Detroit’s hip-hop scene is nothing new. Rappers such as MC Breed, Royce Da 5’9, Eminem, and Big Sean have – and are – currently making profound contributions to the culture. Up next from The D is the 22-year-old melodic singer/rapper Dej Loaf.
After wreaking havoc on the Internet with her softly sang, but aggressive track “Try Me,” the former middle school basketball player garnered a record deal with Columbia Records. The macho-like song has spurred remixes by rappers such as Wiz Khalifa, The Lox, and Lil Durk.
Now the “Try Me” remix marathon continues. The rapper recruits Ty Dolla $ign and Bronx’s lyrical heavyweight Remy Ma to deliver their own aggressive content on the songs remix. “Come to your P’s, hit you in your lobby/ I lay a nigga down if he try to rob me,” Remy spits.
Dej Loaf took some time away from her newly found stardom to chop it up VIBE about the new Remy Ma-assisted “Try Me (Remix).” During the phone interview, Dej said that she thought it was a good idea for Remy to add that Bronx rawness to the ubiquitous track. Of course, Remy was down.
“It came out real nice and I’d like to work with her again,” Loaf said. The Detroit and BX rappers also did a visual for their “Try Me” remix, shot by Jerry Productions.
“We shot the video, but I’m not making any promises on when it’s coming out,” DL said. According to Loaf, Remy, and The Lox weren’t the only street legends to reach out with remixes. Grand Hustle’s ATL king, T.I. also showed love.
“T.I. called me. He told me that he likes that I’m doing my thing and not doing what others are doing,” she said. She added that T.I. also remixed “Try Me,” but doesn’t know when he’ll release it.
Carving her own lane is just part of Dej’s grand scheme.
“I want to be legendary. All that. I want to do movies. There’s a lot that I want to do,” she said.
And while it may seem that when Dej Loaf isn’t recording music, she’s in the streets catching bodies, she’s not. She’s is just a regular chick who likes to drink and watch movies. Despite her violent-inspired lyrics, she’s soft-spoken and isn’t short tempered like her lyrics suggest.
“I’ve never been in a fight. Nobody wants to fight me. There’s no reason for me to fight or be short tempered,” she said.
When asked about her Columbia Records debut, Loaf says that she doesn’t have a release date, but she already has a myriad of material recorded. The rapper’s mixtape Sell Sole will be available for stream tomorrow. Dej’s fans can also catch her at New York City’s Beats SoHo tomorrow (Oct. 21) for a meet and greet from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m..
If you’re feeling Dej Loaf (and you should be) don’t forget to check out her live show Tuesday, Oct. 21 at Santos Party House, 96 Lafayette, New York, NY 10013. Doors open at 7pm! Don’t be the corny one who missed Dej Loaf live. Make sure you’re in attendance.