Detroit rapper Dej Loaf put out a killer EP in 2015 followed by an also-killer mixtape this year, and she’s finally offered details on her proper debut album. She tells The FADER that it’s called Liberated and due out on Columbia. No release date is set yet but her manager says it’s “90 percent complete.” It’ll feature Leon Bridges, plus production from Detail (Drake, Beyonce) and co-writing from Ricky Reed (who produced Phantogram’s “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore”). Dej told FADER:
I think I was forcing it, trying to make it sound a certain way as opposed to just letting it be natural. I’m thinking, like, Lauryn. I didn’t want to sing. I just wanted to rap, like hardcore. Just give ’em bars. I wanted people to take it seriously. I was just so focused on that at first. And then I’m like, You know what? Just do you.
While you wait for Liberated, watch the video for “Vibes” and “Chase Mine” off this year’s All Jokes Aside mixtape: