“Rising star” – HotNewHipHop
“One of the Atlanta rappers to watch” – UPROXX
“Hip-hop’s real certified lover boy” – VIBE
March 16, 2023 – Following the release of his single “U Were Right I Was Wrong,” today Grammy-nominated rapper Deante’ Hitchcockreturns with “Drunk AF,” out now via ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records. An ode to late-night phone calls, “Drunk AF” is backed by hypnotic, pulsating production, with Deante’ flexing melodic vocals throughout the chorus and his signature playful lyricism throughout each verse.
Last year, Deante’ closed out 2022 with the release of his two-pack project Callin’ All My Children, which showcased a unique blend of Deante’s southern rap roots and retro production influences, with features from Mississippi rapper and producer Big K.R.I.T. and Compton’s Westside Boogie. He also lent his songwriting skills to the hit show P-Valley, serving as a co-writer on the single “Seven Pounds of Pressure” featured in season two. The soundtrack was nominated for an NAACP Image Award this year. Deante’ also recently appeared on Dende’s latest EP, Before We Crash, lending his vocals on the single “Georgia.”
About Deante’ Hitchcock
Introspective. Talented. Lyricist. These are just a few words to describe Grammy-nominated Atlanta artist Deante’ Hitchcock. After dropping out of Georgia Southern University, Deante’ decided that rap was his only option and began working harder than ever by releasing mixtapes and videos that created an undeniable buzz. His witty, charismatic social media freestyle videos generated attention, leading him to open for acts such as Lil Uzi Vert and Yo Gotti, and eventually led to a recording deal with Mark Pitts’ ByStorm Entertainment.
With several impressive EPs under his lyrical belt (Good, So Much for Good Luck, Just A Sample, Just A Sample 2), in 2019, Deante’ secured a highly coveted spot on the Grammy-nominated J. Cole and Dreamville compilation album, Revenge Of The Dreamers III, which is currently RIAA-certified Platinum. He released his debut album BETTER on ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records in 2020, featuring the single “How TF” feat. 6LACK and collaborations with JID, Young Nudy, Miguel, and St. Beauty. Following suit with the deluxe version of BETTER later that year, which featured appearances from Guapdad 4000, Kenny Mason, Ro James, and more, the project solidified Deante’ as a must-watch artist within the next wave of Southern rap, garnering critical acclaim and ‘Best of 2020’ placements across Complex, NPR, XXL, and UPROXX.