The longest journey begins with the first step, and for this up and coming triple Threat Darius A. Small also known as Smalls he’s making large steps toward an exciting journey into the music industry. Smalls the eldest of four, was created September 21, 1985, into a world where music thrives and everyday creates a piece of the soundtrack to his life. Born and raised on Chicago’s South Side, Englewood to be precise, he faced many hardships but despite it all he was determined to work toward his dream-creating music that inspires an entire generation.
Being an eclectic lover of all genres of music his style is more than unique and nothing less of Hip Hop. Small’s draws his influence from the very well-known drummer Calvin Rogers. As a young boy he would watch for hours as Calvin Rogers played the drums with his church choir. It was then Smalls decided that music was his life and he would dedicate his energy to perfecting his craft. Smalls accredits his love and growth for and within music to powerhouse musicians and singer/songwriters such as Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Anita Baker, Common, and Nas just to name a few. His blend of Hip Hop, Neo Soul, with an old school twist, creates music that has no generational boundaries; which puts him in a league of his own. Promoting positivity and enjoying life as it was a gift bestowed upon us, Smalls is determined to create music that will live forever more…
Darius A. Small Was The 1st Of Four Beautiful Children, Created & Born Sept,21st 1985...Darius better known to his fan base as Smalls survived one of Chicago’s most notorious communities on the Southside (Englewood to be exact) Birthed Into What he Thought was The beginning of New Boundaries In All Genres Of Music, R&B<Gospel,&HipHOp Mostly Because This is what He was Exposed To Mostly, Throughout His Life He would Expperience A lot Of Good Times,Bad Times,Trieal &Tribulations, & Heart Ache That Would Later On In His Life Would Only Make Him “Stronger” Mentally,Physically ,& Verbally. With his Mother Being A single Parent Mom & The Struggles Of just Being A Young Man In The “Reckless” In His Early Teens City He Found Security In Gospel Music. With His Mother Being In The Choir,He would Attend Almost every Rehersal, “I would Sit There In Amazement” Staring at The Drummer (Calvin Rodgers) And The Organ Player (“vInny”) As The Choir Would Practice Each Song From Scratch Over And Over Until It Sounded Good Enough To Be Played At God’s Wedding. LOL, From That Time In Darius Continued To Gain More Respect For Music. He started Listening To A Lot Of Soul Music, Donny Hathaway, Anita Baker, Stevie Wonder,Michael Jackson, Cher,Selena,Seal,Sade,Luther Vandross, Gill scott heroin & a host Of Many More Inspiring artist.
In His Late Teens (17 to be precise0. He Was Introduced To Music Production Program Called (Fruity Loops) & FroM That Day He never Attemted To Look Back. Darius has Worked With Great Artist & Been To City’s Such As Los Angeles,Miami,Washington D.C., and Vegas & Plans On Traveling A lot More As His Name Spreads Genuinely Not forced. Darius Has Dedicated His Life & Soul To Music Itself & would Go Any Distance Just To Create New Sounds Daily For The World. With A Positive & Creative MindSet. Darius Plans To Make History Making Music & More Before Or After He Leaves This Beautiful Life
With Drive Like This He is Sure To Succeed ..