American hip hop duo, The Underachievers will be taking the stage in Toronto as part of their "Eyes of the World" tour, featuring Denzel Curry and Dillon Cooper. The event will take place on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Tattoo. Check out the full details and make sure to grab your tickets below. What: The Underachievers w/ Denzel Curry & Dillon Cooper Where: Tattoo - 567 Queen St W Toronto, ON When: Sunday, April 6, 2014 (Doors 8:00 PM) Admission: All Ages | $18.00 + S/C | Tickets available via InkTickets
American hip hop duo from Brooklyn, New York, The Underachievers have announced their first headlining North American tour beginning this spring. The "Eyes of the World" tour will also be joined by artists Denzel Curry and Dillon Cooper. Kicking off in Boston, MA on April 2nd, the 29-city tour will make stops in cities including Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami before coming to end on May 15th in ther hometown of New York at Irving Plaza. The Underachievers are aiming to release their first album, The Cellar Door this spring as well. Check out the full tour dates below. The Underachievers 2014 Tour Dates: April 2nd - Boston, MA - Middle East April 3rd - Providence, RI - Met Café April 4th - Montreal - Cabaret Underworld April 5th - Ottawa - Ritual April 6th - Toronto - Tattoo April 9th - Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig April 10th - St. Louis, MO - Pop's April 11th - Chicago, IL - Reggie's April 12th - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry April 14th - Denver, CO - Cervantes Other Side April 16th - Salt Lake City, UT - Complex April 18th - Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club April 19th - Seattle, WA - Crocodile April 20th - Portland, OR - Roseland (Peter's Room) April 22nd - Oakland, CA - The New Parish April 23rd - Santa Barbara, CA - Velvet Jones April 24th - San Diego, CA - Porter's Pub April 25th - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room April 26th - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex April 28th - Scottsdale, AZ - Pub Rock April 30th - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine May 2nd - Dallas, TX - JMBLYA May 3rd - Austin, TX - JMBLYA May 6th - Orlando, FL - Backbooth May 7th - Miami, FL - Avenue D May 8th - Tampa, FL - Orpheum May 10th - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle Back Room May 11th - Springfield, VA - Empire May 12th - Philadelphia - The Barbary May 15th - New York, NY - Irving Plaza *all dates will feature Denzel Curry and Dillon Cooper
Every year marks the ascendance of a new crop of emcees, eager to make their mark and stake their claim among hip-hop's inner-circle. Some rise quickly only to fall just as fast. Others will make you believe they're here to stay. It often seems as though the latter emcees pop up overnight, but the reality is often years of hard work and steady progress before they get a share of the spotlight. We at The Come Up Show looked back on 2013 to pick out our favourite artists who burst onto the scene this past year. Some you'll know. The rest, you'll want to get to know. One thing is certain: if you haven't heard of these artists yet, you'll be hearing all about them in 2014. Without further ado, we present The Come Up Show's Favourite Come Up Artists of 2013. Read the full list after the jump.
The Underachievers' latest video, "Midnight Augusto," gives viewers a look at how the duo conduct themselves on and off the mic. When they aren't performing sold out shows, AK and Issa Gold, who together make the group The Underachievers, remain true to their Flatbush, Brooklyn roots. Gold explained the meaning behind the group’s name saying, "I feel like the things that we do could be considered underachieving, like we smoke pot. People would probably meet us at first and be like, they’re probably just potheads and then they’ll talk to me, or talk to AK, and be like, Alright, they’re intelligent. So it’s just a flip on that.” The Flatbush duo make their act look effortless, flowing smoothly over hypnotizing instrumentals. AK and Issa don’t shy away from expressing the influence of psychedelic drugs and the effects it has on their music. When you hear the two exchange bars on any given track, other worldly thoughts are constantly being exchanged between one another. The duo grew up just a few blocks away from each other in Flatbush, Brooklyn, and claim that the two clicked over a mutual love for classic New York rap and cannabis. Producer Flying Lotus signed The Underachievers to his label Brainfeeder Records in 2012. Since their signing, the group has released two critically acclaimed mixtapes, Indigoism and Lords of Flatbush. The video for "Midnight Augusto" lets us see the tour life of the Underachievers, as they move forward with the UA movement. Let us know if you feel the energy UA brings with their live performance, and if you have been to a show before.