It’s no hidden secret that the New York rap scene has enjoyed a renaissance in the last three years or so. With blossoming stars like Pro Era’s Joey Bada$$ rising above mere Nas pastiche and asserting his own powerful style, and the Beast Coast collective of Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers and the inimitable A$AP Mob holding it down, it’s fair to say that the East has well and truly risen to reclaim the crown of hip-hop that had been missing since its 90s heyday. Next in line to the throne is the precocious Bishop Nehru.
With two mixtapes in just six months (Nehruvia, strictlyFLOWZ) in which he showcases an aptitude for complex rhymes and flows well beyond his sixteen years, his stock has risen to such an extent that it’s already seen him support none other than East Coast legends Wu Tang Clan on their 20th anniversary summer tour.
Recently signed to UK leftfield hip-hop stable Lex Records, it’s been revealed that Nehru is working together with the masked villain himself, DOOM, who will take on production duties for an upcoming EP with the young rapper. Nehru’s winning streak shows no signs of abating, and if his track Lemon Grass, where he confidently rides a DOOM beat, is anything to go by, then their upcoming collaboration should be an absolute corker.
The future’s bright. The future’s Nehru.