About Precise

The journey began for Eddy Lamarre, the lyricist who would become Precise. 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. “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 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 Gangstar and Mos Def were instrumental in shaping Precise’s style as a lyricist. “I would describe my rap style lyrical substance drawing from the original blueprint of the hip-hop culture,” Precise states. Besides, hip-hop Precise also attributes musical greats as Sting, George Benson, U2 and Gangstar. Precise selected his name from Gangstar's single “Precisely The Right Rhyme”. 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 old-school feel that has become popular among DJ’s domestically and internationally. In 2014 he released "Ladies Love Mixtapes" a project focused on relationships. It was recognized by the Chicago Reader as one of the best projects of the year. “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 http://precise.bandcamp.com Chicago Reader: https://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2014/12/26/the-best-overlooked-chicago-hip-hop-releases-of-2014 https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/its-on-me-single/id440704792

We drink soup for Haitian Independence

Today we celebrate Haitian Independence. On January 1, 1804 enslaved Haitians rose up and liberated themselves from French colonial rule.

This bowl of soup is known as Soup Joumou. It is a squash based soup that was eaten exclusively by the slave owners and the elite. The Haitian people claimed this dish as their own once they freed themselves from slavery.

2021 was a tumultuous year for the Haitian people. It is often said that many of the issues that are at the forefront of Haiti’s existence have to do with the fact that Haiti was the first Black-led republic in the Western Hemisphere.

Today I drink this soup proud to know that my ancestors had the audacity to take action and free themselves from an unjust rule. I drink this soup knowing that God will not continue to allow Haiti to suffer. I drink this soup knowing that my ancestors have contributed to the freedom of Black people all over the world.

The diaspora owes a debt to the people of Haiti. Once this debt is paid we will see the world open up for all Black people.

L’Union Fait La Force

Translated

Our Unity Makes Us Strong

-Precise