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XX ABSOLUTE

San Diego, CA | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | SELF

San Diego, CA | SELF
Established on Jan, 2009
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"Alexx Absolute - Wasted Youth"

ell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
Originally I’m from a small city in Michigan; however, a little over a year ago I moved to San Diego to create and turn all of my wildest dreams into my reality. I always knew I didn’t belong in the city I was born in, my vision was too big. When they say small city, small mindset, it’s definitely true; so I hit a fork in the road, San Diego was calling me and I moved by myself without knowing anyone here because I knew in my heart it’s what I had to do to move forward with what I’m pursuing.

I’ve always been a writer, since I was a kid, but eventually my writing evolved into writing music and then I ‘found my voice’ and started putting together sets of my own music which I had all of my friends listen to. Once I realized there was something to it, and I was craving to make more and more music, I knew it’s what I wanted to do with my life.

In 2011 things really began to change for me and I felt I began channeling really different energy when I was writing. I went through a rebirth in a sense and Alexx Absolute was born. Alexx Absolute is a beast and everything that I’m not in my every day life, which has made for some really sickening new music for the kids in the scene to party too. In 2012 I released my first mixtape as Alexx Absoltue, X-Rated, back in Michigan and the response was major. It was unlike anything I had experienced before with a release and by the end of 2012 I ended up here in California.

I’m constantly working on new music and released my second mixtape as Alexx Absolute Wasted Youth in 2013. With the digital release of Wasted Youth last year things didn’t really sit right with me and I felt as a project it wasn’t completed. I realized that Wasted Youth was my story in music form, it’s the story of Alexx Absolute, and as a project I felt I needed to finish telling the story to date. I went back to work, filled in the missing gaps, completed Wasted Youth, and just released the physical copies of my mixtape this month.

Currently I’m doing a lot of promotional work as well as working on a lot of new music. I plan to release my debut EP The 13th Hour within this year, but am letting everything flow out as naturally as possible. I’m clear, focused, have my vision set strong, plan on killing some performances throughout this year, and am ready to start making some really major moves here in California.

Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
I’m currently promoting my mixtape Wasted Youth as a whole; however, there are actually two tracks from the mixtape that I’m pushing really hard promotionally. The first song is the title track Wasted Youth (ft. Hugo Biggs). When I first began writing for the song Wasted Youth I would get chills every time I was putting in work on it. Whenever I write, it’s kind of like putting together a puzzle for me. With the song Wasted Youth, whenever I would fill in another piece of the puzzle, I just felt like I was about to release something major to the world.

The feature came at the end of this past year from Hugo Biggs, an artist I’ve begin working with through one of my tight music connections, a beautiful and talented artist named Xstal. Once I got back the feature from Hugo, it fit so well, I knew I was going to place it as the lead track for the physical release of my mixtape. I love the track ‘Wasted Youth (ft. Hugo Biggs) so much and still haven’t gotten tired of hearing it. I have a lot of faith it’s going to go really far and really help with my promotional work.

The second track I’m working on pushing right now is called Wonderland. I released a video for this track that I pieced together myself, with the release of the physical copies of my mixtape. This track is really different for me as far as the structure of the lyrics goes. I wanted to release something that I could just flow to, so there’s no hook at all, just me grinding out lyrics.

Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
One of the hardest challenges I’ve had to face in the industry to date hasn’t come from the industry at all, it has come from within myself. I think we’re all our own biggest enemy from time to time, so overcoming my own limitations I bound myself to and realizing the only limits there truly are are those we place on ourselves, has been my biggest challenge I’ve overcome thus far. I truly believe that we can accomplish anything we set our mind to as long as our vision and energy we put out is strong enough and I constantly am in awe with I see everything I desire come into my life one way or another.

What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
One of the biggest set backs in my career came this previous year due to the distraction of being in a relationship. I was really stagnant and didn’t really make any forward movement for a good set of months. Eventually I realized that being in a relationship, at this point, is out of alignment for all that I hope to accomplish, so I ended things and got back on track. I’m really grateful for the time I was out of commission; however, because it’s made my hunger increase tenfold I’ve promised myself this year I’m going to go crazy and make a lot happen for my music.

What are some things artists need to be careful of?
I think this just depends on where every artist stands in their own life and where they are on their own path. I would probably say in general to make sure not to become stagnant at all and to constantly make forward movement. I definitely believe there should be a healthy balance between work and play but becoming stagnant for extended periods of time definitely never helps, especially when you’re not already known.

What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
I would definitely suggest to any artist to make sure your vision is set. Know what you wish to accomplish, know what you want, know what your next set of moves is going to be, and make it happen. Anything is possible, so keep yourself on track and never stop believing in yourself and your dreams.

What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
I love going out to clubs and bars and being a spokesperson for my music. It’s really fun getting out, meeting new people, and having the opportunity to share my work with someone who I connect with while I’m out on the town letting Alexx Absolute take over.

Where can people visit you?
I’m everywhere! I’d love for everyone to check me out and connect with me online. If you feel what I’m serving, please make sure to like, subscribe, and follow me to stay connected and up to date. - WWS Magazine


"XX ABSOLUTE Loves Making Music"

SAN DIEGO -- Alexx Absolut is new to San Diego and he hopes to take the local music scene by storm.

The Mississippi-born artist recently released the physical copies of his mixtape and continues to push his musical inclinations to the limit.

San Diego Gay & Lesbian News had the opportunity to dive deeper into Alexx’s personal life and artistic inspiration.

Age: 22

Hometown: Jackson, Miss.

Single or taken: Single

How long have you been in San Diego?

I've lived in San Diego for a little over a year now. I moved here in September of 2012 to pursue my dreams: live close enough to Los Angeles for business, and to open myself up to new opportunities.

You recently put out physical copies of your mixtape - where can we get samples?

Physical copies of my mixtape "Wasted Youth" are readily available at shows and through Facebook.

What pushes you to pursue music the way you do?

For me, music is my greatest source of negative release. I believe that to fully operate at our highest capacity here on this planet, we must learn to balance our positive and negative energy, work with, and release both when necessary. Alexx Absolute as an entity that came to me years ago and has allowed me to express and release all of the darkest parts of my being.

You’re working on a debut EP - what’s its release date? Do you have any local shows planned?

My debut EP "The 13th Hour" currently does not have a release date. With this project I want everything to flow out as naturally as possible, and before I release anything to the public I want to make sure it feels right. Ideally, I'm aiming to release it by the end of this year, but I have a very solid vision of the way I want this EP to come together, so at this point there's no rush at all. As far as performances go, I have one major performance that the community will find out about very soon. I'm working on lining up more performances throughout the year, but as of right now, I'm focusing on building up a legitimate business team here in San Diego.

Tell us something we don’t know about you?

There are so many things I'm currently working towards, and I have a feeling that I'll be watching them manifest very soon. I would love to start my own merchandise line (hats, shirts, tank tops), write for major names in the industry, start producing, release a slew of HD music videos that are purely art pieces, and start working with more musicians here in San Diego.

What would you like to see change in the LGBT community?

Acceptance. Hands down, it would be acceptance. Collectively, it's surprising to me that our consciousness hasn't expanded past discrimination on these types of topics. I believe anyone and everyone is entitled to live their life and express themselves exactly how they choose to, as long as it's not causing true harm or pain to anyone else. In the community itself there's discrimination, and to gain the love and acceptance of the rest of the world, I believe the discrimination inside of our community must first stop.

What do you like most about the LGBT community?

I really enjoy the local LGBT community here in San Diego for how progressive it is. The time I've spent here, I've come to realize that there are a lot of people who really put in hard work for the community, and dedicate a lot of their time and energy in doing so. I soon hope to become one of these people, and am looking to become way more involved in the community now that I'm finally settled in here in San Diego.

What are some of your hobbies outside of the music career?

Outside of music, I love to just live my life to the fullest and experience as much as I can. I've been exploring California and San Diego as much as possible in my free time, making new friends, and enjoying a snow-less winter. As far as fun facts go, I've recently set a few new life goals for myself and patiently await reaching them: visiting the pyramids in Egypt, swimming with whales and dolphins, and to live somewhere tropical, surrounded by water.

If you were granted one wish, how would you use it?

If I had one wish right now, I would use it to have an endless supply of money. Since money is the system we're operating with right now, I think it would come in handy to have however much cash I needed at any time. I would make a ridiculous amount of progress with all that I hope to accomplish in life with this ability.

If you could host a dinner party and invite three people (dead or alive), who would they be and why?

I've thought about this question for a good amount of time now, just to come to the conclusion that, as amazing as it would be to have dinner with three big name individuals that I look up to, it would honestly make me the happiest to sit down with my best friend from back in Michigan and two of my best friends from California. I would adore a nice dinner and wine with three people who have always had my back and who have always made me smile through everything.

- See more at: http://sdgln.com/news/2014/03/17/community-profile-alexx-absolut-loves-making-music#sthash.CnCqQXOx.dpuf - SDGLN (San Diego Gay & Lesbian News)


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