At just 18 years of age, Markel Scott better known for his stage name Bishop Nehru has created a mass following through his rapidly increasing skills for production and songwriting. Releasing his debut album via Nas’s label Mass Appeal, Bishop Nehru in the meantime drops an EP of tracks that are in his words “Just too raw sonically for the album”. Nehruvia: The Nehruvian EP, is set to be released on May 11th. The New York MC displays his talent for flows and lyrics as well as production on the first single from the EP “Harmony In A Glass” .
Like his legendary mentors and collaborators MF Doom and Madlib, Bishop’s instrumentals model their techniques and provides a simple but yet rich melodic chord progression that is supported by a classic drum loop. His choice of production and subject matter, bring an element of realness that not many artists depict in this current state of the industry. The rare quality also allows an infinitely relatable result for almost any music listener.
Maturing personally and musically, Bishop Nehru continues to retain his innocence, charm, and modesty even with the immediate changes. Also, the unprecedented, legendary, and almost mythical supporting cast around him, authorizes his potential to exceed the already high expectations for a superb career ahead.
“Mission Statement” is the new single coming from red hot rapper Kaydee from Toronto, Ontario, produced by Sammir. Kaydee unleashed his last release in November of 2014 in the form of “The Transition“, and is now back after a short hiatus with some new fire.
Since birth, Kaydee’s mother would often call him “The Golden Child”, and since then he has made it his mission to live up that moniker. The name Kaydee was given to Kwesi Williams at a young age due to the fact that he had a strong infatuation with the movie “Menace II Society“. Kaydee’s older brother would often play a wide variety of hip-hop which would work to put in motion the influences that would only start to emerge in Kaydee’s music years later.
“Mission Statement” exhibits Kaydee taking a step away from his traditional sound over boom bap beats, and ventures toward flowing naturally over an eerie production. Courtesy of Sammir, the track begins with some impressive production, with a prominent beat overlaying the digital sounds that work cohesively to create a hip-hop production that practically begs to be slayed by some lyrics. Enter Kaydee and his confident bars that complete the track by bringing the flow and content that grabs the listener, compliments the production, and wraps up the whole package.
If Kaydee represents the type of hip-hop you’re itching to hear, make sure to check out one of his Toronto performances this May as part of Canadian Music Week at any of the dates below, and let us know what you think about Kwesi Williams in the comments section.
Since the release, a lot of buzz has been garnering off Roy Wood$ new track “All Of You”. The similarities to Michael Jackson has given the artist quality exposure. Growing up in Brampton, Ontario, Wood$ was heavily inspired by the pop legend. However, when breaking down the song it’s best to look past the comparison and really admire Wood$ talent of writing original flow and lyrical content. Speaking on his new experiences living in Downtown Toronto, its clear his beat selection has helped soundtracked his times. The combination of the ambient keyboard chord progressions and his expression of long nights of excessive partying, helps bring the listener into his world .
The experimental vocals similar to Michael Jacksons, was a high risk, high reward situation. But luckily for the young artist, his natural gift for melody and songwriting used the impersonation to his advantage and has now gained positive recognition.
Successfully pulling off this cleverly strategized move, Roy Wood$ continues to progress and is expected to release his debut project EXIS later this year. Have any interesting thoughts about track? Feel free to comment in the section below.
One of the most consistent artists out of Toronto, Blake Carrington has been receiving praise from almost every major publication in the industry. He continues to build anticipation for his upcoming project #FAILURE with another feel good and infectious single “AHH YEAH”. With production from Junia T, Blake’s new track has the perfect sound for the upcoming summer. From the bounce of the drum samples to the catchy high end lead synths, accents of sunny 90’s West Coast hip hop are everywhere on this track. With a fun and care free instrumental, Blake writes the lyrics to match. With themes based on partying and laid back vibes,the listener finds themselves reminiscing of times when the summer meant complete happiness and freedom. Blake Carrington continues his come up and deserves recognition, show some love in the comment section below.
$kinny is exactly what your music library has been missing. If you haven’t gotten familiar with the L.A. based Saudi Arabian born rapper/vocalist/producer, now would be the perfect time. Coming just after the one year anniversary of his debut mixtape “Ghetto Disneyland“, $kinny is back with his new self-produced single “Makaveli“.
As the first release from his upcoming EP “Flights to the Moon“, $kinny aims for a smooth release and hits it right on the head with his tranquil production and mellow vocals, giving a strong basis to his “smooth criminal” claim. Why stress when you can sit back and vibe with $kinny?
Be sure to check out his new single below, let us know your thoughts in the comments section, and be on the lookout for the official video for “Makaveli”, slated to drop in the coming weeks.