Interview: “NEF The Pharaoh Talks Making Moves and Moving the Crowd with His Brand of Cali Rap”

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There’s a short list of big names that hail from Vallejo, California. You have the late Mac Dre—one of the most influential artists to ever come out of the Bay—and E-40, a rap legend who introduced a whole new vernacular to the masses and has maintained a career that spans decades. And then you have NEF The Pharaoh. He’s in pretty good company, to say the least.

At just 22, the “Big Tymin” rapper has already toured the world, signed a record deal, collaborated with multiple brands, and has rubbed elbows with some of the greats. To think this all began with just a pair of regional hits. NEF hasn’t even scored his “breakout” smash yet, but suffice to say, he has more under his belt than some of his peers who already have that hit.
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(Video) NEF The Pharaoh On ‘Real Late With Peter Rosenberg’

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Straight off of a flight from the Bay, NEF The Pharaoh dropped by Hot 97 last week to talk to Peter Rosenberg for Real Late.

In town for the NYC stop of G-Eazy’s Endless Summer tour with Logic, YG and Yo Gotti, Neffy discussed his upcoming album, revealed his unique writing process, schools Rosenberg on the Bay Area slang and more. Check out the interview below.
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(Photos) SXSW 2016 + INTPL Live! [Austin, TX]

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Our podcast had a live show at SXSW this year, so I went down a few days early to catch some shows and have some fun! I had the pleasure of seeing Atlantic artist PJ perform a few times as well as NEF The Pharaoh, Tdot iLLdude, Mike Zombie and Chill Moody.

Thank you to Annie at Mass Appeal for taking care of me at the Mass Appeal BBQ (featuring Nas, Dave East, Mannie Fresh, Cipha Sounds, Yo Gotti and many more) and the Mass Appeal Brunch! Shout to Chuck Creekmur, DJ Carisma, DJ Damage, IAMSU!, P-Lo, Kehlani, Kamaiyah, Nineteen85 and everyone else I saw/met/got drunk with, LOL. So glad I got to see the Illmore in its last year! And the FADER Fort was dope too.
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(Photos) Me Doing Misc. Cool Shit – January 2016

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This month, Mike Epps and A$AP Rocky dropped by Hot97, Skinny Pop sent me the ILL care package, I hit up G-Eazy‘s show with NEF The Pharaoh and I was honored to be invited to a dinner to celebrate Angie Martinez’s career, along with some other amazing women in media like Laura Stylez, Naturi Naughton, Emily B, Angela Yee, Miss Info and more!
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