A 25 year old producer and MC Salute (Brian Delfosse) got his feet wet early in music, writing his first rap at the age of 7 and creating his first beat at 11. Inspired by hip-hop elites Jay-Z, A Tribe Called Quest, Notorious B.I.G. and Kanye West, this south Los Angeles transplant displays a jazzy braggadocio behind the microphone and a soulful sound behind the boards. Driven by a quiet confidence and growing ambition, Salute is determined to carry on the tradition of his metaphor-savvy influences by applying this celebrated technique over fresh, new-school beats.