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Deante Hitchcock thought he wanted to be a doctor or lawyer, but Hip-Hop had other plans for him.

Deante Hitchcock knows exactly what he’s up against being yet another rapper from Atlanta. Rappers are probably the only people that outnumber “models” in the city.

“You have to have some sort of personality coming out to this city,” he says. “You cant be bland coming out Atlanta. Purists can hate on rappers like Young Thug all they want, but him and his flow stand out. That’s what I’m going to do myself, standout.”

Just like the legendary filmmaker he shares a last name with, Deante’s flow keeps listeners ears on edge as they try to figure out what direction he’s going to go in next. While first listens may remind you of J. Cole, more listens will show that Deante Hitchcock warming up to tell his own sideline stories.

Who: Deante Hitchcock is what local Atlantans call a “Grady Baby,” a person born in the city’s central hospital Grady Memorial Hospital. It’s one of the most distinctive badges of honor in the city.

Credentials: Hitchcock has opened up for Yo Gotti, Lil Uzi Vert and 2 Chainz.

Fun Fact: When Hitchcock first started rapping, his older uncle was writing his rhymes.

Photo: Instagram

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