Def Jef (born Jeffrey Fortson, September 27, 1966, in Harlem, New York) is an American alternative hip hop artist and rapper of the late 1980s and early 1990s.
After his second album Soul Food was released,Def Jef moved into production fulltime. Over the last 2 decades Def Jef has Produced, written, arranged and remixed artists such as Nas, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Mary J Blige, Kimberley Locke, Maxwell, Avant, and Tupac Shakur,Shaquille O'Neal among others, as well as appearing in films like Deep Cover in 1992. He was featured on He produced the theme song for the Disney Sitcom "That's So Raven" in 2002.
Def Jef has worked with Krayzie Bone and Thugline Records.
Soul Food is the second and final album released by Def Jef. It was released in 1991 for Delicious Vinyl and featured production from Def Jef, DJ Mark the 45 King and The Brand New Heavies. Two singles were released "Here We Go Again" and "Cali's All That", but neither made it to the billboard charts.
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