After a year of steady hype, Brainfeeder-signed duo The Underachievers appear poised to ruffle some feathers along with a few other East Coast collectives. The pair’s latest video for “The Proclamation” sees Issa Dash and AK spitting rhymes at various locations around New York City and flipping off the Federal Reserve Bank. Continuing in New York’s lineage of boom bap beats and crafty sampling, the quick-tongued pair turned to the Rolling Stones’ classic Gimme Shelter as source material. The clip not only gives us a peak into what they’ve been up to since Indigioism, but it alludes to a collaboration with hip hop producer Lex Luger.
Off the back of YouTube hits like Herb Shuttles and Gold Soul Theory, Issa and AK have made a name for themselves in New York’s hip-hop scene. The last six months in particular have seen them flourish, in no small part due to their signing to Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint. By the looks of the video, the duo has a few more hands to play this year. Watch The Proclamation below.