From the St. Nicholas Projects in Harlem, Mendeecees Harris is a well-known name throughout NYC. Through the years he has been concentrating on his real estate endeavors, but now is focused on building an empire in the music industry. He owns Beat Factory studio in the Bronx and manages NYC-based rappers, Vado and Webstar, Mega producer Stats & Fetti (S.O/O.N Productions). Artists on his roster have been responsible for hits like, Ja Rule’s “U&Me feat. Lil Mo,” “Get The Money,” “Million Dollar Jewelry,” “She Got it,” and several hits for Bad Boy recording artist Cassie as well. Mendeecees is the longtime boyfriend of entertainment powerhouse, Yandy Smith. The couple has been together for 6 years and recently were blessed with their first son, Omere.
Yandy Smith is an entertainment powerhouse with years invested in the industry. She got her start as Executive Assistant to Mona Scott-Young at the multi-media conglomerate Violator Management.
During this time, Yandy worked on several projects in the music, TV and film world, working with artists on Violator’s client roster such as 50 Cent, Missy Elliott, and LL Cool J to name a few. Yandy began managing the career of rapper Jim Jones and soon left Violator to focus on her client’s rising career. She became a consultant at Warner Music Group/Atlantic Records and was responsible for closing a joint venture deal for Jones with Columbia records. In 2008, Yandy gained recognition as one of Billboard Magazine’s Top 30 Executives under 30 and rejoined Scott-Young at Monami Entertainment where she holds the title of talent manager. Since her management relationship ended with Jim Jones, Yandy has focused her concentration on her popular lifestyle brand, Everything Girls Love for which she also holds the title of President and Brand Manager. Yandy and her long-time boyfriend Mendeecees Harris live in NYC with, 7-year old Lil’ Mendeecees (Mendeecees son from a previous relationship) and their newborn son Omere, who the couple welcomed in July.