Emcee N.I.C.E.’s debut CD “However U Want It” reminds me of the underlining fabric of the 2002 movie “Brown Sugar” starring Sanaa Lathan and Taye Diggs. N.I.C.E.’s debut CD “surprises you and reminds you why you fell in love with Hip Hop in the first place.”
“However U Want It,” is definitely a departure from the bubble gum rap that has become mainstream in recent years. Emcee N.I.C.E. takes the beat and feel of old school hip-hop and elevates it for the grown and sexy.  N.I.C.E. has his own distinctive sound that is hard to pigeon hold. However U Want it is grown folks hip-hop. Fans that grew up on real hip-hop will embrace Emcee N.I.C.E.’s sound. In fact, true hip ho heads and Neo Soul lovers have probably already been introduced to N.I.C.E.’s sound. Emcee N.I.C.E. has worked with icons like 2Pac, Nas, and R & B legend K-Ci to name a few.  N.I.C.E. also worked on the Oscar winning soundtrack from Crash along with the soundtrack from Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

“However U Want it” is N.I.C.E.’s debut solo album and it’s available on ITunes, Amazon, and Google Play. The gifted artist has worked on several soundtracks and singles with other artists over the years. N.I.C.E spent 13 weeks on the Billboard Hot Singles Sales charts with Suhana Machete and the hot single “Tonight” N.I.C.E teams up with Suhana Machete on “However U Want It” on the 1st track of the CD. N.I.C.E takes his fans from the club to an escapade through the mind. The club beats keep you bopping from the first note to the last chord. The Hip Hop soul tracks like “I Like” have a  2Pac like quality to the them. The title track “However U Want It,” is a nice mix and balance between the world of R&B and Hip -Hop. “My Cali Lean” is a nod to old school west coast rap. “My Cali Lean,” is an example of what happens when rap grows up into a sophisticated citizen but maintains its edge.

In 2012 during an interview with Andre’ Haynes of the Las Vegas Informer Emcee N.I.C.E. explained the meaning of his name. “The meaning of N.I.C.E. is real simple, “Novelist Is Constantly Evolving”. The one thing that I have always been taught was to adjust & adapt and in order to do that, you have to be willing to evolve because the world changes every day. In most industry circles I am known as “Novelist” because of my ability to translate life through pen and pad, whether it’s through songs, poetry, book writing and or movies.

In addition to claiming his own niche as a Hip Hop Artist N.I.C.E  is
also an author. He recently released an audio book with a soundtrack called 50 Shades of L.O.V.E. (Learning Our Various Emotions.) explores the emotions associated with love and takes the reader/listener on a poetic journey of sound and emotion. 50 Shades of L.O.V.E. is also available on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play.

Emcee N.I.C.E. is the quintessential artist. When he isn’t in the studio working on music, or  writing you can find him on Da Jammies.  Da Jammies is a 3 D cartoon onNetflix. The feature cartoon centers around kids at a performing arts school. N.I.C.E. does the voice work for Novelist. N.I.C.E. is also one of the lead writers for the Da Jammies.

Check out Emcee N.I.C.E.’s  latest on ITunes, Amazon, and Google Play Store. Da Jammies can be found on Netflix. Emcee N.I.C.E. is a talented artist who uses his artistic gifts to speak on many platforms and subjects.  Emcee N.I.C.E is sure to entertain us for many years to come. No matter what medium he uses for his art he’s sure to give it to you “However U Like It.” 

Haynes, A. (2012, October 25). N.I.C.E. Is Not Your Average Emcee. Retrieved October 21, 2015, from lasvegas.informermg.com:


Veteran sports and entertainment journalist, Karintha Styles holds court at the intersection of sports and pop culture. Seamlessly she weaves common sense, tough love, and quick wit through her writing and commentary. Currently, she hosts Week N Sports and Styles & Kaikai with Elizabeth Kaikai. You can find the Detroit native’s work on numerous media outlets including Fox Sports, Yahoo Sports, BET, iHeart Media, and Hoops Habit.

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