Let’s turn the page to a new chapter in hip-hop, the game is changing and there’s rising star looking to make a powerful impact with his talent allow me to introduce you to Absoloot. Based out of South Florida Absoloot is a self made mogul grinding in the underground scene for years before signing to AS I AM Records. As an artist he’s earned the respect from many in the industry for his drive and dedication to the community. Absoloot’s innovative rhymes and passionate lyrics help set himself apart from independent artists in a unique way.
The Economic collapse of 2008 in our country was a vital piece of Absoloot’s journey. Several hard working families left vulnerable and shocked by the downturn helped Absoloot realize he could make a difference by providing a better understanding to the changes surrounding the country. More than ever fans demanded more lyricism and content in their music. Absoloot’s lyrical brilliance stimulates the mind; his sound is the embodiment of each individual’s daily struggle to do what’s right in a world where it’s so easy to do what’s wrong. The Huffington Post acknowledged his single “99%” featured on his “Our Voice” EP and was inspired by the occupy wallstreet movement that helped touch so many. Absoloot’s campaign to challenge the power and corruption within the banking industry gives millions of middle class Americans hope a voice is speaking up for them. He has received rave reviews for the release of his critically acclaimed album “Banksters.” The key purpose of the album was to educate and inspire our youth to learn about our economy in a way they can understand in a non explicit matter through Hip Hop.
Paying it forward has been instrumental to Absoloot’s success. He prides himself on making the community his foundation. Absoloot has partnered with teachers, mayors, politicians, veterans, mom & pop shops and several Youth Mentoring programs to help make our county a better place to live in. He has separated himself from the rest in the industry in an unorthodox way. A portion of every release under As I Am records has gone back to help out several charities. He recently partnered with Tropical Financial Credit Union to help the youth of America become financially independent for the future. Hip Hop has developed and instead of following the ways of our predecessors Absoloot has taken his music to a higher level by creating the rules on his own. It’s simply practice what you preach and the others will follow.
Absoloot’s message is clear and the introspective content in his lyrics and the passion exemplified in his sound can no longer be ignored. His countless hours of dedication to people should be admired by everyone in the industry. He’s here to make a difference and change the face of hip hop in a positive way. When it comes to great names in music Absoloot’s name should be heard loud and clear. He believes everyone has the power to do what they want to do in order to succeed it’s about time you start believing in him to.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
ABSOLOOT: Well I was born in California, but raised in South Florida. When my family first moved down to Florida we stayed in Miami for a little before moving to the Fort Lauderdale area.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
ABSOLOOT: I’ve always had such a great love for music growing up. A lot of which comes from my father exposing my siblings and I to many different genres of music. My father was the lead singer in a gospel group in his teens and I definitely get my passion for music from him. Growing up music was always playing and we would discuss what certain songs mean to us and also how they made us feel. Those memories and experiences still stick with me to this day.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
ABSOLOOT: I love being in control of the content of my music. I feel I’m in a great place in life because I’ve had the freedom to create the music I would want to hear. I also want to be able to look back in years to come and know this is something I chose to do regardless of what anyone else may have wanted.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
ABSOLOOT: My music is mainly about social issues. I write not only about the things I know, but what really affects me on more of an emotional level. I find music to be very therapeutic when you can relate to it. So I always think about what the audience may feel when I address certain topics.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards?
ABSOLOOT: I like to think I make music for everyone. I focus my attention on issues I feel affect us all as a society. I’ve made songs to bring awareness to what our veterans are going through and also for kids that have been bullied. I know the music business likes for artist to have a specific audience in mind, but music is something that should cross all barriers.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
ABSOLOOT: There are so many musicians that have influenced me over the years. Those that I would say have the biggest influence on my music would be Stevie Wonder, Nas, Steely Dan, and Goodie Mob to name a few. That’s always a hard question, because there are so many great musician I have a ton of respect for and depending on what I’m going through in life it may change for that moment.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
ABSOLOOT: I feel I make music people can relate to. My music is clean, inspirational, and just plain fun. A lot of people say my music is a “breath of fresh air” when they hear it.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
ABSOLOOT: I think outside the box! Over the years I’ve set myself apart from other artist by making clean music and partnering with local business and non-profits to help spread a more positive message than other artist. I’ve also created lyrical comic books to assist children with reading. I feel I really standout from others mainly because of the way I do business.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
ABSOLOOT: I’m preparing my second lyrical comic for release entitled “Leron’s Song” which is an anti-bullying book as well as working on my 4th studio album. I’ll also be bringing back my radio show “The Absoloot Truth Show” on Skyhawkradio.com in which my main focus is bring light to independent artist.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
ABSOLOOT: Well I’m looking to release my 4th studio album as well as expand on my comic/ lyric book line. Right now I’m the Managing Director for A4Music Group and I hope to sign 4 to 5 new standout indie artist over the next few years. We have the hottest indie group out of Florida at this time “The Wolf Pakk” and continuing to expand their presence is also a priority of mine. So as you can see I have a full plate (laughs).
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
ABSOLOOT: I’m always online so I can be contacted through any of my social media channels. My Twitter handle is @Absoloot, my Instagram is @Teamabsoloot, and you can find me on Facebook at Facebook.com/absolootmusic. If anyone would like to submit music to my radio show you can send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and if you would like to check out our label you can go to A4Musicgroup.com.