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Absolute (Brandon Charpentier) was born in Florida at the age of 0. Since the early years, he has displayed a strong understanding of rhythm and melody. Breakdancing from the age of 2 years old, it’s clear to see that Hip Hop has always been alive in him from the beginning. As a child, Absolute looked up to artists like Michael Jackson, Usher, Bone Thugz, Coolio, and more. As he approached his teen years, his taste in music turned more towards hiphop and rap artists like K-OS, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Lupe Fiasco, 2pac, Biggie, and 50 Cent.
During highschool, Absolute was majorly into most aspects of hiphop; from breakdancing at lunch and at home, freestyling and writing, to the art of graffiti. It’s easy to see that Hip Hop has played a big role in his young adulthood.
During all of this hiphop discovery, Absolute moved around, from city to city, between Canada and the U.S. He was never given the opportunity to grow up with childhood friends and live a normal life as the family had to move around a lot due to financial / family issues. This led Absolute to be more withdrawn and shy, which led to spending lots of time isolated, and alone.
This may seem like a bad thing, however, it was a blessing in disguise because this gave Absolute copious amounts of time to develop his writing, rapping, graffiti, and breakdancing skills. Instead of being outside everyday during the summers and weekends doing normal kid stuff, Absolute would be inside developing his artistic / writing / dancing skills.
After highschool, Absolute graduated from The Art Institute of Vancouver for a 1.5 year 'Game Art and Design' diploma program. It was after about half a year of working in the video game industry that he began to realize that music was his true passion and that he would soon begin to pursue this more and more as time progressed.
Now Absolute is a well established hiphop artist who continues to make hip hop that is original, captivating, and unique. He is currently ranked #14 in Vancouver BC on the ReverbNation charts. Absolute has begun to put on shows and seek venues that are capable of showcasing his sincere talent.
With countless beats made and an endless library of lyrics / songs, Absolute continues to do what he loves; writing, producing beats, and recording / mixing / producing his own music.
Absolute lives and breathes hip hop. If you're feeling short of breath due to being suffocated by lame hiphop, then come take a breath of fresh air. Support Absolute, in his endless journey into the hiphop music scene.
Check out all of his YouTube videos, songs, and artwork to get a glimpse of what he's all about!
History of the name, Absolute:
"Before ’08 I was “the truth”… then at my very first studio session I was told that there was a large African American male who's name was “Face The Truth”…
So, needless to say I pondered a name change, as I didn't want any conflicts in the future. I still wanted to be an artist who shared his own universal truths through music but didn’t know how to capture that in a name… I came up with a few: The Reealist, Sketch (old graffiti name) and Absolute. Absolute stood out in my mind the most as one of the definitions of it literally meant “free from restriction, or limitation” I felt this represented me the most (since I did not identify with this human form, but moreso the “absolute” which basically is an undeniable force we know as the “the universe”. So the definition clicked, since I always switch my voice up, switch the beats / style / flow, up. I felt as if my art form should be forever “free from restriction or limitation” so I pondered. I then spoke with my dad for his opinion on the three names…. He too… liked “absolute” the most. It was from that day forward that I began to identify my artistic / creative self with the name Absolute" - Absolute (2013)