-Kill Bill aesthetic as they name drop the director’s menagerie including Jackie Brown, “Mr. Orange”, Uma Thurman, and more. The video also continues a stylistic theme from “Plug Addicts” as the Zombies pour gasoline on a tied-up, duct-taped man a la Reservoir Dogs. No tribute to Tarantino would be complete, however, without a reference to Pulp Fiction with the refrain of “Yo, what the f*ck’s up in that briefcase?”
“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,” Flatbush Zombies’ Meechy Darko said of the song. “This track is a dedication to Tarantino, a genius not only behind the camera but also with the pen.”
Beyond avid fandom, RZA shares a deeper connection with the famed director going back to when he scored the music for Kill Bill volumes one and two.
“This song is a dedication to one of our favorite directors, Quentin Tarantino,” RZA, said in a statement. “His movies pioneered another level and style of filmmaking artistry. We are doing the same with our art…continuously expanding the palette of hip hop and music.”
Watch the cinematic music video for RZA and Flatbush Zombies’ new collaboration “Quentin Tarantino”. This concludes the team’s collaborative double feature, though RZA will return to producing in 2022. His upcoming projects include the RZA vs. Bobby Digital LP and a DJ Scratch-produced solo album, Saturday Afternoon Kung Fu Theater.
RZA, Flatbush Zombies – “Quentin Tarantino” (Official Music Video)