At an early age Darrel Walton new music would have a major impact on his life. Growing up in Southern California with parents having backgrounds in singing and theater, he was attracted to performing and singing. At age 3, he was involved in plays and musicals. At the age of 12, he was introduced to a Casio keyboard. This became his passion. He began making beats, recording from tape to tape. Playing each phrase over and over, and then switching decks and dubbing the new sound. Neighborhood teens would come to his house and purchase beats to rap over. He was given the name Teon Vest. By the time he was 13 he had not only produced numerous tracks, but started writing and rapping himself. After college, he spent some time in Australia, where he was exposed to new ethnic sounds and once again his music bug was sparked. He came back to music with a vengeance. Drawing inspiration from artist such as Outkast, Marvin Gay, and Babyface Edmonds, his sound became unique incorporating rap, funk, and soul. This eventually lead him back to singing and song writing and the name J. Ghost. His singing infused modern electric and trap sounds with classic tones of funk, rock, and world music.
Teflon Vest aka J. Ghost currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. He has worked with Cleveland based artist Layzie Bone from the Grammy winning group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony producing tracks on his album, The New Revolution, and also featured him on "You gon' have to go", o of his Prestine Facade album. He has shared the stage with artist such as Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Lil Flip, Silk E Fyne, Kurupt, and many more. He has also worked with Logic, and Joyner Lucas on the music video Isis, and has appeared in multiple MTV shows, and the Tyra bank show as well as films. J. Ghost is currently working on his double album "Exodus" slated to be released in August 2019.