NY representin! “Born in Brooklyn, raised in Flatbush” – The Underachievers are part of the new wave of rappers that have been coming out of New York. That ain’t it though – the godfather of the west coast beat scene – Flying Lotus who signed them to his Brainfeeder label already and had this to say:
“The first song I heard – ‘Gold Soul Theory’ – was perfect. I heard it and I didn’t even have to hear a second song. It blew me away how professional everything was, but also how forward thinking and spiritually minded these young kids were. Within the first 20 seconds I was pretty sure I was going to try to sign them. I never get that feeling.”
Indigoism marks the first Brainfeeder / Underachievers collaboration. Listening to their sage lyrics, it’s hard to believe they’re only 21 (Ak) and 22 (Issa Dash) years old. And on the strength of Indigoism, it’s near impossible to believe that up until 9 months ago, Ak and Dash had no set intention to be in the rap game at all.
As members of the Beast Coast movement (which includes Joey Bada$$ and his Pro Era crew), from the moment their first music video, ‘So Devilish’, surfaced in May 2012, the duo set themselves comfortably in their own lane. The young rappers have since evolved from creating a DIY movement in Brooklyn to shutting down stages on tour with Kendrick Lamar and taking on the world, one hypnotic video at a time (clocking over 2.5 million Youtube views).
What are you waiting for?
1. Philanthropist (Prod. Blacktophero)
2. Revelations (Prod. Lou The Human (Tribe Gang))
3. So Devilish (Prod. Dreamrite) – watch on YouTube
4. Sun Through The Rain (Prod. Eff. Dope (Tribe Gang))
5. Maxing Out (Prod. Rich Flyer)
6. Herb Shuttles (Prod. Roca Beats) – watch on YouTube
7. T.A.D.E.D. (Prod. Mr. Bristol)
8. New New York (Prod. Entreproducers)
9. Land Of Lords (Prod. Taleil Brown)
10. 6th Sense (Prod. Entreproducers)
11. My Prism (Prod. Rich Flyer)
12. Gold Soul Theory (Prod. Rich Flyer) – watch on YouTube
13. Potion Number 25 (Prod. Bruce Lee Kixxs of Pro Era)
14. The Mahdi. (Prod. Marcasso) – watch on YouTube
15. Leopard Shepard (Prod. Dreamrite)
16. Root Of All Evil (Prod. Mr. Bristol)
17. Play Your Part (Prod. Mr. Bristol)