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Markel Scott (born August 26, 1996), better known by his stage name Bishop Nehru, is an American rapper and record producer from Nanuet, New York. He also directs and edits music videos.[1]

Bishop Nehru
Birth nameMarkel Scott
Also known as
  • Kelz Scott
  • Kile Kanvas
  • Bishy Chulo
Born (1996-08-26) August 26, 1996 (age 23)
OriginNanuet, New York Spring Valley, New York Nyack, NY United States
GenresHip hop
  • Rapper
  • record producer
Years active2009–present
LabelsNehruvia LLC (current), Mass Appeal (former)
Associated acts


2009–13: Early careerEdit

At age 13, Nehru began making jazz tracks and hip hop instrumentals under the name "Kelz Scott" soon being changed to the name Kile Kanvas at age 14.[2] Nehru released his earlier works on the Odd Future forum and other forums like Hypebeast,, and many more.[citation needed]

In 2012, WorldStarHipHop named Bishop Nehru the Youth Rap Talent of the Week for his 8-bar freestyle over Mos Def's "Mathematics."[3] Nehru was featured on as part of their Who's Next section, which showcases rappers who are "next to blow up." He also had the song make its way to Power 105.1's New NY with Jovonn "The Don" in February 2013,[4] and opened for Wu-Tang Clan on their 20th Anniversary European tour.[5]

When he was 16 years old, Bishop Nehru released his debut mixtape, Nehruvia, a 13-song project that included production from DJ Premier, Madlib, MF DOOM and more.[6] He followed that up with strictlyFLOWz which was presented by New York radio host Peter Rosenberg and the UK’s DJ Semtex.[7]

In August 2013, it was announced that Bishop Nehru and MF DOOM would collaborate on a project set to be released via Lex Records and Noisy Cricket!!.[8]

2014–present: Mass Appeal Records, NehruvianDOOMEdit

On May 22, 2014, it was announced that Bishop Nehru, Boldy James and Fashawn were the first signees to Nas' Mass Appeal Records.[9] On June 5, 2014, Dizzy Wright and Bishop Nehru released a free collaborative EP titled BrILLiant Youth EP.

NehruvianDOOM was released on October 7, 2014. Nas announced via Twitter that he will be the executive producer on Nehru's forthcoming album, which has yet to be released.[10]

In 2015, Nehru's single, "You Stressin", was featured on EA Sports NBA Live 16.[11]

In 2016, Nehru's single, "The Alert" was featured on the Mattrix Mixtape We're Going Worldwide, Volume 1, Presented by Matthew Rix.[12] On July 26, 2016 it was announced that Nehru broke 10,000 streams from the single.


Bishop Nehru's influences include Michael Jackson, Nas, 2Pac, MF DOOM, Kanye West and Wu-Tang Clan.[13] Other influences include Herbie Hancock, 50 Cent, Eminem, Pharrell Williams, ASAP Rocky, Tyler, The Creator, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Incubus [14]

Nehru chose his stage name from a combination of Tupac's character in the movie Juice, noting that the character of Bishop inspires him "to go out and get mine, you've got to earn respect" and Nehru is taken from the former prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, who worked closely with peacemaker Gandhi.[15]



  • Nehruvia (2013)
  • StrictlyFLOWz (2013)
  • Nehruvia: The Nehruvian EP (2015)
  • MAGIC: 19 (2016)
  • Emperor Nehru's New Groove (2017)
  • Elevators (Act I & II) (2018)
  • Nehruvia: A Nehruvian Holidays EP (2018)
  • Nehruvia: My Disregarded Thoughts (2019)



  1. ^ Bishop Nehru: The Teenage Phenom That’s Ready To Be A Renaissance Man |
  2. ^ "The Official Bishop Nehru Thread « Kanye West Forum". Retrieved 2016-02-21.
  3. ^ "Bishop Nehru is making dranks | Crack Magazine". Crack Magazine. Retrieved 2016-02-21.
  4. ^ "Bishop Nehru Biography". Archived from the original on 2013-11-05. Retrieved 2013-11-05.
  5. ^ The Futurist: Bishop Nehru
  6. ^ Bishop Nehru - Nehruvia - Download & Stream
  7. ^ "Bishop Nehru - strictlyFLOWZ - Download & Stream". Archived from the original on 2013-11-06. Retrieved 2013-11-05.
  8. ^ DOOM Working on Project With Bishop Nehru | News | Pitchfork
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  10. ^ "Bishop Nehru's 'Nehruvia: The Nehruvian' EP Premiere: Rapper Talks Nas' Advice | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-02-21.
  11. ^ Mass Appeal staff (October 6, 2014). "Nas to Executive Produce Bishop Nehru's Forthcoming Solo Album". Archived from the original on October 10, 2014. Retrieved October 7, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  12. ^ Hope Anci (June 1, 2016). "Bishop Nehru featured on the Mattrix Mixtape". Retrieved October 24, 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
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  14. ^ Bishop Nehru Premieres 'Nehruvia: The Nehruvian' EP, Talks Stephen Curry & Advice from Nas Billboard May 11, 2015. Retrieved May 23, 2015.
  15. ^ "New York phenom Bishop Nehru is the new Golden Child of hip-hop". Wax Poetics. Retrieved 2016-02-21.

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