Donnell Lemond, owner of a music production company in Atlanta called Preme Cordice Music, is an ambitious music producer, song writer, sound engineer and rapper. Donnell Lemond’s mission to inspire the less fortunate, encouraging them to think outside the box, take different routes in decision making, and pursue their dreams persistently, is why he is a featured move maker on our Motivational Entrepreneur List.
Donnell is one out of 10 siblings. At an early age, Donnell watched his father sound engineer and produce songs for different artist in Atlanta, GA. Donnell was musically influenced by 80s rock; Rick James, Michael Jackson, the Jackson 5, Prince and Elton John. His parents recognized his love for music and encouraged him to listen, understand, and appreciate its art form. Donnell joined his middle school band in Riverdale, GA at the age of 11. Naturally, Donnell stepped into his father’s shoes, teaching himself how to be a song writer, producer, sound engineer and perform hip hop music. Shortly thereafter, Donnell’s family relocated to Inkster, Michigan, where he discovered “Battle Rapping.” After graduating high school, Donnell caught the eye of a local CEO and entrepreneur, late Davaron Grey, and his team, who took him under their wing and mentored him. Donnell trained on all levels to be the best at his craft, not only to be a great emcee, song writer, and sound engineer, but to master the craft and use it as a tool to inspire, connect and teach others.
Preme Cordice was the name Donnell chose for himself. Preme came from the word supreme. The name “Cordice” was adopted after Donnell heard the story about a black surgeon named John Cordice, who performed a life-saving procedure on Martin Luther King, after being brutally stabbed. “If it wasn’t for Doctor John Cordice, we would not have the ‘I Have a Dream’ speech and more,” explains Donnell. Donnell chose the name Cordice because he inspires to be the emcee, the song writer, the sound engineer that keeps dreams alive for the deprived and the forgotten.
In 2012, Preme (Donnell) released his mixtape “Employee of the month.” This mixtape landed him a management deal with Derwin Benito, owner of DBS Sounds Management and DBS Sounds, an independent retail music store located in Riverdale, GA, who has been supporting independent and mainstream artists in multiple facets of the music industry for over twenty-five years.
Preme Cordice Music LLC, was established in 2014. Preme Cordice Music features a full-on music production; recording, mixing, mastering, production, vocal production, writing/song references, and more. The idea for the business came from Preme being a song writer and sound engineer himself and receiving mediocre work from service providers who lacked passion. This inspired him to be a dependable sound engineer/producer who would be an advocate for artist, oppose to just exploiting them. “I also pride myself on not excepting full payment from clients until they are 100% satisfied with my work. In this industry that is rare. This is important because the hustlers who don’t care about the finish product kill more dreams than they help.” – Preme Cordice
Preme, who was gainfully employed, began to use his paychecks to fund his music career, which included producing his own beats, buying his own recording equipment and executive producing his own mixtapes. His work paid off and caught the attention of many, allowing him to work with platinum producers, perform on several different stages and platforms with well-known artist, and work with Epic Records, Netflix, The CW, and Hulu. Preme became a graduate at the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media March 2019. Preme sees himself as the voice and motivator of the average blue-collar worker with billionaire aspiration. While Preme has several club bangers, his main focus is in making music that uplifts his community and brings his supporters along for the ride. He’s motivated by great music and genuine people.
CHALLENGES TURN VICTORY
The biggest challenge for Preme was making money as a song writer and sound engineer. “…Honestly, once I stopped chasing fame I was able to concentrate on quality, and immediately, I seen an increase in the revenue I generated solely through music.” – Preme Cordice
ADVICE TO OTHERS
“The greatest gift we all have to offer is individuality. Find what makes you great and capitalize off of it.” – Preme Cordice
Preme Cordice Music of Atlanta:
- Music Production
- Music Producer
- Beat Maker
- Beat Mixer
- Hip Hop Rapper
- Sound Engineer
- Audio Engineer
- Music Engineer
- Song Writer
Donnell Lemond “Preme Cordice”, owner of a music production company in Atlanta called Preme Cordice Music, is an ambitious music producer, song writer, sound engineer and rapper. Preme’s mission to inspire the less fortunate, encouraging them to think outside the box, take different routes in decision making, and pursue their dreams persistently, is why he is a featured move maker on our Motivational Entrepreneur List. If you are looking for a passionate, experienced music producer in the Atlanta area, who can turn a self-produced beat into a hit record, contact Preme Cordice on facebook. Where music and creativity meet, you will find Preme ready to contribute.
Music production by Preme Cordice.