Location: Edison, NJ
Label: Absurd Entertainment
A New Jersey native, DJ Absurd grew up during Hip-Hop’s Golden Era and has been both a fan and an active participant of the culture ever since. By the mid nineties, Absurd’s passion for hip-hop would manifest into an ambition to become a disc jockey. Absurd caught on quick, where he spent the greater half of the decade honing in on his technique, expanding his record archive and establishing his musical niche.
It was around the turn of the millennium where Absurd’s skill set as a deejay evolved into the role of producer. Influenced by beat smith legends such as The RZA, DJ Premier, Dr. Dre & Mobb Deep’s Havoc, Absurd began to concoct his own production formula that would soon become sought after by much of the local New Jersey underground hip-hop scene. When asked about his approach to making music in today’s hip-hop generation driven by gimmicks and carbon copied singles, Absurd humbly states “I just follow my heart, and not what’s hot at the moment”.
By 2007, Absurd would finally exhibit his diverse production talent with the release of his debut street album, The Resume Vol.1. Over the next three years, Absurd would go on to release the next four volumes of The Resume, which can all be downloaded au gratis off his website, djabsurdmusic.com. Collectively, these street albums have featured the likes of Afu-Ra, Killah Priest, Nucci Reyo, Kaze, Cymarshall Law, Pumpkinhead, and REKS, in addition to some of the most aspiring talent in the Garden State.
Locally, Absurd has been the backbone for countless hip-hop events across several venues, including the bi-monthly Lyrical Graffiti MC showcase. Absurd has also showcased his skill set as an opener for the likes of hip-hop heavyweights Sadat X, Killah Priest, Pitbull, Yelawolf and many more. Not leaving any stone unturned, Absurd also broadcasts a radio show, “Ear 2 The Streets Radio” along with close friend All Mental, every Monday live from Kean University (Union, New Jersey).
In 2011, Absurd’s tireless work ethic and production talent would achieve new heights, landing the scratch composition based intro track for The Undergods (Canibus & Keith Murray) acclaimed LP, In Gods We Trust (Rbc Records). On June 28th, 2011, Absurd released his debut retail project, Flying Colors (EP) through his start up Absurd Entertainment imprint under Diamond Media 360. The project boasts a consortium of both legendary and underground icons such as Craig G, Ransom, Armegeddon, Termanology, Pacewon, Trife Da God (Trife Diesel), Big Lou and Blaq Poet, among others. The EP’s self titled single “Flying Colors” featuring Jaz-O, Copywrite & the soulful Mela Machinko was incredibly well received, earning featured posts on online webzines and blogs such as XXLmag.com, HipHopDX, 2DopeBoyz & NahRight, among several others. The EP, which is produced and arranged entirely by DJ Absurd, plays as a conceptually driven project that cleverly distinguishes itself from the typical producer based compilation album. With all of Absurd’s accolades and involvements, he is quite deserving of being categorized as one of the next great producer deejays on the come-up.