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3001: A Laced Odyssey is the debut studio album by the American hip hop group Flatbush Zombies. The album was released on March 11, 2016, through their own independent record label, Glorious Dead Recordings & Warner Music's ADA. [1]

3001: A Laced Odyssey
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 11, 2016 (2016-03-11)
Recorded2014–16
GenreHip hop
Length60:51
LabelGlorious Dead Recordings, ADA
ProducerErick Arc Elliott
Flatbush Zombies chronology
BetterOffDEAD
(2013)
3001: A Laced Odyssey
(2016)
Vacation in Hell
(2018)
Singles from 3001: A Laced Odyssey
  1. "Bounce"
    Released: February 5, 2016
  2. "This Is It"
    Released: March 10, 2016

Contents

BackgroundEdit

The album's artwork was designed by David Nakayama, a comic book artist who has worked on Marvel Adventures, Deadpool, Big Hero 6 and more.[2] The album includes guest appearances from Anthony Flammia and Diamante, and is entirely produced by Erick "The Architect" Elliott.[3]

SinglesEdit

On February 5, 2016, the first single from the album, titled "Bounce", was released. The official music video for the single was released on February 8.[4] On March 10, 2016 the group released the second single "This Is It",[5] followed shortly after by the official music video.[6]

Critical receptionEdit

3001: A Laced Odyssey received critical acclaim from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 80 based on 7 reviews.[7]

Commercial performanceEdit

The album sold 28,000 copies in the first week, debuting at number 10 on the US Billboard 200 chart.

Track listingEdit

All tracks produced by Erick Arc Elliott.

No.TitlePerformer(s)Length
1."The Odyssey"6:03
2."Bounce"
  • Meechy Darko
  • Zombie Juice
  • Erick Arc Elliott
4:01
3."R.I.P.C.D"
  • Erick Arc Elliott
  • Zombie Juice
  • Meechy Darko
4:05
4."A Spike Lee Joint" (featuring Anthony Flammia)
  • Anthony Flammia
  • Erick Arc Elliott
  • Zombie Juice
4:15
5."Fly Away"
  • Meechy Darko
2:29
6."Ascension"
  • Meechy Darko
5:01
7."Smoke Break (Interlude)"
  • Erick Arc Elliott
  • Zombie Juice
2:04
8."Trade-Off"
  • Erick Arc Elliott
  • Zombie Juice
  • Meechy Darko
4:09
9."Good Grief" (featuring Diamante)
  • Erick Arc Elliott
  • Zombie Juice
  • Diamante
4:31
10."New Phone, Who Dis?"
  • Erick Arc Elliott
  • Meechy Darko
  • Zombie Juice
5:31
11."This Is It"
  • Erick Arc Elliott
  • Zombie Juice
  • Meechy Darko
5:43
12."Your Favorite Rap Song"
  • Erick Arc Elliott
  • Zombie Juice
  • Meechy Darko
12:59
Total length:60:51

PersonnelEdit

Credits adapted from AllMusic[8]

  • Meechy Darko – Group Member
  • Diamante – Featured Artist
  • Erick Arc Elliott – Booklet, Engineer, Group Member, Producer
  • Anthony Flammia – Featured Artist
  • Flatbush Zombies – Primary Artist
  • Joel Gutman – Mixing
  • Zombie Juice – Group Member
  • Cherdsak Moeikunmak – Booklet
  • David Nakayama – Cover Art
  • P.T.a. – Cover Art
  • Bruce Templeton – Mastering

ChartsEdit

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[9] 39
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[10] 150
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[11] 13
French Albums (SNEP)[12] 179
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[13] 72
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[14] 27
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 29
UK Albums (OCC)[16] 105
US Billboard 200[17] 10
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[18] 1
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[19] 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "3001: A Laced Odyssey by Flatbush Zombies on Apple Music". Itun.es. 2016-03-11. Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  2. ^ "FLATBUSH - ZOMBIES - 3001 A LACED ODYSSEY – The Glorious Dead". Thegloriousdead.com. 2017-03-29. Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  3. ^ Goddard, Kevin (2016-02-05). "Flatbush Zombies - Bounce | Stream [New Song]". Hotnewhiphop.com. Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  4. ^ "Music Times". Music Times. 2015-10-20. Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  5. ^ Lilah, Rose (2016-03-10). "Flatbush Zombies - This Is It | Stream [New Song]". Hotnewhiphop.com. Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  6. ^ "Flatbush ZOMBiES - 'This Is It' (Music Video)". YouTube. 2016-03-10. Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  7. ^ 3001: A Laced Odyssey by Flatbush Zombies, retrieved 2018-03-26
  8. ^ "3001: A Laced Odyssey - Flatbush Zombies | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Flatbush Zombies – 3001: A Laced Odyssey". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 19, 2016.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Flatbush Zombies – 3001: A Laced Odyssey" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 19, 2016.
  11. ^ "Flatbush Zombies Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 29, 2016.
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – Flatbush Zombies – 3001: A Laced Odyssey". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  13. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Flatbush Zombies – 3001: A Laced Odyssey" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  14. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Flatbush Zombies – 3001: A Laced Odyssey". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Flatbush Zombies – 3001: A Laced Odyssey". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  16. ^ "CHART: CLUK Update 19.03.2016 (wk11)". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  17. ^ "Flatbush Zombies Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved March 29, 2016.
  18. ^ "Flatbush Zombies Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 29, 2016.
  19. ^ "Flatbush Zombies Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 29, 2016.