CUSP Magazine: Winter Issue 2014

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CUSP Magazine is a Chicago based publication focused on helping up and coming creatives gain exposure for their brand and products. Our company is a collective of highly motivated individuals who work together to bring a new voice to the creative community.

ENTREPRENEUR FEATURE/ELEE X

In this day and age, it’s very important to create your own world.

You must go after what you want and have the courage to take risks

and be creative with them. Elee X is doing just that, with his brand,

business, and message. Elee X, a 24-year-old originally from Harvey,

IL, takes the meaning of an entrepreneur to the next level. His journey

thus far has given him the tools needed to not only succeed in business,

but become a leader in the Chicago art community and beyond.

I first met Elee in 2009 as one of the founders of the hip-hop

collective, Impolite Society. Impolite was a rebellious group of young

rhymers that spoke of parties and drinking, as well as life responsibilities

and their view on the world as a whole. Their dynamic is what drew me

to them, not only as musicians, but as individuals. Though the group is

on a slight hiatus, Elee continued to push the core message of the group

forward single-handedly.

While working as both artist and Manager with Impolite Society,

Elee curated events, handled budgets and bookings, and organized

members of the group to ensure success. That mixed in with his work

with community organizations, such as Albany Park Neighborhood

Council, Howard Area Community Centers as the Gang Intervention-

Prevention Specialist and Educator, and currently, as a mentor with

Centers for New Horizons in Bronzeville. It’s no wonder that he has a

lot of experience, knowledge and drive to help not only himself, but the

people around him be better at what they are striving to achieve.

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