Michael Benji DaRula Smalls participated in several performing arts programs from elementary school throughout college. From Student Body President, Honors String/Electric Bass Player, Drama/Theater, and school/community pageants, he was destined to be an entertainer. Sophomore year in high school, he moved to Jamaica Queens, New York to be better acquainted with his father’s side of the family. He was selected out of 200 students to be a part of the 1st graduating class at Frank Sinatra School of The Arts in Long Island City, New York. He participated in the Drama/Theatre & Instrumental Music Programs. His father soon passed and he moved back to his roots in South Carolina.
He went to Benedict College majoring in Mass Communications and Broadcasting. After college, he moved to Las Vegas to get a taste of the West Coast. At 23. Benji has since been in Atlanta, GA. He began performing at artist showcases and networking mixers to build his following and made a name for h himself and his brand, Benji DaRula CEO of Street Sweepaz, Da Mafia, iMOBEnt. He currently promotes, hosts, coordinates/plans events and outlets to empower indie artists to develop their brand, artistry, and legitimize their music. He is continuing to build his empire and currently working on new music and projects.