MP3: Nef The Pharaoh x Cardo – “Action” (ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Eric Bellinger)
On Tour With G-Eazy and A$AP Ferg, and Performing at House Party in NYC This Thursday, the E-40 Signee Debuts Smooth Single via Billboard
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 plays Romeo in his new ode to the ladies,” explains Billboard in their premiere of the 20-year-old Vallejo, CA rapper’s Ty Dolla $ign and Eric Bellinger assisted single “Action.” The song is the second single from Nef The Pharaoh’s collaborative project with fashion-forward producer Cardo, who’s been on the cutting edge for several years providing early work for the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Curren$y, and more. Following his critically acclaimed self-titled EP that released in November via E-40‘s Sick Wid It Records, Nef The Pharaoh’s hot streak continues into the New Year. Complex named Nef The Pharaoh one of 20 Artists to Watch Out for in 2016, “Much as drill artists in Chicago import and interpolate Atlanta trap influences, Nef blends local Bay flavor with hints of Louisiana rap, past and present,” Complex praised. Still,
Nef The Pharaoh x Cardo’s Neffy Got Wings is slated to release this Friday, January 22nd. Prior to “Action,” the project’s first single “#Saydaat” debuted via The FADER, who praised the buzzing artist as a “legend-in-the-making.” In December, Drake shouted out Nef The Pharaoh on Instagram after the two linked during the OVO general’s trip California. Later in the month, Kehlani announced Nef The Pharaoh as the special guest for her sold out Tsunami Christmas event where he performed his hit single “Big Tymin’,” an ode to the Big Tymers and Cash Money era that San Francisco’s 106 KMEL charted at #34 on their Top 106 Songs of 2015.
“Nef’s sensibility isn’t exhausting,” Pitchfork stated in their review of the project. “The rapper can embody the obnoxious neighborhood bully, the smoothest game-spitter in school, and a conscientious father in one song all without spoiling the mood, or upstaging the beat.” XXL named Nef The Pharaoh’s self-titled EP one of the 20 Best Mixtapes and EP’s of 2015, while HotNewHipHop named him one of the Breakout Artists of 2015. Pigeons & Planes shared a study by start-up company Indify that recognized Nef The Pharaoh as one of 20 Artists About to Blow, According to Social Media Stats.
New York City can catch Nef The Pharaoh performing live this week as the special guest at House Party, the city’s biggest weekly party that goes down every Thursday at Webster Hall with DJ sets by Just Blaze, Vashtie, and more. Nationally, fans can find Nef The Pharaoh performing live throughout January and February on G-Eazy‘s When It’s Dark Out Tour alongside A$AP Ferg and Marc E. Bassy.
Listen to “Action” (ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Eric Bellinger): https://soundcloud.com/nefidelaphante/action-feat-ty-dolla-sign-eric-bellinger
Check out the Billboard premiere: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/6844146/nef-the-pharaoh-ty-dolla-sign-eric-bellinger-action
Listen to Nef The Pharaoh EP on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3FEJAO9mOXTbUkfpp7uX9V
Listen to Nef The Pharaoh on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/nefidelaphante/sets/nef-the-pharaoh
Purchase Nef The Pharaoh on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/nef-the-pharaoh/id1050739003
“Action” (ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Eric Bellinger): https://soundcloud.com/nefidelaphante/action-feat-ty-dolla-sign-eric-bellinger
“No Masturbation”: https://soundcloud.com/nefidelaphante/no-masturbation
Nef the Pharaoh: https://soundcloud.com/nefidelaphante/sets/nef-the-pharaoh
“Big Tymin'”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3EPYFrBaoQ