"A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches."  - John "Kousi" Harris
 

​​​​ILL TRILL NEIL (I.T.N.)

Born in the year of 1982 on March 30th, in the city of 5 Flags and white sand beaches Pensacola, Florida, Neil J. Harris better known as ILL TRILL NEIL(I.T.N) is not your typical artist. Not only he's a father with logical lyricism, he's a singer, songwriter and CCO of High Pyramid Records.This multi-talented musical innovator discovered his craft in elementary at the young age of 9 years old freestyling, beatboxing, beatmaking on anything he could beat on and writing poetry.

Throughout his middle and high school years, I.T.N. took courses of music composition and music theory, to have a more in depth feel and knowledge into the music as his passion.From Open mics and talent shows one of the founding members of Guild Of Assassins a group started in middle school, I.T.N was able to dominate and spread the word with his known catch phrase of "Spell my name with capital letters!” "ILL TRILL NEIL" [or I.T.N.] means the definition "Illustrated Trilogy of Neil" he explained, as fixed the collar on his all red, navy nautica shirt.

Senior year in high school " while juggling dual enrollment, work and music "ILL TRILL NEIL" developed a skin disease calledAlopecia Universalis which is total body baldness in which he is very determined not to let that stop his aspirations of musical greatness. ILL TRILL NEIL's futuristically styled production and diversified lyrical influences are from great artists like TupacShakur, Bone Thugs In Harmony, Jadakiss, The Notorious B.I.G. and Big Pun.

Back to his family roots starting out with his father, John "Kousi" Harris, head recording artist in the legendary funk group called "The Brother's Unlimited" was affiliated with Fame/Capitol Records in the early 70's as band percussionist and singer/songwriter for recording artists signed to Stax Records. While his mother, Mattie "Matte' " Harris was leadsinger/songwriter for the group Boomerangs along side the famous guitarist Larry Lee. Both parents have done work with major recording artists from Jimi Hendrix, Maurice White to Al Green.

Growing up listening to a variety of different genre's by both parents sparked I.T.N.’s interest in classic jazz, funk, Hip-hop, rock-n-roll, heavy metal, blues, country and drum-n-bass. ILL TRILL NEIL is now currently in the studio working on 3 different albums scheduled for release in the coming year.