Video: Nef The Pharaoh – “Needed You The Most”

The Latest Video From the Vallejo Rapper’s Mushrooms & Coloring Books Album Finds Him Enjoying a Night Off in London


Critical Praise:

“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.” – The FADER

“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.” – NOISEY

“…the best rapper from Vallejo since the last great rapper from Vallejo [Mac Dre]” – Passion of the Weiss

“[Nef the Pharaoh] distinguished himself in the last couple years as one of the Bay Area’s most exciting and charismatic rappers – possesses the wit, versatility, and magnetism that might land him a larger, nationwide audience.” – Pitchfork

“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

“There may be no rapper working right now who brings more good cheer and positive vibes than Vallejo’s Nef the Pharaoh” – Noisey

The Video:

Twisting syllables into witty bars with his elastic flow, Nef The Pharoah is one of a kind. Leaving the cozy confines of the Bay Area to jet across the Atlantic, Nef shares Needed You The Most,” his new video, premiered by HipHopDX. Sipping Hennessy straight out of the bottle on a London Bridge (but not the London Bridge), Nef shouts his haters and doubters: “I walk around like a forgotten, all I see is death/Was born then, now I’m alive, bitch, I can beat the stress/You fell out with your ghostwriter, that’s an easy F.” A subdued and heartfelt track produced by Montage, “Needed You The Most” is the opening track from Mushrooms & Coloring Books, Nef’s new album.

“‘Needed You Most’ was fueled by me working my ass off and finally getting a big show overseas,” Nef told HipHopDX. “The best part of the video was recording by Big Ben.”

With provocative cover art courtesy of @DistorteddMushrooms & Coloring Books bends the framework of Bay Area rap, staying true to its foundations, but pushing the boundaries with playful experimentation. Running the gamut from mob music to electro-funk to smooth jazz to Ibiza-friendly dance-rap, Mushrooms & Coloring Books proves Nef’s endless adaptability, weaving his malleable flow between hits of acid bass, breaking into nursery rhyme patter, and even flashing melody when the occasion calls. Featuring appearances from Tyga, Sada Baby, ALLBLACK, Slimmy B of SOB x RBE, Rexx Life Raj, ShooterGang Kony, LOE Gino, and Scando The Darklord, and with production from Brodinski along with Bay Area mainstays like Djfresh and DTBMushrooms & Coloring Books is available everywhere via Sick Wid It Records/EMPIRE.

Watch “Needed You The Most”: https://youtu.be/_YdzFnb1CJI

Buy/Stream Mushrooms & Coloring Bookshttps://empire.lnk.to/mushrooms

Check out the HipHopDX premiere: https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.52781/title.dxclusive-nef-the-pharaoh-roams-london-in-needed-you-most-video

Mushrooms & Coloring Books Tracklist: 1. Needed You Most (prod by Montage)
2. Hit The Blade (prod by Apollo Jets)
3. South Vallejo (prod by Djfresh )
4. High Voltage (feat. Tyga) (prod by DTB)
5. Drought (prod by Jslappy)
6. Lethal Weapon (feat. Slimmy B) (prod by DTB)
7. Purple Cups (feat. LOE Gino) (prod by Koast)
8. Tap Yo Pussy (prod by Djfresh)
9. This Bitch Said
10. Beat That Vest Up (feat. Shootergang Kony) (prod by DTB)
11. Rockstar
12. Soulless (feat. Scando The Darklord)
13. Love Got Us Beefin
14. Left Me In The Mud (feat. Sada Baby) (prod by Djfresh)
15. Still I Rise (feat. Rexx Life Raj) (prod by Konz Beats)
16. Attempt 2 Snatch by Nef The Pharaoh (feat. ALLBLACK) (prod by Brodinski)

Please contact Michelle or Scott for more info.

The Background:

Since the mid-2010s, Vallejo, California’s Nef The Pharaoh has led a movement that recharged the entire Bay scene. “I always stayed true to my culture,” he notes. Instead of chasing trends, Nef looked to the legacies of Mac Dre and E-40 to become a star. “When I stepped on the scene, I opened the doors for Vallejo and the new Bay Area,” the 24-year-old asserts. Approaching 2019’s Mushrooms & Coloring Books, the rapper with nearly 100 million YouTube views has proven his command. Now, he will use his skills and artistry to reach even more fans.

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Bio, photos, and streams available here: www.audibletreats.com/nef-the-pharaoh

“Needed You The Most”: https://youtu.be/_YdzFnb1CJI

Mushrooms & Coloring Bookshttps://empire.lnk.to/mushrooms

“Beat That Vest Up” ft. Kony: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUtobYExylE / https://Empire.lnk.to/Vest

“TYP”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jPN6AF-D00 / https://empire.lnk.to/tapyopussy

“High Voltage” ft. Tyga: https://Empire.lnk.to/highvoltage

“South Vallejo”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AOgBU2NoDo // https://empire.lnk.to/SouthVallejo

Vice Versa EP (w/Shootergang Kony): https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vice-versa-ep/1439128854?app=itunes

The Big Chang Theoryhttps://Empire.lnk.to/TheBigChangTheory // https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-big-chang-theory/1415129927?ls=1&app=itunes

Porter2Grape (w/03 Greedo): https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/porter-2-grape-ep/1397491630?ls=1&app=itunes

“Big Tymin'”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3EPYFrBaoQ