ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records artist Deante’ Hitchcock released his newest project Deante Hitchcock: Live from Quarantine, a live audio and video performance project featuring fan favorite tracks from previous albums, projects and EPs throughout his career. Recorded and filmed during quarantine, this latest project showcases the Grammy-nominated rapper’s delivery and dynamic stage presence. He released his new visual for his track “Plug Me In,” from the deluxe version of his critically acclaimed album BETTER in December. Directed by WhoIsGLP, the video concept is a fun play on the song’s title showing Deante’ being manufactured and delivered as a life size doll you plug in.
Deante’s skills as a lyricist are not manufactured, resulting in a year full of accolades in 2020 for the Atlanta native. Deante’ delivered an unforgettable cypher performance on the BET Hip Hop Awards 2020 fresh off the heels of his debut album BETTER, months later, he followed up with the BETTER Deluxe, enhancing the already critically acclaimed original with ten new tracks. As the year comes to a close, Deante’ has secured coveted spots on several Best of 2020 lists including NPR, Highsnobiety and many more. Produced and recorded by Hitchcock’s longtime collaborator Brandon Phillips-Taylor, BETTER Deluxe includes features by 6lack, Guapdad 4000, JID, Kenny Mason, Miguel, REASON, Ro James, St. Beauty and Young Nudy, plus 10 new tracks including the standout “Plug Me In.”
Divided and re-sequenced into two sections – Outside and Inside, the 20-track deluxe version is reflective of Deante’s journey to becoming a better man. “I’ve been trying to find balance in my life for so long. Physically, mentally, internally, externally, inside, and out,” says the prolific rapper. “The mirror image track lists on the back cover aren’t coincidental at all. It’s just another representation of that search. The songs on the Outside track list are more lighthearted than the Inside cuts but they all paint the picture of the things that I’m dealing with and trying to get better with, on an external level and at the root of my soul.”
WATCH DEANTE HITCHCOCK: LIVE FROM QUARANTINE NOW
Listen to BETTER Deluxe:
Deante Hitchcock: Live from Quarantine Tracklist:
I Got Money Now feat. JID
What it Ain’t, What It Is
Attitude feat. Young Nudy
Social Distancing Interlude
Thinking Bout You
Side Nigga Anthem
Flashbacks feat. Miguel & St. Beauty
NITS (Nights in The South)
How TF feat. 6LACK
Growing Up/Mother God
We got a chance to speak with Deante’ to talk his latest release ‘Live From The Quarantine’, musical inspirations growing up in Atlanta, current state of rap music, working with R&B star Miguel + much more. Get into the interview below.
‘Live From Quarantine’ Project.
Favorite Tracks Off The Project.
Growing Up In ATL, His Favorite Musical Inspirations.
Current State Of Rap Music.
One Song In His Black History Month Playlist.
Working With Miguel On His ‘Flashbacks’ Single.
What RESPECT. Means To Him.
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