Not to long ago this mixtape cover caught some eyes with its very unique and intriguing artwork, after listening to that mixtape The Underachievers were what we found. This name is the absolute opposite of what they have achieved with their debut mixtape Indigoism. Two MC’s are the members of this club called The Underachievers, AK (@iunderachieve) & Issa Dash (@issa_dash) both representing NY and this new Beast Cost movement. A movement loosely being pushed forward by the likes of Joey Bada$$ and his Pro Era crew, also the Flatbush Zombies, and ASAP Mob… Now after reading those names know one thing, The Underachievers will give you a totally different trip with their sound because Indigoism is defiantly a trippy ride.
On Indigoism get ready for very laid back beats mixed with a lot of psychedelic properties. With The Underachievers sped up flows over these doped up beats makes for a very lethal combination. But the most trippy part of this ride is the lyrics… Are they conscious? We don’t know if The Underachievers are what most would call conscious rappers… But maybe they have created a new definition with two positive rappers with some darkness and a lot of hunger striving to achieve success and giving you the real along the way. Even with all these elements they are able to also include elements of jazz, blues, and reggae which fuse perfectly form one track to the next. This will no doubt be a sound for the #REALHIPHOP heads, a commercial ni33a won’t be able to feel this sh!t. But don’t feel bad if you don’t feel it, just listen to it again (and maybe open that 3rd eye).
Hope you all get as much out of Indigoism as much as we did. The track below are there for you to listen to, so check the tracks, post back, and let us know how you feel. Like or not we want to know yo thoughts!
Potion Number 25
Root Of All Evil
P.S. Check this art, simply awesome…
Coming from who most believed would become (or already is…) hip hop’s savior, J.Cole blessed us with a small ray of sunshine this morning entitled “Truly Yours“. A collection of tracks that looks to be a prequel for a new album to come, of course. Our patients have paid off, on this one as Cole brings us the serious real talk that he is know for and seems to be looking to teacher while he spits this game. Maybe this is the new direction he’s headed in, don’t really know but whatever it might be this is definitely one worth listening to. No features, no extras, just cole bring the truth, something that most need to HEAR but just want to LISTEN to. (wonder how many will catch that last line?) Only the #REALHIPHOP fans will appreciate this one. So if you one, cop it below!
Spitta Andretti is his name and this Jet Life is his game or maybe the mixtapes are his game. Whatever it is Curren$y stayed true to his game and dropped his New Jet City mixtape on Superbowl Sunday. Like the football game this mixtape is BIG! He brought everything together perfectly on this one, not that his other mixtapes are garbage, but this one is turnt all the way up! With the normally expected quality you get from Curren$y plus his always great production, then multiply this with extraordinary features and it equals a top mixtape of the year!!! Hope the competition is paying attention, because the homie Spitta Andretti is taking boys to school. If the New Jet City is a preview of the year to come get excited!
The bad ass kids of today are who most feel are the cause of the problems in our society. These same bad ass kids will be the remedy
that will help fix hip hop’s tomorrow. One defiant fix will be the young MC Joey Bada$$. The Brooklyn raised kid is flying high and fast right now with the rest of his ProEra crew right behind him. From his latest single: “Unorthodox” (produced by DJ Premier), to his debut mixtape title “1999” which dropped in 2012, and countless features & interviews Joey Bada$$ has crazy buzz right now.
Joey Bada$$ and his buzz is well warranted and let us break down why. First this mixtape, 1999, is one of the most intellectual but hood creations out now. Meaning if the 1999 mixtape could be recreated into visual art it would be the rose growing through concrete. You find that corny, right??? Because you haven’t listened to the mixtape yet. Second would be Joey Bada$$ and his delivery, lyrically he spits better then you can describe your worst day at work. At 18, Joey Bada$$ is rapping laps around most. And the future sounds great! We just sayin’ if his new single “Unorthodox” is any indication of what we have to look forward to… Then we say bet the farm on the kid!!!
This youngster is shooting for the top, but only time will tell if he gets there. Now in the meantime and between time you know what you need to do. Check the kid’s tracks & post back your thoughts…
- Joey Bada$ – Unorthodox (themusicreform.com)
- Hip-Hop Rumors: Did Jay-Z Sign Joey Bada$ To Roc Nation? (allhiphop.com)