Deitrick Haddon was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, where he served as pastor and music director at Detroit’s Unity Cathedral of Faith. As the son of Bishop Clarence Haddon and Prophetess Joyce Haddon, he grew up in the church and preached his first sermon at the age of 11.
Deitrick Haddon and his Voices of Unity drew upon both secular and spiritual influences to create a sound they dubbed ”gospel soul.” Signed to the Tyscot label, the group debuted in 1995 with Come into This House. Two years later, Haddon and company issued Live the Life, which scored Gospel Music Workshop of America Excellence Awards in several categories. After This Is My Story (1998), Chain Breaker (1999), and Nu Hymnz: Live from the Motor City (2001), Haddon went solo and signed to the Verity label.