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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 spot on the 40 Best New Bands and the 40…   Read Story »
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 my #1 pick of the…   Read Story »
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 concrete The Lords…   Read Story »
Joey Bada$$ will follow-up his summer-released mixtape Summer Knights with an EP of the same name this month. The new collection features a handful of songs that appear on its namesake, including "95…   Read Story »
It's that time of year again: Time to take stock of the vast armies of new musicians making music in the past year, and to pick out a few dozen of the best and brightest. In the three previous annual…   Read Story »
The kid still has his fans, and he's by no means a lost cause, but one of my great rap disappointments this year has been the young Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$. Joey's 2012 breakout mixtape 1999 was…   Read Story »
One of the year's strongest mixtapes to date is Indigoism, the breakout from the stoned and cerebral Brooklyn duo the Underachievers. That mixtape had a gorgeous sonic float working for it, but on…   Read Story »
Brooklyn rappers Issa Dash and Ak, a/k/a The Underachievers, have released a video for a new single, "The Proclamation," shot mostly around Coney Island and directed by YASHANA. The song is from a…   Read Story »
The Beast Coastal Tour kicked off in Portland last night with performances from Joey Bada$$ and his Pro Era crew, Flatbush Zombies, and the Underachievers. The inspired grouping played the small…   Read Story »
Flatbush Zombies and the Underachievers are two New York rap duos who make wiggy, expressive versions of the grimy '90s rap they grew up on, and both of them have earned our Mixtape Of The Week…   Read Story »