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5 Must Read Inspirational Books For The Holidays

As it gets colder around the country, fire pits began to blaze as the hot chocolate and eggnog aroma began to fill the room. Conversations become interesting as relatives that haven’t been seen all year show up for the holidays.

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October’s Adult Swim Singles include Bosco, Abra, Moor Mother and more

This year, Adult Swim has released their annual singles playlist song by song. They took the different route to release a new song every week. As Adult Swim continues to release new hits every week, we will continue to share

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Nike Continues to Redesign the Air Force 1

Nike is known for making sneakers that set trends but are comfortable and affordable. Nike has been around since 1964, when they first opened under the name Blue Ribbon Sports by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight. Later in 1971, they

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5 Must See Halloween Movies

As October comes to an end, one of the spookiest holidays comes along. Halloween, also known as the eve of All Saints’ Day, (or Vashtie’s favorite holiday) is traditionally a day for kids to dress up and head out on

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Brandless tackles “Brand Tax” in the Grocery Industry

Living a healthier lifestyle often becomes another expensive habit that sways people away from buying organic, non gmo food. Brandless, an online grocery store, found a way to make food more affordable by taking away “the brand” from products that

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Vertical Farming is the future for Agricultural Advancement

As living a healthier lifestyle is becoming more popular, different ways to produce more organic foods are being created. One in particular is the idea of vertical farming. Vertical farming is the practice of producing food and medicine in vertically

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Meet Farris, the graphic designer changing the Industry

For musicians, the music isn’t the only thing important to the art when it comes to the composition of an album. The backstory and inspiration all come together to create the full package. Because of this it is important that

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Bape Release’s their Fall Capsule with Betty Boop

  Hoodie season is on the way and Bape is not missing a beat. The Japanese hype brand founded  Nigo in 1993 is releasing their latest collaboration with Betty Bop tomorrow and the demand is hight. The street wear brand

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Our Favorite Adult Swim tracks from September

  For the past few months, we’ve had our eye (and our ears) on the adult swim singles released by the AS team weekly. Their goal? Give us new music from artists we’ve heard of and ones we haven’t along

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Best Vegan Restaurants to Visit in Paris

While our Downtown’s Sweetheart is visiting Paris for fashion week, we can only imagine how busy her schedule is. From attending fittings to fashion shows and working on personal projects, it may be hard to keep healthy while on the

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Flashback Friday: Remembering 112, Ginuwine, and Dru hill

Growing up, 112, Ginuwine, and Dru Hill were among the many artists my mom would blast in car rides or early mornings while she cleaned up the house on Saturdays. I’ll always remember her singing to me while I would

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Bishop Briggs Creates a new Alternative Sound

Los Angeles based artist, Bishop Briggs, recently released her latest video to accompany her track, “Be Your Love.” The unique thing about this, is that the emerging artist took a different route and released a lyrical video first for the

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Nike and Virgil Abloh release “The Ten”

Nike and designer, Virgil Abloh, teamed up yet again to create this year’s “it” collection: “The Ten.” Abloh and Nike have been working together since 2016 when he first visited the headquarters. He would create sketches of sneakers as a

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The Benefits Yoga has on Mental Health

By definition yoga is a hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation. Itss being used across the globe by

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Nas Celebrates his 44th Birthday

Today, rapper Nas, turns 44-years-old. Nas, born Nasir Jones, made his debut with a guest verse on “Live at the Barbecue” by Main Source. Since then he has made a name for his self as one of the greats releasing

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Kith and Nike set to release New Collab

At NYFW, Kith x Nike announced the arrival of their new project that Ronnie Fieg has been teasing, the Nike Air Maestro 2 . The first pair has a red, white, and blue colorway while the other happens to be

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KeVita introduces New Flavors of their Probiotic and Kombucha Beverages

With the emergence of more health documentaries, more and more people are eating healthier. This has led to companies creating more vegan friendly environments meaning more vegan snacks. Among those happens to be the release of a new flavors in

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Adult Swim releases New Singles from Jay IDK, The Juju Exchange, Lord RAJA + more

Keeping up with Adult Swim playlist this year might seem a little hectic seeing as they release at least one new song every week, but since they have started the vashtie.com team has you covered every month with the most

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Daniel Caesar delivers a new twist with Freudian

Love is defined as an intense feeling of deep affection or to feel a deep romantic attachment to someone. These are the very things that R&B singer Daniel Caesar is able to portray with his new album Freudian. Caesar takes

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Women Unmasked: Disc Jockey’s

The Disc Jockey is undoubtedly one of the most important aspects in the music industry. They run the show, keep the crowd hype, and ultimately are the commanders of the ship. Back when Hip Hop was just emerging, DJ’s were

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Nas Supreme shirt sells out in Seconds

Supreme has reopened their web shop for the beginning of the fall season, just in time for back to school time. Supreme is a skateboard clothing brand started by James Jebbia in 1994. The brand caters to the skateboarders, hip

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The Weeknd Releases his first Signature Shoe

The Weeknd Joined many other artists with the release of his shoe silhouette, the XO Parallel. The XO Parallel takes inspiration from military boots and classic high-top basketball shoes in a premium lifestyle presentation. Debuting in white, the sneaker is

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Women Unmasked: Talent Managers

It’s not too often that we see a successful woman in the music industry outside of being the talent. Over the years, hip hop has managed to birth some of the greatest talent managers ever and they happen to be

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Shonda Rhimes moves to Netflix

Shonda Rhimes’ has made a decision to leave ABC Studios for Netflix. What this means is that any new series the superstar producer creates will now belong to Netflix. Rhimes has been one of primetime’s most reliable hit makers over

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Women Unmasked: WondaGurl

The producer has become one of the most important roles in the music industry over the years. The work the producer puts in can make all the difference in the sound of a single. Producers like Sonny Digital and Metro

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A$AP Twelvyy Drops His Debut Album, 12

A$AP Twelvyy, member of rap group A$AP Mob, has finally released his long awaited debut album after letting anticipation build for almost over 10 years. His debut studio album, 12 , is everything that we expected and more for those

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Quickie: BJ The Chicago Kid

The Short… Name: Bryan Sledge Stage Name: BJ The Chicago Kid Astrological Sign: November 23rd, Sagittarius Born & Raised: Chicago, IL Currently Residing: LA So tell us a little about yourself…. I was born and raised on the south side

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Adult Swim Continues to Release Hot Singles

Since the beginning of the 2017 Adult Swim singles program, the vashtie.com team has been keeping up with all of the tracks released for the duration of each month. With July ending, here is a quick overview of what Adult

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The return of the Nike Air Max 97’s

In preparation for today’s Nike Airmax 97 release, let’s take a look at the history of the Air Max 97 and a couple of outfits that would go along with the shoe. The Air Max 97 was designed by Christian

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Hey Arnold! Makes a Return

A couple weeks ago, a 90’s kids fan favorite cartoon made an appearance at Comic-Con. This wasn’t the typical Comic-Con feature as it was the revival of the hit tv show Hey Arnold! The upcoming TV movie, Hey Arnold!: The

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Flashback Friday: Remembering “What’s the 411?”

On this day in 1992, 25 years ago, the infamous Mary J. Blige released her first studio album titled, What’s the 411?, executive produced by P. Diddy. Since then, Mary has made a name for herself while becoming one of the

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Today’s Hip Hop Correlates Music with Fashion through Personal Style

Over the years, Hip-Hop has emerged itself into the fashion world. There now is a thin line between high fashion and the Hip-Hop culture itself. Artist are now brand ambassadors and who the world looks to to find a new

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The progression of Gender Roles in Hip-Hop

Hip-hop started as a predominately male dominated genre. There were strict ‘rules’ about what the sound should be, how an artist should dress and the masculinity of the artist. Once females joined the genre, gender roles seemed to tighten up

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Tyler, the Creator opens up to listeners With Flower Boy

Growing up, Tyler, the Creator was always the person I would sneak and listen to on the way to class. I was first introduced to him in 9th grade. The guy I was dating at the time was a skater

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The evolution of hip hop and fashion through the decades

Over the years, hip hop has done more than just influence the music industry. Hip hop has somehow found its way into the world of television commercials, movies, food, and even into the fashion. Though many factors have contributed to

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XXL Freshman 2017 Kamaiyah creates her own lane as a female rapper

When you think the words “west coast rapper,” a handful of names come to mind, but one you shouldn’t forget is  Kamaiyah. She’s an Oakaland based rapper that easily brings back old school west coast vibes.  Recently covering XXL magazine for

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Flashback Friday: Childhood Favorites turned Vegan

Being an adult gets hard at times. I often find myself day dreaming about food during long boring meetings or reminiscing about childhood memories. Well recently,it occurred to put two and two together, lol. As Children, health wasn’t a main

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Adult Swim Releases six more singles

At the end of May, Adult Swim released their first track of their annual Singles Program. It’s been six weeks since then and the work has been nothing less but astonishing. The first track released was a rap song by

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Cinematic Saturdays: Must Sees for the rest of the Summer

With summer officially starting last week, here is a rundown of 5 must see films and tv shows before summer ends in September. Girls Trip Starring Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish, this movie looks exactly

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Woman Crushin’ it Wednesday: Keke Palmer grows up

We all loved that little girl from Akeelah and the Bee and the little girl with her own tv show titled True Jackson, VP.  Now, Keke Palmer is all grown up and making all the right moves to becoming the young

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