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Miami, Florida, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Miami, Florida, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Solo Hip Hop R&B




"First Listen"

The last time we heard from Miami songstress AdELA, she was signed to Snooki of MTV’s Jersey Shore.

Since then, the singer has taken her talents to the industry powerhouse that is Lizzie Grubman, and dropped a new record. Her latest, “I Was Waiting,” is produced by multiplatinum Grammy-winning producer StreetRunner, whose credits include Lil Wayne, Fat Joe, Nicki Minaj, Eminem, and more.

The soulful R&B track evidences AdELA’s musical evolution, as she moves away from fist-pumping Jersey Shore soundtrack styled songs into ballads that showcase her range and allow her rich vocals to shine.

Take a listen and let us know what you thin - The Source


If you're like us, you've been patiently awaiting the debut EP from AdELA. If you are still unfamiliar with the up-and-coming songstress, take a minute to properly introduce yourself.

The Warm Up jump-starts the artist's three-part Off The Burner series, and will officially be released on June 2, though Booth readers will be able to enjoy a full, free stream of the project six days in advance as part of a world premiere.

Ranging from more heartfelt jams to feel-good party records, the project spans nine tracks and is preceded by lead single "Livin Too Fast" and Booth-approved selection "I Was Waiting." Two-time GRAMMY award winner STREETRUNNER serves as Executive Producer on the project, in addition to manning the boards along with Free Da Dreamer, Killa T, Rugah Rahj and Vinny Venditto. Features include Reek Da Villian, Rahzel Jr. and Lex One. - DJ Booth Net

"New Music-AdELA"

Miami singer and rapper AdELA has released the first installment of three titled The Warm Up.

It's a nine track series executive produced from grammy award winner STREETRUNNER. It also carries features from Reek Da Villian, Rahzel Jr. and Lex One. - Hot 97

"Looking For The Next Big Star"

Snooki is looking to make dreams come true for the best new up and coming singers and musicians.
The 25-year-old former Jersey Shore star, who recently started Team Snooki Music, exclusively tells E! News of her new endeavor, "Basically, I decided to give a couple of artists the chance to get out there and get noticed in hopes of getting signed and basically have their dreams come true."
WATCH: Snooki gives slim-down tips
"That's basically what Team Snooki Music is, just helping them with my networking and Twitter, Facebook and just trying to get them out there because I think they have great talent," she continued. "One of our artists, AdELA, we are doing a concert for her in Miami this Friday so I'm really excited about it."
This Friday, AdELA will perform during Snooki's first live music event at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla.
"I actually found her on Twitter," Snooki says. "I just loved her music. Her music is basically fun music. It's something you are going to hear in the club, like party music. So I love that because obviously I love party music and just her whole look is so awesome. She's skinny, she's hot, she's pretty. I mean, I feel like she has the whole package so I was like, I want to help you out." - E!


Still working on that hot first release.



Growing up in South Africa during the Apartheid was a harsh reality for a young AdELA. In a country riddled with racial tension her parents tried to raise her as normal as possible, but seeing her fellow Africans running down the street bloodied, were images that AdELA couldn't wipe from her mind. As a child playing with children of all races she recalls "I didn’t realize back then that the color of a person’s skin could impact their life." As she became older AdELA witnessed the "impact" first hand. From her mother having to find a “non white” bus to ride to the hospital while giving birth to being subject to random violence and oppression, AdELA's parents decided to leave everything behind to come to the United States. And so our story begins...

In the land where anything is possible 
AdELA and her family arrived as refugees in the city of Miami through her father's connection. They stayed with another family in a one bedroom apartment with the four of them sleeping in the living room. A few weeks later they moved into their own apartment. Before bedtime AdELA's mom would write down the lyrics of her favorite songs so she could learn to read at an accelerated rate. It was here where AdELA's music career started. As her love for music grew she began singing in the school choir. Up every morning at 6am for practice, it was the only thing she wanted to do.

Fast forward to senior year of High School. During a break 
AdELA went back to Africa to visit her grandmother and ended up at karaoke one night. She wondered to herself "why aren’t I doing music?" As soon as she got back AdELA started writing to instrumentals of her greatest inspirations: Nas, Tupac, Mary J and Lauryn Hill. One day in a chance meeting she ran into a guy named STREETRUNNER. "He had the dopest beats I had ever heard. He sampled this old Benny Mardonis track that my parents still play for each other. I had to work with this guy" AdELA remembers. That was the turning point for her music. They recorded a song together called “No Other Love” and when it was released to the internet, people immediately loved it. "It established me as an artist and that record opened so many doors for me."  

STREETRUNNER and AdELA go together like Hip-Hop & R&B. As the two formulate her debut EP “Off The Burner” their chemistry is extraordinary; creativity without rules. The music is symbolic of the bad stuff you can overcome in your life. "We just make records that we would listen to. It’s a body of work that tells a story" says AdELA. One that the listener will relate to while listening. 

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