Jodeci's Dalvin DeGrate Signs To Maverick

K-Ci & JoJo aren't the only Jodeci members who are keeping busy lately.

That brotherly duo makes up the more high-profile half of the four-man Jodeci collective, and now the group's Dalvin DeGrate is looking to raise his profile in the coming months. The singer has just signed to Maverick Records and will be releasing "Met.A.Mor.Phic" on the label early next year

The album's first single, "Why Can't We," a duet with Stevie J. (of Sean "Puffy" Combs' Hitmen production camp), will be dropping in clubs and on radio later this month. Stevie J. also produced the track.

Other folks lending their production skills to the 13-track album include Tim & Bob as well as Dalvin's brother and fellow Jodeci member DeVante Swing. (Swing has recorded an album of his own, "DeVante's Private Collection," which is due out next year on Priority Records.)

In other Jodeci news, JoJo recently told the MTV Radio Network that a new Jodeci album is in the works, and that it should

be out sometime next year (see "K-Ci & JoJo To Tour As Duo, Then Reconvene With Jodeci").