Proud of my neck of the woods today, as Miami’s own 18-year-old R&B prodigy, Dantes, shows once again that irresistibly sunny vibes are quickly becoming one of South Florida’s top exports. The track is “Cheat”, an aptly titled slow-jam about infidelity that sounds both effortless and complex.
Having collaborated with the likes of Shaggy and Tory Lanez, as well as becoming the youngest artist to be affiliated with Memphis Bleek’s Warehouse Music Group/Roc Nation – all while remaining an independent artist – Dantes is clearly more than meets the eye.
Baby there’s always room for you, there’s no replacing you
Just make your move
His display of talent on “Cheat” is threefold, as he provides not only the sultry vocals and narrative lyrics, but saxophone passages that would rival that of Bill Clinton, as well. From the initial false promise of a 90’s rap beat, through the winding developments of both old and new-school R&B twists, it’s just as easy to kick back and relax to “Cheat” as it is to explore the song in depth.