Bishop Nehru and Brady Watt have joined forces on a new EP.
After a year and half that’s seen the New York emcee drop his Elevators album (produced by DOOM and Kaytranada) and Nehruvian Holidays EP, and the multi-talented bassist (who’s part of DJ Premier‘s The BADDER Band) expand his profile with his Bass & Bars series (rocking alongside MC Eiht, Pharoahe Monch, Benny the Butcher, Conway, and more), the two have teamed up to release The Real Book Vol. 1 on Friday (8/30).
“I heard a bunch of Brady’s production and I was drawn to it. He sent me beats pretty regularly and we met up last year and we had a bunch of dope ideas that we kept going back and forth with,” Bishop told Complex. “We didn’t go into this looking to make an EP, but the music and vibe was there and it was very organic.”
“Bishop and I met thru DJ Premier and his involvement in my career is an incredible and rare blessing,” Brady added. “I’ve been searching for an MC like Bishop to team up within this capacity for a long time now. My dream and destiny as a producer is to be the dude responsible for the music end of an icon. Like a Quincy to Michael Jackson, Dre to Eminem, 40 to Drake type shit. We exchanged a lot of ideas and when the time was right, we made it official. Bish came out to LA and we lived in the studio for a week and did the damn thing.”
To help kick off the campaign, Bishop and Brady have released the project’s first single, “Made For This.” Press play and check it out below.
As a bonus, Bishop also recently dropped a song called “Wait,” which made its way onto our Weekly Dope playlist.