"My girl likes to party all the time, party all the time, party all the tiiiiiime..."
Yes, that was Eddie Murphy & the late Rick James' 1985 hit single and it's been in my head for weeks. Don't ask me why, especially when I've been on my grind the way I've been (minus time for a few BBQs). Check me, my homegirl/ femcee Nina B, DJ Zeke & Photographer Ernest Estimé, and me dancin' with my homie Wordspit at the Sundaze at PNC Radio Station in Brooklyn. (For more pics, follow me on Instagram @ShanelleGabriel
I have some great updates, announcements, and great shows coming up. Please check it out!
GUESS WHO'S THE 2012 POET-IN-RESIDENCE FOR URBAN WORD NYC?
Yes! It's me! I was blessed to be selected as the first-ever Poet-in-Residence for Urban Word NYC. This new position allows me to work in depth with the Youth Board at this amazing organization that promotes literacy & social activism amongst young people using art. Thank you the panel of judges for this great opportunity!
I've had a lot of people comment on the fact that they enjoy both my performances AS WELL as my writing, and they've said that I don't blog enough. Sooo, I'm going to change that. I'm aiming to have a new blog post every Thursday on my website. We'll call it, "Thoughtful Thursdays." So make sure to check it out. I have a blog about dating and a post earlier about Chris Rock's 4th of July twitter beef.
7/24 - Online Radio Interview on the Soul Exchange (www.inthemixxradio.com) @ 9pm. Log-in and listen from anywhere!
7/26 - Mic Check Wednesdays at DROM (85 Avenue A New York, NY 10009) @ 7pm
$15 in Advance, $20 at the door, Student ID $10 all night
Performing in a show that features some of the dopest poets, singers, emcees in NYC. Hosted by Mo Brown and Mic Barber, featuring music by DJ Spynfo from Hot 97.
7/29 - Subway Series & Poetry Show at 5 Pointz
(45-46 Davis St at Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY) @ 2pm
FREE After the 2pm Subway Series (a gathering of beat-boxers and MCs on the 7 subway line) I'll be hosting a poetry show at 5 Pointz Aerosol Arts Center. Limited open mic slots. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE THE DATE for NYC: August 24th PRIVATE Show with Hypnotic Brass Band
I'm doing an AMAZING show with the world famous, Hypnotic Brass Band. This band of brothers, all with their own brass instrument, has grown from their humble roots of playing in Times Square train station to touring world wide, recieving co-signs from Prince (yes, Pink Cadillac Prince) and selling out concerts all over the place. Check the flier below and RSVP at email@example.com
Highline Loft (508 West 26th Street bet. 10th & 11th Avenues, 5th Floor, New York, NY)