The one and only Yandy Smith woke up extra early and sat in with us on the Rickey Smiley Morning Show (Jan 19th), where not only was she a special co-host for the morning, she opened up to the audience about her start in the industry, providing for her community, and managing the balance between family and entrepreneurship.
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From working behind the scenes with some of hip-hop’s biggest acts, Yandy details how she was able to leverage one missed opportunity into Love & Hip-Hop, and now after all of these years building up such a large platform, the need to use it for good amongst her community.
“I come from a family I grew up in the projects in New York. And there were so many people around me that were talented, that just needed a big break, or needed an opportunity, needed a job. So growing up I always felt like I just got that opportunity to help my people, I would.”
From entertainment to business, to activism, Yandy Smith continues to leave her mark in a variety of areas and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon! Listen to the full conversation with the Rickey Smiley Morning Show below.
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