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Niles is CEO/Founder of The Avant Garde music and entertainment company, which produces concerts featuring artists within the genres of mainly Neo-Soul/R&B, spoken-word poetry, hip-hop and live instrumentation. He got his BA in Communications at Michigan State University. He has worked for BET, CBS and NYC Fashion Week. Earlier in his career, he won the HOT97 “Who’s Next” talent search to release a single on major label called "Koch Records". He started making music because he has always been a fan of creative expression. So when he had the opportunity to become an artist himself, he took full advantage of it.
He is also founder of the “Hip-Hop, History & The Arts” youth artist development program that he teaches all throughout Minnesota. He is currently the instructor for the Catalyst Artist Collective. As an artist, Niles has opened up for Rakim, Slick Rick, Yasiin Bey (Mosdef), Raekwon (Wu-Tang), U-God (Wu-Tang), Jay Electronica, Slum Village, Camp Lo, Grand Master Caz, Pete Rock and sad I many others. He has also hosted numerous concerts with the most notable being for Musiq SoulChild. His debut album “To Remain” is available now on all digital music platforms.
Along with having experience in many fields of music, he is an artist consultant who helps artists utilize their assets to get them in the best position to succeed in their career.
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