His Grinding Mentality
Most of us go to work every day and do our best to make that day count for something. But sometimes we all need that extra boost of power-music to pump us up in the morning and/or throughout our afternoon when we may start to feel sluggish. Boss Major Salute created what I like to call an ‘energy-booster track’ to get us back on the grind entitled “24”. I dare you to put this song on your morning alarm clock!
He is having so much fun on this track that all listeners think of is getting their paper up. It has an infectious instrumental that makes whoever hears it get up and go to work, however they get there every day. Boss Major makes even the commute to the money sound fun when he spits “We travel on the train, we travel on the plane/ We travel on the bus, tour bus. Get it, man!/” That covers a lot of other hustlers out there too (I’m sure he knew that when he wrote the line), whatever their respective careers may be!
Boss Major Salute reminds us that hard work has its many monetary benefits (to put it lightly!) as he joyfully spits “When you see me it’s my birthday/ I gotta lotta cake!” If you don’t know what ‘cake’ is, then you are in desperate need of a lesson in Grinding 101. We all need songs like this that let us envision what it is that we will be getting as a reward for our constant day-to-day hard work, hence the title of the song “24”, the number of hours in a day. Depending on how many hours you are on the grind out of that twenty-four will determine how many times you hit rewind or repeat on this exhilarating track.
Boss Major’s Sensitive Side
Boss Major Salute does it again with metaphors in his song “Never Say Never”. It’s a hopeful-love track where he is reassuring his significant other that even though they aren’t where they may want to be, at least they aren’t where they used to be, and should still be positive about their future. “How many times have I dried your eyes/” he rapidly spits, “Teardrops from a rainy sky/”. This metaphor shows how much he feels that being with his love is like being in paradise, with her representing the sky (or the heavens) and her raindrops (or tears) falling from the windows of her soul.
Maybe the reason Boss Major shows her being upset sometimes is because she was a different type of personality in a way when compared to him. In “Never Say Never” he paints a beautiful picture of the phenomenon of opposites attracting. How many times has that happened in our lives? He recognized it when he put the lyrics down in this melodious song with the words “I was hardcore, she was nicer… “, then goes on to say how even though they were somewhat different she still supported him and his craft. He also points out that it’s better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all when he raps “Even if we go separate ways/ At least I walked you half the way”.
“Never Say Never” is a track for anyone who needs to feel renewed hope in their relationship, and the song is laid out over a nice, upbeat instrumental with a great blend of a soothing background guitars. He balances everything well, not going to hard or soft on the song, so all street Hip-Hop lovers love it as well as the ladies.
Boss Major Salute Loves His Home City
Many folks forget where they came from, but Boss Major Salute reminds everyone that he definitely hasn’t on his victorious-sounding track entitled “City I Was Born”. He has the traits of many Brooklyn natives – loyalty, honesty, and work ethic. Sometimes when we work so hard, it may seem to the people at home that we are ignoring them, that we care more about money than our family and friends with whom we came up with. This song is a nice reminder to never forget about your personal roots, wherever you may be from.
Boss Major again paints an image in our minds with what he is rapping on this upbeat track that’s full of meditative sounds and smacking snares. He shows that in every venture the journey is the reward, but getting to the end of it triumphantly is priceless and well worth the struggle to get there: “You can’t stop me, treating life like a race/ When I reach the finish line the sun is shining on my face/”.
It’s horrible when a person or persons achieve a certain level of status, then just forget about home. If it wasn’t for home and what it taught us (whether those lesson be negative or positive), then where would we all be? How would we explain to those people (those who marvel our success) how we became what we are? Boss Major Salute sums up these statements with this line early in the song: “We’re important from the struggle to the coffin/ I gotta hold it down in the city I was born in/”.It doesn’t matter how we start out or what hurdles we have to jump over to get to where we want to be, as long as we don’t let our foundations be forgotten.