and now introducing salutes...
how did you come up with your name, salutes?
I WANTED TO THINK OF A NAME THAT SYBOLIZED BEING IN CHARGE. I THOUGHT OF THE ACTION LIKE 2 SALUTES A SUPERIOR AN I WANTED PPL 2 SALUTE ME IT HAD A NICE RING SO I BECAME SALUTES.
how long have you been doing hip hop?
I BEEN DOIN THIS SINCE ABOUT 14 SO THAT WOULD B ABOUT 9 YRS
who was the first hip hop artist that you can remember?
WELL MY POPS ALWAYS DJED WEN I WAS YOUNG THE FIRST RECORD I REALLY LIKED AN WOULD PLAY WIT ON THE TABLES IS LOL BEASTY BOYS PAUL REVERE
what made you decide to become a hip hop artist?
I DID IT FOR FUN AT FIRST BUT THEN REALIZED I WAS REALLY NICE AN HAD SOMETHING TO BRING TO THE TABLE
who are you a fan of (any musical style)?
HONESTLY TREY SONGZ
describe your style (musical)?
I FEEL I AM A BALANCED MIX OF COMMERCIAL AN STREET.. IM LIKE ACGS I CAN WEAR THEM WIT A BUTTON UP OR A CHAMP HOODY LOL
tell us about the mix tape you just released.
THIS WAS BASICALLY CREATED TO SHOW MY VERSITILITY AND MY RANGE NO TOPIC WAS TO COMMERCIAL OR STREET I CAN DO IT ALL .. AND DELIVER IN A RESPECTABLE WAY
where can people see you live or get your music?
what are your plans/goals?
MY MAIN GOAL SHORT TERM IS TO BECOME A RECOGNIZED FORCE IN THE GAME LONG TERM TO HAVE A LONG SUCESSFULL CAREER
finally, any shout outs you wanna give?
SHOUT OUTS TO MY SOS CLICK DOTT DOLLAZ AND CRITTY DA YG AND TO THE STATE 2 STATE CYPHERS AND EVERY ONE THAT IS INVOLVED IN THIS PROJECT..I AM HISTORY ONE DAY AT A TIME
and here's my review of it all:
don't sleep on this dude. nuff said.
just kidding! i would have to say that i was more then a little skeptical of this fast talking, quick qitted character that hit me up on twitter. we chatted about his mix tape dropping and again i was skeptical. i mean, everyone thinks that their music is the best or really good. but truth be told, i wasn't disappointed with this.
it takes some talent to be able to rock multiple styles, genres, etc but salutes does it well. i didn't know what i was in store for with his remix tapes. there is some r & b, reggae, and of course, hip hop. his flow on each of the tracks is natural and there is a seemless transition from one genre to the next. the content of his rhymes varies depending on the content of the track. his voice isn't annoying like some other artists.
overall? i liked it. like a lot. and it will be rocked through the sounds of my bose sound system AND iphone. favorite track that will be getting bumped loudly? track: #3 the "blame it" remix. i LOVE jamie foxx's new album and salutes verse on here only adds to my liking of the song.
well ladies and gents, i encourage you all to download the "get busy remix tapes" and get busy for yourself. look out for great things from this up and coming artist. after you give him a listen, come back and share your feedback.