EP: Nef The Pharaoh & 03 Greedo – Porter2Grape

Featuring Appearances from ALLBLACK and Chris O’Bannon, the New EP Finds the Vallejo Wunderkind and the Watts Cult Figure Displaying a Natural Chemistry Over 5 Uniquely West Coast Tracks


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 Announcement:

Wielding a unique lyricism and a trademark eccentricity atop bouncy Bay Area production, Nef The Pharaoh cuts a formidable figure in Hip-Hop’s youth movement. Joining forces with 03 Greedo, Watts’ melodic mastermind, Nef shares Porter2Grapean action-packed 5-track EP. Blending their signature styles into a distinctly West Coast cocktail, Nef and 03 have wildly different, but complementary approaches to the art of emceeing, with the Vallejo native employing elastic double-time flows and the Watts denizen deploying his supernatural sense of melody to transform each instrumental into a unique experience. Featuring the Complex-premiered single “Ball Out,” a veritable carnival of bars featuring Oakland rising star ALLBLACKPorter2Grape is Nef’s first project of 2018 and one of the final projects to be released before 03 Greedo begins his 20-year prison term. Featuring an additional guest appearance from singer Chris O’Bannon, the blistering EP is currently available for stream and purchase via EMPIRE.

“It was really dope as fuck working with him,” says Nef The Pharaoh about 03 Greedo. “We both freestyle so it was cool to see how he works, plus our voices sound RAW AF together. LMAO, he just texted saying we need to get 5 more tracks in!”

Breaking through with his self-titled 2015 EP and its hit single “Big Tymin‘,” the 23-year-old Nef The Pharaoh quickly established himself as one of the most unique and popular emcees in the Bay. Signed to E-40’s Sick Wid It Records, the charismatic emcee is a fixture on regional radio, releasing an acclaimed collaborative EP with Cardo Got Wingz (Kendrick Lamar, Drake) in 2016 and hitting in 2017 with “Bling Blaow,” which featured Slimmy B of SOB x RBE. Earlier this year, Nef shared “Big Boss Chang,” which landed on Spotify’s Most Necessary playlist, and is currently working on The Big Chang Theory, his upcoming debut album.

Buy/Stream Porter2Grapehttps://Empire.lnk.to/Porter2GrapeEP

Check out the Billboard premiere: https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/8464906/03-greedo-nef-the-pharaohs-porter2grape-ep-stream

Please contact Michelle or Scott 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 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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Porter2Grape (w/03 Greedo): https://Empire.lnk.to/Porter2GrapeEP

“Ball Out” ft. ALLBLACK: https://soundcloud.com/nefidelaphante/ball-out-feat-allblack-nef-the-pharaoh-03-greedo

“Big Boss Chang”: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/big-boss-chang/1332903174?i=1332903184&app=itunes // https://soundcloud.com/nefidelaphante/big-boss-chang/

“Bussin”: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bussin-single/1331704821?ls=1&app=itunes // http://AdultSwim.com/singles

“Kenan & Kel”: https://soundcloud.com/nefidelaphante/kenan-kel

“LOE Gino’s Interlude” ft. LOE Gino: https://youtu.be/EYPh0gaFG4Y

“Poppin Again”: https://youtu.be/FbgzX6wiPX0

“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