K. Bishop is an inspired young artist who uses the aesthetic of hip hop to explore culture in radical and invigorating new ways. This is not block hopping drug music but instead aims to create a more intellectually and spiritually stimulating form of urban music. Not to say this is not without the gritty realism that has characterized some of the finest rap music including K. Bishop’s beloved Stillmatic LP by Nas. This is a balanced and nutritious meal, something that will leave you feeling more hopeful and uplifted before you started listening. For those who gravitate towards the more conscious, philosophical and social justice minded rap music, K. Bishop's “Freedom” EP represents a point of solidarity and promise amongst a sea of pretenders and false street prophets.
Hailing from Princes Town in Trinidad and Tobago, K. Bishop has witnessed first hand the effects of poverty, inequality and suffering. Inspired by the tragic death of one of his childhood friends at a Mosque in 2015, Bishop launched himself into action, dedicating his life to spreading messages of positivity and resilience. Realizing the immense transformative power of music, K. Bishop chose the medium as a means to reach out to young people. Incontinent to sit back and allow his community to be negatively impacted by self engendered, systemic or structural violence, the “Freedom” EP explores diverse themes related to the modern narrative affecting so many young people.
This is music meant to bring communities together, a bridge rather than a wall, a connection and an opportunity to generate dialogues and action which can cultivate and sustain peace. Including the tracks: “Shackles and Chains”, “Lately”, “Freedom”, “Come For You”, “Hate”, “Right My Wrongs” and “Lonely Road”, the “Freedom” EP is a truly mind expanding record that covers a truly expansive and fertile emotional landscape. The independent and self released “Freedom” EP contains music with tremendous crossover appeal that will work with many audiences around the world.
As a young person with a positive and uplifting message, this is music that should be spread to all corners of the globe where its messages may plant seeds of hope in the community. K.Bishop is a true innovator and the “Freedom” EP is a powerful statement which reminds international audiences why hip hop is a vital modern expressive art. Invigorate your mind and recharge your spirit, get down with K. Bishop’s new EP, “Freedom”!