Elite Society: Self-proclaimed ‘life coaches’ for hip-hop

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Elite Society (Photo courtesy of Swank PR)

Elite Society is a collective of artists that include many of Chicago’s newest and freshest talent. At the core of this collective sit Dom and Dale. They are driven, focused and spiritually led. They are fearless in their pursuit and their purpose. We had a moment to speak with them about what they do, who they are and why it’s important to focus on their community.

Tell us who you are.

We are Dom and Don Dale, two of many members of what comprises [the] Elite Society, a collective of individuals joining together as family, driven by similar goals, ambitions, and passion for music. As a group, Dale and I chose to go by the name of Elite Society to promote the brand. We also make music individually. We reside in Chicago, North Pole [North Side of the city] representatives as Dale will eloquently put it, but we put on for our people globally due to our foreign backgrounds. We have family in Nigeria and Cameroon, Europe, even as far as Asia. We are all over.

What is it about what you do that makes you unique? 

Ultimately, God made us unique. We are life coaches that use music as a medium to teach. Listen to our music to get inspired and motivated to inspire. Our style of rap, instrumentals and the messages we provide are what separate us from the bunch. Our raps are substantial. Our lingo is different and sometimes we may even incorporate different languages in our verses like Euroba {Yoruba is a language} or French.

Our voices also set us apart. We enjoy live music therefore we incorporate real instruments and live sounds in our music production for better quality an performances. We are all about quality over quantity. We are very outspoken and aren’t afraid to address social or political issues. More so social issues regarding our communities, our families, our youth. We are on a “Share What’s Real”  campaign, releasing music from our upcoming EP “It’s about time” with the first single “Mista Policeman” followed by “Life of a good man.” You can listen to them and more of our music on our soundcloud page. Both songs evoke the afflictions from oppression (both inward-black on black crimes and outward – policies and police) we have been enduring for centuries now and it doesn’t look like it will stop any time soon. Being zealous and delightful to do God’s will and driven by our people’s lack of knowledge, we use our musical talent to convey instructive messages and “share what’s real” (our slogan) to our audience.

How did you get started in your profession?

From a passion to a profession, music has always been a major part of our lives. From listening and criticizing to now producing and commercializing, we made a wise and diligent transition in the music industry because we wanted to be musicians for the rest of our lives and provide for our families by doing so. Elite Society is more than a collective, it is also a Label and We are the founders. We never envisioned ourselves working for the “Man” for more than 5 years let alone the rest of our lives. Autonomy and independence was our plan. Let’s be our own bosses, take the risk by spending our own money, and keep our faith high in our maker. So far, so good.  We’ve been progressing in the midst of tribulations, now remedies. We work hard to eat and soon we shall be able to provide opportunities to more of our brothers and sisters out there that can’t get any. Lord willing.

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Elite Society (Photo courtesy of Swank PR)

What would you say is the most challenging aspect of what you do?

In this industry, our true challenge is patience. Good things come to those who wait patiently and continue to work hard toward perfection. Never set a time to when things should happen because it isn’t on your time but on God’s time.

Who are the biggest personal and professional influences in your life?

Kings, leaders, or anyone that’s chosen to be the Head in life could only be influenced by Him who dictates the ordinance of life.  That’s GOD.

Tell us about the last book you read. Why did you choose it?

We meditate on the book of life, [the] Bible, daily and continuously.  It is the only book that holds our history, the hidden mystery, and everlasting Wisdom.  No religion involved.

What encouraging words do you have for our readers.

God first, family after, traditions, love and virtue — now that’s prestige. Speak wisely and always be ready to listen. Serve the Creator and not the creatures. Remain Elite and share what’s real.

Eddy "Precise" Lamarre
Eddy "Precise" Lamarre

Eddy Lamarre aka Precise is a father, emcee, motivational speaker, blogger and performing artist. Follow his blog at precisemuzic.com



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