HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ME!! – It’s my Birthday!!

Wow! I’m here for another year! I would write something all deep and insightful but mostly I am so grateful to be alive. 

Today is my birthday, my new year and as I reflect on the greatness that that I was blessed to experience in 2016 I am even more focused on what is with me in this moment. I have some goals and expectations for 2017 and they will be achieved. This year is different because 
I am overcome with a sense of urgency. The passage of time is not lost on me. Even though I understand that there is not an expiration date on what we can accomplish, I feel more determined and inspires to break down any boundaries and make greatness happen now. 

I’ve struggled with my weight this year. I’ve had issues with romance, I’m not fulfilled in my career and I’m not making the money that I should be making. This all changes now. I made some great accomplishments last year and will continue to move deliberately with purpose this year to accomplish even more. I will add value to the lives of others and be more of a giver.
I am grateful to the creator. I am filled with love for my family and friends and I look forward to see all of the AWESOME that happens this year. 

Stay Focused, Positive and Productive

-Precise

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Dr. King – Selma – Victor Benoit – Social Change – Happy Birthday

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be 86 years old today, had he not been assassinated in April 4,1968. Dr. Kings life has been examined and studied extensively by academics, scholars, politicians and social activists around the world. The world speaks highly of Dr. King and his accomplishments. Today we celebrate his birth and his work on a nationally recognized holiday.

As I write this blog, my mother calls me and informs me that my uncle Victor Benoit has just been appointed as minister of Social Affairs and Labor in Haiti’s political cabinet. I am so very proud of him. He has worked hard for the Haitian people all of his life and this appointment is well deserved. This news immediately causes me to draw parallels.

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There is a certain type of boldness and audacity that would allow someone to believe that the work that they do can affect change. Everyone does not have this type of courage; however when one does have this type of courage they can change the world.

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I just watched Selma recently and what I appreciate most about the film is the human perspective that was given. From the time I was a child up until my adult years Dr. King always had this iconic persona that almost made him seem infallible. The director of the film Ava DuVernay showed Dr. King as a human being, someone who had faults and fears and doubts. Take a moment and think about what it took to challenge the status quo in the sixties. His life and the lives of others who were associated with him in any way were always in danger, but they stayed the course. The issue at hand at that time and even now is our FREEDOM. The ability to be who we are without any apologies.

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Socially we are at a tipping point in the world. Uprisings worldwide have challenged political norms and changed lives. The United States is currently in the midst of this kind of change. Let us channel the spirit of Dr. King and others who had the courage to fight and bring about the necessary shift in our reality.

Congratulations Uncle Victor!!

Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King and Thank You! 

-Precise

How do you feel about Dr. King and our world today. Let me know in the comments.

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Precise – Man Of The Ages

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Today is January 7, 2015. I was born 43 years ago today. This isn’t particularly interesting; however if you think of the fact that I was born at 7 months premature to Haitian Immigrants who met on a plane on their way to America, I would say its pretty AWESOME!!!

I’m at an interesting place in my life right now. I am so grateful and full of life. I am surrounded by people who love me and support me. Im also at a place in my life where I feel like I should have accomplished so much more and sometimes it feels like Im getting too old.

You see, Im a rapper, an emcee and I rip mics for a living. If you ask anyone they would probably say I’m pretty dope. I’ve been doing this with a strong focus for about 5 years, but overall I’ve been rapping for about 20 years as a solo artist and with my group Nubearth. I bring this up because many say this rap thing is a young mans sport and by the looks of what is fed to the people in the mainstream I would almost have to agree. I remember when I was 27 I told my self I would not be a 30 year old rapper. HA!! That didn’t pan out like I thought. I almost quit a few times, but something keeps pulling me back in. I was never sure what it was, then I figured it out. This is MY PASSION!

You see the thing about being alive is that it affords you the opportunity to LIVE! When I say LIVE I mean live your life by your standards deliberately and intentionally driven by your PASSION. What I have found is that the universe aligns with you when you are bold enough to tap into who you are with no apologies. There are no limits to what we can accomplish. Our only limitations are the ones we place on ourselves.

So guess what…Im going to keep rapping till I can’t rap no more. I have something to say. I have something of substance to share with the world. My experience and life is unique to me and should be shared with people now and into the future.

I am A Man Of The Ages who understands who he is in this vast universe. I know who my source is. I am connected and powerful and I get stronger everyday.

Be your truest self and live your life to the fullest.

-Precise

What do you think? Let me know in the comments.

If you want to hear some of this great music I provide check out my Bandcamp page, and if you want to do something nice for my birthday feel free to make a purchase.

Ladies Love Mixtapes by Precise was selected as one of the best releases of 2014 by the Chicago Reader.

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Where are they? – NOW!!!

We are in the midst of an awakening. None of the events that you hear of in the media are independent of each other. More of us are aware and have the ability to see clearly. This is why we have to ask questions and challenge the status quo. Our lives are important, we are more than pawns of the oligarchy. In the spirit of asking questions and expecting answers, I ask, WHERE ARE THEY? NOW!!

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Where are they?

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In September of 2014. 43 Mexican students disappeared on their way to a protest. They have yet to be found.

Where are they?

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In March of 2014 Malaysia Airlines flight 370 disappeared from air traffic radar. The flight had 227 passengers. It has not been found.

Where are they?

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Today Air Asia flight 8501 went missing with 162 passengers on board.

Passengers have been found from this tragedy. 

First Identified Victim From AirAsia Flight 8501 Crash Returned To Her Family

My thoughts and prayers are with these families. I do believe all things work for our good and as I mentioned before this is clearly part of something bigger than all of us.

My request to all of you reading this blog is to focus your energy on all that is good in this world. Focus your energy on each and every one of those spirits that are missing and pray that their souls are at peace.

The shift is happening now. Stay Awake. Find Yourself. Love Yourself. NOW!

-Precise

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JRW Saves Chicago – United States World Series Champions – South Side Greatness – Thank You

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So…I’m at the gas station today and as I walk in a gentleman is smiling ear to ear and engages me in a conversation about JRW (Jackie Robinson West). His exact words were “They saved Chicago.” In a sense I would have to agree. In the midst of this mire of negativity that seems to have showered us in the past few weeks, paired with the reputation that Chicago has earned in recent years due to all the violence, it is truly refreshing to see these youth grab the hearts and minds of Chicago and the world.

Watching the city embrace these young men provided the type of encouragement that galvanized a city and has given a glimpse of what we can do. We can be better. We can choose who we are. We can feel good and spread love. We are champions.

JRW came up short in the final game of the world series, however it does not make their impact any less powerful.

Thank you to Jackie Robinson West for being the spark that will move all of us into the direction of our greatness. All things are possible when we believe, and even in the moments when we may falter allow them to serve as a reminder that the treasure is in the journey and each and every one of us can help to save the world.

-Precise

How did Jackie Robinson West make you feel? I would love to know what you think. Leave a comment and share the blog. 

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NYA WE LOVE YOU!!! – Prayers – Positive Energy

I have never experienced this before and I hope that I never will have to again. The idea of one of your children being in so much pain and not being able to do anything about it is unbearable. The thought of loosing a child is unthinkable. Im not sure how I feel right now.

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Yesterday my daughter Nya was admitted to ICU at Lurie’s Children’s hospital and has not been responsive for the past 24 hours. She has had these episodes before as a result of the cancer, however this time its different. We are worried and helpless.

I really dont know what to say or what to do. As a family we are asking that you take a moment and share some positive/healing energy with Nya. We are hoping for the best.

We are currently running a fundraiser for Nya via the give forward website.

Click HERE to donate anything you can. Please Share with as many people as you can.

We are truly blessed to be surrounded by individuals who have giving spirits and we are so grateful.

-Precise

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TWEAK CENTRAL LOUNGE RADIO – NYE IN HYDE PARK WITH PRECISE!!!

Last night/earlier this morning I had a spiritual experience at Tweek Central Lounge Radio.

I know for a fact 2014 is going to be AMAZING!!!

S/O to Drunken Monkeee, Isa Starr, Bob Chin, Natalie, Naamayth, Panther and Quennect 4!!

SEE ALL OF YOU IN HYDE PARK LATER FOR THE NYE CELEBRATION!!!!

-Precise


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2013 Precise Year in Review

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In November of 2012 I decided that I would not set a resolution for 2013. My goal was to be deliberate and purposeful as to what I wanted to attract into my life during 2013. I listed my Top 10 Intentions for 2013.

About a week ago a good friend of mine Lashawn Williams the Arts and Culture Editor of Gapers Block reached out to me with an idea. She suggested that I do a recap of my year in order to be clear about the accomplishments that I have made.

I thought that was a great idea, and because I did The Top 10 Intentions for 2013 it has afforded me the ability to look back and see how my intentions have panned out over the past 12 months.

Now…let’s take a look at my year…..

2013 Precise Year in Review

1. Have a stronger connection to the creator and keep my vibration high.

This is an ongoing journey and after this amazing year I know for a fact that this connection has grown and is continuing to get stronger in each moment. I know the creator is real and I understand that we have been given the tools to achieve greatness. My eyes are open wide and I am more in tune with who I am and the ability and gifts that I have been blessed with. I am grateful to the creator for this.

2. Develop stronger more meaningful relationships with my family and friends.

I have been blessed to have a circle of family and friends that are very supportive. This year has allowed me to be more attentive and has given me insight as to who has my back. I have met so many new people and strengthened relationships that I thought were over. The treasure is with our friends and family and I honor them.

3. Be the creator I am supposed to be.

This year I have embraced the fact that I am a creator. I have been more deliberate as to how this message of positivity and power is and will continue to be delivered to the world. I wrote some great video treatments and some amazing songs. The more creative and bold that I am the more I attract other creative people. Let’s continue to build. Greatness is on the horizon.

4. Finish 5 projects sell 100k independently

I didn’t finish 5 projects; However I did finally finish “Ladies Love Mixtapes”, filmed the video for the lead single “Take Our Time”. The listening session for ‘The Anti Skinny Jeans  LP”  at The silver Room was successful and “A Hate You Can Trust” by The Guild a project I am prominently featured on was released.

5. Go on World Tour and perform for sold out stadiums.

The world tour and sold out stadiums didn’t happen YET, but I did A LOT of shows, the most notable was The Main Stage at The Silver Room Block Party. I also made a couple of trips to Indiana. One trip was to perform at Hype Magazines 11 year celebration, then I went to Indianapolis to perform at Pure Passion West and I was interviewed by Taj Longino of TWTTV.com

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6. Be more fearless.

Eliminating fear from our lives is what allows us to move without doubt. The moment we tear down this wall the blessing come. Im knocking down a brick in each moment. I am more open and more willing to be vulnerable.

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7. Increase the flow of prosperity to me in the form of money and health.

I lost 30lbs this year!!!! WOOOHOOO!!!! I got a new car!!!  As a result of the shows that I have done the prosperity continues to flow.

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8. Be the voice of Hip Hop Conscious Artists

I was featured in Yahoo Voices as Chicago’s most motivational Hip-Hop Artist. Thank you Jolie du Pre.

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In July I was interviewed by City Vanguard’s David Weathersby

9. Buy Mansion of Star Island and Move To Miami

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Still catching up to this and I am encouraged.

10. Buy Condo in Chicago Museum Park.

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As the prosperity continues to flow and I know I am moving closer to this.

I am so encouraged after seeing what has been accomplished in 2013. This makes me more determined and focused. I am ready for 2014…Are you?

-Precise

Stay Focused, Positive and Productive

How was your year? Tell me about it. Leave a comment…share.. 🙂

The Power UP!! – What does your soul look like? – Oscar Grant – Trayvon Martin – Keith Cozart

When it comes to this blog my intention is to share my experience and provide something uplifting and positive for the mass. The past month has been a whirlwind when it comes to what is happening in the news. The way that the news is reported via television and the internet is extremely immediate. Everyone has an opinion as to what is right or wrong. So much of what is reported in sensational and tends to spark discussions that are impassioned and driven by emotion. Generally I strive to stay away from these type of discussions. I am in the process of retraining my mind body and soul. In order to maintain a sense of peace and balance I work to feed myself things that add to the awesomeness that the creator has blessed us with.

fruitvale_stationFruitvale Station is an amazing movie starring Michael B Jordan in the role of Oscar Grant. Oscar Grant was shot on the mass transit platform by an Oakland Police officer while being detained New Years Day 2009. The murder of Oscar Grant prompted riots and demonstrations that ultimately led to the resignation of the police chief and a 2 year prison term for the officer who killed Oscar. The Officer only served 11 months.

After watching the movie I was moved to tears. I knew what happened already however as with many of these type of stories when they are told in 140 characters or less or on the nightly news something is always missing. The spirit and soul of the person who lost his/her life is hardly ever focused on. These young men are loosing their lives. They have families and loved ones. They are human. Michael B Jordan’s portrayal of Oscar Grant reminds the world of this.

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The release of this movie was timely. In light of George Zimmerman who killed Trayvon Martin but was found innocent because of the Stand Your Ground law in the state of Florida.

I didn’t watch the proceedings up until the last few minutes when the words innocent rang through the courtroom. I was shocked. During the trial I would check my Facebook feed and notice how attention was being focused on Trayvon’s friend, on how Trayvon looked his drug usage and other issues that have nothing to do with why he was murdered. His life was taken and it feels as though no justice was given. He was a young man with his life in front of him. He had family and friends who love him. He was human.

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The media is all around us and is embedded in every facet of our lives. It is not some benign force that does not affect change. Used properly it can change lives and change the world. In this shift that is happening in our universe in this moment there seems to be a determined focus on those things that do not promote our good.

More specifically black men are being portrayed as heartless, uneducated and hopeless individuals.

Whenever I tell people I am from Chicago these days I get “The Questions”. They ask me… “Whats going on in Chicago?” “Are you scared for your life?” “Are you going to move?”

Most of these people only know what they are being fed in the media. Chicago is NOT the war zone that people will have you believe. The youth have not lost their minds. They are warriors for change with limited direction. There is a lack of focus as to what is causing this violence. The focus is on the killing and not the change. In the midst of all of this The “Concealed Carry” Law was just implemented in Illinois.

In the midst of this killing among our youth one of the most powerful tools of the media is being used to promote the lifestyle that is adding the dehumanization of black men throughout the world. Poverty is being exploited and our youth who are looking for a way out are providing the mass with what the media wants.

Music specifically Rap Music and the culture of Hip Hop has been hijacked and is being used as a tool drive our young men into free labor. Its not a secret. Its hidden in plain sight.

A portrait is being painted of our youth that is not true. They are not savages. They have SOULS!

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This is for the world to know. We are living breathing human beings with souls. Our lives have value. 

Refocus our energy on this connection to our soul. We are great and can change this world. Life is AWESOME!!! LETS LIVE!!!  Are you with me?

-Precise

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