Carl Michael, also known as Suthurn Faze, is a producer, writer, MC and singer. A Huntsville, Alabama native and Little Rock, Arkansas resident, Carl Michael strives to spread love and spiritual knowledge through his music. In his free time, he works with different youth groups including the Young Community Advocates of Baring Cross.
Carl Michael was born into a family of singers, musicians and composers which strongly influenced his love for music. In his early years, Carl Michael formed Soul Boys, a rap group and One Soul, a gospel trio, at his church, the Shiloh Seventh-Day Adventist Church. In 2006, Carl Michael was casted in Freedom, a play written by Jennifer “Coffy” Davis, and produced the inaugural soundtrack for the play. He also released his first mixtape entitled “The Missing Element”, which caused a buzz in his local city and surrounding areas. He has performed at local showcases, churches and youth events. Carl Michael has also collaborated with many local artists including Darius Kidd, Trica Reed, Kory “Justamor” White, Osyrus, Budda Fly, Coffy and Ennis “E-Nice” Johnson.
Carl Michael blends Gospel, Jazz, Hip-Hop and Soul to create an atypical style of music and accompanies it with enlightening lyrics. He hopes to reinforce the idea of music as being an appropriate avenue through which creativity can be expressed and Godly morals can be discussed. Carl has a special desire to reach youth, who he feels are vulnerable to modern-day media’s negative influence.
Carl Michael is currently working on his highly anticipated mixtape series called, The Deprogramming.