22-year-old, Tampa-bred rapper STEF was a Division 1 college basketball prospect who turned down a promising future as an elite athlete. Over the 4 years, he has transmuted those same efforts into his artistic craft and perfecting his craft. With a sound mirroring the genre-blurring strides that music is heading toward, there’s no doubt that STEF’s artistry is ready for the masses.
Today, the lyricist on-the-rise releases his debut single, “MAKE YA HOLLA,” a colorful and catchy record that showcases his clever and witty flow and punchlines that take listeners back to the nostalgia of 2000’s hip-hop.
The cartoonishly appealing track bounces to an irreverent hook about trying to spit game at the ladies at a house party. STEF raps with effortless ease over a choppy, but melodic beat clearly inspired by the warm, burbling thump of classic house. With heavy influences from Outkast, Busta Rhymes and Eminem all infused in one, Stef’s looking to become music’s rookie of the year.
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