Written by: Kymmi Cee


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Marlong Fung and Akeem Joseph are The Underachievers, but don’t be fooled by the name. Better known as Issa Krishna Dash and Ak, the two Brooklyn natives began making music a little over a year ago with a goal of enlightening those who chose to listen.

It’s hard to describe these wise men as they are anything but average, but luckily their music can speak for itself. It’s Dash and Ak’s vigorous lyricism and introspects that attract listeners as their melodies and vivid visuals become the icing on the cake. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s the return of the beastcoast.

In the summer of 2012 the duo released their first visual for “So Devilish.” It became an instant hit and was picked up by many popular hip-hop blogs and sites including The Source. A month later the release of their second single “Gold Soul Theory” would prove these two were, in fact, no underachievers. Their third duet, “Herb Shuttles,” kept them on top as listeners began realizing they were here to stay.

It wasn’t long before musical genius Flying Lotus got a hold of their music, flew them out to California and signed them to Brainfeeder. Since then the Dash and Ak have continued to release an array of tracks off “INDIGOI.S.M,” their forthcoming tape. Though its release date has not yet been set in stone it is highly anticipated by fans and supporters all over the globe.

Unlike any other hip-hop duo these young MC’s really take the elements of hip-hop to another level. Not to necessarily knock any other act, but like I said these guys are far from average with their goal of spreading peace, knowledge and wisdom to those who support them. It’s not money nor recognition that they crave, but enlightenment and love.

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s the return of the beastcoast. I most proudly present to you The Underachievers so watch out, because they’re next.



“INDIGOI.S.M.” Cover Art (TBA)