Nef The Pharaoh
The musical landscape of the Bay Area Hip-Hop scene has always cultivated highly talented artists such as the Hip-Hop greats known as E-40 and "Too Short". Nonetheless, the upcoming artists that evolved from that Old School Era of Bay Area Hip-Hop have been gradually building their own buzz and creating their own movements.
Among the most notable of these artists is the Vallejo, California native and "Big Tymer" known as, "Nef The Pharaoh". Since the age of four, "Tonee Hayes" has been practicing his craft of being an MC and coined his moniker, "Nef The Pharaoh" from the Bay Area legend E-40 (who originally gave him the name "NEFidelaphante") and would then shorten the name for effective marketing purposes.
The influences and artists that Nef attached himself most to were the Bay Area legends E-40, Too Short, Mac Dre and even the New York great Busta Rhymes. In 2014, Nef would score his first local hit in, "Bitch I'm From Vallejo" which would ultimately gain him more respect from E-40 who invited Nef to jump on the track, "707" from E-40's album, "Sharp On All 4 Corners: Corner 1". The year of 2015 would prove to be Nef The Pharaoh's year and would prove as a launchpad for his career when he dropped the smash single, "Big Tymin". Just months after the release of the track, Nef released his self-titled EP, "Nef The Pharaoh" in November of 2015.
Nef is planning to release his debut album, "My Great Impression" later this year! Please be sure to check out some of his best music below!