From the St. Nicholas Projects in Harlem, Mendeecees Harris is a well-known name throughout NYC.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.
Through the years Mendeecees 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 ft. Lil Mo," "Get The Money," "Million Dollar Jewelry," "She Got It," and several hits for Bad Boy recording artist Cassie as well.
Mendeecees joined the cast in Season 3 and will be back for the new season.
Named as one of Billboard Magazine's 'Top 30 Executives Under 30', reality personality, Yandy Smith is one of the most sought after and vast entertainment powerhouses to date. With years invested in the entertainment industry and working alongside the likes of LL Cool J, 50 Cent, Missy Elliot, Busta Rhymes and celebrity manager Mona Scott-Young at the multi-media Conglomerate Violator Management, Yandy Smith spearheaded several projects in the music, TV and film world.
Yandy's accomplishments didn't go unnoticed as she began managing the career of rapper Jim Jones and soon left Violator to focus on her client's rising career. Through this journey, 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, Smith gained worldwide recognition as one of Billboard Magazine's 'Top 30 Executives Under 30' and rejoined Scott-Young at Monami Entertainment. Currently, as the star of VH1's number one rated show, Love & Hip Hop, Smith was part of the creative team that brought the show to the masses. During the first season, she worked behind the scenes as a producer and in 2011 Smith made her way in front of the camera as one of the newest cast members. Yandy's entrepreneurial spirit continues to flourish, as she owns a successful digital magazine, Everything Girls Love, jewelry and clothing line. Smith is also the Executive Producer of Life, Love, Soul, an independent film that premiered in theaters.
Today, fans can read her highly regarded blog amongst the wealthy on the topic of business practices on BlackEnterprise.com. Smith is a mother who currently lives in New York with her toddler son Omere. Yandy appeared in Season 2, 3, 4, and will return in Season 5.