Dalvin DeGrate

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Dalvin DeGrate
Birth name Dalvin Ertimus DeGrate
Also known as Dalvin DeGrate, Mr. Dalvin
Born (1971-07-23) July 23, 1971 (age 43)
Origin Charlotte, North Carolina
Genres R&B, hip hop, soul
Occupation(s) Record producer, singer, rapper, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Drums, Talk box, Piano
Years active 1991-present
Associated acts Stevie J, Tim & Bob, Jodeci, K-Ci & JoJo, Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Dren, DeVante Swing[disambiguation needed]

Dalvin Ertimus DeGrate (born on July 23, 1971, in Hampton, Virginia) is an American R&B/soul musician, singer and rapper, best known for his days as Mr. Dalvin, one-quarter of the R&B group Jodeci. He is the younger brother of Jodeci's founder Donald "DeVante Swing" DeGrate.[citation needed]


The rapper for the group, DeGrate rarely sang lead on Jodeci tracks, although he has production and songwriting credits on Diary of A Mad Band and The Show, The After Party, The Hotel.[1] He occasionally played drums onstage.[citation needed]

From 1994 to 1997, he was in a relationship with TLC's Tionne Watkins.[citation needed]

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

He moved to Def Jam Recordings, and recorded his second album, Met.A.Mor.Phic 2: The Rivalry Of A Singer & 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.[citation needed]

According to an interview he is set to release a new album titled "Egomaniac" in August 2012.



  • Met.A.Mor.Phic (2000)
  • Met.A.Mor.Phic 2 (unreleased)
  • Egomaniac (2012)


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Biography: Dalvin DeGrate". Allmusic. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 

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