Tef Wesley
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Tef Wesley

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., United States | Established. Jan 01, 1983 | SELF

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 1983
Band Hip Hop




"Tef Wesley Serves Conciousness to All Naysayers on His Latest Offering “F.T.S”"

Following up the momentum of his buzzing single “Gametime”, Tef Wesley continues his relentless onslaught of aggressive rhymes and witty wordplay over top of a sinister, hard hitting production provided by Grussle.

In a new era where lyricists get overlooked regularly, listening to dope emcees like Tef is refreshing for me. Without a doubt, many of us respect the art and culture, but the amount of people who don’t, outnumber us. This is one of the reasons why it’s vital for us to keep our ears to the streets as well as be open minded about new artists we might come across on the net.

“F.T.S.” will be featured on Tef Wesley and Grussle’s upcoming album “Pens & Needles”, dropping sometime in the near future.

Listen Below - The Source

"Tef Wesley & Grussle Feat. DJ Ragz – “Gametime”"

Tef Wesley is back in action. After sending a warning shot out with “RX” last year, he’s serving up a brand new single, “Gametime”, to kick off things in 2015. Produced by Grussle, this track will be on their upcoming collaborative album, Pens & Needles, due out later this year.

“Gametime” is a strong return to the table, modernizing the golden era hip hop sound with thorough rhymes over hard-hitting production and topped off with impressive cuts on the hook by DJ Ragz of the Jazz Addixx/Muzik Fiendz crew. The song was mixed and mastered by legendary engineer Eddie Sancho.

In the visual for the hit, Tef Wesley takes us into a day in the life with his SK crew and friends, representing to the fullest. The video was directed by Darren Harper for Love Being Street films. - Respect Magazine

"Tef Wesley - RX"

Inner Loop recording artist Tef Wesley debuts the video for “RX,” the first release from Pens N Needles, his collaborative album with producer Grussle. The video for “RX,” which features audio clips from the infamous Charles Manson, was filmed by Stacks Calhoun. Tef’s gritty, aggressive style is well suited by Manson’s emphatic rambling and the video’s urban setting. Look for Pens N Needles to release some time in the near future. Watch the video for “RX” below. Watch the video for Tef and Grussle’s IndieGogo campaign afterwards. - Artistic Manifesto

"Tef Wesley - Corner Store Loosies EP"

As a prelude to his upcoming album with Grussle, titled "Pens & Needles" , Tef Wesley released a free 8-track EP called "Corner Store Loosies", in March, presented by Inner Loop Records. It features Bear Witnez, Muggsy Malone, Matt Eps, and Tese Fever. I'm new to this Virginia emcee, but i'm digging his ambitious, violent raps. And the production on this project is REAL NICE. You should stream it below and download it if you like it. - Tiffology (Crayon Beats Magazine)

"Tef Wesley - Illuminated Skarfaces"

Tef Wesley may be a new face in the Booth, but he comes with a soulfully gritty style guaranteed to have old souls nodding along. On newly-leaked mixtape cut Illuminated Skarfaces, the D.C. representer gives listeners a preliminary taste of his time-tested style, delivering gimmick-free, lyrically-acute bars over Grussle‘s retro-informed samples and boom-bap beat. Like what you’re hearing? Plenty more awaits on Wesley’s debut street album, Corner Store Loosies, set to drop March 14, via Inner Loop Records - DJ Booth.Net

"T.E.F.L.O.N. "The Pre-Concpeption Review""

"T.E.F.L.O.N. is a producer/MC out of the D.C. area. Since one of my homies is from the DC are, I know those DC cats can be crazy but you don't think of a lot of quality coming out of the nation's capital. At first I was kind of apprehensive when I saw the cover and the name, thinking I was in for some of the run of the mill norm thug/gangsta lyrics. Luckily for me though (and you), the phrase "don't judge a book by it's cover" as this possess more resemblance to Little Brother than Lil Wayne. Sure, we have our gun talk here and there, but the majority of the production is pretty soulful with the tracks "Sure Thing" and "Lethal Dosage" standing out the most for me. It's a mixtape and I'm getting to where I would rather bang my head against a brick wall than listen to 90% of the mixtapes out there but this is good enough to get me to check for his project that will be dropping in 2008." - Travis Glave (Wake Your Daughter Up)


Fuck That Shit (Single) - 2015

Gametime (Single) - 2015

RX (Single) - 2014

Corner Store Loosies EP - 2012

The Pre-Conception Mixtape (Hosted by DJ Rerok) - 2007



Tef Wesley is an emcee/producer/engineer that hails from Washington D.C. but grew up in Maryland and currently resides in Virginia. Tef has been a staple in the DMV Hip Hop scene since the late 90’s and has been making headway since 2004 but his first major buzz happened in 2007 after his DJ Rerok hosted mixtape “The Pre-Conception” made noise in the DMV and beyond through MySpace and several underground Hip Hop blogs.

The next year, Tef executive produced the successful Epidemik x Peter Rosenberg (of Hot 97 fame) mixtape “Nature Of The Beast”. 2008 also saw Tef open for acts such as Sean Price, Ill Bill, Masta Ace and Dilated Peoples amongst others. The momentum and word of mouth generated from both mixtapes and his live shows also lead to a spot during a leg of the 2008 Vans Warped Tour thus raising his profile even more.

Tef Wesley is also a member of the Inner Loop Records family. Inner Loop Records serves as a home to several of the DMV’s best and brightest emcees and producers. In addition to being involved with recording and production of several Inner Loop Records releases Tef has also made frequent guest appearances on their releases over the years. Tef Wesley is also the owner and operator of a the highly respected recording facility located in Fredericksburg, VA. His talents in engineering and production serve him well in not only overseeing projects recorded there but in it’s day to day operations.

Tef Wesley is also a highly capable emcee and live performer. His rhymes and flow are both equally ferocious but he also possesses the versatility to craft songs with concepts and subject matter that appeal to a wide array of fans. He can convey a wide array of emotions and make songs to make you party, think or just nod your head and rewind the track to catch some of his clever bars.

2012 was been a busy year for Tef as the project he co-executive produced with world renowned fellow emcee/producer/engineer ST/MiC, Mina Leon’s “Running Red Lights” was released to critical acclaim. Not only that, but Tef’s own project “Corner Store Loosies EP” dropped on Inner Loop Records. He continued to stay in the studio with fellow ILR producer Grussle working on a follow up project titled “Pens & Needles”.

He went on to do a number of high profile shows while working on "Pens & Needles" in the area at top notch venues performing alongside artists such as Jedi Mind Tricks, La Coka Nostra, Action Bronson, Danny Brown, Rittz and more.

Tef's current single "Gametime" has been building a buzz throughout the spring and summer of 2015, gaining plays on the legendary "Halftime Show" on WNYU as well as spins on Shade45 and HipHopNation on Sirius XM.

The man professionally known as Tef Wesley has been featured prominently on sites such as Respect Mag, YouHeardThatNew. HipHopSince1987, OnSmash, Poisonous Paragraphs, Wake Your Daughter Up, When They Reminisce, DMV Life, Real Hype DC, DMV Flow, Bloggerhouse, Producers I Know, Praverb DotNet, KevinNottingham.com, DatPiff and DJBooth.net. The Source, Crayon Beats, Artistic Manifesto, and more.