Some may or not know but January 5th is the founders day to then men of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. My fraternity. I joined the fraternity back in 2010 at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. What drew me to this organization was the fraternities motto. “Achievement in Every Field of Human Endeavor” . To me that meant , I could pursue any career and be accepted as long as I’m achieving at it. Of course the field had to be a something the provides a positive service to the world.
Becoming a NUPE was one of the biggest investments I made in my life, it has helped me overcome so many adversities plus the network is beyond amazing. I’ve met countless amazing brothers since my induction. I’ve created formed bonds that will last a life time. Not everyone will have the luxury of joining our fraternity, but that will not stop you from learning about some oof dope members. Who knows you may build your own bond with them. Below you will find a few of the thousands of NUPES who are achieving. Follow these guys to see what they got going on.
General Partner, Manhattan Venture Partners’ ALL-STAR Funds; Co-Founder at Drive by Draftkings
“Rashaun Williams started his career as an investment banker and decided to jump head first into venture capital. Since, he has focused on helping black athletes and entertainers allocate their funds as an investor and adviser in tech, consumer products, and media companies.”
-Black Enterprise “Rashaun Williams Helps Black Athletes & Entertainers Become Investors”September 2018
Radio Personality 107.5 FM WGCI Chicago
Kapone (real name Anthony May) began as an intern at Power 92 and later co-hosted weekends and evenings with Shag Nice (as “The Hot Boyz”) before moving up to afternoon personality. Now he is the most popular radio personality in Chicago at 107.5 FM WGCI ( iHeart Radio ) He also appeared on the Fox syndicated series “Dish Nation.” The Chicago brand Ambassodor for Hennessy
Kicks 4 the City Org Executive Director
Justtin Currently Manages & Directs The ‘Kicks 4 the City’ Program nationwide. Kicks 4 the City is a charitable program, powered by the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Legacy Leavers, that is committed to providing shoes for homeless communities within select cities across the U.S. and worldwide. Since 2012, K4TC has distributed over 50,000 pairs of shoes, worked with over 500 Ambassadors & Volunteers in 9 major U.S. Cities.
Ye Ali has been one of the best-kept secrets of the underground R&B scene for some time now. Most people may not know is that he has songwriting and production credits with artist such as Chris Brown, Kehlani, Roddy Rich, Lil Keed and more. His Trap House Jodeci Projects are very dope, well his whole catalog is pretty much fire.
Keith Kasson Carlos is a former American football wide receiver and fashion model, who became the first male winner of America’s Next Top Model.
Dusse Palooza, Co-Host of the Joe Budden Podcast
He was an intern at Def Jam Records while Kanye West was developing his album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. He became the general manager of Dusse Palooza, a national touring party series that was originally called Hennypalooza. He co-hosts The Joe Budden Podcast. Started working at Sony Music as a marketing manager in 2018.
DJ, Producer, Entrepreneur. HOT 107.9 ATLANTA
Tim Clarke, better known as “DJ Iceberg,” is a versatile, creative, and enthusiastic Disc Jockey, music producer and personality. Born in New York, but having spent much of his life in Atlanta, GA, Iceberg is known for blending New York-style hip hop and entertainment elements with catchy, Southern rap to create a unique style for listeners. From radio mixshows to music festivals to nightlife events and clubs, he delivers smooth transitions and interacts with his audience to keep the party going and the energy at a consistent high-level.
MARCOS “KOSINE” PALACIOS
Producer, Radio Personality
Kosine is 1/2 of the LA based production duo Da Internz. He’s a 9x Grammy-Nominated, Multi-Platinum Producer/Songwriter that is behind some of the biggest hits for Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Big Sean, Justin Bieber, Nas and many more. He’s also an On-Air Personality for Apple Music Beats1, which broadcasts live in over 110 Countries worldwide. One of the hosts of BET’s “Man Cave”
comedian, actor, and filmmaker
Billy Sorrells is a American comedian, actor, and filmmaker who was one of the recurring cast members of Season 8 but returned in Season 14 of the improv comedy show Wild ‘N Out on MTV and VH1. He has also appeared in shows as According To Him + Her, Funniest Wins, Love & Hip Hop. He’s also featured on the nationally syndicated show The Morning Show Hustle Starring Headkrack.