Following recent single 'Afterlife'...

Flatbush Zombies seemingly have a lot more music recorded with James Blake.

The incendiary rap crew recently released their new single 'Afterlife', and it featured the English producer at the controls.

The collaborative relationship goes much deeper than this, however, as the group told Complex.

Meechy Dark refers to James Blake as "the fourth member" of Flatbush Zombies, who hit the studio together recently.

Erick Arc Elliott crossed paths with the electronic musician at a concert, when he was recuperating from an injury.

He told Complex: "I met him in a wheelchair, and he was like, 'Oh, my God. I can't believe I didn't know this about you, that you were handicapped. I'm supposed to be this big fan, and I didn't know that...' I'm like, 'I'm not handicapped, I'm just going through some shit right now.' He's like, 'Bro, I felt so bad.'”

"I gave him the okay and he came to New York," the rapper continues. "We all sat in Electric Garden and we cranked out pretty much an album's worth of music within a week and half."

Re-uniting in New York, James Blake has a major role on the new Flatbush Zombies album. Erick explains: "Of course, he didn't do [the album] by himself, but this was the most that I've ever let anyone work on something for us, so I think that all of our writing became stronger. They're in a different space with his piano skill and his understanding of sound and structure."

"There are some tracks that he and I did, or him and I and Dominic Maker from Mount Kimbie. It's a good mixture of everything. That's all I can tell you."

Find the full interview HERE.

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