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Monday
Jan202014

New Video: My Cover of "Who Can I Run To?" / "Time"

Here's my mash-up of Xscape's version of "Who Can I Run To?" and my original song/poem "Time" from my album AIM HIGH. Check it out, share, like it, tweet it. :)

Ignore all the nosy people by the bar. SMH. lol. I had a great time with the folk right up front rocking with me. :)

Tuesday
Jul302013

Damn Near... The Lyrics

As we prepare for the release of the AMAZING video for "DAMN NEAR" (to be premiered on August 15th, the same day as my HUGE show at Aloft Brooklyn), here are the final lyrics to it.

This is definitely one of my favorite songs on my album AIM HIGH.

 

 

DAMN NEAR
You've been the spring in my step

7 months of intimate breaths

You said I'm the one but not yet

(You might be my next regret)

 

Priority to me

Yet you can't say the same for me

Sayin what will be will be

(Like we don't shape our own destinies)

 

Baby, you said I'm damn near your everything

As if damn near is comforting

Got my heart on string

On your words dangling

 

Given you the world

I don't understand

Why I'm not your girl

And you're not my man

But I'm damn near it

Ain't that some...

 

Hook: 

Damn near (4x)

Ain't enough
 

"Tired of orbiting around your love but never landing/ Made you my galaxy/ Thought our stars would come crashing together but/ you got me drifting./ You know what..." 

My patience is running thin

You say wait but I don't think I can

Asking me to give you all of me

(Like getting half of you should make me happy)

 

You say what did I expect

Well we didn't DAMN NEAR have sex

My heart you didn't damn near protect

You're just another regret

 

And I'm supposed to act like it's all fine

When damn near's just a freaking waste of my time

Damn near doesn't even make you mine

This is it, it's the last time I settle for…

 

Hook

 

Ooh, I want it all baby (repeat 8x)

 

Collecting broken women to make yourself whole

This type of game I pray gets old

This kinda love, you can't afford

It's high risk but high reward


Hook

Sunday
May192013

PHOTOS: My Album Release Party on Wed, May 15th in NYC

If you missed it, you missed a lot! On Wednesday, May 15th at Negril Village Lounge, a gathering of people came out to celebrate the release of my new album AIM HIGH. I was not able to get photos with some of the awesome people there like my friend & amazing emcee Homeboy Sandman (aka Angel!!!), my mentor and A&R for the album Steven "PeeJay" Whitaker, my sister Suzanne, Alonzo Davis from www.JustBeenTested.com, and more great people who showed love. Thank you to everyone that supported the album, who spread the word, who asked me "Yoooo when does the new album come out" over and over, and to all those who weren't able to make it (or didn't even hear about the event), I thank you for caring and always showing love. 

PLEASE cop the album if you already haven't and spread the word! 

www.shanellegabriel.com/Store


People were able to get AIM HIGH CDs signed, hear me perform, and listen to a few tracks from the album!

 


 DJ Commish and DJ Jon Quick, the two who made the night possible and who kept the tunes spinning and the people dancing all night long!

  

 

 Playing a few tracks off the album...

 

Singing "Aim High"... See the passion????!!

 

 

My cousin Kieuna and my stylist, Quanasia! 

 

Me and my daddy! (He brought me flowers!)

 

 

L.I.V.EWire (who performs with me later and KILLS it on the Aim High Remix) & the amazing vocalist and beautiful person, Cocoa Sarai.

 

 

My girls here: Aura, Tiffany, and Jessica holding me down! 

 

 

Some of my favorite fellas: Dela, Sean, and Kameron

 

 

The brotha with the soulful voice, Bradd Marquis, who stopped through RIGHT before his show at S.O.B.'s. That's love!

 

 

Skee-Wee, my Soror! Model and actress Krystal Garner showed love. Skee- Roo to DJ Jon Quick!

 

 

Thanks for the love & support PR Pro and beautiful lady, Keisha McCotry

 
 


East New York neighbor, Radio Personality, and DJ OhSoKool all smiles!

Tuesday
May222012

My Impromptu Snippet of "Before You Walk Out My Life" by Monica

Live at Highline Ballroom. This was TOTALLY unplanned. My keyboardist started playing it and someone in the crowd recognized it. I decided to sing just the first verse and continue with the rest of the show, but the audience seemed to want a lil more...So I gave em a bit more. lol

Friday
Apr272012

Footage and Photos from my performance at Highline Ballroom!

For those of you that missed it, here are some video and photos from my April 19th Concert at the illustrious Highline Ballroom to benefit the SLE Lupus Foundation!! NYC! 

 

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Thanks Ebby from Ebby Agu Fotography for the great images!