- DeVante Swing
DeVante Swing Birth name Donald DeGrate, Jr. Also known as DeVante Swing Born September 29, 1969 Origin Hampton, Virginia Genres R&B, hip hop, soul Occupations Record producer, singer, rapper, songwriter, video director Instruments Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Talk box Years active 1987-present Associated acts Sean Combs, Ginuwine, Jodeci, K-Ci & JoJo, Missy Elliott, Playa, Timbaland
Donald Earle DeGrate, Jr. (born September 29, 1969 in Hampton, Virginia), better known by his stage name DeVante Swing, is an American record producer, singer, rapper and songwriter. Swing rose to fame in the 1990s as the founding member of the trendsetting R&B group Jodeci, one of the more popular R&B acts of its time. Swing served as the main songwriter, producer, and leader of Jodeci which also featured his younger brother Dalvin DeGrate.
Swing went on to form his own record label, Swing Mob, which signed artists such as Ginuwine, Missy Elliott, Playa, and Timbaland at the beginning of their careers. Swing also produced 2Pac's "No More Pain" on the 1996 album All Eyez on Me which saw somewhat of a departure from what he normally produced for Jodeci. He also produced three songs on Danny Boy's It's About Time (2010) album. He will release his new album, Swingin' Love, in the near future.
DeVante Swing · JoJo · K-Ci · Mr. Dalvin
- James T. Jones IV (March 10, 1992). "Jodeci throws its voice into the doo-wop". USA Today', p. 4D
- DeVante Swing biography at Allmusic
Studio albums Other albumsBack to the Future: The Very Best of Jodeci · Playlist Your Way Singles Featured artist"Treat Them Like They Want to Be Treated" · "Lisa Baby" · "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" · "Knockin' Your Heels" Related articles
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