Darien Brockington

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Darien Brockington
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Darien Brockington performing in 2007
Background information
Birth name Darien DeWayne Brockington
Also known as D-Brock
Born September 14
Washington, D.C., United States
Genres R&B, Soul
Occupations Singer

Darien Brockington is an American singer, songwriter, vocal arranger and actor.

Biography[edit]

Born in Washington, DC, and raised in Durham, NC, Brockington was exposed to music early on in life and began singing at the age of two. He was brought up in a Seventh-day Adventist Church and sang his first solo at six years old. Shortly after that, he started to sing in community/school-based functions and talent shows. Darien Brockington began his journey into R&B while attending North Carolina Central University. There, he met fellow musician, Phonte, one half of the hip hop duo, Little Brother in 2000. In 2003, Brockington was inducted as the first R&B singer, songwriter in the North Carolina based crew The Justus League. The following year, he collaborated with the then little known hip hop group The Foreign Exchange where he was featured on their first studio album Connected. Also in 2004, Brockington made appearances on Little Brother’s second album, The Minstrel Show, and Rapper Big Pooh’s (of Little Brother) solo album, Sleepers.

Similar to the way Little Brother became famous, Brockington caught the ear of many fans via the internet with his nine-track EP entitled The Feeling. His EP signalled the beginning of his transformation from local musician into global artist. Before releasing his solo debut album, Somebody To Love in 2006, Darien Brockington had the opportunity of work with a host of talented artists, including gospel legend William Becton, hip hop great Pete Rock, singer Jaheim and Grammy Award winning producer 9th Wonder. Brockington’s talent and compelling stage presence has also seen him tour throughout North America and Europe by himself and also alongside Little Brother.

In October 2008, The Foreign Exchange released their second album, Leave It All Behind, where Brockington is featured on 3 tracks on the group’s album. Darien made his first appearance in a music video for the track "Take Off The Blues", which was released as a single.

Discography[edit]

Album information
The Feeling EP
  • Released: 2005
Somebody To Love
  • Released: 2006
  • Label: ABB Records
The Cold Case Files Mixtape
  • Released: 2009

Collaborations[edit]

Artist Album/Year Song Title
The Foreign Exchange Connected (2004) Come Around
The Foreign Exchange Connected (2004) All That You Are
The Foreign Exchange Connected (2004) Call
Little Brother The Minstrel Show (2005) Slow It Down
Little Brother The Minstrel Show (2005) Not Enough
Little Brother The Minstrel Show (2005) All For You
Rapper Big Pooh Sleepers (2005) My Mind
Pete Rock Soul Survivor II (2004) Give It To Ya
Little Brother The Chitlin Circuit (2005) Nobody Like Me
Symbolic One & Illmind The Art Of One Mind (2005) Night Like This
U.City (previously United Soul) Reservations (2005) Good Days
DJ Drama & Little Brother Separate But Equal (2006) I Need You
DJ Drama & Little Brother Separate But Equal (2006) Candy
Total Science Soul Patrol (2006) Wasting Time
Grown Folks Child's Play (2006) Night For Love
Kenn Starr Starr Status (2006) Carry On
Nicolay Here (2006) I Love The Way You Love
Strange Fruit Project The Healing (2006) God Is
Completion Freedom's Journal (2007) We’re On Our Way
The Away Team Training Day (2007) Sum Of Me
4hero Play With The Changes (2007) Give In
Little Brother Getback (2007) Two Step Blues
Chaundon Carnage (2008) Don’t Take It Personal
Chaundon Carnage (2008) Understanding
Little Brother And Justus For All (2008) Fan Mail
Strange Fruit Project/S1 Music Box (2008) Tired
Zo! & Tigallo Zo! & Tigallo Love The 80s (2008) Something About You
Zo! & Tigallo Zo! & Tigallo Love The 80s (2008) Written All Over Your Face
The Foreign Exchange Leave It All Behind (2008) Take Off The Blues
The Foreign Exchange Leave It All Behind (2008) All Or Nothing (Coming Home To You)
The Foreign Exchange Leave It All Behind (2008) Something To Behold
Promise More Than Music (2008) Much More
Rapper Big Pooh Delightful Bars (2009) Move
Yoshi The Talent Show (2009) Magnetic

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