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Dej Loaf Kicks Off The Year At Nittany Block Party

Dej Loaf has been making moves in the rap world since debuting her mixtape in 2011 with her deep yet inspirational lyrics and ground-shaking bass lines. When I say ground shaking, I mean concert goers were bracing themselves on the cement benches outside the HUB during the show, which is put on by SPA as a culmination of Welcome Week. In addition to live music, there were games, food, and giveaways, all for free.

This bass-bumping trend started with the opening DJs, AXD. If there was a contest for the amount of dancing between the audience and the DJs, it would have been hard to determine a winner. The enthusiasm and energy was contagious to say the least.

An audience can get antsy waiting for the main act, but the crowd was content dancing and singing to the remixes of various rap songs. AXD’s set was a perfect preview to Dej Loaf’s up-and-coming sound.

Her new album is dropping soon and it was obvious the fans at the Nittany Block Party already knew the words to many of her songs. “If you really listen to my music, make some noise!” screamed Def Loaf between some crowd favorites.

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Her camo-on-camo ensemble achieved an effortlessly cool vibe which emanated her rapping style. Not to mention some of her lyrics like “keep that hating shit over there” exuded a special kind of confidence only certain performers possess, and Dej Loaf was super comfortable on stage. And with good reason — loyal fans cried out love and attention for her at every song break.

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Get it, anonymous audience member. GET IT.

dejloafstory19_720I even heard “Back Up,” Dej Loaf’s hit ft. Big Sean, blasting from windows in South from those who didn’t make it out to the show as I was leaving Nittany Block party and the unique stage setup outside the HUB.

Dej Loaf gave a great preview for her upcoming album, and if Penn State is any metric for the new music, the album is going to do very well and already has a number of loyal fans.

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Emily Davis

Emily Davis is a writer for Onward State, who is currently a junior majoring in English. She is an avid Spotify enthusiast, occasionally wears colors other than black, and will devour an entire box of Gushers with pleasure. You can easily stalk this rad person on Twitter and Instagram @emily_davis56 or contact her through email at [email protected]

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