If you’ve been following Nas new as of late, you may have noticed he signed a young brother named Bishop Nehru to his Mass Appeal imprint. Bishop, who’s name is a direct nod to Tupac’s Juice role and former prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, who worked closely with Gandhi, is indeed a good look for the label. If his recent release is any indication of what’s to come, we’re in for a revival of that 90’s nostalgia.
His latest release NehruvianDOOM is a collaboration with the often illusion – always dope – MF DOOM. The 9 tracks gem, which is available on vinyl if you’re vinyl head, is a pleasure to listen to. Insightful lyrics, slamming beats and an overall vibe that takes us back. Tracks like Mean The Most and Caskets will have you (figuratively) wearing out your rewind button. MF DOOM’s production, we should note, is also top-notch – less of a departure than JJ DOOM may have been for some heads – plus new DOOM bars are ALWAYS coveted.
It’s easy to see what Nas was thinking with this one. Keep your eyes (and ears) on Bishop – we know we will.