At the outset of his “Mistletoe” video, Vallejo, California MC Nef the Pharaoh brags about changing the course of history and adds, “Christmas ain’t gone never be the same.” There’s no objective way to measure the audacious claim, but Nef definitely gives Christmas a non-traditional look by demanding fellatio under mistletoe on the track’s chorus. The “Mistletoe” clip comes a mere five days after Nef released the video for his G-Eazy collaboration, “Born Leader.”
Both offerings appear to be digital one-off singles, and the former features Ryan Hemsworth. The inclusion of a stripper suspended from a pole makes Nef the second rapper in as many days to release a visual taking Christmas to the shake joint.
Aside from the video itself, Nef’s Instagram indicates he eschewed the usual Christmas pictures in front of the tree for production stills from his video, featuring him throwing stacks of money and poking fun at Sarah McLachlan's ASPCA commercial featuring “In the Arms of an Angel.”
The star power is ratcheted up for “Born Leader,” as Nef’s label head and Sick Wid It founder E-40 provides the intro. Fellow Bay Area artist G-Eazy joins in as Nef the Pharaoh combines the usual bragging with some introspective bars.
“I got a blueprint that tell me how to do shit/It was all in the plot how I made it to the top/Many men off in my city want to kill to get my spot/But it doesn’t matter/I’m the rock and God won’t let me stop,” Nef rhymes.
Both singles are currently available for purchase via iTunes.