New York rap group The LOX recently talked about their admiration for music newcomer Dej Loaf and revealed where their relationship with her stemmed from.
L-O-X’s Jadakiss recalled the first time he heard Loaf’s “Try Me” and detailed how much it inspired them to pen a remix.
“I heard about it in the Sneaker Room, in Jersey City, N.J. I heard about it over there and just came back to the studio and told them to get ready,” Jada said. “Look at the video on YouTube. Check it out. I had it looped up, put in Pro Tools when they came in the studio, and we did what we do. [Sings “Try Me.” Laughs.]” (Complex)
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Sheek Louch and Styles P also spoke up on their love for the track.
“Kiss called her and brought her out to the B.B.King’s in New York. Then we went out with her at Santos,” Sheek said, referring to a couple of joint live performances they did with Dej. “It was [a big record],” Styles added. (Complex)
Loaf appeared on NBC’s “The Tonight Show” to treat fans to a performance of her “Try Me” anthem this week.
Dej Loaf made her late night debut yesterday (Nov. 24) on The Tonight Show with a little help from The Roots. The first timer wasn’t nervous to be on and looked comfortable on stage, making it clear this was her show. Dressed in a wrap-around sweater and a pair of glitter slip-on sneakers, the Detroit rapper showed us exactly why Drake is such a fan. (CBS Local)
Recently, Loaf revealed rap star Eminem’s pal Royce Da 5’9 reached out to her last summer about appearing on their “Detroit Vs. Everybody” track.
“He was like, ‘I got this record,’ and I wasn’t sure if they were gonna make it. He said it would be [a track] called Detroit vs. Everybody, but I didn’t know it was gonna be Eminem.” The song features Danny Brown, Big Sean, Royce da 5’9″ Trick Trick, and Dej. When we spoke, she hadn’t even heard the anthem yet. It’s still surreal to her. “What would you do,” she asks. “How would you feel?” (Metro Times)
Earlier this month, Dej called Young Money’s Drake one of the biggest music-making artists in the rap game.
“Stuff travels so fast, man, it’s like word of mouth so it feels good you know when you got Drake quoting the lyrics. One of the best in the game period,” Loaf said in an interview. ” I feel like if you don’t Drake music, you’re a hater. He makes good music. Some people just come in and make great music. Drake is one of them—he hasn’t fumbled yet.” (Billboard)