Official Biography (courtesy of Darien Brockington)
Regarded by many as one of the most talented up-and-coming artists in the business, DARIEN BROCKINGTON is proving that he truly is one of R&B's brightest new stars. Those familiar with Darien 's work know him from his appearances on projects from The Foreign Exchange (Connected and Leave It All Behind) and numerous album and mixtape projects with hip hop group, Little Brother. Darien 's memorable contributions to those projects have won the hearts of fans all across the world from Alaska to Australia -and all points in between.
Drawing from a wide range of influences like Donny Hathaway, Faith Evans, Daryl Coley and Sandy Patti, Darien 's music is a reflection of both the past and present. His music speaks of life, love, faith and so much more.
Darien has worked with a host of talented artists, having toured with gospel great William Becton and R&B star Jaheim. He has been featured on projects by hip hop legend Pete Rock and UK "drum & bass" pioneers, 4Hero. And of course Darien has recorded extensively with Little Brother and the rest of the Hall of Justus family.
After buzzing around hip-hop and R&B's underground, "D-Brock" surfaced in 2006 with his long-awaited debut album, SOMEBODY TO LOVE, which Vibe magazine lauded as "a welcome splash of sass and swagger." In contrast to today's "style over substance" approach to music, Darien 's signature style is a throwback to the days when R&B was about looking good AND sounding good.
Darien is currently promoting, "Rain," the latest single from his mixtape, THE COLD CASE FILES, released online initially in December 2009 and re-released in July 2010. THE COLD CASE FILES is currently on sale in the US , Japan and the UK . Darien is currently featured on new releases from Zo! (Sunstorm, released July 2010), Rhymefest (El Che, released June 2010) and Yahzarah (The Ballad of Purple Saint James, released April 2010). Darien will also appear on The Foreign Exchange's upcoming release, Authenticity, scheduled to be released on October 12, 2010.