Staff Picks Playlist (April 22)
This week was pretty monumental. Of course, the sudden passing of Prince rocked the hip-hop world (and accompanying blogosphere) quite a bit, and many, fans and celebrities alike, are still in shock. Apart from that unfortunate news (and his wasn't the only death we reported on this week), we also had some pretty '
L$D: Psych-Rap Tunes To Trip To
Drugs and rap have been pretty synonymous since the 90s, but recently there's been an influx of rappers talkin' about harder drugs than the chronic. Chance the Rapper's Acid Rap tape was perhaps the most illicit example of an ongoing trend that's taking place amongst the newer artists.
Cam'Ron Is Going On Tour With G Herbo, Smoke DZA, The Underachievers, & Nyck Caution
This spring, Cam'Ron will hit the road for a 27-show North American tour presented by The Smokers Club. Joining him will be Smoke DZA, G Herbo, The Underachievers, Nyck Caution, Mobsquad Nard, G-Jet, and Liam Tracy. The tour begins in Vancouver on May 31 and weaves through the country before wrapping up in Norfolk, VA in July 14th. His farewell album Purple Haze 2 is due out later this year. This may be one his last tours. Check the full tour schedule below to see if Killa Cam is coming to a city near you.
Future, Mac Miller, Logic, Tory Lanez, & More To Perform At Osheaga 2016
Osheaga Music Festival will return to Montreal for the 11th time this summer. The festival announced its lineup yesterday evening, revealing a very promising collection of hip hop artists that will perform this year.
The Underachievers' "Lords Of Flatbush 2" Arrives In February
Back in October, Issa Gold of The Underachievers duo, began teasing Lords of Flatbush 2 on twitter. It's been a while since we've heard anything from him on that front, but yesterday Issa took to twitter once more to make a follow-up announcement: the project is coming in the New Year.
The Underachievers' "Lords Of Flatbush 2" In The Works
The Underachievers debuted The Lords of Flatbush mixtape back in 2013, quickly becoming a fan-favorite, near the beginning of their career.
10 Essential Underachievers Tracks
The Underachievers are one of Brooklyn's up-and-coming rap groups. They're most recent album Evermore: The Art of Duality was just released this past Friday, and might just be the duo's best work to date.
Stream The Underachievers' Upcoming Album "Evermore: The Art of Duality"
You can now stream The Underachievers' 2nd studio album, Evermore: The Art of Duality, a week before the album's September 25 release date. The album stream is made available through NPR's "First Listen" album premiere series.
The Fall: 16 Things We're Excited For This Autumn
Take a deep breathe of that cool, fresh air. Summer came, and it was awesome, but it's time for fall and all the wonderful things that come with it. Sure, hoodie season and Halloween come to mind, but to keep it real, we're more stoked on new music and huge tours from some of our favorite artists.
The Underachievers Announce Sophomore Album & Tour
AK The Savior and Issa Gold, aka The Underachievers, are teaming up once more for their sophomore album. The album's title was announced today, Evermore - The Art of Duality, along with accompanying tour dates of the U.S. and the U.K. We're sure fans will welcome this news, as it's been a minute since the duo released music together.
Joey Bada$$ Announces 1st Annual "Steez Day" Festival
This past Christmas Eve marked two years since Pro Era member Captial Steez's tragic death, and since leaving us, he's been sorely missed, especially by his bro Joey Bada$$. To commemorate his late friend, the Pro Era honcho is launching an annual event called "Steez Day" to benefit the rapper's family.
Stream Flatbush Zombies & The Underachievers' "Clockwork Indigo" EP
Last month, Brooklyn's psychedelic rap factions Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers came together to release "The Butterfly Effect", the first track from their collaborative project, Clockwork Indigo. Today, the supergroup has released the EP in its entirety. The 5-track project is now available for free stream via SoundCloud. Take a listen below, and make sure to check out the two acts on tour this fall. Find the dates and the EP below.
Flatbush Zombies And The Underachievers Announce "Electric Koolaide Experience" Tour
After sharing their first track under the "Clockwork Indigo" moniker earlier today, Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers have announced a fall tour called the "Electric Koolaide Experience." All the dates are below, and you can cop tickets here.
Stream The Underachievers' New Album "Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium"
The Underachievers are giving you no lack of music this summer. Each individual member, AK and Issa Gold, dropped off solo mixtape projects in the last week, and now the two are treating fans to an advance stream of their debut album Cellar Door: Teminus Ut Exordium.
The Underachievers Reveal Tracklist, Artwork & Release Date For "Cellar Door"
The New York duo The Underachievers are ready to give the world their debut album, Cellar Door, on August 12th. The album's tracklist, cover art and release date was announced today, following two strong mixtapes from the underground MCs.
The Underachievers Talk "Cellar Door" & Enlightening Their Generation
The Underachievers (Issa Gold and AK) are about halfway through their "Eyes Of The World" tour, which has them matched up with some equally forward-thinking emcees like Denzel Curry, Dillon Cooper, and Azizi Gibson. HotNewHipHop was able to catch up with the psychedelic rap duo, who explained the approach to their upcoming project, Cellar Door, their goal to "enlighten" their generation, and the philosophy behind the tour.
Review: The Underachievers' "The Lords Of Flatbush"
Following the earlier release of their debut project Indigoism this year The Underachievers are back with a solid new mixtape, The Lords of Flatbush reasserting their undeniable spot in the Beast Coast movement.
Underrated Audio: August 17-23
We got quite a few new mixtapes this week, including one really big one from Dizzy Wright, The Golden Age. The tape has been getting Dizzy a lot of love, which is definitely a good thing for the Las Vegas emcee on his grind, and the project is probably his most high-profile yet. As another week wraps up, peep five records that dropped over the past seven days which weren't racking up views like Mr.