Bishop Nehru

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Bishop Nehru
Birth name Markel Scott
Also known as
  • Kelz Scott
  • Kile Kanvas
  • Bishy Chulo
Born (1996-08-26) August 26, 1996 (age 21)
Origin Nanuet, New York, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • record producer
Years active 2009–present
Labels Mass Appeal
Associated acts
Website soundcloud.com/bishopnehru

Markel Scott (born August 26, 1996), better known by his stage name Bishop Nehru, is an American rapper and record producer from Nanuet, New York. He also directs and edits music videos.[1]

Career[edit]

2009–13: Early career[edit]

At age 13, Nehru began making jazz tracks and hip hop instrumentals under the name "Kelz Scott" soon being changed to the name Kile Kanvas at age 14.[2] Nehru released his earlier works on the Odd Future forum and other forums like Hypebeast, Lookbook.nu, and many more.[citation needed]

In 2012, WorldStarHipHop named Bishop Nehru the Youth Rap Talent of the Week for his 8-bar freestyle over Mos Def's classic "Mathematics."[3] Nehru was featured on Hot97.com as part of their Who's Next section, which showcases rappers who are "next to blow up." He also had the song make its way to Power 105.1's New NY with Jovonn "The Don" in February 2013,[4] and opened for Wu-Tang Clan on their 20th Anniversary European tour.[5]

When he was 16 years old, Bishop Nehru released his debut mixtape, Nehruvia, a 13-song project that included production from DJ Premier, Madlib, MF DOOM and more.[6] He followed that up with strictlyFLOWz which was presented by New York radio personality Peter Rosenberg and the UK’s DJ Semtex.[7]

In August 2013, it was announced that Bishop Nehru and MF DOOM would collaborate on a project set to be released via Lex Records and Noisy Cricket!!.[8] After a Kendrick Lamar show in Brooklyn, Fuse News captured the Californian emcee speaking to Bishop Nehru praising and giving advice to the old artist.[9]

2014–present: Mass Appeal Records, NehruvianDOOM[edit]

On May 22, 2014, it was announced that Bishop Nehru, Boldy James and Fashawn were the first signees to Nas' Mass Appeal Records.[10] On June 5, 2014, Dizzy Wright and Bishop Nehru released a free collaborative EP titled BrILLiant Youth EP. LRG said, "For our Summer 14 Campaign not only did we feature Dizzy Wright and Bishop Nehru in our lookbook, we also joined them in the studio for a 3 track EP featuring production by LRG brand ambassador 9th Wonder".

NehruvianDOOM was released on October 7, 2014. Nas announced via Twitter that he will be the executive producer on Nehru's forthcoming album, which has yet to be released.[11]

In 2015, Nehru's single, "You Stressin", was featured on EA Sports NBA Live.[12]

In 2016, Nehru's single, "The Alert" was featured on the Mattrix Mixtape We're Going Worldwide, Volume 1, Presented by Matthew Rix.[13] On July 26, 2016 it was announced that Nehru broke 10,000 streams from the single.

Influences[edit]

Bishop Nehru's influences include Michael Jackson, Nas, 2Pac, MF DOOM, Kanye West and Wu-Tang Clan.[14] Other influences include Herbie Hancock, 50 Cent, Eminem, Pharrell Williams, ASAP Rocky, Tyler, The Creator, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Incubus (band) [15]

Nehru chose his stage name from a combination of Tupac's character in the movie Juice, noting that the character of Bishop inspires him "to go out and get mine, you've got to earn respect" and Nehru is taken from the former prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, who worked closely with legendary peacemaker Gandhi.[16]

Discography[edit]

Solo[edit]

  • Nehruvia (2013)
  • StrictlyFLOWz (2013)
  • Nehruvia: The Nehruvian EP (2015)
  • MAGIC: 19 (2016)
  • TBA (2017)

Collaborations[edit]

References[edit]

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