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Screen Shot 2014-11-03 at 5.00.32 PM Shanell might be signed to a label full of rappers with gritty lyrics about making it out of the hood, but the first lady of YMCMB has a different story. Coming from a family that supported and exposed her to the arts, she tells “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” talking about pain and struggle wasn’t something she could relate to.

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Watch the video below to see Shanell discuss why she prefers to help her fans escape reality with her music, what it’s like being considered “different,” and more in this exclusive interview!

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