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|Birth name||Donald Earle DeGrate Jr.|
|Born||September 29, 1969 (age 50)|
Hampton, Virginia, United States
|Origin||Charlotte, North Carolina, United States|
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 Elliot, 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
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