Orlando-based rapper Deraj returns with a new anthem, “Way Up,” out on April 28 on Reflection Music Group. The song is now available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and Amazon.
Featuring American Idol finalist Kassy Levels belting the chorus, “Way Up” is both an expression of gratitude and an ode to strong faith. On the track bustling with humming keys and electric synths compliments of Grammy Award-winning producer Malex and OB, Deraj credits his faith with keeping him in a good place. He hopes to inspire others, rapping, “We got the medicine, all you gotta do is let it in / He just came to fill you way up, what you hearing is the evidence.”
Deraj, who has been featured in HipHopDX and Rapzilla, says the song is about staying motivated. “When people and situations strive to keep us down, we stay focused on the things above no matter what,” he says. “We won’t settle for low standards when God made us greater. Since we were made for more, then with everything we do, we aim do it Way Up.”