While her Sell Sole mixtape established Dej Loaf as a rapper to watch, the mega-hyped video for “Try Me” transformed the Detroit MC into a veritable star. Indeed, with the Motor City-repping single came fistfuls of accolades: The track would rack up nearly 8 million YouTube views, land her an appearance on the Tonight Shows alongside the Roots, and spark a label bidding war. So, when Dej Loaf made a recent pitstop in Toronto, we asked her to explain the origins behind the video for “Try Me.”
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