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 44)
Origin Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Record producer
  • singer
  • rapper
  • songwriter
Years active 1991–present
Associated acts [disambiguation needed]

Dalvin Ertimus DeGrate (born July 23, 1971, in Hampton, Virginia) 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 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 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.[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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