Elite, Mario Salazar, received his master’s certificate in Audio Engineering from Berkelee College of Music in 2009 with marketing and accounting as his minor. Elite has worked with Bonecrusher, Devin the Dude, Do or Die, Twista, Chingy, Shawnna, Ginuwine, Next, Case, Silk, E-40, Busta Rhymes, Chamillionaire, Lil Flip, Trae the Truth, Jon B, 112, and Caskey. Elite was featured on Myspace as #1 Colorado Hip Hop Artist and also a featured artist of Audimated.
Beginning as a freestyle artist and producer in 2001, Elite began his journey on his way towards making music & money. Realizing the importance of having professional quality, he built a ridiculously high-quality studio.
“When you listen (to Elite), you can clearly hear the amount of time that he has put in perfecting his art,” Caskey (Cash Money Records).
Elite’s music has to be credited to his influences, Do or Die and Twista. Their music was inspirational and motivational to him as he developed his craft. Their quick and agile flows taught Elite how to make music that was not only something to vibe out to, but also be mesmerizing and hypnotic.
Now, with over 10k units sold, Elite has embarked on a journey to create an empire. Music & Money is his foundation in the music industry.
"Lost In The Moment"
Album by Elite
Available for download!