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.
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.
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