Shanell

Aug
14
New Music: Shanell – ‘Love Is a Losing Game’ [Amy Winehouse Cover]

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Shanell pays tribute to the late Amy Winehouse with “Love Is a Losing Game,” the only cover included on her mixtape Nobody’s Bitch. Prior to her passing, the Young Money singer expressed her admiration for the British soulstress.

“I love the way she sings these great conceptual songs, but it has some hip-hop element to it,” Shanell previously told Rap-Up.com. “Her attitude is just so funky, but she’s singing songs as though she’s this straight narrow singer.”

Hear her take on Amy’s Mark Ronson-produced classic.

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Aug
13
New Music: Shanell – ‘Nobody’s Bitch’ [Mixtape]

Nobody's Bitch

Young Money diva Shanell shows who’s boss on her latest mixtape Nobody’s Bitch. The follow-up to 2010’s Shut Up and Listen features appearances from her YMCMB labelmate Busta Rhymes (“Last Time”) and Too $hort (“These Hoes Is Winnin’”), plus production from FKI and Mad Decent/Diplo’s Derek “DJA” Allen. Stream/download the 14 tracks including her cover of Amy Winehouse’s “Love Is a Losing Game.”

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Aug
1
Shanell Unveils ‘Nobody’s Bitch’ Mixtape Cover, Tracklisting

Nobody's Bitch

While her official debut still looms, Shanell tides anxious fans over with her third mixtape Nobody’s Bitch. The Young Money singer-songwriter strikes a fierce pose on the ’80s-inspired cover art. Due August 13, the follow-up to 2010’s Shut Up and Listen features 14 tracks, with appearances from her YMCMB labelmate Busta Rhymes (“Last Time”) and Too $hort (“These Hoes Is Winnin’”). See the tracklisting below.

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Jul
26
New Music: Shanell f/ Too $hort – ‘These Hoes Is Winnin”

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A battle wages between the ladies and their less classy counterparts on Shanell’s new song “These Hoes Is Winnin’,” produced by Mad Decent/Diplo producer Derek “DJA” Allen. The Young Money songstress adds some humor and a touch of ratchness to the Auto-Tuned track, which features Bay Area icon Too $hort. It marks the second release (see “Just for the Night”) off Shanell’s upcoming mixtape Nobody’s Bitch, dropping August 13.

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Jul
11
New Music: Shanell – ‘Just for the Night’

Just for the Night

Shanell has a burning desire for love on “Just for the Night,” the first release off her mixtape Nobody’s Bi@#h, due July 23. Produced by Mad Decent/Diplo producer Derek “DJA” Allen, the seductive electro dance number tells the story of two people from separate relationships who get together “just for the night,” looking for the love they desperately seek from their own lovers. Spend the night with the Young Money diva.

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May
23
Video: Shanell f/ Lil Wayne & Drake – ‘So Good/6 AM’

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Shanell steals the spotlight in the smoldering video for “So Good” featuring Lil Wayne and Drake. The Young Money crew pulls into a drive-in movie theater, where Lil Wayne pops the trunk on a Porsche Panamera and unveils his sexy protégée. Drizzy appears on the projection screen as Ms. Shanell flirts with Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee.

As the sun rises the next morning, she puts the moves on her hunky co-star, with her seductive song “6 AM” serving as the soundtrack.

Shanell is working on her long-awaited debut album and will release her mixtape Nobody’s Bitch next month.

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May
22
YMCMB Takes Over ’106 & Park’ with Birdman, Shanell, Jay Sean, & DJ Khaled

Mack Maine, Birdman, Kendrick Lamar, Ace Hood, DJ Khaled, Rocsi, and Terrence

The Young Money-Cash Money camp was in the building on Monday’s “106 & Park.” While the all-star players were absent, Birdman and Mack Maine introduced the rest of the family including Shanell, DJ Khaled, Jay Sean, Jae Millz, Chris Richardson, and Lil Chuckee.

“We wanted to be diverse with our music as a brand,” said Baby. “We do a lot of rap, but we also gonna do pop, rock, reggae. We want to do everything to be honest.”

DJ Khaled revealed that the video for “Take It to the Head” cost $1 million and announced that his album Kiss the Ring will arrive August 21.

Shanell premiered her video for “So Good” and announced that her new mixtape Nobody’s Bitch is due in a couple weeks, while Jay Sean debuted the video for his new single “I’m All Yours” featuring Pitbull.

They were also joined by Kendrick Lamar and Ace Hood for a performance of “B Boyz.” The Compton MC confirmed that he and J. Cole are working on a collaborative album and Ace Hood is now signed to YMCMB/We the Best.

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