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Def Jef

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Def Jef is the stage name of Jeffrey Fortson , an American alternative hip hop musician and rapper of the late 1980s and early 1990s. He was born in Harlem, New York City, New York, USA.

His debut album was 1989's Just a Poet With a Soul, which won critical acclaim for sociopolitical lyrics and original beats. Additionally, he was a member of the West Coast Rap All-Stars, a collaboration of West Coast-based hip hop artists who released the anti-violence single "We're All in the Same Gang" in 1990. He performed on the television variety show In Living Color in 1990.

After his second album, Soul Food, was released, Def Jef moved into production full-time. Since the 1990s, he has produced, written, arranged and remixed artists including Nas, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Kimberley Locke, Maxwell, Avant, Tupac Shakur, and Shaquille O'Neal. He has worked with Krayzie Bone and Thugline Records.

He produced the theme songs for the Disney sitcom That's So Raven and The Game.

Def Jef also appeared in the feature film Deep Cover in 1992.


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Name Duration Released
A Poet's Prelude 01:43 1991
Fa Sho Shot 04:45 1991
Shadow of Def 04:18 1991
Soul Is Back 04:51 1991
Brand New Heavy Freestyle 04:54 1991
Cali's All That 04:52 1991
God Complex 04:07 1991
Here We Go Again 04:09 1991
Voice of a New Generation 05:44 1991
Soul Provider 04:00 1991
Soul Food 04:38 1991
Get Up 4 the Get Down 03:46 1991
Don't Sleep 03:30 1991
Poet With Soul 00:00 1989
On the Real Tip 00:00 1989
Just A Poet 00:00 1989
Givin' Em Rhythm 00:00 1989
Downtown 00:00 1989
Droppin' Rhymes on Drums 00:00 1989
God Made Me Funky 00:00 1989
Do It Baby 00:00 1989
Black to the Future 00:00 1989
Do You Wanna Get Housed 00:00 1989
Give It Here 00:00 1989

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