Rapper Dess Dior may be relatively new to the rap game, but she’s already built a considerable following (over one million on Instagram) built off of total package appeal combining confidence, gorgeous looks and an eye-popping wardrobe underscoring her moniker.
Just over a year in, Dess aka Big Dess (real name Destiny Bailey) was raised in Savannah, Georgia and made her move to Atlanta as she grew more serious about a career in music.
Dess had a big coming out coming party this past June with the release of her debut EP “Definition of Dess,” a six-song trap-themed project oozing with bad bitch confident energy.
In early November, Dess created quite the ruckus when she released “Ritch Bitch” on her 22nd birthday with a friend-filled dinner in Atlanta that featured two outfit changes (including a Marine Serre catsuit) and a performance.
Snobette caught up with Dess about the enduring dominance of the Southern rap scene, its influence on her music and the release of “Rich Bitch. Check out the exchange below.
SNOBETTE: How did you get your start in music?
Dess Dior: “From a young age I always gravitated towards music, around the age 12 I started to make up my own raps and form my own rap groups. We would make up routines and practice performing for big crowds.”
SNOBETTE: How did the influence of Southern rap and Atlanta artists play a role in your musical inspiration?
Dess Dior: “Growing up I liked to listen to Trina. She played a big role in influencing the style of music I listen to. Georgia has always had many great artists who have helped lead the way and shape the current generation of hip hop lovers.
“I feel like I have my own style and I’m creating my own wave which is what lots of artists from the South are known for, our creativity in expressing ourselves is what we bring to the table.”
SNOBETTE: What was the inspiration behind your latest release “Rich Bitch”?
Dess Dior: “I just wanted everyone to feel like a rich bitch! There’s always that one song that you turn on before you prep yourself for any bad bitch activity and ‘Rich Bitch’ is mine.”
SNOBETTE: How do you believe you’ve evolved as an artist since the release of “Bandz” and “Fucked Up“?
Dess Dior: “I feel like I finally found my sound! I got comfortable with my engineer and a few producers like Twysted Genius who actually produced ‘Bandz.’
“Staying busy and working in the studio allowed me to be free and try new things. Twysted Genius also produced ‘Self Made’ and ‘Up Next’ and I feel like you can hear growth from the both of us through the different records.”
SNOBETTE: At just 22-years-old, where do you see your career over the next few years?
Dess Dior: “I see myself making my mark in the industry and creating dope relatable music. I’m also a live in the moment type of girl so I try not to plan too far ahead.”
Check out Dior’s “Rich Bitch” below.