As an entertainer, Shaprece is a devastatingly complete package with versatile and limber Alicia-Keys-inspired pipes, unforced onstage affability, girl-next-door good looks, catchy and creative original material, and the kind of charisma that well translates to a huge audience.
Shaprece’s recorded output reveals a wealth of influences from hip-hop to orchestral pop to clattering breakbeat (the stuttering and brilliant “Dangerous” would make a better James Bond theme song than anything you’ve heard in a real Bond flick in the last ten years). Elements of Sade’s phrasing and cosmopolitan cool mixed with a rush of earthy soulfulness: Unlike the aforementioned smooth-soul siren, Shaprece bleeds when she’s emotionally cut (and she’s not above firing a spliff on the awesome THC-hazed jam, “Lift,” either.)" -The Sunbreak
Shaprece's creative influences include:
Aaliyah, Alicia Keys, Amy Winehouse, Beyonce, Bjork, The Black Keys, Bob Marley, Broken Bells, Cee-Lo Green,Chromeo, Diplo, D'angelo, Daft Punk, Envogue, Erykah Badu, Faith Evans, Feist, Fiona Apple, Frank Ocean, The Fugees, Gnarls Barkley, Gorillaz, Janet Jackson, Jill Scott, Jimi Hendrix, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Lauryn Hill, Led Zeppelin,Little Dragon, Mariah Carey, MGMT, Michael Jackson, Minnie Riperton, Outkast, Parliament, Pink Floyd, Prince, Queen, Sade, Santogold/Santigold, Sly and the Family Stone, Stevie Wonder, Stone Temple Pilots, Toni Braxton, TLC…Joshua Richardson(her father) and the many musicians that have graced the presence of her home throughout the years.