About Us

We are a collective of creative tastemakers made up of fashion, music and entertainment industry insiders. It's all about access. You want it. We have it.

Meet The Team

OJ Williams

Founder/Editor-In-Chief

OJ’s entertainment aspirations began at 15, when he started as an intern at the legendary hip-hop bible, The Source Magazine. By 2008, he had worked his way up to Fashion Editor at The Source, and Production Director for its sister company Jones Magazine. While keeping up with ungodly publishing hours, he also acquired a Bachelor of Arts. His styling portfolio includes a litany of projects with Kim Kardashian, Snoop Dogg, Kimora Lee Simmons, The Black Eyed Peas, Wiz Khalifa and many more established artists. In 2013, he was a founding member of Steve Stoute’s theSTASHED, where he spearheaded their film and lifestyle sections. In May 2015, he decided to start his own editorial platform and The Knockturnal was born.

Shaina411

Managing Editor

Meet Shaina411 our resident pop culture enthusiast who lives, breathes and sleeps entertainment. She also has her fingers on the pulse of what’s hot. When she’s not busy covering buzzy celeb events and red carpets, she enjoys iPhone photography.

Nishat Baig

Music Editor

Nishat Baig is an Indian gyal currently based out of New York City. Her passions are music and fashion and she swears she didn’t intend for that part to rhyme. Nish covers a variety of topics involving the above as well as film, entertainment, arts and culture. Chances are, if you meet her, you’ll hear her utter the phrase, “I’m out here” because 90% of the time she is. You can catch her in these streets and on Instagram at @Bolly.hood.

Elizabeth Taylor

Entertainment Editor

ElizaBeth Taylor is an American journalist and producer. She is a frequent guest at film, fashion and art events throughout New York City and Los Angeles due to her stature as The Sensible Socialite.” Passionate about people and international viewpoints, ElizaBeth spent many years working as a travel reporter and international producer after graduating with high honors from the University of Southern California. Her work portfolio has afforded her the opportunity to explore and work in Europe, Russia, South America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. All of her adventures combined have greatly influenced the way in which ElizaBeth sees a story and how she shares it with the audience.

Benjamin Schmidt

Lifestyle Editor

Benjamin Schmidt is Russian living in New York City. He is 21 years old and writes about arts and lifestyle. Sometimes he does research and branding as a consultant. He’s interested in art markets, politics, design, web development, and Chanel spring/summer 1993. He tweets @shit_queen.