Kareem 'Tef Poe' Jackson
Born and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri, Tef Poe is a rapper and agent for social change who, through his unwavering integrity, sincere rhymes and passionate actions, is changing the musical and social-political landscape. Having started his career as a battle rapper, Tef always had a penchant for politics and social justice – the subject matter easily found itself laced throughout his music. However, Tef Poe does not consider himself a “conscious rapper”. Humans are complex and multidimensional. His music is a reflection of that same human experience. This holistic approach has resulted in a healthy catalog of well received projects. Tef has had the pleasure of working with the likes of Lupe Fiasco, Talib Kweli, Common, I-20, Killer Mike, Royce Da 5'9, and Big Boi. As an independent artist, Tef Poe has successfully broken through internet, radio, and television. Poe has been mentioned in major media outlets such as MSNBC, BET, Noisey, The Source, XXL, Washington Post, New York Times, The Smoking Section, and HipHopDX.com. Tef Poe is also The Source's Unsigned Hype (2012), retired Champion from BET's 106th & Park Freestyle Friday competition (2013)... and even has his own day (August 6th) in the City of Pinelawn, Missouri.
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