Ventilation (feat. Durance Ware)

by Tef Poe

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Track produced by J. DIlla. Mixing by Cory Rpse for Doorway Studios.

Saint Louis based rapper Tef Poe returns with a brand new song titled "Ventilation" featuring Dallas, Texas vocalist Durance Ware. The instrumentation for this piece is provided by Common and Jay Dilla's "The World Is Yours". Tef Poe bleeds out his heart for over 8 minutes as he describes the harsh reality of the drift between indie artists in the Saint Louis hip hop community and the powers that be. He touches on the brutal nature of self doubt and the complications of seeing hometown hero's in his city struggle to be heard and respected. Tef Poe is fresh off the heels of receiving blessings and approval from hip hop legend Brad Jordan aka Scarface for his record titled "Dear Mr. Scarface" which was an open letter to the Houston Texas hip hop icon. "Ventilation" is a honest and emotional look in the mirror as this promising young rapper reflects about the nature his career the harsh conditions of this industry from the perspective of a starving artist. As always Tef Poe is honest and upfront with the listeners.


released July 28, 2014
Tef Poe - vocals
Durance - vocals
J. Dilla - producer
Cory Rose - mixing



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Tef Poe St Louis, Missouri

Tef Poe is a rapper & agent for social change. Through his unwavering integrity, sincere rhymes and passionate actions he is changing the musical and social-political landscape.

Tef is also The Source's Unsigned Hype (2012), retired Champion from BET's 106th & Park Freestyle Friday competition (2013)... and even has his own day (August 6th) in the City of Pinelawn, Missouri.
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