May 26th some years ago gave the world a truly dedicated musician, songwriter, producer, arranger and artist in D.Hittz (born Robert Donte Fulton, Jr.)Currently living in Arizona (not far from Phoenix), D.Hittz was born in the sunshine state of Florida in the city of Ft. Lauderdale.
Music was a part of his life at an early age and he says to this day, “It is what I love to do“. Having attended a performing arts high school in Ft. Lauderdale, his diverse musical skills were honed back then. In addition to singing, he plays keyboards, guitar and drums.
Often described as mild-mannered and humble, D.Hittz credits his strong family ties with keeping him grounded.
He credits R. Kelly, Dave Hollister and Musiq Soulchild as influences and loves the music of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Tina Turner, Boyz II Men, Jodeci, Luther Vandross, The Temptations, Jay-Z, Eminem, Dr. Dre and OutKast.
In the late Nineties and early New Millenium he was a member of two different boy bands: Off Glass and Concept respectively, both of whom recorded demos and did some live shows in the South. Off Glass did a showcase in NYC in 2004 that received critical acclaim from the industry people in the audience. The group was also featured on former Universal Music group act Field Mob’s debut album 613: ASHY TO CLASSY on the track “Crutch” and on a re-mix of “Hey Shawty “ by Field Mob as well.
In 2007. D.Hittz participated in American Idol auditions in Phoenix and made the cut and went on to Hollywood, California. He feels he learned some things about the politics of the music business from that experience, but when asked to shed more light he says, “We will just say it was an experience.”