Bishop Nehru first found his way on this site by collaborating with MF DOOM on 2014’s NehruvianDoom. Magic: 19 finds him on his own. It’s not bad, but it feels like it’s missing innovation. He does a good job at keeping up with the current flavors of hip hop, from Chance to Futuristic to Joey Badass, he seems to eschew club bangers and easy hooks, but his stories don’t tell enough. I heard the whole album, and I still don’t know who he is.
There’s still something here…It’s just not gelling yet. I’ll keep watching him, hoping he finds his center.