It’s been nearly three years since Nef The Pharaoh took the Bay Area by storm with his breakout hit ‘Big Tymin’.’ Since then, under the tutelage of E-40, the South Vallejo rapper has become an ambassador of the region in his own right, championing artists like SOB X RBE, OMB Peezy, and others. With an elastic flow squeezing off-kilter witticisms into fiery rap tracks, Nef The Pharaoh is Bay Area rap royalty. After building up a massive following on the West Coast with a series of popular mixtapes, three acclaimed EPs, and several radio singles, the KIL FMB chief is ready to release The Big Chang Theory, his upcoming debut studio album.
Demonstrating the maturity and wisdom that comes from experience as a leader in the rap game, The Big Chang Theory is a wide-ranging and self-assured project. Showing off his skills over glistening Bay Area beats, Nef flexes on his success, stunts on lesser emcees, and brags about his rhyming prowess, but also finds the time to reflect on his past, to ruminate on social issues such as police violence, and ponder the future of his young daughter. Featuring appearances from Dej Loaf, OMB Peezy, ALLBLACK, Cuban Doll, and more, The Big Chang Theory arrives on August 10th via KILFMB / Sick Wid It / EMPIRE.
Originally released in January, the forthcoming debut’s title track is an impossibly hard lyrical showcase for the young emcee, and proof positive that the Vallejo native leveled up for his official debut.