This simply has to be one of the most hotly anticipated mixtapes to hit the Internetz in recent memory.
Since May of 2012, The Underachievers have been whetting our appetites with samples of their debut mixtape Indigoism, which had been slated for release on at least three different dates in the second half of ’12. Whether it was ingenious marketing or whatnot, it got to the point where folks were actually getting testy, wondering if shit was even gonna come out.
As of February 1 all the uncertainty about this tape has been put to rest; and I for one will happily go on record as saying that this shit was worth the wait.
If all of this is news to you, here’s some background:
With ties to A$AP Mob, Joey BADA$$’s Pro Era crew, and Flat Bush Zombies, The Underachievers are part of the Beast Coast movement—the spearhead of what is quickly becoming a renaissance in New York hip-hop.
But what distinguishes the Brooklyn-based duo of Issa Dash and Ak from its peers is the way the two MCs pair their straight-up raw lyricism (think of them as kind of like Wu-Tang to Joey BADA$$’ Biggie Smalls) with overt spiritual motifs (just check the video for “Herb Shuttles” below). It’s a strange juxtaposition of ‘hood and mysticism that actually becomes better and better with repeated listens—of course it doesn’t hurt that all of the beats that they rap over are stupidly great.
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“Gold Soul Theory”