The Underachievers Evermore: The Art Of Duality on LP
The Underachievers are rappers AK and Issa Gold, both Flatbush, Brooklyn natives and members of the Beast Coast Movement who came together in 2012. Hailed as influential players in the new New York wave of rappers, the tag-team burst onto the scene with conscious rhymes in Oxford vocab over progressive beats while maintaining the true school era foundation they grew up on.
Issa and AK didn't start rhyming together until years after they met. Fast forward from their first conversation – the two bonded about wanting to get into psychedelics – to Issa doing a feature for AK, who at the time was the sole Underachiever. "You guys need to rhyme together," a producer told Issa and AK. Friends of fellow Beast Coast influencers Flatbush Zombies, both rappers had witnessed the critical and collaborative attitude that permeated the group. They believed that finding that environment, that willingness to work, would be the key to doing it right.
Now as one, the Underachievers boast two critically-acclaimed mixtapes (Indigoism and Lords of Flatbush) and their debut album Cellar Door – Terminus Ut Exordium. Loved by fans and critics alike, the duo's viral sensations "So Devilish," "Gold End Theory" and "Herb Shuttles" prove they're hitting the mark between genre-bending and mass appeal dead on.
Following collaborations with Brainfeeder label head and legendary producer Flying Lotus, a popular five-track EP with Flatbush Zombies, and a sold-out headlining tour across North America, Europe, and Canada, The Underachievers are gearing up to spread more positivity through their notoriously high energy live shows. Their anticipated sophomore album Evermore: The Art of Duality is set for release in the fall of 2015 via RPM MSC. The project is a mature and autobiographical manifesto of the UA lifestyle past and present.