Bishop Nehru brought in some heavy hitters for his latest solo album. The New York-based MC has released Elevators: Act I & II, which is helmed by two elite producers: DOOM and Kaytranada.
Act I, dubbed Ascension, is produced entirely by Kaytranada. Act II, known as Free Falling, is handled by DOOM. While Nehru gets some big help on the boards, it’s mostly a solo affair when it comes to the vocals. Lion Babe is the only guest on the 12-track LP.
View the stream, cover art and tracklist for Elevators: Act I & II below.
(This article was last updated on February 5, 2018 and can be found below.)
Bishop Nehru announced his next album, Elevators: Act I & II,was on its way last October. Now, the 21-year-old MC has unveiled the project’s release date. According to a press release, Elevators: Act I & II is expected to arrive on March 16.
Ahead of its release, Nehru has shared a trailer for the DOOM and Kaytranada-produced album. Created by Raphael Truffi Bortholuzzi of Grandmondo Miniatures, the visual finds Bishop narrating the inspiration behind the album’s two part concept (Act I – Ascension & Act II – Free Falling).
“This project is a collection of my feelings straight from my heart,” Nehru explained in the press release. “All of my ideas were created specifically off of instinct and intuitive occurrences. This album is my answer to the question, ‘What would you say your music sound like?’ My answer to that would be ‘Grammy Rap.’
“There’s ‘Mumble Rap’ and then there’s ‘Grammy Rap,'” he added. “With this project I was largely influenced by music theory and Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys. This is my attempt at a ‘rap’ Pet Sounds.”
The upcoming 10-track offering follows DOOM and Nehru’s collaborative project, 2014’s NehruvianDOOM.
Watch the trailer below.
(The original version of this article was published on October 24, 2017 and can be found below.)
Aside from August’s “WW3,” New York-based rap prodigy Bishop Nehru has been relatively quiet. But that’s all about to change. Nehru has just rolled through with an announcement that a new project, Elevators: Act I & II, is on the way.
The 21-year-old MC took to Instagram on Tuesday (October 24) to post a photo of himself and Kaytranada with a caption that read: “MY NEW ALBUM “ELEVATORS: ACT I & II” (Prod. by @KAYTRANADA & DOOM) IS COMING SOON.”
DOOM, who Nehru collaborated with on 2014’s NehruvianDoom, is producing the project alongside Kay.
According to Nehru, the forthcoming project is just the tip of the iceberg.
Nehru told HipHopDX, “Trust me I have a lot of new stuff coming. I have a mixtape and an album finished up.”
In the meantime, check out Nehru’s Instagram post above and revisit “WW3” below.