Darren Lighty

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Darren Lighty
Birth nameDarren F. Lighty
Also known asD-Life, Smooth
Born (1969-04-06) April 6, 1969 (age 49)
Paterson, New Jersey
GenresHip hop, R&B
Occupation(s)Session musician, Record producer, Background vocalist
InstrumentsKeyboards
Years active1990–present
LabelsCold Chillin', Divine Mill
Associated actsIntelligent Hoodlum, Heavy D, Blackstreet, Marley Marl, Next, Donell Jones, Naughty By Nature, Jaheim, Craig G
WebsiteDarren Lighty's Twitter Page

Darren Lighty (born April 6, 1969 in Paterson, New Jersey) is African-American record producer and songwriter.

Lighty got his initial start in the industry as part of the group The Flex, which also included his brother Cliff Lighty and Eric Williams.[1] They were discovered by hip hop producer Marley Marl, who had them sing the hooks on songs he produced for LL Cool J, Heavy D. & the Boyz, Craig G and Intelligent Hoodlum.[2] The group disbanded before recording an album and the trio went their separate ways. Darren and his brother Cliff continued on as songwriters and session musicians, while Eric Williams became a member of Teddy Riley's group Blackstreet.[3]

In the early 2000s, Lighty closely worked with Eddie F. on several songs as a producer. He later collaborated with Naughty by Nature member Kay Gee for production and songwriting.[4] Lighty has worked with artists such as Aaliyah, Donell Jones, Jaheim, Next, Luther Vandross, Queen Latifah, Nas, Mario and more.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eight inducted into EHS 'Wall of Fame'". hamptoncountyguardian.com. Hampton County Guardian. Retrieved 2016-02-25.
  2. ^ "Eight inducted into EHS 'Wall of Fame'". hamptoncountyguardian.com. Hampton County Guardian. Retrieved 2016-02-25.
  3. ^ "Eight inducted into EHS 'Wall of Fame'". hamptoncountyguardian.com. Hampton County Guardian. Retrieved 2016-02-25.
  4. ^ "Eight inducted into EHS 'Wall of Fame'". hamptoncountyguardian.com. Hampton County Guardian. Retrieved 2016-02-25.

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