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The Underachievers – “Take Your Place”

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 be called Evermore – The Art Of Duality and arrives this fall. The first song from that album is “Take Your Place,” and it find… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 10, 2015 - 12:32 pm

The Underachievers – “3three Kings” (Feat. Freeway)

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 allies in New York’s internet-rap underground. So it’s cool to hear them finally branching out a bit, working with the grizzled Philly Roc-A-Fella veteran Freeway… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 7, 2014 - 1:31 pm

Stream The Underachievers The Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium

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 Week column. And now the duo is getting ready to release The Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium, their first proper album. We’ve posted a few… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 4, 2014 - 3:46 pm

The Underachievers – “Metropolis” Video

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 their first proper album, The Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium. We’ve posted their songs “Chrysalis,” “Felicity,” and the Ryan Hemsworth-produced “Incandescent,” and now they’ve made… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 16, 2014 - 2:30 pm

The Underachievers – “Felicity”

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 for “the end of the beginning“). We’ve heard “Chrysalis” and the Ryan Hemsworth-assisted “Incandescent,” and now there’s “Felicity,” which features AK and Issa Gold trading… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 27, 2014 - 1:08 pm

The Underachievers – “Chrysalis” Video

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, their proper debut album. The hazy lead single “Chrysalis” now has a trippy, stylish video, one that uses all sorts of murky filters and woozy… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 13, 2014 - 4:02 pm

The Underachievers – “Chrysalis”

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, which bears the ungainly title The Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium. First single “Chrysalis” is a piece of wordy, hazy New York rap, its boom-ba… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 7, 2014 - 11:22 am

The Underachievers – “Incandescent” (Prod. Ryan Hemsworth)

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 Best Rap Albums Of 2013. But now in 2014 the duo will release their debut… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 17, 2014 - 4:48 pm

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 my #1 pick of the year (and you can probably already guess what it is) as the work of a sonic visionary, and plenty more… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 16, 2013 - 8:35 am

The Underachievers – “Leopard Shepherd” Video

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 Of Flatbush. Now they’ve got a new video for the spacey Indigoism track “Leopard Shepherd,” which directors Flow Motion filmed in Paris. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 26, 2013 - 10:27 am

Joey Bada$$ – “My Jeep” (Feat. Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers, & Chuck Strangers)

Joey Bada$$ will follow-up his summer-released mixtape Summer Knights with an EP of the same name this month. The new collection features a handful of songs that appear on its namesake, including “95 Til Infinity” and “Hilary $wank.” Two brand new cuts also appear on the EP, including “My Jeep,” for which Bada$$ has enlisted… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / October 28, 2013 - 3:46 pm

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2013

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 versions of this column, we’ve hailed the arrivals of Frank Ocean, Tame Impala, A$AP Rocky,… More »

By: Stereogum / September 19, 2013 - 10:07 am

Mixtape Of The Week: The Underachievers The Lords Of Flatbush

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 a ’90s-revivalist affair for sure, but it had a giddy energy working for it. Joey and his friend… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 4, 2013 - 4:33 pm

Download The Underachievers The Lords Of Flatbush Mixtape

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 their follow-up to that tape, the group has gone in a completely different direction. Most of the production on The Lords OfMore »

By: Tom Breihan / August 29, 2013 - 12:23 pm

The Underachievers – “The Proclamation” Video

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 new forthcoming album, following Indigoism released earlier this year. Check it out below. More »

By: Liz Pelly / July 7, 2013 - 11:14 am

Joey Bada$$ And Pro Era, Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers @ Peter’s Room, Portland 3/21/13

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 venue Peter’s Room, as opposed to Roseland upstairs, allegedly because Joey wanted a more intimate room. His set mostly pulled from 1999 and P.E.E.P:More »

By: Stereogum / March 22, 2013 - 10:35 am

Flatbush Zombies & The Underachievers – “No Religion”

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 designation in the past year — Flatbush Zombies for D.R.U.G.S. and, more recently, the Underachievers for Indigoism. And today,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 12, 2013 - 6:32 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: The Underachievers Indigoism

Over the last couple of years, New York’s resurgent rap underground has hit upon a couple of winning strategies to find relevance: Be a weirdo, and pretend the ’90s never ended. Those two principles unite a bunch of New Yorkers who otherwise have nothing much in common: A$AP Rocky’s runway-ready DJ Screw homages, Action Bronson’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 6, 2013 - 2:52 pm