Angela Yee

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Angela Yee
Angela Yee.jpg
Birth name Angela Yee
Born Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Show The Breakfast Club (co-host)
Station(s) Power 105.1
Time slot 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Style Radio presenter
Country United States
Previous show(s) The Morning After
Lip Service
Website http://www.teamyee.tv

Angela Yee is an American radio personality on the nationally syndicated morning show The Breakfast Club.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Angela was born in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, to a West Indian mother and a Cantonese father.[2] When she was 15 years old, she moved to South Orange, New Jersey.[3] She majored in English at Wesleyan University because she wanted to be a writer.[4][5]

Career[edit]

She gravitated toward marketing and music industries soon after graduation from college. She landed an internship with Wu-Tang Management and was hired to assist the CEO, Divine.[3]

She then worked for Paul Rosenberg and Eminem's clothing company Shady Limited and saw an opportunity at Sirius Satellite Radio's marketing department, she asked Rosenberg if he could get her an interview because he had the connections through Shade 45. Rosenberg then said to her, "Well, you know what, they're looking for a female on the morning show, why don't you try it out and see if it works for you?" [6]

Radio[edit]

She hosted Lip Service and The Morning After with Angela Yee on Eminem's radio station, Shade 45, at Sirius Satellite Radio.[7][8] She started her radio career at Sirius in 2005 as the co-host for The Cipha Sounds Effect. When Cipha Sounds left Sirius in July 2008, Angela took over the hosting duties full-time and the show was renamed the Shade 45 Morning Show Starring Angela Yee, and finally the name changed to The Morning After with Angela Yee.[9]

In December 2010, Angela left Shade 45 and began hosting The Breakfast Club on Power 105.1, alongside DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God. The show is known for being candid and asking tough questions to artists.

Weekends With The Breakfast Club launched in March 2013 and is nationally syndicated in over 50 markets.[10][11]

The Breakfast Club's weekday show began national syndication in August 2013 and is currently featured in major American cities such as Miami, Atlanta, Seattle, New Orleans, Houston, Detroit, and more.[12]

TV[edit]

Yee worked as a correspondent for MTV2's Sucker Free.[13]

She was a featured cast member on the 2013 VH1 reality show The Gossip Game. The show spotlights seven NY women in the radio and blogging industry.

The Breakfast Club show debuted on Revolt on March 31, 2014.

Other Endeavors[edit]

Angela managed recording artists GZA and Jay Electronica. She helped facilitate Jay's deal with Roc Nation.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baker, Soren (26 March 2014). "Angela Yee Discusses Declining Hot 97 Job & "The Breakfast Club Show" On REVOLT". Hip Hop DX. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Jo Koy Interview Power 105.1". 
  3. ^ a b "Get To Know Angela Yee". TeamYee.tv. 10 January 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Radio Personality Angela Yeezy, Black Enterprise. By Janee Bolden. Published August 2, 2012. Retrieved August 2, 2012.
  5. ^ "Alumni of Color Newsletter: Spring 2005: What We’ve Been Doing [Wesleyan University]". Wesleyan.edu. September 4, 2004. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved August 19, 2011. 
  6. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSXNcJHjtvE
  7. ^ "Eminem's Uncut Hip-Hop Channel – Hip-Hop/R&B – Music – Shade 45 – SiriusXM Satellite Radio – SiriusXM Radio". Shade 45. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved August 19, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Lip Service!". VIBE. Archived from the original on July 26, 2011. Retrieved August 19, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Angela Yee – rising voice in NY". TeamYee.tv. Retrieved August 19, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Premiere Networks Launches "Weekends with The Breakfast Club" Nationwide". 28 March 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "Weekends with The Breakfast Club". 26 March 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "The Breakfast Club". Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  13. ^ 10/5/10 (October 5, 2010). "Sucker Free Exclusive: DJ Drama On His Relationship With The Aphilliates | Video". MTV. Retrieved August 19, 2011. 
  14. ^ Marlowe, Scott (23 September 2013). "‘Mass Appeal’ Features Angela Yee". TeamYee.tv. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 

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