Hey what’s up my name is Salute the Soldier! I teamed up with a legend in the independent music scene, NUBS from Odd Squad Family, to bring the unquestionably most motivational hip-hop song of the year called ‘Out The Casket’. NUBS was born with a rare condition that left him without fully developed arms and legs but more importantly, a hunger to overcome and inspire the world with his story. This experience paired exquisitely with salutes time spent overseas in combat. The result is an unforgettable track that will raise the hair on the back of your neck.

Interview with Salute the Soldier

Tell us about yourself, who are you and where do you come from?

I’m an up-and-coming artist out of Charlotte North Carolina who started writing music while doing a Medevac rotation in Afghanistan. I have used Music to overcome the negative effects of depression, anxiety, and constant PTSD and hope to heal others through the power of music.

How was your passion for music born? Who are your idols?

I have been obsessed with music ever since I was born. I started off in cowboy boots and a diaper screaming rodeo by Garth Brooks at the top of my lungs from the family fireplace. My fathers love for rock ‘n’ roll plays heavily into my sound today. Queen, Bon Jovi, Hank Williams Jr and AC/DC were the soundtrack of my youth. My younger years were spent on the West Coast where I was introduced to hip-hop artist such as ice cube, 2Pac, Nate Dogg, Eminem, snoop Dogg etc. For me and hip-hop, it was love at first sight. When I moved to the East Coast at 15 I was introduced to a whole new world of hip hop. New heroes like Andre, Nas, Ludacris, TI, lil Wayne, lil boosie! These people inspired me either lyrically or with the energy/emotion they brought to the song.

What kind of music do you do?

I do alternative hip-hop with some rock ‘n’ roll soul and some blues baby! Hahaha I put my heart into my music and make music that you feel.

What is the most important song for you? What message do you want to convey to the listener?

For my song ”Out The Casket’ song I want to convey the message that nothing is impossible. No matter what life gives, you no matter what is thrown your way, the ability to overcome is always a decision. And with that knowledge comes the responsibility to inspire.

Why should a listener who doesn’t know you listen to your music?

They may see themselves in it.

What are your future projects? Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

Right now I have 24 songs written and recorded the world has yet to hear and they’re better than anything I have put now…. In five years I see myself on top of the world.

Tell our readers a funny episode that happened in your career as an artist.

The first time I ever got to go backstage at a major concert it was at soul fest in Charlotte North Carolina. I was in the green room and didn’t really know where to stand so I found a little room and sat down. Five minutes later Erykah Badu walked in with her mother and her security and they were immediately throwing me out the room! Hahahah good times.