Video: Nef The Pharaoh x Ryan Hemsworth – “Mistletoe”
🌲 👀 YIKES! Neffy’s Gonna Find Out How Naughty Your Girl Is When He Comes to Town 🌲 👀
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
Why, thank you, Nef the Pharaoh. Thank you for blessing us with the hyphy Christmas carol we didn’t know we were missing. 🙏🏽
Teaming up with acclaimed producer Ryan Hemsworth, the Sick Wid It Records rapper releases “Mistletoe,” his unique spin on the Christmas spirit of giving. 😭 Playfully spitting boastful rhymes over dulcet piano lines, Nef flips melodies and lyrics from some holiday classics, including “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer,” “Jingle Bells,” and “I Saw Mommy Kissing Claus.” Spreading Christmas cheer as only Nef can, “Mistletoe” will turn any ordinary holiday party into a true turn-up function.
Explains Nef, “I love Christmas and I’m a ratchet-ass n*gga. That’s what makes me the Chang. You can go to the club after you open your gifts and turn up to this. May all my female and male fans get blown under the mistletoe.” When asked what would happen if his Grandma heard this song, Nef replied, “I would look at her accusingly in the eye and say, ‘You was young once.'”
“Mistletoe” is a cheerful bookend to close Nef’s successful 2016. Nef started the year opening for G-Eazy and A$AP Ferg on the “When It’s Dark Out Tour,” playing shows across the US and Europe. In January, Nef released Neffy Got Wings, an acclaimed collaboration with the producer Cardo, which placed third on Fact Mag’s Best Rap Albums of 2016. After a summer of featuring on local smashes such as E-40’s “Slappin’” and fellow rising star Rexx Life Raj’s “Moxie Java,” Big Chang Chang dropped Fresh Outta Space 3, his second full-length of the year, in late August. Inspired and influenced by his fellow artists in the Bay Area, Fresh Outta Space 3 is a sonically diverse that suits all moods. Most recently, Nef teamed up with Juvenile for “Put You On” and G-Eazy for “Born Leader,” two singles that could very well appear on Nef’s next project, due in 2017.
Watch “Mistletoe”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PqNa0b2k54
Nef The Pharaoh Background
Praised by Jeff Weiss as “the best rapper from Vallejo since the last great rapper from Vallejo,” the legendMac Dre being his predecessor, 21 -year-old Nef The Pharaoh is one of the Bay Area’s most exciting young emcees. Signed to E-40‘s Sick Wid It Records, Nef The Pharaoh delivered his debut retail release, a self-titled EP, in November 2015 to high critical praise. Featuring the breakthrough radio hit “Big Tymin’,” which charted at #34 on San Francisco’s 106 KMEL‘s Top 106 Songs of 2015 and earned more than 7.7 million views on YouTube, the Nef The Pharaoh EP firmly established the rapper on the national scene. Nef followed his breakthrough project by joining producer Cardo for Neffy Got Wings, a collaborative EP which released in January, and by accompanying G-Eazy, A$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.
“Born Leader” ft. G-Eazy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9uHrSVbwQ8
“Put You On” ft. Juvenile: https://youtu.be/RmcdCIf7tDg
“Everything Big”: https://youtu.be/eAE830Li_GE
Neffy Got Wings: https://soundcloud.com/nefidelaphante/sets/niffy-got-wings
“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