Rising NYC hip hop star gives us the word on golden era hip hop, underrated MCs and backstage selfies...
Who or what are your biggest influences?
Nas, MF DOOM, Wu Tang, Black Moon, Eminem, Pharrell. Everyday life also influences me and my music.
Would you say live music is more vibrant than ever? Or is there a ‘golden era’ in the past you wish you could have been involved in?
I definitely wish I could have be involved in the hip-hop golden era and I’m going to try to do everything I can to make the golden era come back at least for a little while.
Who’s the hardest working artist/band in the business?
Me and My team.
How important is the visual element of a show, lighting, projections etc? Or should the focus just be the artists on stage?
Yeah, I don’t think lighting or any of that matters you know, I think the main focus should be on the artist and the music he’s putting out.
If you could support any band past or present, who would it be…?
AZ, he needed a lot of support he didn’t get. The dude’s SO underrated.
…and what would you talk about backstage?
I don’t know but backstage at this show i’ll probably be trying to find DOOM and Ghostface so they can sign some vinyls and take a selfie with me.
Bishop Nehru plays Converse Get Dirty at The 100 Club, London. April 18th. Stay tuned to facebook.com/converse for updates.