Flatbush Zombies Member Records Audio From Mother’s Grave for New Music
Flatbush Zombies member Erick Arc Elliott's mother passed on Christmas Day 2018, and the Brooklyn rapper plans to pay homage to her in a special way. He recently recorded audio from her grave for upcoming music.
Elliott revealed his plans in an Instagram post on Saturday (March 30). In the photo, he kneels next to his mother's grave. A half-dozen red flowers are a few feet away on the unfinished grave site. In the caption, he offers a touching homage to his late mother. "Momma," the note starts. "I recorded audio from your grave and some part of you will be in any song I make from here on. James Brown was your favorite artist of all time and he passed away on the same exact day as you. You passed on Christmas but you’ve given me an insurmountable gift. Sometimes it still doesn’t feel real to me. My best friend and my rock— the strength that lived/lives in you will sit with me forever."
He continues, "I watched you and you saw me better than anyone else; your blindness was no handicap for your insight, for your inability to see allowed to me see deeper into myself. You fed me knowledge even when you couldn’t use your hands. I’ll carry your life with me as part of my own, you are my angel. Now you are leading me with your beautiful spirit. I see you everyday. The union we formed is more than mother and son; were it not for you I wouldn’t walk with confidence and pride as i do now. Although this wound is fresh, I will repair and grow just as the flowers we lay for you. The rest of my life lives for your honor; you have encouraged me in a way that fills my heart everyday. I will always miss you but your mentorship taught me how to love someone and myself."
The Flatbush Zombies are working on new music following the release of 2018's Vacation in Hell. It was recently announced the trio would be joining forces with Joey Bada$$ to release a joint album.
Check out Erick's heartfelt post below.
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