1. What’s your name?
My name is Dr. Michael Jamal Seaberry. I am a Black Queer artist who holds a PhD in
Curriculum and Instruction. This made me want to keep my artist name as Dr.Seaberry
because, at heart, I am an educator, storyteller, and changemaker. I worked hard for this degree
and I am working even harder to tell my story through song.
2. Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana; one of the biggest ports in the South and I am
proud of my Country, Christian, Southern roots.
3. How old are you?
I am 29-years-old. My birthday is May 29, 1992.
4 .When did you start making music
I have always been a writer and storyteller, since middle school. However, I turned years of
poetry writing into songs starting in September 2021. Very recently!
5. How serious are you about your career?
If you see me at 3:00am writing songs, listening to and studying music and lyrics, and producing
most of my own beats, then getting up at 7:30 to teach high schoolers for an entire day before
checking on my graduate students, you would know how serious I am. I have invested lots of
money into equipment, classes, and more to make sure that I am not a novice entering the
rooms that I plan to sit in very soon. I don’t think someone who flies from Atlanta to Houston just
because he missed a songwriting tour is not serious about thier work.
6. Have you ever thought about quitting music?
Even though I just started writing in September, my music stems from the deepest parts of my
heart. I didn’t think about quitting because someone made me mad. I thought about quitting
because writing is like going to therapy and silly me for choosing to “go to therapy” almost every
7. Who inspires you the most?
Honestly, my students inspire me the most. They support me like no other; however, musically,
so many people inspire me – Samoht, Serpentwithfeet, TeaMarr, D.Smoke, and more!
8.What got you into making music?
I have been a poet and spoken word artist for years. A few friends of mine, De’Carlos and
Damone, questioned why I don’t write music. I tried to write a few songs and felt like it wasn’t my
lane until they heard them. Then they said it was golden and I needed to pursue this as a
9.Who is your favorite producer?
I mean Missy Elliott has to be the GOAT, along with Timbaland and a few other folks. I also
really admire Wilkes, who serves as Samoht’s producer. The way they make music is sickening
– it’s ridiculous. I’m honestly still learning about a lot of producers, writers, and engineers. I’d
love to be somebody else’s favorite. HAHA
10. What is one of your best songs/beats?
In my opinion, “Please, Baptize Me” is one of my best songs because of its rawness and
authenticity. I wrote that song in a dark, depressed state and my mother called to lift my spirits.
That’s why you hear her voice on the track.
I also have an unreleased song called “Am I Ok?” that will shake folks to their core.
11. Are you signed to a record or label?
Nope. I am an independent artist, working to make a name for myself.
12. Have you ever performed?
My first and only time performing so far was at my EP release party and it was terrifying with
everybody staring at me. I haven’t performed since, but am looking forward to doing some local
shows to get used to singing on stage. Poetry is easy. Singing terrifies me.
13. Who would you most likely collaborate with?
100% Samoht. I have so many ideas on what we can create together. His voice is impeccable.
If not Samoht, I’d love to collaborate on projects with Terrell Grice.
14. If you could open for any artist who would it be?
Have I mentioned Samoht? LOL.
On a separate note, I would be HONORED to open for Beyonce (duh), Mariah The Scientist,
JAMES BLAKE, or Jazmine Sullivan.
15. What’s next for you?
I am almost complete with my next album, which I have not released the title of yet. I plan to
release it in Fall 2022 and it will be the most personal, most tragic, most emotional story I have
taken you all on so far. Get ready!
After that, you will see me collaborating with some of the biggest and most influential names in
1. What’s your name?