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Rapper Dej Loaf Talks Obsession with Sneakers

The Detroit native reveals the origins of her stage name and reflects on her early days of getting into hip-hop

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. 

Dej Loaf is a special guest on tonight's Top 20 Countdown. Tune in tonight, Dec. 16, at 9/8c to see her full appearance, and catch a clip of her interview above! Find Fuse in your area.

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