WHO IS MIKE BROWN?
Before I share who I am, let me take you back to where it all began. I can recall my fascination with audio as early as 3rd grade when my parents gifted me a blue radio with a tape player. Little did I know the impact that simple gift would have on my life. I sang into it, recorded myself talking, and captured songs from the radio. Now, as an adult, recording my own songs, engaging in conversations, and curating playlists, I'm essentially living out my childhood.
I'm Mike Brown, a Black Queer multi-talented artist, identifying as a musician, podcast creator, educator, public speaker, host, author, and thought leader. Proudly hailing from Missouri City, TX, I'm a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana, an HBCU in New Orleans.
My artistic journey commenced in New Orleans, where I honed my music production skills. Collaborating with artists like Dee-1 and Cypher motivated me to move to Los Angeles, pursuing a degree in audio production at The Art Institute of California - Los Angeles.
Los Angeles became the place to chase dreams, revealing the reality as the ultimate dream. In 2012, I invited people into my journey of living openly as a Queer man. It was also the year I embraced therapy and yoga.
By 2017, therapy became expensive, leading me the 2nd best outlet, to start a podcast called, The Art of Letting Go. It evolved into a tool for navigating my emotions, showcasing Black male vulnerability, self-exploration, and transparent conversations that made listeners feel like part of the dialogue.
During my 13 years in LA, I seized incredible opportunities—teaching elementary school music, launching an afterschool podcasting program for youth, collaborating with entities like Carnegie Hall and Jay Z's Life and Times, and achieving unexpected recognition with a feature in Spotify's Frequency Free Studio documentary and a Times Square billboard.
In 2023, I relinquished the comfort of my Los Angeles lifestyle to become a nomad, embarking on a road trip to Vancouver and spending time in New York. While Houston serves as my current home base, I'm in the process of finding clarity on my next destination, which feels like the most creative phase of my journey as I actively shape the life I want to live.
Healing, vulnerability, authenticity, and inspiration weave through all my creative pursuits, from podcasting to music. My journey is a source of self-healing and a means to help others heal and grow. Growing up, I lacked a role model like myself—an absence I aim to fill with every move I make, inspiring my younger self along the way.
Break The Barriers is a movement that aims to end the stigma around mental health by dismantling the systemic and historical barriers that BIPOC communities have faced when seeking mental health care.
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In this docu-short, director Anthony Prince Leslie goes behind the scenes of Frequency's 4-day artist residency in LA. As he explores the creative process and perspectives of 9 artists across different disciplines, Anthony tells a story of boundless Black creativity—and the value of having the spaces and resources to make it sing. Featured Talent: Doechii, Sango, Larry June, Thom Kitt, Vic Mensa, Richie Reseda, Indigo Mateo, Mike Brown and Shefon Taylor
Breaking Into... -- In this episode, Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Alfpha & Mike Brown.
Yes I do host a podcast. But, I have been featured on other people's shows. This is a compilation of all the podcast I have been featured on.