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Born and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri, Kareem Jackson has been honing his weaponry in the war for music supremacy. Through his unwavering integrity, genuine rhymes and expansive delivery, Kareem – better known as Tef Poe – is proving to the world that he is the commander-in-chief.

Tef Poe encompasses and continues to perfect the artistry and performance skills necessary to go the distance in today’s entertainment industry. Originally building a reputation as one of St. Louis’ elite battle rappers, Tef has has risen through the ranks and positioned himself as a seasoned veteran. His solo projects have been well received by the public, critics, and media outlets alike.

Tef has commanded large crowds opening for Lupe Fiasco, Talib Kweli, and Big Boi. His hits have successfully cut through the propaganda and reached the masses via radio play in multiple markets. Poe has been featured on major media outlets such as BET’s Freestyle Friday,,,, The Smoking Section, and several more. In addition, Tef Poe has graced the pages of XXL’s The Break and The Source’s Unsigned Hype.

Tef Poe continues to lead his own offensive collaborating with diverse artists, performing throughout the country, writing for the Riverfront Times, & advocating for human rights as an official performer for Amnesty International. For Tef, there is no option other than complete and total victory. This mindset propels him beyond commander-in-chief… to the War Machine.


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