Darnell White was born in Los Angeles into an extremely musical family.
During the 80's and 90's Darnell wrote and composed for the maestro Barry White. Two of Darnell's songs, "Strange" and "My Fantasies' were on Barry's album, The Love Unlimited Orchestra Presents Mr. Webster Lewis. Darnell also wrote "Tell Me Who Do You Love" on Barry's album "Beware."
Darnell also wrote the smooth and romantic "Your What's on My Mind" for Barry White and played the spiraling flute solo at the introduction of the song over Barry's rap.