Breakout: "Coming Outta Missouri"

Also Check: K.N.G.M.F.B.

And: "Out The Kitchen Remix" featuring GLC

Name: Tef Poe

Age: 24

Reppin’: Footklan, Bullet Train Army, Overdose Ent., St. Louis, MO

My style and/or skills have been compared to: A Midwestern Nas with a pinch of Kanye, Eminem, 2pac, and Ice Cube.

My standout records and/or moments have been: Opening for Lupe Fiasco in front of a crowd of over 25,000 fans. I’ve collaborated with GLC, Killer Mike, and Royce da 5’9"’s brother Kid Vishis. I am currently working on an LP entirely produced by DJ Burn One. Most artists pay to play but off the strength of talent and work ethic I’ve opened for Big K.R.I.T. ,Yelawolf, and Big Boi from OutKast in front of capacity crowds. I’ve rocked the same stage as Common in front of 15,000 people. I am completely independent and moving my own product.

I’m gonna change the game by: Being honest with myself and the audience.I want to showcase my creativity and have fun doing it. I love all forms of hip-hop music and I want to experiment with them all. I want to be political yet relevant to the easy listener that may not desire to hear a bunch of preaching. I want to create records that influence people to think differently yet have fun. The best MCs could do anything. I want to be the in same lane as Big Pun, Scarface, Biggie, Redman ect. All of these gentlemen will be respected forever.

I’d Like to Work With: One day if I’m fortunate I’d like to work with the likes of Timberland and Dr.Dre these guy’s are pure genius and have created rap legends.I desire to do more work with Rockwell Knuckles, Trifectka and Tech Supreme. I’m currently working on securing a feature from Stic.Man of Dead Prez. My dream record would feature Eminem, Nas, Rockwell Knuckles, and Lil Wayne. I would love to be able to jump in the water with the best lyricists alive and see if my talent can uphold itself.

My goal in hip-hop is: I am praying that when it’s all said and done I look up one day and find myself on some type of Top 5 Dead or Alive list. This is a day to day process but my goal is to introduce myself to the world and speak for the impoverished people of my community.My goal is to tell the truth while being creative and influential. I hope I eventually leave the underground and sale more records than Creed [laughs]. Right now my focus is gaining one fan a day.

I’m gonna be the next: I am going to be the next Tef Poe. I’m going to evolve into whatever the universe has planned for me.

To check out more of my music go to: @TefPoe or