Nef The Pharaoh is the standard-bearer for the new wave of Bay Area rap. Preparing a new showcase for his party-starting and psychedelic brand of regional rap, Nef announces Mushrooms & Coloring Books, his upcoming album.
Spanning 16 tracks, the project builds on the foundation of Bay Area rap music, spicing it up with a different sonic element on each summer-ready track. 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 a skill with 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 DTB, Mushrooms & Coloring Books will release on August 12th.
Furthermore, Mushrooms & Coloring Books is Nef’s second studio album, following 2018’s The Big Chang Theory, a fun and energetic project. Last summer, Nef collaborated with 03 Greedo for Porter 2 Grape and capped off his successful year with Vice Versa another collaborative EP, this time with ShooterGang Kony, a buzzing Sacramento rapper and one of Nef’s closest friends. Stay tuned for much more from the 23-year-old rapper on the road to the new album’s release.
Along with the announcement of the album, Nef shares “High Voltage,“ a simmering and sultry slapper. The new single boasts a snarling appearance from Tyga, who lends his signature SoCal slickness to the proceedings. “High Voltage” is the second release from the upcoming album, following the hyper-local “South Vallejo.”