Video: Nef The Pharaoh – “Drop Addy”

The Crown Prince of Bay Area Hip-Hop Switches Up His Style in This Laid Back Jam, Video Premiered by Mass Appeal

10.20.2017

Critical Praise:

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

“Neffy Got Wings is the album of the week” – Stereogum

“…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

“There may be no rapper working right now who brings more good cheer and positive vibes than Vallejo’s Nef the Pharaoh” – Noisey

The Video:

Oozing a wily, energetic charisma and bending his elastic flow over any instrumental he can get his hands on, Nef The Pharaoh is one of the most talented rappers to come out of the Bay Area this decade. Wading through ringing keyboards, undulating synths, wavy vocal samples, and staccato percussion, Nef serves up one for the druggies with Drop Addy.” The video finds Nef recounting his experience with women and pills, while the disorienting camera effects mimic the feeling of mixing just the right amount of Xanax and Adderall and Emoji-faced women frolic in his pool. “‘Drop Addy’ is just a term me and my team use for ‘send me your location,’ The video is a mix of the Playboy Mansion meets Wolf of Wall Street.” Premiered by Mass Appeal, “Drop Addy” is Nef’s first video since the fun-loving yet intimidating Bling Blaow,” a highlight from The Chang Project, released this summer

Combining an old-school, colorful rhyming style with pristine, state-of-the-art Bay Area production, Nef’s The Chang Project is a mature effort from the Sick Wid It signee, representative of his growth from teenaged phenom to a father and a leader. “Bling Blaow” is the third high quality visual from the project, following the Noisey-premiered, SXSW-set “Spice,” which featured SOB x RBE’s Yhung T.O., and the more recent release of Move4,” featuring OMB Peezy and Jay Ant, filmed at skateparks near Venice Beach. Boasting appearances from Ty Dolla $ign, Larry June, Caleborate, SOB x RBE, OMB PeezyJay Ant, and others, The Chang Project is an appetizer for The Big Chang Theory, Nef’s upcoming debut album. This summer, Nef The Pharaoh opened for A$AP Ferg at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and will grace the stage this weekend at Rolling Loud Bay Area. “I feel like I’m being rewarded for doing something good.” said Nef in his recent GEN F feature for The FADER. “God got a plan for everyone, and this is his plan for me. It feels good. Dopamine!”

Watch “Drop Addy”: https://youtu.be/NilF-fri1bg

Check out the Mass Appeal premiere: https://massappeal.com/nef-the-pharaoh-drop-addy-premiere/

Please contact Michelle or Isabel for more info.

The Background:

Praised by Jeff Weiss as “the best rapper from Vallejo since the last great rapper from Vallejo,” the legendMac Dre being his predecessor, 21 -year-old Nef The Pharaoh is one of the Bay Area’s most exciting young emcees. Signed to E-40‘s Sick Wid It RecordsNef The Pharaoh delivered his debut retail release, a self-titled EP, in November 2015 to high critical praise. Featuring the breakthrough radio hit “Big Tymin’,” which charted at #34 on San Francisco’s 106 KMEL‘s Top 106 Songs of 2015 and earned more than 7.7 million views on YouTube, the Nef The Pharaoh EP firmly established the rapper on the national scene. Nef followed his breakthrough project by joining producer Cardo for Neffy Got Wingsa collaborative EP which released in January, and by accompanying G-EazyA$AP Ferg, and Marc E. Bassy on the national When It’s Dark Out Tour. Nef’s next project, Fresh Outta Space 3, came out September 1st.


Links:

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“Drop Addy”: https://youtu.be/NilF-fri1bg

“Bling Blaow!” ft. SOB x RBE (Slimmy B): https://soundcloud.com/nefidelaphante/bling-blaow-ft-sob-x-rbe-slimmy-b // https://youtu.be/FJVxiyiVflg

“Move4” ft. OMB Peezy & Jay Ant: https://youtu.be/7Goq8uk6luA

“Create a Wave” ft. 24hrs: https://open.spotify.com/album/1TdyGAwCJ2v49uNtqwNSue

The Chang ProjectEmpire.lnk.to/TheChangProject // https://soundcloud.com/nefidelaphante/sets/the-chang-project

“Back Out” ft. Ty Dolla $ign: https://soundcloud.com/nefidelaphante/back-out-feat-ty-dolla-ign

“Spice” ft. SOB x RBE (Yhung T.O.): https://youtu.be/MDn2QwxlOXU

“Put You On” ft. Juvenile: https://youtu.be/RmcdCIf7tDg

Fresh Out Space 3: https://soundcloud.com/nefidelaphante/sets/fresh-outta-space-3

Neffy Got Wingshttps://soundcloud.com/nefidelaphante/sets/niffy-got-wings

“Big Tymin'”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3EPYFrBaoQ

Bio, photos, and streams available here: www.audibletreats.com/nef-the-pharaoh