Updated: Feb 7
Life of Nice and iLL - Ep.1 - Mac Sauce - Season 1
In 2009, three friends from Freeport High School joined forces to pursue their shared dream of making music. Chris Mills, also known as Cee Mizz, had a homemade studio consisting of an M-Audio interface and Acid Pro 4.0. With no engineering experience but an ear for sound and the patience to cut and edit, he created professional-sounding beats. Technology was rapidly evolving and Chris captured the early days of their musical journey on his trusty Blackberry Tour.
Nice and iLL, the music group, was born from a funny interaction between Chris and his friends while playing the online shooter game Socom 2 in 2003. Chris' friend Jason was over to record music when a passing friend suggested the name, inspired by the iconic stop, play, pause, and record symbols Chris had dreamed of getting tattooed on his wrist. The simple logo, influenced by Chris' love for music production, became iconic and appeared on shirts that sold like hotcakes.
The series "Life of Nice and iLL" takes us on a journey with Chris, Jason, and Joey as they navigate the challenges of turning their passion for music into a viable product. Armed with limited resources, they filmed their life and captured all the ups and downs, the highs and lows, of their musical journey. With a beat-up Casio keyboard, an old laptop, and a Blackberry Tour, they were determined to turn their dreams into reality. Despite having to work part-time restaurant jobs to fund their projects, the group managed to produce an album and even opened for some of the biggest names in the music industry.
Follow Chris, Jason, and Joey on their musical journey as they discover if their love for music can take them beyond just mixtapes and local gigs. With a heart-to-heart and a quick conference call, they set out to turn their passion into a product and embark on a journey of self-discovery. The first season of "Life of Nice and iLL" offers a glimpse into what it was like for a group of individuals in a time when music production wasn't just a plug-and-play experience. Get ready to experience the music, the culture, and the journey of Nice and iLL.
Check out their music on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/NiceandiLL
Visit their website: https://www.thisissous.com/niceandill