Max Bell fixes the spelling on suicide notes The Underachievers have long been my favorite members of Gotham’s new guard. Pro Era poorly paint by numbers laid in the ‘90s and I have yet to understand the adulation. A$AP Mob have a number of songs I enjoy, but much of their work (solo and collective) […]
Third eye pyramid acid trap rap made in Flatbush. I’ll take this over 90’s nostalgia any day of the Mayan calendar. Flex at your favorite bodega. 2013. If you don’t already know.
Tosten Burks can’t decide if CJ Spiller is the new Brian Westbrook or the new DeAngelo Williams. I don’t know what I’m looking for in the evolution of Lex Luger, but I guess this will do. Boisterous orchestras are replaced by rappity trap ambience on the Underachiever’s “Leaving Scraps,” and while neither Issa Dash nor […]
Will Hagle. Real Name. No gimmicks. By namesake alone, The Underachievers haven’t quite poised themselves for greatness. I will refrain from stating the obvious, but Indigoism is proof of the paradoxical nature of their name. A spot on the Brainfeeder roster is further evidence. “May’s Patience” is the latest track to be released by Issa […]
So it has risen. A full review coming after digestion. In the meantime, talk amongst yourselves. Hallucinogens recommended but not required. Download: ZIP: The Underachievers – Indigoism (Left-Click)
Might as well make the Souls of Mischief comparisons explicit with a sample of Billy Cobham’s “Heather.” The Underachievers have been steadily building buzz since I first wrote about them last July. They deserve every word. I still remember hearing “93 Till Infinity” 20 years ago on Yo! MTV raps and spending an entire summer […]
Two more loosies from Issa Dash and Sun Child, the herb shuttlists and keepers of the Indigo arsenal. The Underachievers debut mixtape drops in October and expect to hear news of them signing to one of your favorite beat-driven labels sometime soon. I’m getting a very Souls of Mischief meets Camp Lo vibe on these […]
Herb Shuttles. Get high. Indigo music. 40s, blunts, and tie-dye. Psychedelic rap returns. If this video doesn’t get 100K hits in a few months time, there is something seriously wrong with both hip-hop media and college stoners. If you can’t see that this is dope then you are probably not on the right kind of […]
The Underachievers continue to defy up the grunge-era slackerdom implied in their name. Or maybe not. I caught them at the Low End Theory last month and they proved that they were very real. It felt like the modern spawn of Artifacts, Camp Lo, and Souls of Mischief, though I imagine they will give a […]
The Underachievers are rapidly becoming my favorite new rap group. “Herb Shuttle” goes harder than Herb Williams. And he did average approximately 8 or 9 rebounds a game throughout most of the mid-80s. That’s pretty hard, I imagine. See Also: The Gold Theory of The Underachievers