This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. (Learn how and when to remove these template messages)(Learn how and when to remove this template message)
|Birth name||Dalvin Ertimus DeGrate|
|Also known as||
|Born||July 23, 1971|
|Origin||Charlotte, North Carolina|
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.
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. He occasionally played drums onstage.
He released his first solo album, Met.A.Mor.Phic, on 18 April 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.
His most recent album, titled "Egomaniac", was released in August 2012.
In 2014 DeGrate set up a new record label with music executive Cassandra Mills, called Christo Chrome Music.
- Forever My Lady (1991)
- Diary of a Mad Band (1993)
- The Show, the After Party, the Hotel (1995)
- The Past, The Present, The Future (2015)
- "Dalvin DeGrate". IMDb. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
- Ruhlmann, William. "Biography: Dalvin DeGrate". Allmusic. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
- Schumacher-Rasmussen, Eric. "Dalvin DeGrate Says Met.A.Mor.Phic Will Confound Fans". mtv.com. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
- Rene, Shameika. "Q&A: Dalvin DeGrate & Cassandra Mills—New Beginnings and a Jodeci Reunion". soultrain.com. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
|This biographical article related to hip hop music in the United States is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article on a record producer is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|