Hip-hop’s elusive supervillain DOOM (formerly MF Doom) adds another notch onto his collaboration bedpost with Bishop Nehru, an 18-year old rapper hailing from Rockland County, New York. This October the pair will release ‘NehruvianDOOM’ via Lex/Noizy Cricket.
‘Casket’, the third release from the LP, is a cut above previous tracks ‘Om’ and ‘Darkness’. DOOM delivers his intellectual flow over a melody suited to a casual GTA drive-by. The amusing opening sample claims that Nehru is “…gonna learn from…Doom!”, and like a top student, he quickly picks up DOOM‘s laid-back style and spits with an eloquence to match any of the East Coast hard-hitters. Built on a foundation of old-school beats and jazz-infused samples, it’s a solid track that spells big things for young rapper.
– Isa Jaward