My Bio

Houston Native RichelleGemini is the ultimate entertainer. She has been stamped as a powerful poet, a dynamic rapper, sultry singer, talented song writer and an energetic host. With her start in the Poetry world first, she has won countless local and regional SLAM competitions, been featured at festivals, placed top 20 in the Nation at Nationals in 2010, and has been featured at colleges and shows all around the US. In 2011 she tried her hand in music while still maintaining an active poetry career. The transition was so natural she got picked up as an opener for two Hiphop tours. In the climb of her career, in 2012, two beautiful surprises popped into her life and Richelle became a mother and took a break from the industry, but vowed to return.
In 2016 she returned with the strategy to get her social media numbers up and began her freestyle frenzy. She started doing poems and rap freestyles in the car and has watched her following organically grow from hundreds to over 21,000 followers. By 2017 she had released a poetry project “Words From A Baby Mama”, a mixtape named “Motivated to Make A Mixtape” and an EP entitled “Survival Mode”. She has opened up for activist and well known artist David Banner, Dr. Umar Johnson, Tank, Tink, Eric Roberson, Tamar Davis and more. By the summer of 2017 she acquired a residency in Downtown Houston at The Isles, hosting an energetic open mic for local talent. In 2018 she went to a new level snagging a Residency as the Host at House of Blues in the Foundation Room in Houston Texas from January to April 2018 on Fridays. Other venues that she has featured and hosted at includes Warehouse Live, Revention Center, Satellite Bar, Rockefellers, Preston Theater, Ayva Center, Media Block, Café 4212 and is currently the resident host in the Houston Museum District at Le Chateau every Saturday night for a Burlesque variety show.
She is about to release her latest project, “Sweet Gemi Jones” inspired by her truths and bringing unity to the community, the name she chose pays homage to the rap legend, Pimp C. It is a compilation of soul singing, universal lyrics, and feel good music. The EP will be released in the first quarter of 2019 and will be available on all musical platforms. Stay connected with her on all Social Media (@RichelleGemini) she hopes that you get inspired to love, learn, and laugh.

History: (A brief list of some of the past shows I performed in.)

2007-2012 Founder and President of Poetic Justice (University of Texas Organization)

2008 Feature for Dallas Poetry Slam

2008 Opened for Def Jam Poet “Shihan” at Texas Women’s University Slam Poetry Night

2008 Featured At G’s and Z’s in Houston, Texas hosted by Black Snow

2009 Featured at Lounge 1913 at the University of Texas at San Antonio Hosted by the Deltas

2010 Featured at Lounge 1913 at the University of Texas at San Antonio Hosted by the Deltas

2010-2011 Rank 2nd in Dallas Slam Poet

2010 Rank 3rd Southwest Regional Poetry Slam Individual

2010-2011 Eagle Viewers Choice Award at University of North Texas

2010 1st place winner at University of North Texas Poetry Slam Competition

2010 Represented Dallas at National Poetry Slam, Ranked 17th in the Nation. competition was in Minnesota

2010 Feature for Spring Fest 2010 Poetry Night At Prairie View AM

2010 Performed with Def Jam Poet Rock Baby at Nationals

2011 Featured on North Texas Television (the show) “North Texas Now”

2012 Opened up for Rapper Dorrough in Corpus Christi, Tx CLub Toxic

2012 Opened for Rapper Kirko Bangz Corpus Christi, Tx Club Toxic and Austin, Tx The Mansion

2012 Featured on

2012 Featured at the show, 16 bars and a Drum Beat at Club Arnetic, Dallas, Tx (many times)

2012 Featured and Song “Houston Texas Baby” was played on 97.9 the Beat in Dallas,Tx by JKruz

2014 3rd Place Winner of Juneteenth Slam George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Tx

2014/2015 Feature Poet For “Queens Of The Mic” Houston IMPROV, Houston,Tx

2016 Sept 3rd Opening For Mutabaruka Shrine of The Black Madonna, Houston, Tx

2016 Sept 4th Opening For Grammy Award Winner “David Banner” Shrine of The Black Madonna, Houston, Tx