Dej Loaf Biography
Dej Loaf is an American rapper, singer and songwriter from Detroit, Michigan. She was born on April 8, 1991, and was raised on the East side of Detroit, Michigan.
As a child, she often listened to music with her parents and grandmother, including “2Pac, Rakim and Miles Davis.” Her father was killed when she was four years old. A self-described “good kid and a decent student” who mostly kept to herself, she began writing her own original music at the age of 9.
In 2009, she graduated from Southeastern High School in Detroit, playing basketball at the junior varsity level. She then attended Saginaw Valley State University and studied nursing for three semesters before deciding to focus full-time on her music career.
Dej Loaf Age
She is 26 years of age.
Dej Loaf Husband | Boyfriend
She is not engaged yet.
Dej Loaf Mixtapes | Albums
- Just Do It (2012)
- Sell Sole (2014)
- All Jokes Aside (2016)
- Fuck A Friend Zone (with Jacques) (2017)
Dej Loaf Try Me
Dej Loaf Columbia Records
After the success of her first single, she was offered a record deal by Columbia Records. She immediately signed the deal and within months released her second official mixtape.
Owing to her rising stardom in 2014 she featured in Eminem’s album titled ‘ShadyXV’ in the single ‘Detroit vs. Everybody’. The song made it to number 28 on the R&B chart and 23 on the US Rap chart.
Her second mixtape was titled ‘Sell Sole’. The mixtape received good reviews from music critics. Her single ‘We Are on It’ was the most popular song of her mixtape barring the addition of her hit track ‘Try Me’ in the tape.
In 2015, she was booked for the opening performance at Nicki Minaj’s ‘The Pinkprint Tour’ in North America. Her performance captured the attention of music lovers on the tour, and that proved quite helpful for her upcoming EP and Album.
In 2015, she released a track alongside rapper ‘Lil Durk’ titled ‘My Beyoncé’. In July 2015, she released her debut EP under ‘Columbia Records’. The extended play was named ‘…And See That’s The Thing’. Her EP was a huge success, as it placed 47 on the US album chart and ranked 8 on the R&B music album chart and went higher up on the Rap album chart settling at sixth place.
The year 2016 saw another mixtape ‘All Jokes Aside’ from Dej Loaf. It was followed by the announcement of her debut album ‘Liberated’.
Dej Loaf Music Career
In 2011, she began her career as a hip hop artist. Her stage name is a portmanteau of a shortened version of her first name, “Deja”, and “loafer”, as she took a keen interest in Air Jordans when growing up. In 2013, she released her first official mixtape, Just Do It. That mixtape attracted the attention of a fellow Detroit-native rapper SAYITAINTTONE. She was later signed to his indie record label, called IBGM (I Been Gettin’ Money) under his management team.
In July 2014, she released her track, called “Try Me” (produced by DDS) as a single, which earned her viral popularity, after Canadian hip hop recording artist Drake quoted lyrics from the song in his Instagram post. In October 2014, she signed a major record deal to Columbia Records. After signing a deal, she released her second official mixtape, called Sell Sole.
That mixtape was given an “A–” by music critic Robert Christgau, who wrote in his review for Vice, “What’s irresistible is the form-content disparity—a rapper who brags so un-macho, a rapper whose greed is so explicitly for her family, a rapper who’s ‘Grindin’ ‘ at music. Plus her flow is a brook, her producer respects her space, and her two sex rhymes are into it and into it more.”
Dej Loaf contributed rap to the song, called “Detroit vs. Everybody” featured on a fellow American high-profile rapper Eminem’s compilation Shady XV (2014). In 2015, she opened for Nicki Minaj during the North American leg of The Pinkprint Tour.
Dej Loaf Awards
She was nominated in the category of ‘Best Female Hip Hop Artist’ at the ‘BET Awards’. Dej was also nominated at the ‘Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award as ‘Best New Artist’ for her song ‘Try Me’ the same year.