Meet Shanell, New Sweetheart of Young Money (VIDEO)

October 29, 2010  |  

In the anatomy of every Hip-Hop crew there are certain key elements: A CEO/sponsor, who legitimizes the members. A standout MC that has mainstream appeal. A few more MC’s that appeal to true Hip-Hop lovers. Can’t forget to “Queen Bee”, who raps for the ladies. And of course, the singing sweetheart who represents the gentler side of the group. Young Money has all the element as we were reminded  at the BET Awards when they all came up as a group to accept individual awards (took us back to memories of the Rough Riders at the Source Awards).

Shanell, Young Money’s songstress, sat down for girl-talk with Madame Noire. Although she’s a part of a crew of 11, including breakout artists Drake and Nicki Minaj, the classically trained dancer and songwriter definitely stands out. She’s even written for Beyonce, Kelis and Danity Kane!

We sat down with Shanell to discuss her first encounter with Lil Wayne, relationship with sister D. Woods and current plans with Young Money.

To listen to our favorite  Shanell single, “Substitute Lover” click here.

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