Though Dej Loaf, an unexpected hero of the male-dominated Detroit hip hop scene, had been kicking around the industry since 2012 she landed on the radar of rap blogs and DJ's in 2014 with her testy, swing-song-y single "Try Me." Having grown up in the projects, Deja Trimble had musical aspirations at a young age, musical aspirations that she couldn't have known would eventually lead her to an explosive set at one of the most infamous festivals in the world.
Watch Dej discuss what it was like coming up in the rough part of her town, her first time playing Bonnaroo, her goals, vision, and her impending EP.
Not familiar with Dej yet? Hear "Try Me" below. If you like what you hear, keep an eye on Fuse for updates on the rapper's upcoming EP, album, and other developments.