Atlanta-based lyricist Deante’ Hitchcock wears his heart on sleeve, touting a signature laidback demeanor and effortless flows that seemingly trickle off the top.
His latest offering, Everyday the 14th, not only brings in a few of his star-studded friends, but also showcases his growth as an artist while highlighting the love that should be shared between partners every day, not just on Valentine’s Day.
Everyday the 14TH is four tracks of chill, melodic R&B-rap crossovers featuring Chris Patrick, Bairi, Dende, DaVionne, JaelSpeaks and ELHAE. Over the course of the project, Deante’ finds balance in both his rapping and singing abilities, keeping his eclectic personality as a centerpiece for the EP.
Recently indulging in a few slam poetry readings to lead in the project on Valentine’s Day, he seamlessly channels that same captivating, tongue-in-cheek approach within his music, as Everyday the 14TH fully embodies all sides to Hitchcok’s sultry, yet iridescent sound.
Deante’ dropped the lead single “Neck Up” just three days before its release, as it soon became a hit in its own right. Bairi and Dende match the intimate energy of the song perfectly, as all three artists spit sultry verses over an atmospheric, moody instrumental. Hitchcock recently divulged that the track was created at the same studio Dreamville’s Revenge Of The Dreamers sessions were held at. Now, the track continues to see viral acclaim on TikTok due to Deante’ inviting artists to a platform-favorite “Open Verse Challenge.”
The opening track “You Thought Wrong” contains two monologues and a hook that echoes the title of the project, leading into the beautifully-sung chorus by DaVionne on “Eyes On Me.” Deante’ smoothly slides in, giving listeners one of his signature jazz-rap flows and refined lyrical ability over the woozy, guitar-heavy instrumental. JaelSpeaks follows up with a rhythmic recital of a poem that resembles a terms and conditions agreement for society — seemingly emulating the love stricken narrative surrounding Valentine’s Day and the poems often shared between romantic partners.
The final track “Don’t Say” picks up the pace with heavier 808s as CXR star Chris Patrick spits and sings with poise and versatility — utilizing his dual-threat approach with a verse about a temperamental relationship with a woman. ELHAE echoes the sentiment with a simple yet effective hook before Deante’ closes up the EP with a mellow delivery — feeding off both Patrick and ELHAE’s energy.
Deante’ Hitchcock’s 2020 album BETTER initially put the Atlanta emcee on the map, recruiting heavy-hitters in JID, Young Nudy, 6LACK and others. While 2021 was a light year for Deante’, Everyday the 14TH is a great appetizer for everything he has planned in 2022.
Check out ‘Everyday the 14TH’ by Deante’ Hitchcock below!