The name of Dej Loaf's debut 2012 mixtape–Just Do It–reveals one of her longest-standing obsessions.
"I used to be really into it in my younger days," the Detroit-based rapper says of her affinity for sneakers. "Like I would cry if i didn't get the new Jordans that came out every Saturday. ... But when I got to high school I told myself, 'I gotta switch it up a little bit, I gotta start wearing loafers.'"
Hence, her nickname was born–"Dej" shortens her real first name Deja, and "Loaf" was inspired by her signature shoes.