T.O.P. FLITE EMPIRE™
Top Flite Empire is an Independent record label based out of Denver, Colorado.
Pineal Music has teamed up with artists/groups from T.O.P. Flite Empire and Brass Knuckle Entertainment to bring music to cities throughout Colorado and other surrounding states.
ME Music Empire offers artist showcase, ME beats, METV, Video Production and Artist Submission.
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Sunday June 2nd 2013
Top Flite & Gorilla Zoe @ Casselman's
2620 Walnut St, Denver, CO
Friday June 14th Top Flite Empire @ Hodi's Half Note
Doors @ 8 | All Ages | $10 Presale $15 @Door
167 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO
All That (All Black)
TEF a.k.a. King Tef
Real Name: Sean F. Garris
Tef is a Hip Hop artist representing the T.O.P. Flite Empire out of Colorado. He started playing sports and joined the entertainment industry at the age of 5; However due to a life threatening illness, Tef was hospitalized and unable to perform or play sports for a moment in his life. Using his unfortunate illness as motivation, he bounced back instantly and started perfecting his craft. He went on to win high school talent shows, other local talent shows, championships, sports awards and performed at an array of local events around Colorado.
After his brothers passing in 2002, Tef decided to take up rapping in 2004 which was originally his brother’s hobby. He started to make music with a small bunch of friends he grew up with and they created the “Warzone”. After a long stint as a group artist, Tef then decided to expand to a solo artist. After receiving good feedback from a demo disc he created, Tef decided to produce his demo. However, since he believed that education came first, Tef worked around his school schedule to create his first product by the time he graduated from Colorado College in ’06.
In the summer of ’06 Tef released his debut demo, Playa 101: Class is in Session. The album showcased his talent not only as a superb lyricist, but also proved that a new sound in hip hop was emerging. With his creative metaphors and confident persona, Tef received a great response to his debut demo. Then following that up with what he calls his debut album: Hip Hop A.D. (Hip Hop After Death)- The Rise 2 Power. Tef then independently distributed and promoted this album. From that point Tef along with his hype man/ business partner (Marcus Cox) and artist/business partner Hypnautic, created the T.O.P. Flite Empire which is an independent record lable based out of Denver CO. T.O.P. Flite has since then expanded with other artist and super producer Johny Rocketz to create an entertainment juggernaut in the Midwest region. T.O.P. Flite has released 3 strong albums including King Tef’s “Tha K.I.N.G”, Hypnautic’s “Purple Rain”, and Johny Rocketz’ “The Young James Dean”. These albums and artists have taken Colorado’s Hip Hop music scene to the next level with sold out performances on the local level at all the main performance venues in the state. In conclusion, with the looks the ladies love, the skills to pay the bills, humble personality, and the determination to succeed, the rise to power has begun, King Tef and Top Flite are the future of the music industry!!!!
Credits: Performed alongside the likes of the Tech9, Cash Money, Bone thugs and harmony, Ying Yang Twins, Lil Scrappy, Paul Wall, E-40, Goodie Mob, Jayo Felony, Baby Bash, Hector El Father. Multiple time talent show winner, endorsed by CBP clothing, endorsed by Nude Vodka, endorsed by Paco Chicano tequila, modeled for UCCS, performed at Denver coliseum, The Ogden, the Fillmore, the Aggie theater, Marquis Theater, Summit Music Hall, The Fox Theater, Rip the runway at Blue Ice, Bluebird, The Gothic, Palladium Night Club, Club Tabu, Vinyl, Herman’s Hideaway, The Black Sheep, Club Deep, Fashion with a Passion at The Loft Night Club, Club Grenade, Brunos Saloon, Bleu 32, Soul Mechanics, Colorado College, Johnson & Wells, Burnlounge featured artist at Club Shelter, and winner of the 2004 Hip Hop Summit in Colorado.
Standout shows (Headlined): GCasselmans +900 May 14th 2010 & July 30th 2010, Summit Music Hall 700+ Sept 17th, 2010 Gothic Theater 900+ December 19th, 2009, Gothic Theater 800+ March 13th 2009, Gothic Theater 700+ July 18th 2008, Bluebird Theater 300 + Sept. 13th 2008, Herman’s Hideaway 200 + Oct. 3rd 2008
Influences: Parents Walter & Barbara Garris, Brother Yahonne Garris (1975-2002), Tupac, Ludacris, Andre 3000, MJ, L.L. Cool J, T.I., Stevie Wonder, Usher, 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Marvin Gaye, Snoop Dogg, Diddy, Will Smith, Eminem, and Kanye West.
On tilt Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnueD1n0oWg
Nude Vodka Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KlyY4DLVtw
On tilt live performance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3yk3IF72eE
After Party Live performance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-iqU03hisQ
David beckems video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQaTfoekvr8
Michael Jackson impersonation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uGkmQgc15A
From The Back Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om0r1ZJndCo
King Tef pop locking http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axMnI7I3QBo
Secret Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPXKw-URy_0
So Colorado Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1ojVoxD9b0