Today Columbia Records rapper, DeJ Loaf, releases her lively, infectious video for her single “Back Up” featuring Big Sean. Directed by Alex Nazari, the video finds DeJ and her closest friends enjoying a fun filled night of roller-skating and dancing the Detroit Jit, a beloved area dance move referenced in the track. The video was filmed on location in Detroit at Royal Skate Land, a favourite childhood haunt of DeJ’s, and features several fans, including a father daughter fan duo that DeJ recruited to appear in the video after catching their Detroit Jit video on Instagram.
The fiery track “Back Up” featuring Big Sean serves as the lead single from DeJ’s official EP #AndSeeThatsTheThing. The six track EP, which earned positive reviews from the likes of the New York Times, is available now. Featuring original verses from the likes of Big Sean and Future, the EP is her first body of work since she exploded into the music landscape with her heavily downloaded mixtape $ell Sole.
#AndSeeThatsTheThing available here: http://apple.co/1GtJ08h
Listen to #AndSeeThatsTheThing here: http://smarturl.it/andseethatsthething
Summer 2015 has proven to be a busy time for DeJ Loaf. The young rapper toured arenas across the nation as an opener on the Nicki Minaj Pink Print Tour. Additionally, she reached a milestone when she appeared as a breakout cover star on the highly coveted 2015 XXL Freshman issue. The issue, which is still on stands, and DeJ’s interview, can be found online here:http://freshmen.xxlmag.com/dej-loaf.
DeJ was also nominated for multiple BET Awards including Best Female Hip Hop Artist, Best New Artist and the Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award. In addition to having been nominated in multiple categories, DeJ was active and extremely visible during the BET Awards weekend, performing on 106 & Park LIVE as well as the BET Experience Main Stage leading up to the awards. Watch DeJ on BET here: http://www.bet.com/shows/106-and-park.html