“I Was Born a Virgo” by Adriel Arabia is a captivating and dynamic song that seamlessly blends elements of hip-hop, trap, and rap. The track boasts solid beats that command attention and create an infectious rhythm, setting the stage for Adriel Arabia’s strong and distinctive vocal rap.
With a charismatic and direct delivery, Adriel Arabia’s rap style exudes confidence and authority. Her powerful production choices enhance the overall impact of the song, creating a sonic landscape that is both mysterious and dark, yet mesmerizing and addictive. The innovative and inventive production elements add depth and texture to the track, immersing listeners in a captivating musical experience.
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Adriel Arabia, a native of the Cleveland area, “Lorain Ohio” and the USA, is a multigenre artist and multimedia producer. Her artistry consists of songwriting, rapping, singing, dancing, acting, photography, videography, directing, studio engineering, audio recording, mixing, mastering, producing, content creating, and artist development.
When Adriel was three, she created her first song. At four, she landed her first gig at a family reunion. She joined the children’s church choir, accompanied by her father. These early experiences solidified her passion for entertainment.
At thirteen, Adriel had her first recording session with Grammy award-winning gospel producer Aaron Lindsey. She was later selected as a runner in the “Miss Teen Ohio Pageant” out of thousands of contestants. Adriel’s encounter with Barbizon Model and Talent agency inspired her to further hone her skills. She actively participated in school extracurricular activities such as drama club, dance, plays, and talent shows.
Adriel crossed paths with Platinum-selling R&B group “Men at Large” and appeared in their music video “If He Really Loves You”. She began recording at “Rival Records” in Lorain, Ohio, and contributed vocals to “Dave Tolliver’s” song “Papi”. Her early recordings were produced and co-written by Buddy Banks from The Rude Boys.
She joined various groups including “Youth for Abstinence,” Lost City Productions, and a dance group called “Dime.” These opportunities allowed her to travel throughout Ohio, showcasing her talents in singing, rapping, dancing, and acting. Later on, she became a member of the New Jersey-based group “Sista,” formed by Grammy award-winning multi-platinum producers Quincy Patrick and Joshua P Thompson.
Adriel co-wrote and performed the remake of the late Rick James’ song “Bustin Out” with Ty James, Rick James’ daughter. She also provided soft, subtle soprano harmonies on the song “Hold Me Down” by Bizzy Bone from the group “Bone Thugs and Harmony”. Additionally, she wrote and recorded songs produced by Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum-selling producer Young Yonny, also known as Ron Yonni.
Recognition and Opportunities
Adriel’s talents gained the interest of prominent figures such as the late Joe Jackson (father of Michael Jackson), Erick Hansen (of Blu-ray Technology), and Marshall Thompson (of the legendary group “The Chi-Lites” and manager of “The Jackson 5”). She was offered a deal with Joe Jackson’s label “Marance Records” and Blue-Ray Technology, although the label eventually disbanded.
She also had the opportunity to work with actress Dominique Perry (known for her roles in Issa Rae’s “Insecure” and “Rap Sh*t”) and actors Shelton Jolivette, Rocfielle Living, Evangeline Gabriel Young, and Cacilie Hughes in Marcus Lee Stephenson’s play “Tell it to Your Next Wife”, where she played a supporting role.
Performances and Collaborations
Adriel Arabia has had the privilege of opening for and performing alongside renowned artists such as Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Chaka Khan, D’wayne Wiggins, Tony! Toni! Tone!, SWV, Stokley Williams (of Mint Condition), Avant, Keke Wyatt, Dru Hill, Aaron Hall, Morris Day & the Time, Tyka Nelson (sister of rock star legend Prince), and many others.
She did a remake of Slave’s hit single “Slide” with the group’s founding member “Drac” and was the last artist he recorded with before his untimely passing. The music for Adriel Arabia’s song “Audition” was composed by Morris Hayes (of Prince’s “New Power Generation”). She also co-wrote the song “U Wear It Well” with Dwayne Wiggins and Tony! Toni! Tone!.
Adriel Arabia’s Journey Continues
Adriel Arabia made appearances in Tech N9ne’s music video “Party the Pain Away ft. Liz Suwandi” and performed on a show called “Take the Stage” in Las Vegas, hosted by Sherry Gordy (daughter of “Motown Records” Founder Berry Gordy). She has performed for Chauncey Black (of Blackstreet) and Londell McMillan (owner of Source Magazine and lawyer of Michael Jackson and Prince).
She joined a Chicago-based band called “Black Flowerz” and collaborated with Chris Worthy and Kenneth Marsalis on their project. Adriel has also recorded music at one of the best studios in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with some of Prince’s siblings present. She is the sister-in-law of the late Alfred Jackson, brother of rock star legend Prince.
Adriel Arabia released her single “I Was Born a Virgo” in February of 2023, working alongside Bruce Jackson (brother of the late Alfred Jackson and stepbrother of rock star legend Prince) and Tone Henderson (LaFace Records award-winning radio promoter and founder of Henderson Entertainment). Currently, she is involved in the new TV series “The Hit Boys Redemption” with Hollywood veterans JD Williams and Markuann Smith.
Artistry in Many Forms
Adriel Arabia is a versatile artist who writes and sings in both English and Spanish. She takes charge of most of her own studio sessions as an engineer. While she has worked with many talented engineers and producers, her biggest inspirations include Prince, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Sade, Alanis Morissette, Tina Turner, Timbaland, Missy Elliott, Amel Larrieux, Static Major, and Aaliyah. Adriel Arabia expresses her artistry in various forms and colors, truly embodying an artist of many talents.