In recent years, the music industry has opened up to include more women in rap. From Cardi B to Megan Thee Stallion to the City Girls, there’s a new wave of female rappers keeping the industry busy – and they’re all women.
“It’s been an experience for me to see how far I’ve come and all of my hard work is paying off,” Destiny “Dess Dior” Bailey told ESSENCE. The 22-year-old performer started releasing music last year, and in 2020 she emerged as one to watch. Originally from Savannah, Georgia, she moved to Atlanta to start her career. “Atlanta influenced my music,” she says. “I wanted to grow more as an artist. When I saw the hustle and bustle and driving everyone had around me, I had no choice but to get tougher. “
During this transition, she was able to build a social media presence due to her lively group of friends and her style post. As you scroll through Dess’ feed, you can see the performer in archived looks that pay homage to past moments on the catwalk that correlate with her hard-to-find flexes like Birkin bags, AP watches, and Chanel hooks. The artist says her favorite designers are “Chanel, Maison Margiela, Prada, Dior and Louis Vuitton”.
In light of COVID-19, growth could be a problem for a new artist as personal activities are postponed in some parts of the world. However, Dess has managed to perform at digital events for Rolling Loud and Revolt TV while bringing her following of over a million supporters and getting 48,137 monthly listeners on Spotify. “Sometimes it’s a lot, but it’s not something I can’t handle. They have supporters and haters, overall I love the trip. “Earlier this year she released an EP called Definition of Dess, which featured her standout “Talk To Me” track.
Her latest single “Rich Bitch” was released earlier this month and with a video on the way, Dess tells ESSENCE that she is just getting started. You can expect some dope pictures and music from me to end the year, ”she says. “I’m really excited to show the world what I’ve been working on over the past few months,” she concluded.
Listen to their latest single “Rich Bitch” here.