Changing what Smash means to St.Louis 1 event at a time, That’s Tef Poe’s plan as hr puts together the 1st S.M.A.S.H. (St.Louis Music Art, Sports, Humanitarian Festival), October 20th at the Ready Room. The line up pf performers, invited guest, & honorees include some of the most influential faces in St.Louis for the last couple of years .
Back for the 3rd time, Poe Fest returns Sat. November 18th headlined by Ivy League scholar, activist, and internationally recognized hip hop artist Tef Poe, accompanied by hip hop legend Project Pat. The annual event now in its 3rd year features some familiar faces includeding Bates & T Dubb O, as well as artist from across the US including Jabee of Oklahoma City, & Rebel Diaz of New York City.
No signs of stopping or slowing down after “Poe Fest” retired Freestyle Friday Champ Tef Poe keeps the wave alive, speaking the complexed ghetto gospel on one of the hottest beats of 2016. Released less then a day after Young Ma was mia at a show she was allegedly booked for in midtown St.Louis, you might think its a diss record but it is…not. Check it out below.
Days before his signature Poe Fest at newly constructed Delmar Hall on the world famous Delmar / U City Loop Tef Poe takes to Facebook to express his disappointment with neighboring Vintage Vinyl record store, accusing them of Gentrification, and even questioned if it was a hobby spot for vinyl enthusiasts or a music store. Follow his post below to engage, rebuttal, agree disagree. Also, catch Poe Fest this Sunday at Delmar Hall with special guest & former Good Music song writer / Rapper GLC, Bet Freestyle Friday Champ Big Will & more. Buy tickets here.
Tef Poe delivers a powerful recap of the turmoil that escalated on August 9th, entitled “Gas Mask.” Upon releasing this resistance anthem January 1st its been heard almost 1,000 times on soundcloud alone before January 3rd.
Gas Mask is also the 1st release from Tef Poe’s newly legalized Delmar Records.
A hip hop documentary that Features The Opinions Of The Current Hip-Hop Scene In Peoria, IL, St. Louis, And Chicago. Featured Artist Includes, Tef Poe Kris Warren, Mr. Peoria, Real Talk, And Dj WhoBeta to name a few. Full Documentary Coming Soon, be sure to Subscribe to Unique Vision youtube channel to see it 1st.
Check out the Trailer for Who Run It Volume 1, which focuses on the hip hop scene of Central Illinois narrated by Dj Smooth of 90.7 FM Strictly Hip Hop Radio Show.
From the back pages of the XXL to the front line of the Ferguson protest, another moment to highlight in Tef Poe’s quest for rap stardom, after meeting the producer of many Wu-Tang classic singles, and albums, and considered to be the leader of the Wu Bobby Digital, bka RZA, during his time in St.Louis. Rza was on hand for an exhibit at the World Chess Hall of Fame dedicated to chess and hip hop, in which he was a special guest and speaker.
Tef was introduced to the iconic Wu member and was asked to deliver 8 bars on the spot & was ready seconds later, as I almost missed the opportunity to record a moment must rappers would dream for.