Single: Nef The Pharaoh – “Big Boss Chang'”

The Vallejo, CA Rapper Announces His Ambitions in a Menacing New Single 


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 Song:

Flashing inventive and elastic flows over the best beats the Bay Area has to offer, Nef The Pharaoh is a growing legend in his home region and beyond. Announcing his arrival with appropriate fanfare, Nef The Pharaoh proclaims his rap supremacy on Big Boss Chang,” his new single. Rocking a hyperactive cadence over a lurching, monster-movie instrumental, Nef lays out his mission statement for 2018, as he evolves from an apprentice to a master. The latest in a line of quality singles from Nef, “Big Boss Chang” follows Bussin,” a gloriously over-the-top hybrid of Bay Area mob and Southern trap, which was the first Adult Swim Single of 2018. The new single will appear on The Big Chang TheoryNef’s upcoming album, due to release in Q1 of this year.

Combining an old-school, colorful rhyming style with pristine, state-of-the-art Bay Area production, Nef turned heads with 2017’s The Chang Project. A mature effort from the Sick Wid It signee, representative of his growth from teenaged phenom to a father and a leaderthe album boasted appearances from Ty Dolla $ign, Larry June, Caleborate, SOB x RBE, OMB Peezy, Jay Ant, and others. This past summer, Nef The Pharaoh opened for A$AP Ferg at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and graced the stage this as a hometown hero at Rolling Loud Bay Area. In December, Nef released a series of loose singles and videos, as he somberly and intelligently addressed social issues in the video for LOE Gino’s Interlude,”Nef’s collaboration with fellow Oakland rapper LOE Gino, and then quickly changed gears for the fun-loving, funky, Nickelodeon-influenced Kenan & Kel.” Nef The Pharaoh closed out 2017 when he graced the stage of Rolling Loud Southern California in San Bernardino, California. Arriving later this season, The Big Chang Theory will further cement Nef as one of Hip-Hop’s most prominent and accomplished rising stars.

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The Background:

About Nef The Pharaoh

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 followed up the EP with Fresh Outta Space 3, a “very Bay Area-y” mixtape that turned heads with its synthesis of regional sounds. In 2017, Nef released The Chang Project, featuring the hit single “Bling Blaow,” performed at Rolling Loud Bay Area and Rolling Loud Southern California and collaborated with OMB Peezy, SOB x RBE, and many more. His next project, The Big Chang Theory, releases in 2018.


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“Big Boss Chang”: //

“Bussin”: //

“Kenan & Kel”:

“LOE Gino’s Interlude” ft. LOE Gino:

“Poppin Again”:

“Drop Addy”:

“Bling Blaow!” ft. SOB x RBE (Slimmy B): //

“Move4” ft. OMB Peezy & Jay Ant:

“Create a Wave” ft. 24hrs:

The Chang //

“Back Out” ft. Ty Dolla $ign:

“Spice” ft. SOB x RBE (Yhung T.O.):

“Put You On” ft. Juvenile:

Fresh Out Space 3:

Neffy Got Wings

“Big Tymin'”:

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