voc, key, *1969 US, Paterson, New Jersey
Singer / Musician / Songwriter / Producer of Dance
A.k.a. Darren F. Lighty
Darren Lighty (born 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. 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. 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.