“Introducing R&B/Soul Artist DWhit ”
It's the D.W.H.I.T to the top!
R&B/Soul recording artist was born Duane Gerard Whitley, a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and raised in the 80s under the strict teachings of the Jehovah's Witness faith. Never allowed to celebrate any holidays such as Christmas, Easter or even his birthday, D-Whit had to face difficult hurdles from the beginning starting in elementary school where he was bullied because he was different than the other kids. Even though he led a sheltered life, only being allowed to associate with other kids of the same religion, D-Whit always knew that he would someday make his impression on the show business scene. In the early 90s D-Whit relocated to New York City and quickly gained respect as a choreographer and touring with platinum artists such as Joe, Britney Spears, Destiny's Child. His smooth dance moves were featured in many artists performances on television and concert stages internationally. He has also sung background vocals for artists Joe and Kevon Edmonds (Babyface's brother) on national tv shows. D-Whit is also the writer, director and choreographer for one of the first successful off broadway hip hop musicals called "Ghetto Chronicles" which received an Audelco Award nomination for "best new musical" in 2006. In 2008 D Whit had a major blow to his health by having renal failure to the point where he had to be immediately placed on dialysis treatments to survive. In 2015 his mother who was the pride and joy of his life passed away from cancer. But after pressing on through the trials and tribulations, its was music that continues to save his life. He is now concentrating on bringing you what he describes as "feel good music".