The Underachievers Recall the Time Cops in Missouri Made Them Take Acid

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AK and Issa Dash join together as the Underachievers, a Flatbush-based rap duo signed to Flying Lotus's Brainfeeder label. After dropping the excellent Indigoism mixtape in 2013, they've just released Cellar Door. Still buzzing from the reaction to the project, we hit up the indigo kids to talk through their respective Twitter chatter about interacting with cops and acid down in Missouri, an upcoming collaboration with the Flatbush Zombies, and Issa's early morning dance routines.

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What happened with the cops and the acid in Missouri?


Issa Dash: Oh, shit, yeah! Well, we were outside this hotel in St. Louis with the tour van and we were smoking weed getting ready to go to Kansas and the cops pulled up on us. They hopped out and were like, "Yeah, people said you were sleeping in the van and all this other stupid shit." The cops were just super happy; they were surprised we were good people so they would pretty much just chill with us. They weren't angry. They were telling us stories about how crazy it is in Missouri and how there's meth labs everywhere.

So there's us with pretty much nothing [on us] and probably people in the hotel right now dealing meth. We're having a pretty good time with the cops, but it was a case of them thinking that because we're on a tour bus they don't want to just walk away. I don't blame them because they could be walking away from 13 pounds, you know what I mean? So it was like, "We wanna leave you guys but what if?..."

Anyway, so we get searched, we tell them there's no weed, they find the weed, but what do they also find? Fuckin' this roll of acid. I seen them reach for it. One of the officers walks over, he knows what it is, and he says, "Do you know that they put drugs on the candy just like this?" And I'm like, "No, we don't know what the fuck you're talking about." So he walks away with the drugs and I'm like, "That's not acid! I'll eat the whole thing right now." He turns around with a grin on his face and he throws it to me. I mean, I'm not going to give the drugs back to the cops regardless of if he's joking or not, so it was time to eat! [Pauses] I ate it all and we had a really good fuckin' show in Kansas.



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