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|Birth name||Donald Earle DeGrate Jr.|
|Born||September 29, 1969|
Hampton, Virginia, U.S.
|Origin||Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.|
Swing in his early career was mainly known for being a Mixing Engineer as well as producing for people other then himself, one of his main works was mixing for Hi-Five in "I Just Can't Handle It" as well as producing several remixes for it. After that Swing became known in the 1990s as the founding member of the R&B group Jodeci, a popular R&B act at that time. Swing served as the main songwriter, producer, and leader of Jodeci which also featured his younger brother Dalvin DeGrate. He is also known for discovering Timbaland, Missy Elliott, Ginuwine, Stevie J, and Static Major. He also acted as a video director for the group, co-directing the videos for "Feenin'" with Hype Williams and "Freek'n You" with Brett Ratner.
- Concepcion, Mariel. "Flo Rida". Billboard. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
- Devante Swing Interview with Sterlen Roberts
- James T. Jones IV (March 10, 1992). "Jodeci throws its voice into the doo-wop". USA Today', p. 4D
- DeVante Swing biography at AllMusic