Bakeeba Ruffin aka Tef Kaluminoti was born March 12 in York, PA, USA. Raised in Rocky Mount,NC He first became interest in being a hip hop artist in middle school and there was where the dream began. He first started releasing records in the late 90’s. He appeared on records by his close friends Terror an Horror on(“To All My Peeps”), and later score a undergroud single (“Get Down”) ft. Bone Crusher. Drawing on his own experience Tef started his own label in 2003with an entrepreneur. His debute set, T2M Red Pill Blue Pill, Tef released the single “ Carolina”/ Down South”, featuring up coming producer Ablaze The Architect. The album which reached top ten on the charts attracted fans with a mixture of hard-hitting streets lyrics an beats made Tef loved by many. By the early 2005 tef had established him self an a serious artist. Although in demand as a guess artist, Tef found time to write an direct his own video’s for the album. There are only a few artist in the game that go as hard as Tef Kaluminoti, Ceo, Artist, Director wrapped up in one man. Tef is set to release his Second album “ Total Supremacy” in 2010, He honed his skills and aspired to become the Jay-Z, Tupac and Biggie-type artist that he idolized. Kaluminoti has opened up for many superstars such as Rick Ross, Young Buck, Yung Joc, Gucci Man , and O J Juice man just to name a few. Throughout his years of grinding and developing the mind state plus skill that he feels it will take to be a headliner – Tef Kaluminoti is more than ready to put North Carolina on the map the right way. Through his music you can most definitely hear the passion, hunger and desire to be a star.
With a street grind that is unsurpassed in the Carolinas and a firm grasp of the business end of running his label Tef is living up to that Teflon Tough Name of His. See more Tef Kaluminoti at Roc City Records.