Niles is the CEO/Founder of The Avant Garde (a Twin Cities arts, music & entertainment production company), a hip-hop artist, and the founder of the youth artist development curriculum entitled "Hip-Hop, History and The Arts." He is the son of the legendary jazz/symphony orchestra bassist Sam Gill, and graduated from Michigan State University in 2006 with a Bachelors in Communications. Following graduation, he moved to New York City to pursue a career in music, film and education. In New York he worked in film for BET News, CBS, MTV, NY Fashion Week along with releasing a single on major label E1 (Koch) Records.
Recently he's opened for Jay Electronica, Rakim, Slick Rick, Yasiin Bey, Pete Rock, Raekwon, Camp-Lo, Slum Village and Jericho Jackson (Elzhi & Khrysis) at various events throughout the Twin Cities. Niles' debut album, "To Remain", is a broad array of raw emotion in the form of incredible music, and includes features from Carolyne Naomi, Joe Davis, Jayanthi Kyle, Aleesha Clomon, Dahlia Jones, Traiveon Dunlap and DVP.
1) To Remain (Intro)
2) Cold Fire
3) Super Live!
4) After Sunset Before Sunrise ft Aleesha Clomon
5) Fly & Grind
6) Love The Love ft. Travis Dunlap
7) Coolin' In The Sota
8) Groove The Stress Away ft. Jayanthi Kyle
9) Phantom Of The Opera
10) The Time Is Now ft. Dahlia Jones
11) Tiffany James ft. Dahlia Jones
12) The Introvert
13) Set You Free
14) Reassure My Soul ft DVP
15) Violence (What For?) ft. Dahlia Jones & Traiveon Dunlap
17) To Remain (Outro) ft Dahlia Jones & Joe Davis