INDIE Spotlight: Deraj

What’s your name ? Jared Wells “Deraj”

Where are you from? I live in Orlando FL, My hometowns are Richmond, Va and PG County Maryland.

When did you start making music? Professionally since 2013

Where can we find you mostly, in the studio or in the club? Studio

Who is your childhood hero? My Dad

What’s the best way for someone reading this to find you on social media, what’s your main platform? Instagram

Do you have anything to share with the fans, any hints on new songs or collaborations? Look out for my music in a theater near you ;). 

What are some features you have? Derek Minor, Canon, YB, Konata Small

What are some features you want to get? Lecrae, Ruelle, Vo Willams

Who’s one person, dead or alive, that you’d want to work with? Kanye

Are you signed to a label? No

Do you want a record deal, a distribution deal, or none? No

Who are your biggest supporters? Other independent artists and my fans.

Where did your name come from? Deraj is my birth name “Jared” spelled backwards. It’s symbolic on how God turned my life around. 

Do you write your own material? Yes

Do you create your own music video concepts? Yes

What’s your favorite music to listen to? Hiphop

What are you currently working on? A new artist project for sync licensing.  

What is your latest release? Made For This

When is your next release? January 2022

Are you the type to pull up alone or with a group of people? Alone. 

What is one stage you want to sell-out? Amway Center

Where is one place you want to travel to perform? China

What’s the biggest crowd that you have performed for? Church conference in from of 3000 people

Follow Deraj @justderaj on instagram to stay connected!

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