The Underachievers ‘The Mahdi’

Last week, the much hyped and lauded new duo from the New York rap scene (self-proclaimed as part of the ‘Beast Coast’ crew), dropped their first mixtape ‘Indigoism’ (download here) and it’s shaping up to be one of the rap releases of the year. The Underachievers are Issa Dash and Ak from Flatbush Avenue who, like their contemporaries Joey Bada$$ and co., use slow beats as a perfect place to spit their high-energy, fast paced rhymes in that New York retro style that never seems to feel out of date.

You may recognise the sample on ‘The Mahdi’ which was also used by my favourite 90’s rap outfit Souls of Mischief: The Underachievers are at least striving for the highest highs:


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