Fresh off of a month long journey to Jordan where he represented the United States Hip Hop community as part of a fellowship with Next Level USA; author, educator, award-winning journalist, social revolutionary and lifelong MC, Tef Poe is back and ready to make some waves with his new single, Believe Me. After initially signing with Tommy Boy, Tef Poe had to put new releases on hold as he overcame some hardships at home - including the loss off his father and near loss of his brother. Now back with a new hunger and a stash of bangers, Tef Poe is ready to close out 2019 on a high note, starting with his new single. Fast fire flows, deep hitting bars and an unmatched energy carry the track, sure to give longtime fans something to be excited about and new fans something fresh for their playlists.
Hailing from St. Louis, Tef Poe is not only a highly respected performer, but is a highly respected member of his community who co-founded Hands Up United in nearby Ferguson and continually advocates for racial justice in the US and abroad. In the past, Tef Poe has traveled to Geneva to testify at the United Nations on behalf of Ferguson protestors, visited Palestine as a member of the historic Dream Defenders delegation and was even invited to the White House by Barack Obama to discuss strategy regarding the demilitarization of police.
More recently, Tef Poe has been invited to Harvard University as part of both the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History and the Nasir Jones Hip Hop fellowship at the prestigious W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute. Always ready to put in the work and fight for what he believes in, Tef Poe’s tenacity has been widely been praised – garnering attention from the likes of The New York Times, Time Magazine, BBC and even landing him a feature from Cornel West on his 2017 album Black Julian 2.
Check out the official audio below.