Few relevant rap groups make music with an underlying message of consciousness and philosophy that connects with the young generation quite like the Brooklyn bred Underachievers. Once formidable neophytes wielding potential that caught the attention of Flying Lotus who initially signed them some 4 years ago, to a now seasoned and road tested musical force who lead a legion of die-hard fans, the Underachievers announce the release of their awaited sophomore studio album today.
Evermore – The Art of Duality is a double-edged sword of an album structurally with an ethereal and positive A-side backed with a dark, more contradicting and energetic B-side. The difference could be described as day and night with the help of production from Nick Léon, Ashton Benzand MrBrist0l to name a few. AK The Savior and Issa Gold get more personal than anything they have done in the past and perfected their own unique style of rapid machine gun funk cadences that would make B.I.G. proud. On “Illusions” Issa raps “Yes I’m saying, yeah I’m conscious but still need saving, a work in training, but I’m not like these other basics” conveying a sense of both confidence and flaw that is the summation of what this album is all about.
Just in time for fall the Underachievers are hitting the road for the Forevermore Express Tour kicking off on October 1st in San Francisco and spanning throughout the month of November. Don’t miss the tag team in action when their live show hits your city and make sure to check out Evermore – The Art of Duality today.
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“AK and Issa complement the high energy tracks with brash attitude and intricate flows that would make a double-time rap master like Twista tip his hat.” – NPR
“In an era rife with aesthetes playing dress up with rap and auteurs who treasure texture and feel over good old-fashioned musicality, the Underachievers are a monument to the complex lyricism and drug-friendly experimentation” – PITCHFORK
“The Underachievers are the philosophical punks redefining rap” – i-D