This guy Bishop3rd000’s out here in the A grinding. The Houston-based lyricist took advantage of the MFD Goodie Bags out in Austin, TX during SXSW and now he is back with the release of his freshman album ‘Marsviewston.’ Bishop is not your average spitta, he is delivering bars with a twist of consciousness.
Pro-Black activists and scholars broadened Bishop’s mindset tremendously, instilling self-pride and love for his people. His father also exposed him to comic books and anime so these elements combined with his love of music helped mold Bishop3rd000 into the artist he is today.
At a very young age his parents had him hooked on a vast range of musical legends from Michael Jackson, Parliament Funkadelic, Earth, Wind and Fire and Marvin Gaye to Roy Ayers, Tevin Campbell, New Edition and Jodeci to name a few.
Bishop’s style definitely has some funk to his musical inspiration but it was the unique movement and sound of hip-hop that pushed him into music. While his peers were bumpin’ iconic south artists like UGK and No Limit, 3rd was getting familiar with NWA, Ice Cube, 2Pac, Dr. Dre, Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, Notorious B.I.G., DMX and others from the West coast to the East coast.
The entire album is a wave of intergalactic funk intertwined with some really good classic hip-hop, modern-day style. Tracks like ‘Vertigo’ (produced by Suede Moccasins) and his lead single ‘Mama Say’ (produced by ZenZan Beats) really pivots his sound, making it familiar to other artists on the mainstream airwaves without compromising his uniqueness.
If you were to compare Bishop to someone in the industry currently, it would be Tech N9NE meets Ice Cube mixed with some DMX but ‘Marsviewston”s all Bishop3rd000.
Check out the visual for his lead visual ‘Mama Say’ up top, if you haven’t.