From: NY, United States
Genre: Soul, R&B, Spoken Word
Shanelle Gabriel is a virtuosa: a gifted singer & lyricist. She is best known for opening & featuring on HBO's Def Poetry Jam as well as in a promo for the 2007 NFL Draft. She was a member of the 2006 Nuyorican Poets Cafe National Slam Team and a competitor in the 2007 Individual World Poetry Slam Competition. Hailing from the heart of Brooklyn, NY, she has displayed her unique blend of soulful R&B and spoken word poetry on stages nationally & internationally. She has performed and worked with artists such as Les Nubians, Erick Sermon, Talib Kweli, Nas, and many others. You can also see her acting skills in Q-Tip's video for "ManWomanBoogie." Frequently compared to Lauryn Hill and the super duo Floetry wrapped-in-one, Shanelle's tenacity has allowed her to become a shining star in any path she treads.