Bishop Nehru – Nehruvia: My Disregarded Thoughts (Album Review)

In 2012, Bishop Nehru self-released his debut mixtape Nehruvia, introducing himself to the world as a pensive 16-year-old with an old soul’s outlook on life, and an affinity for rhyming over woozy loops and beguilingly hazy drums. Situated in upstate New York, Nehru quickly struck up a creative bond with legendary cult rapper MF DOOM, dropping 2014’s collaborative NehruvianDOOM album and pursuing a kind of mentor-pupil relationship with the maverick Supervillain. The influence of DOOM has fortified a chunk of Nehru’s subsequent discography, but his latest album, Nehruvia: My Disregarded Thoughts, feels like a coming-of-age project—an album that ushers in the next phase of Nehru’s artistic development, while respectfully nodding to his already significant musical history…

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