TEF POE (Eli), born Kareem Jackson is a St. Louis born African American musician, and philanthropist. He is a celebrated Nasir Jones Harvard University Hip Hop scholar, and Co-Founder of Harvard’s Commonwealth Project. An initiative which seeks to discover St. Louis based visual artists and strengthen their public platforms. In 2019 Tef Poe was declared a United States cultural Ambassador to the country of Jordan. Shortly afterwards he travelled to Amman Jordan as a United States cultural diplomat to the Middle East region. He has also worked in countries such as Palestine, Brazil, and the United Kingdom. Poe has released an oasis of music and is currently signed to the New York based label Tommy Boy Records. Tef Poe’s face has been seen on countless stages all across the world as a rap music performer. He has also made appearances on CNN, MSNBC, and BET, as a cultural commentator. Tef Poe’s music carries anecdotes of political savviness, soul, and a heightened richness in contemporary trap sounds. His latest album “Black Julian 3” features interludes, and spiritual poems, from his mentor Dr. Cornel West. Tef Poe has shared stages with the likes of Nipsey Hussle, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Rakim, Stevie Wonder, Robert Glasper, Harry Belefonte, John Legend, Common, Rosario Dawson, Danny Glover, Janelle Monae, and many more. In Spell No.7 Poe makes his official Black Rep debut as “Eli” the poetical bartender.