The definition of success in the entertainment is faith, hard work and passion. With these elements an artist born can soar to new heights. Chicago native Precise developed his skills from his experiences as a child attending his father’s band rehearsals. His father was guitarist and saxophonist in a local band. Precise of Haitian heritage always had music part of his life. ” Growing up in a Haitian household music was always prevalent,” Precise recalls.
He started off as a DJ but always knew he wanted to rap. After competing in a talent show at Olive Harvey College in Chicago, the judges Producer/DJ Terry Hunter and Armando gave him great feedback. These comments gave Precise the encouragement and confidence to pursue his dream. Upon his meeting aspiring artists Chris Rice a.k.a. “Ideal” and Victor Moore a.k.a. Creole, they formed the group Nubearth. As a group, Nubearth toured in Chicago and regionally. They had the opportunity and memorable experience of opening for Common at Northern Illinois University.
This preparation was building Precise the ability to express himself musically, lyrically and command the stage. The stage is a natural setting for him to entertain and perform, the messages through all of these experiences.
Precise’s influences range from hip-hop legends KRS-One, Rakim, Slick Rick, Black Thought of The Roots, Guru of Gangstarr, De La Soul, ATCQ and Yasiin Bey were instrumental in shaping Precise’s style as a lyricist.
Precise chose his name from Gangstarr’s song Precisely The Right Rhyme.
” I would describe my rap style lyrical substance drawing from the original blueprint of the hip-hop culture,” Precise states.
Precise also draws influence from musical greats as Sting, George Benson U2, Donald Byrd, Kool and The Gang, Herbie Hancock and many others.
After being featured on a children’s educational CD “Mind Games”. He completed his first solo project titled My Life.
The lead single “It’s On Me” off of the upcoming release of the same name, has an uptempo true-school feel that has become popular among DJ’s domestically and internationally.
Precise’s positive and spiritual energy radiates throughout the project and life. He remembers the essence of Hip-hop and his roots that will elevate him up the musical ladder.
Precise’s mission is to preserve this rich culture while utilizing his gift to uplift and educate his people specifically the youth.
“My belief in God and knowing that he has given me a gift to share with the world has helped to overcome that doubt. I have no fear.” – Precise
Precise “Point of View” with City Vanguard
Precise “Artist Spotlight” Word On The Street
“Ladies Love Mixtapes” recognized as one of the best Hip Hop releases of 2014 by the Chicago Reader
Precise wrote an editorial feature on Haitian Earthquake for Allhiphop.com
Precise Interview EarHustle411
Precise Interview with Chicago Examiner
Precise Interview with Raptube and Yahoo Voices
Review Of Precise at “A Night Of Sight and Sound” Opening For Saul Williams
Precise Interview on Runaway Owl’s Society
Testimonials on Precise’s record – “It’s On Me”
“Armed with an arresting instrumental and a strong message about community responsibility, Precise earned a decisive track-off victory in the rap leg of the competition. “Its On Me”, avoids being preachy, while offering street intel and advice through clever analogies and a crafty call and response approach. Precise flows in perfect cadence over an instrumental that sounds like it traveled here from the 90’s and you’ll be glad you made the trip.” Kyra Kyles JET MAGAZINE
Cadillac music that has a nice flow! – DJ Starr Child
It’s a really dope record and I am ready to make something happen on my end! – DJ D Doxx (President of Lord Gang’s DJs)
Hot Hip-Hop ish! – Didier “DJ Emiliot” Emile-Perrot – Core DJ’s Africa/Slip-N-Slide DJs
Precise’s “It’s On Me” is definitely a hit! – DJ Fly-Bee
Precise single is very playful! – Hip-Hop DJ KD (Atlanta)