"Often times I listen to Hip Hop wondering if it’s just an era of time where content doesn’t exist anymore? Have the paint brushes of verbal art been taken and discarded? It wasn’t until I heard a few songs from N.E.P.H.E.W. that my hope and belief in the future of Hip Hop was restored. N.E.P.H.E.W. and I actually crossed paths in college. I produced and he rapped, and so the story goes, but it was more than that. Everybody you come in contact with will say their stuff is gold, so I listened to a few of his songs objectively trying to find something wrong and I couldn’t. I quickly realized this dude is good, but not only is he good, he’s business oriented and is taking Hip Hop back to it’s roots; rebirthing the MC.The songs off of The Prestige were the first songs I heard from N.E.P.H.E.W. I always referred to it as the “CD with the eyes.” After hearing those songs I was on board before I even realized it. Not only is N.E.P.H.E.W. an MC, but he is a community figure, as well as a college graduate. A lot musicians have a hard time giving back and breaking bread with the common folk. N.E.P.H.E.W. is one of those rare musicians, who can speak it because he’s lived it, and relate it to where he can steer someone off of a destructive path in life. It doesn’t get much better than that. Take a moment to view the entire interview below with N.E.P.H.E.W. and listen as we dive into his life, work ethic, and major doings. Ladies and gentlemen, N.E.P.H.E.W. from the Go!"
--Jeremy C. Maddox. Shouts to Today's Individual.