Don’t Try Her: New DeJ Loaf is Sure Fire
If there’s any artist you most certainly will not ‘try’, it’s without a doubt got to be Detroit femcee, Dej Loaf. Real name Deja, her upbringing on the east side of Detroit was harsh to say the least. With her dad getting killed when she was just 4, and her grandmother (whom was her caretaker at the time) being sent away to prison, any sort of success story for Dej seemed out of the question.
Having studied nursing for 2 semesters at Saginaw Valley State University, she decided to take the Kanye route and drop out of college to pursue her dreams as a credible female rapper. A few co-signs from some of the top dogs in the game and 13 million YouTube hits later, and Dej Loaf is without question hip hop’s newest femme fatale.
Support From Heavyweights
Thanks to some hip hop heavyweights, Dej Loaf’s (stylized as DeJ Loaf) rise to stardom moved at a rapid pace. Whether it was Drizzy shouting her out on the ‘gram, E-40 and Wiz Khalifa hopping on the “Try Me” remix, or even Kevin Durant mentioning “Dejloaf goin up right now,” on Twitter, it seemed like the world knew what was about to hit us.
In a piece written by XXL’s Miranda Johnson (hey I interned with her!), DeJ mentions, “I want to be legendary, It’s going to get deeper than music.” And surely she is heading down the right path. Once “Try Me” hit all of our stereos in July 2014, a bidding war was inevitable for the 23-year old. After a slew of meet and greets, DeJ Loaf took her talents to Columbia records and inked the deal in October in which she then proceeded to release her mixtape Sell Sole.
It is clearly evident that DeJ Loaf is gaining respect from her fellow Detroit spitters. Hopping on the chorus to the Detroit anthem “Detroit Vs. Everybody” alongside legends such as Eminem, Royce Da 5’9”, Trick Trick, and Big Sean, it appears that DeJ Loaf is for real and here to stay. After all she’s been through, coming out with a solid album under Columbia should be a walk in the park.