Dalvin DeGrate (born Dalvin Ertimus DeGrate on July 23, 1971) is an R&B/soul musician, singer and rapper, one-quarter of the R&B group Jodeci. He is the younger brother of Jodeci founder DeVante Swing. He was born in Hampton, Virginia.
The rapper for the group, DeGrate rarely sang lead on Jodeci tracks, although he took production and songwriting credits on Diary of A Mad Band and The Show, The After Party, The Hotel. He occasionally served as the band's onstage drummer.
He released his solo debut, Met.A.Mor.Phic on 18 April 2000, with the single "Why Can't We".
He moved to Def Jam Recordings, and recorded his sophomore effort, Met.A.Mor.Phic 2: The Rivalry Of A Singer & A Rapper with appearances by Method Man, Redman, Ludacris, Drake. Then, it was due to be released in 2010, but he decided to form his own label, DeGrate Productions and leave Def Jam after a dispute.