SXSW 2015: 30 Artists You Need to See

Legendary rockers, emerging rappers, underground sensations and more to catch in Austin

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Dej Loaf
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Dej Loaf

Status: Blowing Up

Why You Should Pay Attention: The 23 year-old Detroit rapper exploded after her single "Try Me" got an Instagram shout-out from next-big-thing kingmaker Drake last summer. The buzz that resulted helped Dej score a record deal with Columbia, who released her Sell Sole mixtape (she has a thing for shoes) last October. That month, she did a guest verse on Eminem's track "Detroit vs. Everybody," solidifying Dej's ice-cold voice as one of hip-hop's hottest sounds.

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