|April 8, 1991
|American Rapper, Singer, Songwriter
Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1991, Dej Loaf is an up-and-coming female rapper. So far, she released a couple of mixtapes. In 2012, she released her first mixtape Just Do It. Since then, she signed to Columbia Records. Her most successful single is Try Me, released in 2014. So, how big is Dej Loaf’s fortune?
With her single Try Me, she rose to international stardom. The song peaked at Number 45 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. As of June 2020, Dej Loaf’s wealth is over $2 million.
Career Ups and Downs
Born as Deja Trimble in April 1991, Dej started her music career in 2011 at the age of 20. In 2012, she released her debut mixtape and single, Just Do It. In the same year, she released the mixtape I Been Getting Money. Then, she followed it up with Sell Sole in 2014 and World Champions in 2015.
Deja grew up on the East Side of Detroit, Michigan. As a child, she often listened to music with her parents. She loved artists like Rakim and 2pac. At the age of four, her father got shot and killed. In 2009, she graduated from Southeastern High School in Detroit. During her school days, she played basketball at the junior varsity level.
Following graduation, she attended Saginaw Valley State University. Deja studied nursing for three semesters before deciding to quit and focus on her music career.
In 2014, she had her most successful single. The single Try Me peaked at Number 45 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. But it also reached Number 8 on the US Rap chart and Number 12 on the US R&B chart.
Following the success of Try Me, she released a couple of collaborations with world-famous rappers. For example, her single Detroit vs. Everybody features Eminem, Big Sean, and Trick-Trick. For her Me & U Hennessey Remix, she collaborated with Lil Wayne. Both songs charted on the US R&B chart.
She chose her name as a portmanteau of a shortened version of her first name. Dej for Deja, and Loaf for loafer, as she loved Air Jordans growing up.
Deja signed her first major label deal in October 2014 with Columbia Records. She signed the deal before releasing her second official mixtape, Sell Sole.
In July 2015, she released her EP “… And See That’s The Thing”. In the same year, she released her single Back Up. This single got her first platinum-certified song. She followed it up with Hey There featuring Future and then released No Fear in 2017.
She still works on her full studio album, titled Liberated. So far, Dej Loaf appeared as a featured artist on songs by Lil Durk, Kid Ink, Dreezy, and more.
Awards and Achievements
Dej Loaf is a young artist. She still learns the nuances of the hip hop and R&B genre. But she earned a couple of nominations.
In 2015, she got nominated by the Soul Train Awards for Best New Artist. In 2015, she won the BET Hip Hop Awards for Try Me. In total, she earned four nominations by the BET Awards and two nominations by the BET Hip Hop Awards.
Net Worth, Earnings and Income
As of June 2020, Dej Loaf fortune is over $2 million. She earned her wealth by releasing hit singles and mixtapes. Deja has one platinum-certified single and two-gold certified singles.
The young female artist creates music since she was nine years old. And she signed a deal with Columbia Records. Another part of her fortune comes by performing during tours and live events.
As of June 2020, she is one of the most popular female rappers. Dej established her name as a rapper in the music industry and is only going to get better.
Born in 1991 as Deja Trimble, the rapper grew up in Detroit. She showed an interest in music from a young age. In 2009 she completed her schooling at Detroit’s Southeastern High School. After that, she studied nursing at the Saginaw Valley State University. But she sacrificed her studies for music.
In 2014, she started dating Lil Durk, another popular rapper. Together, they worked on a couple of videos. But they broke up in 2016 due to a busy schedule. As of the summer of 2020, Dej Loaf is single.