By Jack Barnes
With an elastic flow and an irrepressible energy, Nef The Pharaoh can turn any situation into a party. The bounciest of all the neo-hyphy bangers that populate his debut album The Big Chang Theory, “86” chronicles an incident when Nef was too lit for the club. In the new video, Nef squads up with Cuban Doll and ALLBLACK in the Hollywood Hills, turning up in a gorgeous apartment and disturbing some neighbors in the process. Hosted on No Jumper, “86” is the latest creative visual from the project, following the playalistic “Boostin‘” and the celebratory “That Was God.” Enjoy this video stream below after the jump and please share this with friends.
Showing off his skills over glistening Bay Area beats, Nef flexes on his success, stunts on lesser emcees, and brags about his rhyming prowess on The Big Chang Theory, but also finds the time to reflect on his past, to ruminate on social issues such as police violence. Praised by Noisey, who raved “it’s a joyous, melodic project with the old school, timeless feel we’ve come to expect from Nef the Pharaoh. Do yourself a favor and play this in a car as soon as physically possible,” and Pitchfork, who said “Nef is the rare rapper who whose music feels free—free of narrative cohesion, outside interference, or any sense of pressure.” Featuring appearances from Dej Loaf, OMB Peezy, Cuban Doll, ALLBLACK, JT The 4th and more, The Big Chang Theory arrived via KILFMB / Sick Wid It / EMPIRE.
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 the single “Bling Blaow,” which features Slimmy B of SOB x RBE. Earlier this summer, Nef shared Porter2Grape, an action-packed 5-track collaborative EP with L.A. rapper 03 Greedo. Featuring appearances from ALLBLACK and singer Chris O’Bannon, the blistering EP, featuring the single “Ball Out” and the Pitchfork Best New Track “Blow-Up Bed,“ is currently available for stream and purchase via EMPIRE.
The Big Chang Theory tracklist:
1. Heads Up (ft. OMB Peezy)
3. A (ft. JT The 4th)
5. Big Boss Chang
6. 86 (ft. ALLBLACK & Cuban Doll)
7. Huh (ft. Yakki)
8. Knock Down A Fan
9. What We Have (ft. Dej Loaf)
10. Tokyo Driftin (ft. Raymond McMahon)
12. Totally Different
13. That Was God (ft. Jay Brown & Lesia Brown)
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