Yay Or nay: Bishop Nehru

There are three types of kid rappers. The first is the novelty act that gets over on cuteness of the fact they are rapping children. Think Raven Simone or will Smith’s stupid ass kids.
The second is a more serious rapper who is noticeably young but still graded on a curve cause they are so obviously children. Think Chi Ali back in the day or even Da Youngstas.
The Third is the type who are not judged by their age at all. They are like the minor league phenom that shows major league talent so early on, their age is secondary. Most likely, you’ll be bumping their songs and then later hear their age and be like “He’s 16 years old!?!?!”. Think LL Cool J, L-Swift and Earl.

Today’s Yay or Nay is a young rapper who is only 15. He’s very much from the Joey Badass realm in terms of the type of music he’s putting out. He’s got a good ear for beats and definitely can rap well. Be it for a 15 year old or a 20 year old. But I wanna know what you think…Check out Bishop Nehru.

Here’s a link to his mixtape:

Well, what do you think?

9 thoughts on “Yay Or nay: Bishop Nehru

  1. He’s got technical rapping skill that could develop into something really cool and interesting, but that probably won’t due to limitations in the style he’s going for. HIs actual lyrics are pretty mediocre, but I think that’s to be expected for someone his age.

  2. I was about to say “Block, you forgot one of the great example…” but I saw Joey section. I really respect Joey. He didn’t sell his soul and he act like older than the other cats in the industry. I wanted to be a hater for a reason, I don’t know, but I couldnt. I hope Joey doesn’t change his lane. About bishop nehru. He is promising talented young fella but we have Joey 🙂

  3. Is he producing his own beats? I really like the style, it reminds me of some of the beats Exile would have made in Emanon, especially “Light Leak$” and “Fickle Mind$”. I don’t think that the lyrics are intricate enough to support the style of his flow, but I think he’s got promise.

  4. haha… you are becoming an OLD, wise man. My father always always always starts every conversation that way (while pointing at his fingers)…. “there are three reasons why war occurs…” “here are the three ways that religion controls us” “there are three types of irish music” etc.

  5. The kid is sweet as hell already. He probably will get deeper in his subject matter as he ages. Hell, Chuck D was a grown man when PE dropped Bum Rush The Show, and look at the leap in consciousness from that album to Nation Of Millions. As far as the Joey Bada$$ thing goes, yeah, the style is the same, but it’s not like Joey created that style. That’s just some grimy east coast shit that goes back to Illmatic and beyond. Hopefully Joey’s visibility right now opens some doors for Nehru and other MCs like this to make a resurgence in the public eye. He’s dope right now, and will probably broaden his range the longer he raps. Good lookin’ out Blockhead for putting me up on this cat.

  6. It feels like a lot of people can’t just enjoy the art of rapping. I listened to Light Leak$ and downloaded the mixtape, well, it’s still downloading and…the kid has some serious skill. I thought it was dope and I think he can only get better from where he’s at right now. I mean, like Aes said “Interesting style can often outweigh the subject”, this kids style is really technical and sounds fantastic. It’s like listening to a kid on a street corner playing a trumpet really well and because he wants to and loves what he’s doing.

    I hope this kid does really well and it would be cool to see him and Danny Brown do a track like an older, experienced dude giving advice to a younger one and kinda shooting it back, but that’s whatever. I’d pair Danny with anybody. Either way, impeccable ear as always, Block.

  7. I really like Light Leak$. Both him and Joey Bada$$ have beats which remind me of Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth in some way (Not sure why or in which songs, haven’t listened to either of them much), which is quite nice.

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