About Shanelle Gabriel

I am a poet, singer, and advocate for Lupus who has performed in 43 of the 50 US States as well as in Africa, Bermuda, Jamaica, and more. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, I’m widely known for both opening and featuring on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam alongside Jill Scott and have shared the stage with artists such as Talib Kweli, Nas, Eric Benet, Baratunde Thurston, and more. I have collaborated with various artists including Redman, Erick Sermon, Heesun Lee, Kel Spencer (AMA Winning songwriter), and more. I have coached artists on performance technique, vocal training, and songwriting/musical arrangements. A member of the 2006 Nuyorican Poets Cafe Slam Team and competitor in the Individual World Poetry Slam, Shanelle was spotlighted on the Rachael Ray Show, HuffPost Live, in a promo for the NFL Draft, in an article in Women’s Health Magazine, and narrated Jennifer Hudson’s audio-book of her biography I Got This. I was recently named one of “8 Millennial Feminist Poets That Deserve Recognition” by BET.com and starred in a mini-documentary on being a performing artist living with Lupus for the American College of Rheumatology. I presently guest host the Friday Night Slam at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, headline the R&B Live Version of the touring show Trap Karaoke, and continue to perform throughout the US and abroad. Visit www.shanellegabriel.com for more information, videos, and more.

Shanelle's Skills

  • Co-Writer
  • Touring Musician
  • Vocal Producer

Shanelle's Genres

  • Hip-Hop
  • R&B
  • Soul