The Precepts are a collaboration between MC Devon "Learic" Ewalt (The Aztext) and producer-instrumentalists Jer Coons and Eric B. Maier.
Ewalt is an accomplished MC and Battle Rapper with a craft influenced by the greats of Golden Era Hip Hop. In addition to this tradition, his rhymes grow out of an encyclopedic knowledge of film, literature, and music of all sorts.
Coons began his career as a pop musician; Maier playing jazz piano and later indie rock. In their collaboration they use very few samples in the traditional sense, instead slicing and dicing live-recorded material in a way that resonates with the rich tradition of hip-hop production.
The Precepts's debut record, "This Is How It Must Be", was released in May 2014.