Dej Loaf “Try Me” Remix Adds Jeezy, T.I.

Marc Hogan

By Marc Hogan

Lead News Writer
on 12.30.14 in News

Dej Loaf‘s “Try Me” has already had no shortage of cosigns, but here’s another excuse to get lost in its deceptively sugary bloodthirstiness. From the 23-year-old Detroit rapper’s Sell Sole mixtape, the song was quoted on social media by Drake in September; earlier the same month, Wiz Khalifa remixed it, and that was followed in October by an official remix featuring Ty Dolla $ign and Remy Ma.

The latest rework adds a new verse from Jeezy, fka Young Jeezy, who picks up on the way the song lets talk of violence and drug-cooking come across as exultant (memorable punchline: “put some Evian in my IV”). There’s also a reheated but still well-placed set of bars from T.I., which previously appeared on an October remix by Tip’s Hustle Gang; if T.I.’s own fall album, Paperwork, wasn’t exactly a return to greatness, his awareness of the zeitgeist is undimmed, as seen by his guest spot on a Migos track and TV appearance with a network-debuting Young Thug.

In a weird way, the presence of Jeezy and T.I., two Atlanta-based architects of ’00s trap, highlights how, in this sweet-voiced northerner’s hands, the game has changed. We might get to see more of that shift when Dej Loaf releases her major-label debut, expected in 2015.

Find “Try Me” on our 75 Best Songs of 2014 and Jeezy on our 100 Best Albums of 2014.