(Los Angeles, CA) - Hip Hop legend and “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” star Yolanda “YoYo” Whitaker releases the music video for “Out of Control,” her first new single in over 10 years. The song on YoYo Fearless Ent. in partnership with Foundation Media is available on digital service providers.
The clip features YoYo’s “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” cast member Brittany B, “The Rap Game” Season 5 winner Tyeler Reign, artist and producer Patient Picasso and a special cameo from Master P. Patient Picasso also edited the video, co-edited by Diversity Pictures and shot in Los Angeles by TMG Films.
Raised in the South Central district of Los Angeles, Yolanda “YoYo” Whitaker’s big break came when she appeared on Ice Cube's 1990 debut, “AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted,” duetting on "It's A Man's World," representing her gender in admirable style. Her own debut “Make Way for the Motherload” introduced her confident attitude along with the formation of the Intelligent Black Women’s Coalition organization. Her songs “You Can’t Play With My YoYo,” “Bonnie & Clyde Theme” with Ice Cube and her feature on Brandy’s “I Wanna Be Down” remix with MC Lyte and Queen Latifah are classics.
As an actress, she has appeared in the Academy Awards-nominated film “Boyz N the Hood” as well as a number of television shows including ‘90s sitcom “Martin” where she portrayed the memorable, comical recurring character Keylolo. She also served as a co-host of VH1’s “Miss Rap Supreme.” In 2013, she founded the YoYo School of Hip Hop music academy where she teaches youth about arts and academics. With a commitment to educating our youth, YoYo is an Ambassador for the Black College Expo. The expo is an event that highlights over 50 of the 104 historically black colleges and universities. For more than seven years, YoYo’s “How to Get A’s in English Through Hip Hop” seminar has been a main feature during the expo.
YoYo also makes her mark on the airwaves as co-host of Café Mocha, the #1 nationally syndicated radio show for women of color, alongside Emmy award winner Loni Love and broadcast veteran Angelique Perrin. The Gracie award-winning show is heard in over 35 markets across the United States and on SiriusXM Channel 141. YoYo teaches women about health and fitness via her “Get Fit With YoYo” program.
YoYo is a proud new grandmother and mother of two beautiful, intelligent daughters.