The buzz surrounding Detroit rapper DeJ Loaf's 2014 breakthrough single "Try Me" was enough to land her a contract with Columbia Records and quickly elevate her from local legend to worldwide renown, but her output for the next six years would take the form of EPs, mixtapes, and guest features. The deal with Columbia was short-lived, but DeJ stayed active while working toward a long-awaited proper studio album debut. That album, Sell Sole II, serves as a continuation of 2014 mixtape Sell Sole, and the radical differences in style, production, and lyrical technique reflect how much DeJ Loaf has changed in the time between the two projects.
DeJ Loaf has come full circle, only to find herself for the first time. The Detroit rapper caught attention with her 2014 mixtape 'Sell Sole', and since then she's earned respect from fellow artists, alongside a string of key features. There's been a feeling along the way, though, of unfulfilled potential, with DeJ remaining somewhat underrated in the broader sphere.