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Dalvin DeGrate

Born:    July 23, 1971

Birthplace:    Hampton, VA

Zodiac Sign:  Leo


Dalvin Ertimus DeGrate is an American R&B and soul musician, singer and rapper, best known for his days as Mr. Dalvin, one-quarter of the R&B group Jodeci.

He released his first solo album, Met.A.Mor.Phic, on April 18, 2000, with the single "Why Can't We".

He moved to Def Jam Recordings, and recorded his second album, Met.A.Mor.Phic 2: The Rivalry of a Singer and A Rapper, with appearances by Method Man, Redman, Ludacris. The album was due to be released in 2010, but he decided to leave Def Jam and form his own label, DeGrate Productions, after a dispute.

In 2014 DeGrate set up a new record label with music executive Cassandra Mills, called Christo Chrome Music.

DeGrate has a brother, Devante Swing, born Donald DeGrate, Jr. They toured as Gospel singers before they joined with JoJo Hailey and K-Ci Hailey (born Cedric Hailey), forming Jodeci. Source.

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