Born Dante Qushawan Farrar in Charlotte, he debuted in 2010 with the sprawling mixtape Feel This (Black Flag Records). In 2012 he issued a pair of LPs (Destiny Altered and Kill or Be Killed) and the Cliff of Death EP. The next year he released The Patriarch; its sequel arrived months later. Signing with Warner Bros., he continued his prolific output with 2014's Rebirth, which featured Child Actor, Lunice, Denzel Curry, and DuRu tha King. Cliff of Death II was released the year after and Mind of a Gemini in 2016. The two-part Red Book EPs continued his reflective examinations of social issues and hope. After parting ways with Warner Bros. and taking a brief hiatus, Deniro returned in 2019 releasing the Re-Up EP that features Charlotte artists JAYWAYSOSA, Jxhines, and Fetty P. Franklin.
At the top of 2020, Deniro dropped the Sole Food EP championing his own wellness journey of the mind, body, and soul. Prominent features from this project include Dreamville artist Lute, Trindad James, and legendary producer Battle Cat.