Nef The Pharaoh

Nef The Pharaoh

Praised by Jeff Weiss as “the best rapper from Vallejo since the last great rapper from Vallejo,” the legend Mac Dre being his predecessor, 20-year-old Nef The Pharaoh is presenting himself to the world with his self-titled EP, which released via E-40’s Sick Wid It record label and EMPIRE.

The youthful Bay Area rapper landed on audiences’ radar in 2015 with his single “Big Tymin’,” an ode to the Big Tymers that Complex named a song that was "Bout to Blow" in May. The track has continued to gain traction and was hi-jacked by YG and Ty Dolla $ign for a remix over summer. “Built on the slumping Bay Area rhythmic template popularized by DJ Mustard, Nef dodges the derivative,” stated Pitchfork, adding, “As a rapper, he lets the energy lead and the bars follow, boasting and flexing with the kinds of memorable banalities that make up some of hip-hop’s best yet least-celebrated moments.” Nef the Pharaoh, his debut retail release, is now available.

20 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2016 – Neffy Got Wings (#3) – FACT

2016 was the West Coast’s time to shine, and few rappers shined as brightly as Nef – FACT

20 New Rappers To Watch Out For in 2015 – Complex

“…the best rapper from Vallejo since the last great rapper from Vallejo” – Jeff Weiss

“…as a rapper, [Nef the Pharaoh] lets the energy lead and the bars follow, boasting and flexing with the kinds of memorable banalities that make up some of hip-hop’s best yet least-celebrated moments.” – Pitchfork

“Nef The Pharaoh is the Bay Area’s next up.” – HotNewHipHop

“Nef the Pharaoh runs neck-and-neck with Kodak Black as the most promising up-and-coming rapper who can’t yet rent a car.” – SPIN

“10 Artists You Need to Know: August 2016” – Rolling Stone

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From: Vallejo, CA

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