“Just being a woman from New York – Loving the music, culture, and everything it represented – made me fall in love with hip hop.”

The definition of hustle is simple, Mona Scott-Young – the woman behind Monami Entertainment, which has brought us the Love and Hip Hop franchise, Leave It to Stevie, and more recently Tami Ever After, starring Basketball Wives‘ veteran Tami Roman. A true mogul, Young had humble beginnings, hailing from Upper West Side Manhattan, born and raised by Haitian parents.

“The experience of growing up for me was different because we moved around a lot. I lived in St. Croix, the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Canada. I believe that contributed to the way I adapt to people, places, and cultures.


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Styled by Troy Clinton | Wardrobe Assistant: Jevell Felder | Hair by Kymm Gaskin

Makeup by Laetitia Beyina Anguh | Publicists Shant Traynham and Mimi Carpenter

Photography by Nathan Pearcy