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Near my house, there used to be a discount movie theater, a big strip-mall monstrosity that never drew any crowds. I took my son to see Brave there when he… More »


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When Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era, the Flatbush Zombies, the Underachievers, Phony Ppl, and Action Bronson began the “Beast Coast” movement back around 2011, I initially thought: “Damn, how many… More »


At its heart, Hunter S. Thompson’s 1971 non-fiction work Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas is a pointed critique of the mythology of the American Dream, but that deeper meaning… More »


The Underachievers released their first proper album The Cellar Door Terminus Ut Exordium last year. But in direct contradiction of their name, they’re already prepping another full-length. This one will… More »


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Since we met them, gifted young Brooklyn rap duo the Underachievers have seem to exist in a sort of self-created echo chamber, working only with each other and their closest… More »


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The Underachievers, a young rap duo from Brooklyn, released two mixtapes of hazy, conversational, word-dense rap music last year, and both of them ended up in the Mixtape Of The… More »


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Hazy, astral-minded Brooklyn rap duo the Underachievers ended up with two Mixtapes Of The Week last year, Indigoism and The Lords Of Flatbush, and now they’re getting ready to release… More »


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After dropping a couple of excellent mixtapes last year, Brooklyn rap duo the Underachievers are gearing up to release their proper debut LP, Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium (that’s Latin… More »


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After releasing a pair of strong mixtapes, Indigoism and The Lords Of Flatbush, deeply promising Brooklyn rap duo the Underachievers are at work on The Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium,… More »


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Brooklyn rap duo the Underachievers earned Mixtape Of The Week honors twice last year, for Indigoism and for The Lords Of Flatbush. They’re now working on their official debut album,… More »


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The Brooklyn rap duo Underachievers has been a favorite of ours since last year when they dropped two mix tapes (which led to two Mixtapes Of The Week) and a… More »


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The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2013

Last year, there was one album — Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City — that united virtually the entire rap-listening public in adoration. This year, no such luck. Many heard… More »


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Brooklyn underground rap duo the Underachievers have landed in Mixtape Of The Week twice this year: First for the stoned and expansive Indigoism, and then for the harder and more… More »


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Joey Bada$$ will follow-up his summer-released mixtape Summer Knights with an EP of the same name this month. The new collection features a handful of songs that appear on its… More »


It’s that time of year again: Time to take stock of the vast armies of new musicians making music in the past year, and to pick out a few dozen… More »


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