In anticipation of Rockland County, New York native Bishop Nehru’s first collaborative album with underground rap legend MF DOOM, XXL recently sat down with the two as they discussed how the project will sound and how they met.
When speaking about the album, Nehru confirmed a few details about it and also said it’s incomparable to anything currently out.
“It’s called Nehruvian Doom, it’s going to be about seven songs.” Bishop Nehru said when describing the album. “There’s no way to really explain it. It’s just kind of its own little feel, it’s own little sound. I don’t think anything really compares to it.”
MF DOOM says the project, which is near completion according to a recent press release, is organic, similar to how the two originally met.
“As like a compilation of sounds, all of them hold they own weight but as one whole thing, a piece, it’s going to be a very informative piece. It’s going to be that joint… To me, everything happened organically and it’s still going organically, so it’s hard to explain it as it’s happening. It just is what it is.”
Bishop Nehru also announced an upcoming European tour. Aside from his first stop in Austin, Texas for SXSW, Nehru will be overseas for much of March making stops in Norway, France, Belgium and five in the United Kingdom, two of which alongside Odd Future member Earl Sweatshirt.
The tour itinerary is as follows:
March 13 – Austin, Texas – SXSW
March 19 – Oslo, Norway – Bla
March 20 – Paris, France – Maroquinerie
March 21 – Brussels, Belgium – VK Club
March 23 – London, UK (with Earl Sweatshirt) – Brixton Electric
March 24 – London, UK – Birthdays
March 25 – Manchester, UK (with Earl Sweatshirt) – Manchester Academy
March 28 – Brighton, UK – Audio
March 29 – London, UK – Ace Hotel
Watch the full XXL segment with Bishop Nehru and MF DOOM below: