|Hometown||El Paso, TX|
|Band Members||Emcee N.I.C.E. - Lead Vocalist|
|# Years Experience Performing Live:||10|
|Venue History:||Vans Warped Tour - Las Vegas, NV; Las Vegas Nights - Las Vegas , NV; Phi Beta Sigma Centennial Concert - Washington, DC; Phi Beta Sigma (Western Region) - Las Vegas, NV|
|Opener Experience:||Wale, Redman & Method Man, Bones Thugs In Harmoney|
|Similar Artists:||2 Pac, Fat Joe, Scareface, Jay Z|
|Performing Rights Society:||BMI|
|Discography:||All About U" (ft. Darius McCrary) Single—2016; "Tout le monde en Fleek" (ft. Choco Charnell) - Foreign Release Single—2016; "Je Vais" (ft. Choco Charnell) - Foreign Release Single—2016; "If I Could Go Back" (ft. Emcee N.I.C.E.) by Brandino Single—2016; "Christmas With U" (ft. Emanuel Officer) Single—2015; "Tonight" (ft. Suhana Machete) Original Version Single—2014; However U Want It LP—2014; Way Back Now EP—2013; "My Cali Lean" (ft. D.B.I.) Single—2012; Celebrate The Earth - by "The Rocturnals) - Lead Vocalist/Rapper Single—2011; Pop Life (ft. The Rocturnals) - Lead Vocalist/Rapper Single—2011; "This Is Where Amazing Happens" - by "The Rocturnals" (NBA All-Star Theme Song) Single—2010; The Life - by The Rocturnals - (Lead Vocalist/Rapper) LP—2010; Lav Luv's - "I'm Gonna Get In Trouble" by The Rocturnals Single—2009; "In My America" by "KansasCali" (on the United Students of America Sdtrk.) Lead Vocalist/Rapper Single—2009; "In My America" by "KansasCali" (John Feal's First Responders (Documovie)) Lead Vocalist/Rapper Single—2008; Lil JJ's - "Almost Grown" - (Contributing Writer) Single—2008; George Willborn's - "I Don't Wanna Be A Star" by KansasCali (Lead Vocalist/Rapper) Single—2008; The Life - by KansasCali ("Kicking It Old Skool" sdtrk. Lead Vocalist/Rapper Single—2007; U Gotta Fight - by KansasCali (Once In A Lifetime Sdtrk.) Lead Vocalist/Rapper Single—2006; Uuh - by KansasCali ("Haven" Sdtrk.) Lead Vocalist/Rapper Single—2006; It's All Love - (ft. KansasCali by K-Ci) Lead Vocalist/Rapper Single—2006; Serve That Body (ft. KansasCali by Aaron Hall) Lead Vocalist/Rapper Single—2005; If I Never See U Again - (by KansasCali on the Mr. & Mrs. Smith International Sdtrk.) Lead Vocalist/Rapper Single—2005; If I... (by KansasCali on the "Crash" inspired by Sdtrk.) Lead Vocalist/Rapper Single—2005; C'Mon (ft. KansasCali by Christal Raye) Lead Vocalist/Rapper Single—2005; "Emmitt Zone" (by KansasCali) - (Theme song for Emmitt Smith TV Show) Lead Vocalist/Rapper Single—2003; NAS - "Thugz Mansion" (ft. 2 Pac) - (Co-Producer) Single—2002; 2 Pac's - "Thugz Mansion" (ft. Nas) - (Co-Producer) Single—2002; Vegas One: The Beginning (by KansasCali) Lead Vocalist/Rapper LP—2002|
N.I.C.E. a trailblazer in hip-hop/R&B music has accumulated numerous accolades that includes over 30+ professional recordings, platinum and gold awards, The Billboard Charts, TV shows and an association with an Academy award. As he forges a new trail in the realm of Gospel, Emcee N.I.C.E. delivers a perspective with his debut album “PRAISE” that is insightful and each record speaks to the weary and devote believers that worship alike. N.I.C.E. states that his “album is a celebration of Christ that has a blend of scripture and creative metaphors that will give the listener spiritual food for thought”.
The album is preceded by two singles, “I Got Angels” (inspired by Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Legend Richard Smallwood’s “Angels”) that debuted at #9 on the Billboard Hot Single Sales Chart and has risen to #1 along with being #1 Top Gospel Album the single with the aid of scripture and soulful tones speak on the many souls that watch over us to keep us out of harm’s way, and that God’s love delivers us from daily adversaries and the evil the devil conjures in our lives.
Emcee N.I.C.E. also known as “Novelist” was the former lead vocalist/rapper of urban rock group KansasCali featured on six blockbuster soundtracks most notable the Oscar award winning film “Crash” and “Mr. & Mrs. Smith (International). He also had multiple guest features and theme songs for television shows on TNT, TV One, TruTV and Codeblack Entertainment.
In 2013, Emcee N.I.C.E. shocked the music world by releasing a single with Actress and former Fox News Correspondent Stacey Dash and then followed it up in 2014, a year later with break out single, "Tonight" ft. Suhana Machete spending 13 weeks on the Billboard Hot Single Sales Chart peaking at #8.
In July 2015, Emcee N.I.C.E. also penned a poetry book entitled “50 Shades of L.O.V.E.: Learning Our Various Emotions” under the moniker of Aulsondro “Novelist” Hamilton on paperback, he also narrates the audio book and the soundtrack available on all digital platforms. Emcee N.I.C.E. co-created and stars the character “Novelist” in “Da Jammies” a 3D animated music series on Netflix and Comcast/Xfinity Executive Produced by Ralph Farquhar of "Real Husbands of Hollywood”.
Producers: Sam Peezy, DJ Fat Jack, ULP Productions
Features & Backgrounds: Elia Esparza, Stripped, Rahkua, Alonda Rich, Selah Avery, Shalonda Johnson, Raphael Leraux, First Lady Sibrena Sinegal & Cynthia Stuart-Speed
Executive Producers: Frank DeRozan, Aulsondro "Novelist" Hamilton, De'Jon J.H. Clark, BJ Luster & ChanG
3 Cordless Microphones (Emcee N.I.C.E. | Hype Man | Featured Artist)
2 Corded Microphones (Background Singers) - (Optional unless "Featured")
5 Playback Monitors - (1 for DJ, 1 for Background singers and 3 front stage)
2 Direct Input Boxes for DJ
1 Powersource for DJ and Computer