Jodeci member and now solo artist Dalvin DeGrate is denying rumors that he did not perform the vocals for some of the songs on his upcoming solo debut LP, "Met.A.Mor.Phic."Apparently, reports have surfaced that DeGrate’s friend and collaborator, producer Stevie J, did the vocals on "Why Can’t We," the first single from "Met.A.Mor.Phic." "I have no idea how someone could get this one so wrong," DeGrate wrote in a statement regarding the rumors. "Stevie played on a bunch of the album’s tracks, he produced or co-produced four tracks, and he sang back-up on ‘Why Can’t We,’ ‘More Than Friends,’ and ‘Scandalous,’ but that was it. And I made sure he was credited and paid.’" Stevie J, known for his work with Sean Puffy Combs’ Hitmen squad of producers, backs up Dalvin’s statements. "Come on, this is ridiculous," Stevie J wrote in the same statement. "Dalvin is singing his own vocals. I just came in and percolated on a verse, just like Dalvin did on my joint."
The statement was issued through Dalvin’s label, Maverick Records, who will release the singer’s "Met.A.Mor.Phic" debut on April 18. The LP also features contributions from Dalvin’s brother and fellow Jodeci member DeVante Swing and production duo Tim & Bob.Meanwhile, Dalvin and the rest of Jodeci have plans to re-group for a new album, which would be the band's first since 1995's "The Show, The After Party, The Hotel."