"Studying theatre gave me new perspectives to take to my music and helped me develop my creative and preparation process. For in the studio and for live performance. So it helped me grow in all those ways."
Wolfe received a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre from Lehigh University in 2016. During his time there as an undergrad he became a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
Midwest rapper Danté Wolfe was born Kelly Danté Petty Jr. Wolfe was known as the MC in the back of the class with something to prove. Years before the St. Louis born and raised MC made his solo debut, he started out a part of local group, MME. Performing alongside Mvstermind, RA Child, Con, Lyrique and Ciej the collective released several singles and music videos earning them serious acclaim in their budding music scene. Together they executed two independent tours clocking over 20,000 miles as well as performing at festivals such as A3C, SXSW, and Brooklyn’s MCA Day. This was the steel upon which Wolfe began to sharpen his blade, as the collective also opened up for artists such as Travis Scott, Chance the Rapper and Curren$y.
After graduating high school in 2010 Wolfe left St. Louis and began studying Theatre at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. It was here Wolfe would develop his creative process and redefine his approach to his craft.
"I draw the majority of my inspiration from life; life experiences, life lessons. All of the records I've been writing this past year have been done on the spot. I'll stop and go through the beats I have at the time and make music about whatever I'm going through or whatever I'm feeling that day. Not just about myself either, world events too."
Wolfe’s first solo album, The God Complex, was released in January of 2016 and debuted the rapper at number 35 on the CMJ weekly chart of the 40 most played Hip Hop artists at college radio. The album was centered around a concept of Mind-Body-Environment. Whereas the body is recognized as the temple of God. The environment being a place where God is no longer present. The Mind, the literal embodiment of a God Complex.
In November 2016, Wolfe debuted his second album, Carlton Ave. A compilation of his struggles and adversities he encountered during his journey to receiving a Bachelor's Degree. “Temp Tags,” (feat. Mvstermind) was the lead single and was premiered by Team Backpack. The album received rave reviews from several media platforms and received a write up from HipHop DX, positioning Wolfe as a serious emerging talent.