Bishop Nehru announces new album

The rapper’s upcoming album ‘Elevators: Act I & II’ is co-produced by Kaytranada and MF DOOM.

Photo: NaShish Scott for GRUNGECAKE

The rapper’s upcoming album ‘Elevators: Act I & II’ is co-produced by Kaytranada and MF DOOM.

Bishop Nehru
Photo: NaShish Scott for GRUNGECAKE

Today, Bishop Nehru is announcing his forthcoming album Elevators, which will arrive as an independent release on March 16th. Bishop has enlisted the multi-genre super producer Kaytranda & the underground masked villain Hip-Hop legend MF DOOM, as producers of the project.

The claymation style trailer created by Raphael Truffi Bortholuzzi of Grandmondo Miniatures serves as the official introduction to Elevators where Bishop narrates the inspiration behind the album’s two-part concept (Act I: Ascension & Act II: Free Falling). The upcoming 10 song album marks the second time Bishop and DOOM have joined forces, following their 2014 album: NehruvianDOOM.

Bishop is kicking off the campaign with a private, multi-city pizza party listening session tour, where select fans will not only experience the album in its entirety before the media but will also reveal album clues throughout the campaign trail. These private listening sessions will accompany pop-up performances in secret locations. Pigeons & Planes will be documenting and releasing the fan experience content leading up to the release. For more details on the tour go to his website.

“This project is a collection of my feelings straight from my heart, all of my ideas were created specifically off of instinct and intuitive occurrences,” explains Bishop Nehru on Elevators. “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.’ 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.”

Watch the trailer for Elevators: Act I & II above, find the previously released mixtape Emperor Nehru’s New Groove below, and stay tuned for more from Bishop Nehru soon.

Written by Manny King John


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