While chilling at my crib listenin to the #TakeCare and #Ambition, #Dope albums by the way, I was going through my boys blog that I work with and stumbled upon his mixtape. I went through it and was like damn that's Tef? Next day I went to work and we got the choppin it up about his mixtape, life, fashion, and the state of hip hop now. Tef is a real down to earth cat that's got a lot drive, motivation, and great potential to be part of the new school breed of rappers. So I asked him if he was interested in doing a quick interview with me he said and I quote "fasho fam that's what's up". Haha
Check out the interview
Alius: Where you from in Detroit?
Kid Tef: I was born and raised across the street from Motown Hitsville Studios. so you could say Zone 8. I started rapping when I moved to Joy rd in the 11th grade.
Alius: What category is your music?
Kid Tef: My category of music is not even a category. I would describe it as real music. On "The Bad Bitches and Comic Books" joint I have real concept songs that your everyday regular street nigga can relate to, but I still got them songs where you can play em around ya girl and not feel disrespectful. I also feel like my shit is just inspirational music cause I aint talkin about no bullshit.
Alius: What does it (the music) sound like?
Kid Tef: People say my album is the first album they can rock to from beginning to end and thats what I set out to do. Make a REAL ALBUM. I'ts more of a smooth album, I like to refer to myself as the new A Tribe Called Quest. Like the social conscience rapper with a pistol on his side in a louie belt.
Alius: Hahaha Swagg
Kid Tef: Yeah like you gotta check out the "Im cool" track where basically we talking about how fake everything is nowadays. Titties, ass, cars, jewelry etc. Like keep it real if you cant afford it don't front.
Alius: What does your music mean to you and others?
Kid Tef: My music means the world to me. I am an Artist. People try to be alot of shit that they aint and some people try to run from who they are. I cant run from what I am and I am an Artist.
Alius: What other ventures are you working on?
Kid Tef: My other ventures include a management deal with "Nati Celebrity Services" which is Dmx's publicist. My websites thedetroitzuu.blogspot.com & saintandrewskitchen.blogspot.com and some other things I cant really speak on at this point but Im always about my money.
Alius: What are your goals in life?
Kid Tef: My goals in life are high as shit. Like I want it all like Scarface/Tony Montana, but really just feed my daughter and keep niggas in my ear like "yeah when you said that on this it made me feel like this". For me thats the best shit in the world because inspiration is so reciprocal.
Alius: What does Detroit mean or stand for in your eyes?
Kid Tef: In my eyes Detroit is my heart it made me what I am even with this music shit. Like I said I grew up in the ghetto across the street from Hitsville studios and I remember Michael Jackson came and it was the most incredible thing I ever saw. I mean people from all over followed this man to the ghetto, I mean people from all over the Earth.Thats Motown thats Detroit.
Alius: What is the rap game missing the most right now?
Kid Tef: The rap game is missing albums that you can listen to from track 1 to 14 and its missing quality and taste.
Alius: Where do you plan on being in the next 5 years?
Kid Tef: Rich living my dreams and blowing kush on the beach.
Heres the link to his mix tape "Bad Bitches and Comic Books"
VIA ALIUS MAGAZINE