For those of you who don't know me, my name is Sam Halaby better known by my stage name ABSOLUTE, a Lebanese Canadian born rapper, singer, songwriter and recording artist with an undeniable passion for music. I began my career after my dreams of playing professional hockey fell short due to a terrible car accident. After spending tireless hours in the food industry, I turned napkins full of lyrics into what has now been an international trip from Canada to the USA, Jamaica, Europe and Lebanon.
I dropped my self titled EP in 2010 which included the highlight "TOP IN THE TRUNK" (Feelin' Myself) Freestyle to one of my favourite artists' tracks, the late NIPSEY HUSSLE. I continued to deliver singles to my fans until 2014 when I dropped another EP titled "FEATURES." The album included production from GRAMMY Award Winner CHIN INJETI (EMINEM, DRAKE, 50 CENT) as well features from GRAMMY Award winning #1 BILLBOARD charting artist BEENIE MAN and Multi PLATINUM rapper KURUPT. The release of my single "PARTY IN PARADISE" featuring International PLATINUM artist CRAIG SMART, landed me a distribution deal with UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP and a spot on the USA top 100 DRT HIP HOP CHARTS at #6.
My next success began with a full time working relationship with award winning producer "OVI" (FRENCH MONTANA, MASSARI, MIA MARTINA) with a single featuring AMANDA BLUSH titled "THE WORLD IS MINE." The single gained huge success in Canada getting adds and spotlights at major TOP 40 markets across the country. In 2017 I released my first full length album "UNCHAINED" with features including YOUNG NOBLE (TUPAC, SNOOP DOGG) and my nephew Joshua Gorman on a heartfelt tribute to my late sister ADELE. In this song you will really feel my passion in my music. I put meaning into my lyrics and want my fans to FEEL that. The standout single "BOUNCE" featuring Middle Eastern super star HASSAN got recognition overseas due to the middle eastern fusion in the beat and the ARABIC hook.
Ovi and I teamed up once again in 2018 to collaborate with the #1 BILLBOARD charting artist ELENA. An invitation from her record label, CAT MUSIC, was extended to me to travel to Madrid, Spain to shoot a music video for our song "LALLA" and perform at the sold out Teatro Barceló.
I plan to release another full length album "ALMOST FAMOUS" at the end 2019/early 2020. Please stay tuned.
My passion for music will NEVER die. Thank you for your continued support.