The Underachievers Release New 'Evermore' Documentary (Exclusive)

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In September, hip-hop duo The Underachievers released their second official studio album, Evermore: The Art of Duality, on RPM MSC, and today Billboard premieres the LP's accompanying documentary, tracking Issa Gold and AK The Savior's journey to that point.

Featuring cameos from Juice and Meechy Darko from Flatbush Zombies, the film goes back to the group's beginnings in Brooklyn -- Issa started out as AK's manager before starting to rap himself -- and the blue-walled basement of the house in Flatbush where they recorded their first mixtape, Indigoism, with producer Mark James in 2013. Cut with plenty of concert footage, the duo lays out their philosophy, the creative spark behind Evermore, and their own struggles along the way; Issa in particular opens up about battling addictions to prescription pills and cocaine. "I think all the depression I experienced on drugs is what helps me make music," he says. "It was like a training course for me to be able to know what was necessary to speak to the people now."

Evermore is the fourth official project from Issa and AK in two and a half years, an impressive output for a duo who have spent a good chunk of time on the road as well.

"It's a different project and a different feel," AK says about the album. "It shows complete growth from Indigoism to now, 'cause we been through so much experiences and we rapped so much shows and we learned so much things to bring us to now. So Evermore is all that in one."

Check out the 13-minute documentary -- and the group's European tour dates in March -- below.

March 13, 2016 - Glasgow

March 15, 2016 - Vienna

March 16, 2016 - Zurich

March 19, 2016 - Paris

March 20, 2016 - Cologne

March 21, 2016 - Frankfurt

March 22, 2016 - Leipzig

March 23, 2016 - Munich

March 24, 2016 - Berlin (2P)

March 25, 2016 - Hamburg 

March 26, 2016 - Rotterdam

March 29, 2016 - Copenhagen

March 30, 2016 - Stockholm

March 31, 2016 - Oslo

April 01, 2016 - Helsinki