Nef the Pharaoh: From Vallejo to the Big Time

20151111_music_nefthepharaoh_credit_bertjohnson-2-1024x683Nef the Pharaoh (Tonee Hayes) seemed antsy when I met him last week at a recording studio in Pacheco, an East Bay suburb near Concord. Since his hit, “Big Tymin,” earned him a deal with E-40’s Sick Wid It Records earlier this year, the twenty-year-old Vallejo rapper has been in non-stop creative mode. In contrast to his cocky lyrics, Nef is soft-spoken in person, with the body language of someone who hasn’t quite gotten over his childhood shyness. Read the whole article HERE.