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Birth nameDewayne Petty
BornTallahassee, Florida, U.S.
GenresChristian hip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper, songwriter, actor
Years active1999-present

Dewayne Petty (born 1973), known professionally as Pettidee, is a record producer, actor and Christian rap artist from Tallahassee, Florida.[1][2] Pettidee has been nominated for a Grammy and Stella Award for producing for groups such as group Grits and I-Rocc.[3]

Early life


Dewayne Petty was born in Tallahassee, Florida.[4] As a child, Pettidee grew up in a dysfunctional family and became a street hustler as well as a drug user by the age of nine.[5] After being on the streets Pettidee accepted Jesus Christ into his life and began seeking after God's will.[6] Pettidee is best known for producing beats for the group Grits. Pettidee also has achieved Billboard Gospel Album success. Resurrections: Past, Present And Future reached 48 and Thug Love reached 31 on the Billboard Gospel Billboard.[7]


Studio albums
  • Still Alive (1999)
  • The Legacy - Volume 1 (2001)
  • Street Music: The Legacy - Volume 2 (2002)
  • Thug Love (2006)
  • The Greatest Stories Ever Told (2007)
  • Resurrections: Past, Present and Future (2007)
  • Pettidee Presents: A Soldier Sound Christmas (2008)
  • Race 2 Nowhere (2009)
  • Kill the Messengers Mixtape (2013)
  • Alien (2019)


  1. ^ "About Pettidee". Christianmusic.com. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  2. ^ Cummings, Tony. "Tony Cummings reports on PETTIDEE, the Florida rapper with the militant crunk sound". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Pettidee". Life-line Worldwide. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  4. ^ "About Pettidee". christianmusic.com. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Pettidee Keeps It Real". Bella Online. Bella. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Pettidee". Uptv. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Pettidee". Billboard. Pettidee. Retrieved 28 November 2014.