Love & Hip Hop stars Yandy Smith and Rich Dollaz joined us in the VH1 offices recently for a little photo shoot and a chat about their new record label, Lenox Avenue Records. As we all know, Yandy is always about getting her checks, so it’s no surprise that her outfit is part of her brand new clothing line, YS by Simply Intricate, just one more business venture that she’s building into her brand empire. Check out our photo gallery with the two music moguls, and keep reading to learn more about their new partnership.
“We’d been discussing doing business together [for a while], whether it was managing or doing something else, and then the label came about,” Rich said of his new business relationship with Yandy. The label, which is being distributed via Warner Brothers, is New York-based, hence the name which represents both of the Harlem natives.
Since Rich was so tight with Olivia, both personally and professionally, we were curious if she was part of the business. “I no longer work with Olivia,” Rich revealed. “She’s not part of Lenox Avenue Records, but we’re actually about to embark on a national search for our first artist. We’re about to go on a search looking for hip hop artists and R&B singers.”