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New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
Band R&B Soul


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"From Southdown to American Idol Janelle Renee Keeps it Real"

j.RENEÉ sits down for an interview with the Village Tattler. - The Village Tattler

"Janelle Reneé's Single "Paralyzed" Hits iTunes"

Albany Examiner covers the release of j.RENEÉ's first single, Paralyzed. - The Examiner

"Former ‘Idol’ Contestant to Sing About College on High School Tour"

NYT coverage on the Hall Pass Tour. - The New York Times


Uni.Verse, EP • July 2011



Songstress • Composer • Word-nerd • Hall Pass Tour Co-Founder • One Young World Ambassador

“I was 5 years old when I learned that music could ease the harsh color line throughout my bi-racial upbringing. It knew no discrimination, just blind, positive unity. At that time, I made a vow to propel that power forward.”

Soul adhesive
I’m a New York-bred, college-educated soul musician whose musical trajectory has been structured by classical study, schooled by hip hop, rocked by rock, and will continue to change – one human experience at a time. The lyrical theme of my music explores love; both its presence and absence.

At underground hip hop shows • on TV • with gospel choirs • in classrooms • for social empowerment • a capella • with a band • with a DJ • at national education conferences • over lunch room table beats • with classical musicians • at poetry slams • for me • wherever I am • wherever I’m going.

Give back • move forward
Nothing is worth doing without a purpose. Mine leverages my musical prowess to inspire the next generation to seek and achieve higher learning. If knowledge is the most dangerous weapon man can possess, then I’m a foot soldier in the army of cultivating future lethal leaders. The product of my music will always yield social change.

Uni•VERSE, my debut EP, is available now.