The rapper and songwriter known as South Maine has released his latest single, “Salute.” The track has been published on the Indie Music Factory independent record label, under which umbrella such acts as Sina, Cell Spitfire, Treasured Peace and others have gained widespread popularity. A pounding urban anthem with a booming back beat, galvanized by electrifying lines and rhymes, “Salute” is the latest sign that rapper South Maine and the Indie Music Factory label are names to watch in the 21st century.
South Maine cites as main artistic influences T.I., Ludacris, Jay-Z, Nas, Tupac Shakur, the Notorious B.I.G., and Andre 3000 (formerly of OutKast). His signature, in-your-face delivery is directly in the spotlight on “Salute,” each chorus bringing the rap fan to the foot of the stage with South Maine as if he were performing live in the listener's room. This explosive, powerful, sonic undertow is a palpable quality of South Maine's, and one which fans of the genuine urban-American sound are sure to feel as soon as the track begins.
Speaking of the lyrical content of his new single, South Maine writes, “It doesn't matter where you come from. If it's something you want to do in life, go after it. Prime example, I'm from Arkansas and people tell me everyday nothing will ever happen for me.”
Proving these naysayers wrong is a daily event for South Maine, whose “Salute” has been climbing online charts since its appearance on October 8th.
“South Maine is a rare talent and we are excited about introducing that rare talent to the world,” Indie Music Factory's business-affairs manager, Knowledge Stevens, told GTN News in Gainesville, FL.
Having been performing rap music since the young age of 12, South Maine is both a born natural and a practiced veteran of the sound.
“Music is my life so I’m-a live it,” he told GTN News. “This journey began with being able to write in ways that catch the ear. Seeing the power of word play, I began to structure poems and love letters into what I then-thought was real music.”
Fans of South Maine and of rap in general can look forward to a healthy dose of honesty from the up-and-coming artist.
“My inspiration comes from truth and life experiences,” he said, “so I vow to forever give you me.”
“Salute” by South Maine is available online worldwide.
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