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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

TaReef Knockout

TaReef KnockOut is a hip hop artist based in Tallahassee, FL. He began his journey as an artist earlier this decade releasing multiple mixtapes, singles, EP’s and albums along the way. His latest project, “Eggs For Breakfast” was released on all streaming platforms on May, 21, 2021.

Blending a variety of genres with Hip Hop, Reggae, Jazz, R&B, and Pop influences. TaReef brings a combination of powerful lyrics, heartfelt story telling, and charisma that resonate with a wide audience. Since his journey has begun TaReef has received local support from the Tallahassee Democrat, WCTV, WTXL, FSU News and The Famuan. TaReef’s music has been featured on ESPN College Football in 2018 for his song, “Lethal Simplicity” about FSU Football. A true testament to the grind, TaReef has had numerous publications across the U.S. and globally in different countries.

With over 200,000 streams across all platforms, TaReef KnockOut is definitely one to watch. Born and raised in Tallahassee the former Lincoln High basketball standout has a wide range of hip hop influences from Jay-Z, Nipsey Hussle, Lupe Fiasco, J. Cole, and Kanye West to name a few. TaReef effortlessly blends his own creative style into a way that is expected to be remembered with the greats in time, respected by his peers, and fans of true hip hop artistry.