I’m hyped for tonight’s interview as it’s always a pleasure to chop it
up with Chicago’s own Hip Hop Artist, Actor, Motivational Speaker, and
Writer Eddy Lamarre, known worldwide as Precise. Here we are 4 years
later and I want to first and foremost thank you for taking time from
your industry moves for another interview! Let me also say that 4 years
later I still listen to “Ladies Love Mixtapes” on a regular basis!
Precise: Hey MJ, thank you so much for that. I really appreciate you and the fact that you still listen to LLM, means so much.
those who are not familiar you grew up in a Haitian household where
music was as natural as eating! Your father was in a band and played
instruments. What was it like for you to watch your father in his
element? Was that the initial spark that ignited your passion and love
I remember mostly was being surrounded by music all the time. The
camaraderie and creativity always intrigued me. I knew it was something I
always wanted to do. Hip-Hop provided the vehicle for me to follow this
mention how you always dreamed about becoming a rapper. But your first
taste of Hip Hop and the culture was deejaying. How did that evolve?
From there you went on to join a Hip Hop group. Did you feel that
something was missing? Did you feel the need to experience and emerge
into more within the culture? Is that when you decided to begin a solo
a Chicagoan from the south side of the city House Music was always
prevalent. I was always impressed by the blends and one of my friends
John Evans who is a master at blending showed me the ropes. As I was
learning how to deejay rap was evolving. I could always write and
decided to write some rhymes the first verse I wrote was to Aaron Halls
“Don’t be afraid”. It was mad wack but it got me started. I did a few
talent shows sharpened my skills then met two of my closest friends Vic
“Creole the Individual” Moore and Christopher “Ideal” Rice, may he rest
in peace. We formed Nub Earth and gained some notoriety in the city.
Soon after life happened, we split and I decided not to put my pen on
the shelf. I linked with Tye Hill and DJ Thunder of the Produktionix and
we did my song “It’s On Me” and I was able to get back to what I love.
credit KRS-One, Slick Rick, Mos Def, Rakim, among other Hip Hop
pioneers and legends for your style of lyricism. You credit them as
your canvas to paint beautiful images through lyrics. I have followed
you since our first interview about 4 years ago. There are many
attributes that classify you as unique and genuine. The one attribute
that stands out the most for me is your dedication to the culture of Hip
Hop and not conforming to what media portrays as Hip Hop. Hip Hop is
not a genre of Music; it is a lifestyle. Conforming to the latest
trends that involve zero talent is a lane you refuse to follow. Talk a
little bit about that.
some point in the evolution of Hip-Hop so many people would use rap and
Hip-Hop interchangeably. I always want to make it clear that Hip-Hop is
the culture and rap is one of the ways I express the culture. This
culture has spread all over the world and it’s important not to lose
sight of how it started and why its origins are important.
years ago you had a life altering experience that continues to impact
your life. Share your Million Man March enlightenment. What kind of
influence did that historical event have on you as a man and as artist?
Million March changed me in so many ways. The main way was it made me
realize that I had to grow up and be a better man and a better father.
Black men have a tough struggle around the world. To see one million
black men gather for change was a transformation and always serves as a
reference point in my development. I became more spiritual and self
aware. I continue to grow every day.
want to thank you! Thank you for creating music not for the now, not
for popular hits, but for the longevity! “That Ol’ Boom Bap” is a
perfect example of that music. It is and will remain a timeless classic
regardless of release date! Share with us the story behind that track
and how important that track is to you and to your fans, and to the
culture of Hip Hop.
manager Redell Drakeford linked me with an amazing DJ by the name of Dj
Tekwun from New York. He was working on a release and I was fortunate
enough to make the cut. “That Ol’ Boom Bap” is an ode to the culture and
a nod to what is new. We can’t have one without the other.
want to also take this time to salute you! Not only are you a
phenomenal lyricist, but you are also an Actor, Writer, and Motivational
Speaker. How did those roles come about in your career?
of us have a plethora of gifts. These are things that I was inspired to
do. In this day and age there really is no excuse not to pursue your
dreams. Nothing can stop you. I’ve done some sketch comedy, I write for
the national publication Rollingout.com and I use my words to effect change. I speak truth to power. I speak life to the world.
about the youth! Tell us the first three words that come to mind when
you think of our youth. Why has educating our youth become such a
mission for you?
first three words are love, future, and blessing. Educating the youth
properly is important to not only their future but to ours because they
are the leaders of tomorrow. We need to feed them properly and share
positive vibes that lend to growth and a better world.
MJ: For all your fans, supporters, and followers take a minute to share about current and upcoming projects.
currently working on a project called “Man of the Ages”. I have a song
called “Speak Life” on all the streaming services that’s been picking
up some steam. Right now I’m focused on getting better in all aspects of
us some fun facts! Why Precise as your artist name? What 3 artists
are in your personal play list? Where are your favorite places to tour?
got my name from a Gangstarr song called “Precisely The Right Rhymes”…
Right now the three artists I have in my playlist are Rapsody, Tyler the
Creator, and G Herbo… I like New York, New Orleans, and Miami as places
MJ: When we come back to the table in another 4 years what will we be catching up on?
years from now when we catch up I hope to have grown as an artist and
as someone who can influence others. My project would have broken some
records and I’ll be moving on into the next phase of my career doing
MJ: Is there anything else you would like the world to know about Precise?
would like the world to know that I am doing this for a purpose. The
reason I speak into a mic is for the uplifting of my people and the
culture. I would also like people to know that I am grateful and
appreciative to the creator for all the blessings that have been
bestowed upon me. Also, stay focused, positive, and productive.
want to thank you again for taking the time out for this exclusive. I
want to thank you for being true to the culture and for creating that
feel good music, that undeniable bona fide Hip Hop!
Ruc has been putting it down for Queensbridge since the early 90's, as part of Killa Kids. He worked with Nas on the Queens Finest album and released his latest album recently 'Last Of Dying Sound', available on iTunes HERE.
MXNXPXLY FAMILY presents John Jigg$ x Rockwelz x M.O.U.F “MXNXPXLY MAYHEM” The Mixtape, available now for download on all digital music outlets.
The mixtape holds justice to its name and is rousing mayhem across all New York boroughs, and gaining full speed momentum on the east coast.
The trio that makes up the family are New York emcees and producers John Jigg$, Rockwelz, and M.O.U.F. Each artist exhibits extensive world-wide accolades and solo success in both the Hip Hop scene and music industry. The trio has a history of collaborating with major artists and Hip Hop legends from EPMD to Wu, so naturally it was only a matter of time before these talented artists, business partners, and friends joined forces to manifest a movement like no other!
Although Jigg$, Rockwelz, and M.O.U.F are notorious for their New York gritty bars and lyrics, they have stepped out of their comfort zone to create a mixtape that all walks of life will collectively take in, relish, and instantly become fans of. Don’t be mistaken, the trio undeniably comes strong on the album with their gritty trademark, but also has a unique and impressive approach of “the streets meet the clubs”!
Mike "Gambo" Gamaitoni is a Hip Hop artist from Wilmington, DE
currently residing in South Florida. Gambo started as an engineer and
producer that fell in love with hip hop
and lyricism at an early age. By the age of 16, he was producing and
recording for local rappers in his area. Once he started writing and
rapping, he became known for his lyrical genius and impressive flow.
After high school unfortunately he fell in with the wrong crowd. For
years he was wrapped up in drug dealing and drug addiction. After
getting sober and deciding to change his ways in 2012, he moved to South Florida to start over. His passion for music was reborn and he joined
forces with his long time friend and artist " L Vatio " to form Hood Hippie Entertainment.
Hood Hippie Ent. quickly became known as one of
the elite local brands for quality urban artists which is how he
originally met Bobble. After a few years sober, Gambo took a job in the
Addiction Treatment field and currently works for a music based center
called Soundpath recovery. Here, he gets to exercise both of his
passions which is music and helping people overcome their struggles.
If you like real,
authentic music, with deep meaning and heavy lyrical content.. Gambo is
the perfect artist for you.
Peep the video for 'Missing' below: If anyone has ever been in a dark place you can relate to this song, one of the fan favorites off of his latest EP, Dual
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Alonzo Fury drops his new self produced project 'SURVIVAL SEASON'
''I dont have any money, no expensive studio, no entourage, just my talent and
ambition which will help me get those things in the future...'' -Aries ''Alonzo Fury'' Burrell
Alonzo says "Music is my therapy. I rap about what I have been through, and everything that I have experienced. I want people who have been through or are going through the same things to know that they aren't alone.".
Alonzo works with Scott Larock Jr, son of Hip Hop legend Scott LaRock of B.D.P., and his label; SLR Music Group. He is featured on a number of their projects including their first two mixtapes. Vol 3 coming soon. Stream the project below:
Brand new track from Just Write & N.O.M.A.D.S Music/ FNBG records called "TONY"
A fresh new sound from Just Write showcasing his ability to create catchy hooks over dope melodies. The beat itself is made by two of hip-hops freshest producers in the industry, Kid Ocean and Fly Melodies, who together have accumulated millions of plays on YouTube and worked perfectly together to create this banger. Just Write provides consistent lyrics with a fun and catchy melody.
The track's name "Tony" is a play on the name Tony Montana. The main protagonist in the cult classic film "Scarface" portrayed by Al Pacino. The hook pays homage to this famous line from the movie
"All I have in this world is my balls and my word ....and I dont break them for nobody"
Make sure to check out all the newest NOMADS Music by following Just Write on his social media platforms and on his exclusive Soundcloud page.
Each show is packed full of dope music and interviews.
Just check out the tracklist below and stream the show on the player below that:
1. Venom - Ruff And Tuff (ft Rah Digga)
2. MED, Blu & Madlib - The Turn Up (ft Oh No)
3. Rec Ali & Giallo Point - Ruthless
4. Natural Elements - Triple Team
5. Spit Gemz - Vincent & Jules (ft Big Twins) 6. Z.Gillespie - Premeditated (ft Pacewon) 7. True Grit - Uncut (ft Tragedy Khadafi, Masta Ace, DJ Grouch) 8. Heavy Metal Kings (Ill Bill & Vinnie Paz) - Golan & Globus 9. Ruste Juxx - Bird Brain 10. Tradegy Khadafi & Frost Gamble - Pain & Glory 11. Mickey Factz & Nottz - Masterpiece Remix (ft Pharoahe Monch) 12. Influence Getem - Swordplay 13. Dray Yard - NY Giants II (ft Dro Pesci, M3 The Menace, Shatike, Shabaam Sahdeeq) 14. DJ Premier & A$AP Ferg - Our Streets 15. Verbal Kent & Superior - As Far As A Fair Fight 16. Milano Constantine & J Bux - Maniac 17. Planet Asia - Hood Legends 18. Sean Price & Small Professor - Refrigerator P (ft Rock, DJ Revolution) Original Version 19. Zagnif Nori & Haleem - Savyours 20. Godilla - Sheep (ft Mr. Voodoo) 21. Lone Catalysts - The B-Boy (ft Tony Touch) 22. Frank B - Brooklyn vs All (ft Rock of Heltah Skeltah) 23. Evidence - Jim Dean 24. Da Buze Bruvaz - Shark Week (ft Alca Da Headscalpa) 25. Napoleon Da Legend - Shinobi (ft DJ Akil) 26. Danamic - Toast (ft Crucial) 27. I.N.F. - King Ralph (ft DJ TMB) 28. Nowaah The Flood - Floyd 29. Agallah - Synthetic (ft Edo.G) 30. Godilla - Human Comic 31. Westside Gunn - Down State (ft Styles P, Benny) 32. Defari - Acknowledgement (ft Evidence) 33. Unknown Mizery - This Is Our House 34. The Fix - The Lesson (ft Cayoz, Ill Conscious) 35. Gab Gotcha - 10 Fed Commandments 36. Cuban Pete - Spoils Of War 37. SPNDA & Grubby Pawz - Burn It Down (ft O.T.O., Hus Kingpin) 38. John Jigg$ - Pull Up 39. Juxx Diamondz - Playing With Fire 40. Crucial The Guillotine - Vacant (ft Kaotny)
True to the title DOZA goes in on some old school breakbeats and loops and manages to throw some trunk and side view mirror rattling bangers in the mix.
Sticking to his usual formula he finds the balance between then and now fusing that heavy 808 knock behind sample driven beats. He shows diversity as an emcee as he provides a different delivery to fit the tone of the song nicely.
He ranges from Laid back and cavalier on MYNDFK and FLIP UP to savagely aggressive on SPRAY BARETTO and COMIGO. Accompanied by D.GOYNZ and the L.E.A.G.U.E. (Crise P, MoBuks, Sha Smif, and General Zodd) he closes out the project with a cypher style posse cut LULLABYE.
Tony has produced for artists such as Shyheim, Buddah Monk, Hell Razah (Sunz Of Man), Kinetic 9 (Killarmy),
Sadat X (Brand Nubian), FesTaylor, Young Dirty Bastard, Zu Ninjaz, Judah Priest,and many many more.
If you need beats check out his links at the bottom of the post.
CHRISTOPHER M POWELL is a young man with
a love, passion and desire for music. He is on a mission to break into
the music industry as a new and innovative talent.
CMP started out as a
rapper and then ventured into singing. He is a former member of the hip
hop group Stray Bullets, with who he performed at parties, colleges
and talent shows throughout the tri state area.
CMP then crossed over
to RnB where he was a
member of an RnB group called True To Life. Their name was later
changed to Hood Harmony before the group went their own
separate ways. CMP then went solo and kept his grind on.
Although he later changed his name from CMP to CP Charm, for marketing
reasons, he will always be the artist known as CMP. When he spits his rhymes
he's a force to be reckoned with.
He is currently releasing two singles; 'Never Had No 1' followed by 'Cam Corder'. Watch out for this
long term artist dropping his singles on line and in
stores very soon!
Antanesha Dallasis a female mc from the lower west side of NYC,
affectionately known as "Chelsea". Being the only girl with seven
brothers she states that; “I grew up a tomboy because I wanted so bad to
fit in with my brothers so I did everything they did like play
basketball, football, boxing and video games.”
In March of 2008 her son Ezekiel also known as “Zeke” was born, changing
her life forever. Dallas states that; “Growing up in a single parent
home and knowing how much of a struggle that is I
just wanted something better for my son.”. 9 years old Zeke shows off
his love of dancing in DALLAS very first Music video “Situations” which
also serves as a tribute to one of her brothers.
At the very same age Dallas developed her MC skills. She states that;
“Music has always been a big part of my life, around 9 years old I
started writing poems and short stories about things that were going on
at home.” But it was her introduction to spoken word at the age of 13
years old that birthed the lyricist we hear today.
Some of her musical influences are JADAKISS, FABOLOUS, JAY-Z and SLICK
RICK. She also has an equally impressive list of female musical
influences such as REMY MA, MC LYTE, BRANDY and also BIA.
DALLAS states that; “What separates me from other artist is I don’t want
to be typecast and only sell sex as a female emcee I want to sell
substance as well, I have a head full of real life stories that I hope
inspires people to be the best versions of themselves, and ride it until
the wheels fall off.”
DALLAS has done live
performances in her native NYC (talent showcases), the west coast
(opening act for Cali artist), and also the Midwest (Only female mc on
Kings of Flow in Kansas), and has an ever growing social media
following (its_dallas89 - Instagram and NeshaDallas - Facebook).
I.N.F. has released a new project, 'Bourbon Barrel Bordello'
with producer Edd Bundy
I.N.F. (Im Not Famous) is a member of several crews including Heddshotts / Dead Rabbits / Drunk N Disorderly / Dirt Merchants). While Edd Bundy is an MC/producer with fellow MC Samuel Tafari as the duo Ill Of Writes.