As a formidable, dynamic presence in hip-hop in the early to mid 2010s, Flatbush Zombies‘ recent absence has left an irreplaceable hole in the raunchy, East Coast rap scene. However, while they have not put out an album since 2018’s Vacation In Hell, some of the group’s members have been staying busy with solo endeavors.
Along with Erick The Architect, who most recently landed on Powers Pleasant‘s posse cut “Overseas,” the cutthroat Meechy Darko has been rolling out his debut studio album Gothic Luxury. Slated for release on Aug. 26, Meech is already three promotional singles deep.
First came “Kill Us All (K.U.A.),” which was released in mid-June and served as his first official solo single ever. About a month later on July 13, Darko’s second pre-released song “Get Lit or Die Tryin’” dropped, giving enough time for each of his singles to marinate with his fans.
Over the haunting, piano-infused instrumental provided by Jay Versace and Dot Da Genius, who is the executive producer of Gothic Luxury, Meechy and his crew do what they do best. While Darko delivers a solemn hook and subsequent verses about his existential queries and rough-around-the-edges lifestyle, Freddie rattles off bars about getting to the bag by any means necessary while A-Trak adds signature, juicy record scratches.
Just days before this release, the track list for Gothic Luxury appeared on the Apple Music pre-save page. Throughout the album’s 13 songs, high-octane features from Black Thought, Denzel Curry, Busta Rhymes and more are shown, adding another layer of excitement to the project.
Only week’s away from release, Meechy Darko’s upcoming album is already full of successful singles and thrilling guests.
Check out “On GOD” below!