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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 /2SPR/ – DeGrate is the surname of the family that has brought new flavor to the music industry for decades. Now Derek DeGrate steps out with a solo project, also featuring the production of Dalvin DeGrate of JODECI and Justin Burton-DeGrate.

The album is titled Derek DeGrate “The Other Brother”, with the flavor of the album ranging from urban inspirational lyrics, to urban R&B music tracks. The album captures the attention of urban music lovers and gospel music lovers.

Derek is the other brother of DeVante and Dalvin, of the multi-platinum R&B group, JODECI. Like his older brother DeVante, and baby brother Dalvin, he has been involved in music ever since he was a child actually singing solos in church, at age 5.

Derek has written several songs including 3 Top-20 national charted songs in the gospel market. He has also written or performed bass guitar lines for several projects, including JODECI, and major movie soundtracks including “Strictly Business”, starring Halle Berry and Tommy Davidson. One of Derek’s greatest opportunities was working on a project for Michael Jackson, which he worked with his brother, DeVante.

The new album contains tracks featuring DeVante and Dalvin, and is a style with smooth grooves, hip beats all with lyrics that are dedicated to GOD.“It’s real cool to be feelin a beat like you hear on your favorite R&B or pop radio station, and at the same time express your love for

GOD for waking you up in the morning!” says Derek.

Derek DeGrate “The Other Brother”, available now.