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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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Summer Body Goals: Teyana Taylor in New Video “Drippin'”

Last week, Teyana Taylor blessed the timeline with a spontaneous video release of her new song with the Migos titled “Drippin” and the only thing we can think of is getting in shape for summer quickly. Following a trend of

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Cat Clyde introduces a New Sound with her debut album Ivory Castanets

Cat Clyde isn’t the typical singer songwriter. Her music resonates with a variety of genres which makes a unique sound that is able to captivate a multitude of audiences. Since genre breaking is the route less traveled for most artists,

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Doin’ It Well: How to Survive Retrogrades

Let’s face it, sometimes retrogrades suck. With Mercury retrograde ending in June, it’s important for us to recoup and learn how to deal with retrograde all together.Each planet can effect you in different ways, so let’s start with the basics: Retrograde is

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Adult Swim releases Single with Zaytoven

Oddly enough for a late-night TV Channel, Adult Swim is and has made all the right steps while merging into the music industry. Recently, they shared a pop compilation called Luxe and in December they released a noise compilation titled

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IF YOU DON’T KNOW, NOW YOU KNOW: Lupita/Rihanna Movie, #Ctrl, and More

1. Twitter has made a fantasy become reality with a movie starring Lupita Nyong’o and Rihanna. It all started with a Tumblr post from two years ago of Rihanna and Lupita at a Miu Miu fashion show in 2014. The

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CINEMATIC SATURDAY: ‘School Daze’, An HBCU Classic

College is a time for making friends, learning lessons, and finding yourself. A time for students to try out different things and figure out what they want to do with the rest of their lives. College is all about growing

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THROW IT BACK: Remembering 90’s R&B Group ‘Xscape’ Back Then and Getting to Know Them Now

“Kick off your shoes and relax your feet, party on down to the Xscape beat. Just kick it…” Xscape was once one of the most popular female groups during the 90’s along with Destiny Child’s, SWV, and TLC. The group

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Cinematic Saturday: Spike Lee’s ‘Crooklyn’

It’s been 23 years since Crooklyn dropped in theaters and it will forever be a classic. The Spike Lee directed feature debuted in 1994, peaking at number three in the box office. How? Well, Crooklyn is probably as real as life gets

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The Hood Incubator Helps POC Get Into The Cannabis Industry

As the cannabis industry begins to grow, more states are legalizing the drug and opening up more doors for people to venture into that business. Unfortunately, the main people that are involved in the cannabis industry are still predominately white males,

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Flashback Friday: ’90s Hairstyles That’ve Made a Comeback

The ’90s brought us many great things.  From music, to our clothing and hairstyles choices, the length of our favorite era’s gifts is a long one. As history tends to repeat itself, these four hairstyles have found their way back

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Throw It Back: Remembering SWV’s “You’re The One”

  21 years ago today, the iconic girl group, SWV, charted Billboard’s top ten with their hit song, “You’re The One.” The track was written by the three members of the group with the help of producer Allen Gordon. “You’re

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