Song of the Day: Emperor – Bishop Nehru

BISHOP NEHRU‘s self-written and produced track ‘Emperor’, sees him go it alone to take the mantle and ascends from bubbling underground MC to one of the most hard working rappers today.

The second release from his forthcoming album -‘Nehruvia: My Disregarded Thoughts’ – is a  pop-driven theatrics exude a much lighter mood than previous single ‘Too Lost’.

Bishop Nehru has been one of hip-hop’s most intriguing and prolific wunderkinds of recent time, after praise from Nas, Kendrick Lamar and DOOM as soon as he stepped onto the scene. Now, with this career defining new LP, ‘Nehruvia: My Disregarded Thoughts’, Bishop is ready to take a seat next to the peers that have been championing him for so long.

Due for release on May 8th 2020 independently, ‘Nehruvia: My Disregarded Thoughts’ sees Bishop take the reins as lead producer and enlists long-time collaborator DOOM on album highlight ‘meathead’, as well as DJ Premier for Too Lost.

Divided into two acts—‘The Abyss’ and ‘The Escape’— ‘My Disregarded Thoughts’ is Bishop’s most ambitious, introspective and purposeful project to date and the culmination of ten years of personal and artistic growth. ‘The Abyss’ narrates the darker side of Bishop’s mind and life. Conversely, ‘The Escape’ features some of Bishop’s most upbeat tracks lyrically, as he leaves his darker thoughts behind.

Check out ‘Emperor’ below…

Neak And Since9ine6ix Link Up For Brand New Joint, ‘Abstract’

Following his debut appearance on NEW LEASE MUSIC late last month, Illinois’ very own spitter SINCE9INE6IX circles back, this time teaming up with artist/producer NEAK for brand new track, ‘AbstracT’ released yesterday (26th February).

Possessing strong influences from hip-hop heavyweights, such as Nas and Mos Def, Since9ineSix drops one heavy-slick flow, focusing on the perspective of today’s past and present culture and how it effects everyday life.

The latest offering adds to the pair’s burgeoning working relationship. Since9ineSix’s latest album, ‘BLESSED’ was produced by Neak. 2019 was a great year for Neak: his soulful jazz album, ‘KWESBAAR’ was named one of the Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2019 by HHGA and GBC.

Time to listen to the masters at work; have a listen to ‘AbstracT’ below…

Song of the Day: 25 Miles From Vegas – The Tribe Of Good

’25 Miles From Vegas’ is the latest single from Soul/Disco supergroup – THE TRIBE OF GOOD.

THE TRIBE OF GOOD are the secret weapons behind your favourite chart hits. Imagine a present-day version of LA’s Wrecking Crew, if they hung out in Ronnie Scott’s, performed live with Dizzee Rascal and knew their way around a synthesiser. These are the talented artists you’ve heard performing with, or on records by artists as diverse and influential as Stormzy, M.I.A., The xx, MNEK, and Kanye West.

A sprawling supergroup that combines vintage soul and disco with modern production techniques, THE TRIBE OF GOOD are steered by Grammy-nominated producer Hal Ritson (Chemical Brothers, Katy Perry, Duke Dumont, High Contrast). With producers Michele Balduzzi (Phonat – OWSLA), Rich ‘Fiasco’ Adlam (Nas, Cee Lo, Taylor Swift) and Thomas Gandey (Southern Fried, Suara) in tow—alongside a cast of musicians from Basement Jaxx singer Vula Malinga and Jamiroquai guitarist Rob Harris, to Ritson’s long-time drummer Alex Reeves—the group are creating retro-futurist fireworks to light up the pop horizon.

’25 Miles From Vegas’ features the vocals from Daniel Pearce, Elroy ‘Spoonface’ Powell, James Anderson & Vula Malinga (Basement Jaxx), having been produced by core members Rich ‘Fiasco’ Adlam & Hal Ritson. The single continues the groups efforts in the bid to lift listeners amidst times of political uncertainty, yet open their eyes to what is going on in the world.

’25 Miles From Vegas’ will appear on their forthcoming debut album which is due for release on Ultra Records later this year…check it out below…

Song of the Day: Control – Davido x Django23 x Big Narstie

Following on from becoming the first Nigerian Act to reach 100 Million views on Youtube for ‘Fall’, which is also the longest charting Nigerian pop song in Billboard history, DAVIDO teams up with rap sensation DJANGO23 and the biggest Rap personality in the UK, BIG NARSTIE for the bouncing summer slam ‘Control’.

Snappy clicks, punching bass and percussive shakes are layered with sirens and ad-libs as producer mastermind Rymez, responsible for chart hits including Wiley ‘Heatwave’ and a string of Stefflon Don smashes including – Hurtin’ Me, Senseless and Don Walk, delivers a masterful creation that lives for this three-strike rapper combo.

As the sounds and worlds of global rap, entertainment and genre gaps rise and merge, ‘Control’ is the perfect example of how music is crossing more boundaries than ever before. Having become Nigeria’s biggest rapper to gain success in the United States and subsequently be the leader of Afrobeats in the Billboard charts, DAVIDO has been key in spreading Afrobeats globally. Meanwhile former UK promoter and Rap star DJANGO23 has blown up to become one of the most hotly tipped entertainment acts in recent months following releases ‘Suggardaddie’ featuring Tekno and ‘Give them Django’. His experience in delivering sell-out concerts and parties with A-Listers including Kanye West, Nas, The Game, Madonna, Damian Marley and more has made his transition between the worlds of entertainment business and music a seemless one. Finally, needing no introduction, Entertainer, Bafta nominated TV presenter and rap star BIG NARSTIE seals together what the all-star cast for this certified smash.

Check out the summer banger ‘Control’ below:

Song of the Day: Then There Were Two – Intellect

Michael Dowd, otherwise known as INTELLECT, proves that hip-hop has a soft and delicate side through his track entitled ‘Then There Were Two’.

With spine tinglingly enchanting soundscapes, which match perfectly with the Florida spitter’s smooth NAS-esque flow, the single chronicles his unflappable infatuation for a love interest.

‘Then There Were Two’ is off  INTELLECT‘s album, ‘Out of Left Field’, released last October. Reminiscent of Nas’ 1994 album, ‘Illmatic’, ‘Out of Left Field’ has placed INTELLECT as one of the top rising artists and best new music on Reverbnation.

Check out ‘Then There Were Two’ below: