Absoloot has been in the game since the MySpace days—in fact, his popularity on the platform saw him receive over 3.1 million views and garnered grow to over 50,000 fans. He even landed a ringtone deal, with sales of over 150,000 digital downloads in 35 different countries! He also licensed seven songs to Don King on two separate occasions, all of which were to be used for the promotion of two high profile fights in 2006, including James Toney vs. Samuel Peters. He was invited to attend the 2009 Grammy’s for his album My Way, and was even recognized by The BMA’s (Billboard Music Awards) for his songwriting accomplishments for his hit track “1031.” Two songs from the “My Way” album were selected by Sony for usage in PlayStation video games.
Ok, that just turned into a straight up list of accomplishments, but it’s impressive enough that you should feel some way for sleeping on him this long.
What makes him extra cool, though, is the fact that he ha a message; for example, The Huffington Post featured the video for his record “99 Percent” as the theme song for the “Occupy Wall Street Movement.” He also does a lot of community work. He’s partnered with Teachers, Mayors, Politicians, Veterans, Mom & Pop shops and several Youth Mentoring programs to help make our the USA a better place to live in. As well, a portion of all his sales has gone back to help several charities.
His message of positivity and his likability work in his favor; he’s a stand-up guy and artist. In a time when such positivity and leadership is more necessary than ever, he’s not one to shy away from the speaking ‘truth.’ Check out his latest record “The Truth” featuring The Captain, a good old-fashioned helping of underground hip-hop. Salute!