WELCOME TO THE THRONE ROOM
Twin cities-based live performer, writer, and recording artist, Divaj always has the heart and the art to keep the world wondering what they are going to do next. Their works - in all forms - are highly accessible and are gaining increasing attention on the international stage. Join them on their journey as they break through norms both sonically, and culturally. Welcome to the Throne Room.
TOP 2020 SONGS OF 2020
NEW Blog Post
The best part of 2020? The music! So without further ado: It is with the utmost pleasure that I announce my top 20 songs of 2020 (with several honorable mentions because I turned 27 this year, and these songs also impact and encapsulate the start of my journey as a recording artist). These are tracks that got me through the year, became the soundtrack to my inner growth, peace, power, and resurgence! Enjoy! Thank you to these artists who inspire me. Thank you for motivating, reminding, and feeling me. Black AF. Femme AF. Queer AF.
NOTHING PERSONAL (VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE)
The Current: Sounds Like Home IV - Rø
is a songwriter, producer, and vocalist in
, the “disco-licious” band who’ve been starting dance parties since 2017. This year, she stepped out as a solo artist, contributing to the gorgeous #MeTooMpls compilation.
Join Rø and Andrea Swensson for Sounds Like Home IV, a weekend of virtual performances celebrating Minnesota musicians. Featuring special guest, Diva J!
Rø's set begins at 29:00
GRATITUDE & DEDICATION
Inspired by greatness. Motivated by love for oneself and others. Executed with unique talent, hard work, and a passion to connect. The definition of a soliloquy is; A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself, herself (or in my case themself) or reveals his, her (or their) thoughts when alone or unaware of the presence of other characters. This...is my soliloquy.
A special thank you to Alecness for the professional mastering of this record, Lailah for her added vocals on “Money in My Hand”, Rø and Mejah and IAMNOBODI for providing me with sick beats to breathe on, and Rotoscope Recordings for executive producing and mixing the whole project.
Soliloquy is dedicated to:
My Guardian Angel, Brittany (1995-2013)
My biggest rap icons, Cakes Da Killa & Nicki Minaj; thank you for inspiring me to rap. Thank you for showing me I can create my own legacy.
My twin brother Jordan, thank you for introducing me to Hip-Hop/Rap and Nicki Minaj. Your wisdom, generosity and support has always been my motivation for wanting to make the world a better place.
My Mom, for always allowing me to express myself, protecting me fiercely from as many evils as she could, and loving me unconditionally so that I could grow up to pass on that light that she has bestowed on to me. The light our world needs.
My Wifey - Thank you for booking that library studio session at NDSU all those years ago and gassing me up when I didn’t know what the fuck I was doing. Look at me now.
My family and friends; y’all have supported me, loved me, laughed with me, and challenged me in every way in order to help me get to this beautiful place.
My Amazons: Syd Vicious, Billie the Boss, Cassidy, Thee Bradley Girls, Queen Justyne, Julia, Ro, Laura, Aleenium & Sprinkles: the femme fatales of Race Crew, just to name a few.
My Gladiators: Nick J, Colton, Natan, Taylor, Eric, Nick L, Fredy, Harrison, Peter, John, Kevin, The Knights of The Kingdom, Ian, Ross, Jon, Das, Tristen, Luke, & Greg, and countless others.
Only together, in unity, can we run and change the world. Thank you, I see and appreciate you all. Keep protecting and defending me.
THANK YOU to the ones who were only meant to be in my life for a specific period of time and the ones that tried to break, defeat, and destroy me. You and I both know who you are, nice try! I know you’re gunna be feeling the tightness in ya chest with this one.
I’ll never forget you but now I’m on the go. Know that you’re no longer important to me.
Thank you for strengthening me. Thank you for teaching me. Thank you for giving me life. However, your time is up and I no longer have any desire or use for you:
“I thought I had you,
But it became a sticky situation
Tried fucking with me and the money in my hand,
Just know there’s nothing personal how I end this relation”
-Leijon, after hearing Soliloquy
My Team: Sheltron - You’re a new wave and I’m blessed and honored our journeys have intertwined; Lonefront - Your sound is big, but your emotions and heart are even bigger, and that’s what I admire about you and your art; Leijon - No shade, your creative constructs truly give me my Colors of the Wind remix fantasy; Daskidd - World extraordinaire club kid - I’ll always be down to get filthy with paint and you; Lehmkuhl - The making of ‘Divatron’ teaser video will forever go down in my creative history as ICONIC!
My beautiful, talented, Dear Friend, Collaborator & Sister.
Every step of the way, you’ve assisted and supported me in bringing my vision to life. Thank you for believing in me. Thank you for continuous time, talent, and energy. Thank you for insight and guidance. Thank you for executively producing my EP. I could not have done any of this without you. I am eternally grateful. The EP, success, blessings, and new beginnings are dedicated to you. To us. To we. It is our duty to carry this light. To manage the burdens and stress. So that we can restore our gleam. I love you. I see you. I appreciate you. Let’s get some bags, sis!
Love always & forever,
~Soliloquy is a moment of collected thoughts, witty rhymes, and emotion triggering expression~
If you choose to download my EP, I would ask that you consider donating money to my PayPal (https://paypal.me/justinnx3), Cashapp ($itsdivaj), Venmo (@itsdivaj), or Apple Pay (gotta have my number :P) to show support so that I can continue to independently create music. Please be sure to include '#Soliloquy download' in the memo section as well.