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Vashtiedotcom Mix | Squat Till You Drop!

We know how important the booty is these days, so we couldn’t help but make a playlist specifically designed to help you on your quest to make your backside pop. Once you’ve finished stretching it out to last weeks’ smooth

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Bay Rapper Larry June Expects Everything Organic

“Sock it to me,” “Good job, Larry,” & “Yeah, baby,”  are just a few of the 70’s inspired phrases you’ll hear frequently from Bay Area rapper, Larry June. Arguably, his most memorable signature phrase is “Yee”– which is peppered throughout each of

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Vashtiedotcom Mix: Something To Stretch To!

There are few things better than a good stretch. It’s arguably one of the most critical aspects to your daily health regimen for a multitude of reasons, but most of all, it’s incredibly soothing. As we prepare for or wind down

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Living Cympley With Modern Life Magazine & Friends

It has always, and continues to be critical that black men make a conscious effort to combat the discriminatory stereotypes imposed by institutionalized racism. In modernity, the portrait of black success imposed by the media is skewed, reflected by the

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Viceland’s ‘The Therapist’ Will Make Us All Vulnerable

Following the 30-minute special on YG with the therapist featured by Vice in September of last year, Viceland has proceeded to entice us with yet another addictive series. The Therapist premieres in just a few weeks on May 8th, and

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Throw It Back Thursday: Jodeci Live on ‘MTV Jams’ in 1994

When you think of the ’90s, it would be a sin to not think of this sultry crew. Consisting of four uber talented vocalists, Jodeci was a powerhouse, belting out endless R&B classics. Conceived in Charlotte, North Carolina, the quartet

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Doin’ It Well: Managing Your Anxiety Naturally

Anxiety affects everyone. Unfortunately, for some, it is a chronic affliction that makes simple tasks seem impossible to surmount. Anxiety can be defined as a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain

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Beauty Tip Tuesday: The Wonders of Marula Oil

We are constantly being introduced to new oils, each one claiming to be some sort of ancient secret must-have secret for our beauty routine. If we listened to all of these, we’d be walking around as a dripping mess, thoroughly

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Dazed and Confused’s ‘Dazed 100’ Showcases The Future of Culture

Who runs the world? Kids. Don’t take our word for it? Just look around you. The music we listen to, the fashion trends, pop culture crazes–virtually all aspects of what we recognize as culture–are shaped by the youth. In recognizing

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Flashback Friday: ‘Sade Live’ 1993

A woman who needs no introduction, Sade is perfection personified. While the success of many greats from the ’90s fizzled out with the passing of time, Sade has effortlessly maintained her everlasting iconicism. Her voice is poignant and timeless, the culprit for a

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How Beats 1 Radio Is Shaping A Generation

  As the way we receive and share music continues to evolve with the times, some have begun to say that radio is dead. With a plethora of platforms to discover new artists as well as listen to our favorites,

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Woman Crushin’ It Wednesday: Zoë Kravitz

The product of two incredibly obsession-worthy parents, Lenny Kravitz & Lisa Bonet, Zoë Kravitz consistently maintains a buzz within the entertainment industry as she wears as many hats as her father. With parents as cool as hers, it’s hard to

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UPDATE: Our Top Projections For ‘XXL’s Freshman Class 2017’

It was no easy feat to come up with this year’s contenders for XXL‘s notorious freshman class. In the past, we relied on an A&R and word of mouth to spread the word about new artists. We blindly trusted the

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Five Inspirational ‘Medium’ Articles You Should Read Right Now

For those that aren’t familiar, Medium is just what the title insinuates, a platform for individuals of all walks of life to freely express themselves. The publishing platform hosts a variety of writers from all walks of life and professions, coming together to

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Watch Coco Mamba Slay The Female Version of “Bad & Boujee”

Yes, the obsession with Migos hit single, “Bad & Boujee” may have passed, but this cover of the hit is still dope. Released back in February by Brooklyn’s Coco Mamba, this cover will satisfy your inner feminist. At the very

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What The New ‘Chance Arts and Literature’ Fund Means For Chicago

  Chance The Rapper has been making major moves within his city. Just like every other major city in America, it’s no secret that Chicago suffers its fair share of obstacles and injustices. The palpable class distinctions within the community

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Screw Netflix, Watch Kodak Black & Sampha’s Films Tonight!

Netflix provides us with a constant array of options to dive into and binge on. Despite all of these options, sometimes we feel like we’ve literally watched everything Netflix has to offer and need something else to capture our attention.

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School Girl Crush: Method Man

Perhaps it’s his thuggish ruggish persona, or maybe it’s his ability to balance his street credibility with his aptitude for business. Either way, Method Man always has and always will have the juice as far as we’re concerned. Born Clifford Smith,

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Our Faves From The Supreme x North Face Collab

Spring is in session and the rain is coming down, you probably have a rain coat, but not like this. Supreme works alongside the weather-proofing legends, The North Face, to supply essential gear for the changing seasons. Now, I don’t

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Chapter One: Mercedes-Benz Collective Teams Up With M.I.A. & Tommy Genesis

No matter the level of authenticity and innovation, we all obtain inspiration from somewhere–typically, this inspiration stems from the legacy of our predecessors. In an effort to highlight the newest edition of the Mercedes-Benz fleet, the Concept EQ show car,

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Fitness Friday: Let Your Inner Child Loose & Play Outside!

For a vast majority of the nation, it’s still pretty cold outside. For the poor folks suffering the woes of a chilly Spring, it’s hard to imagine going outside at all let alone for exercise. But don’t turn your back

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Doin’ It Well: Acupuncture And The Five Reasons You Should Try It

Acupuncture is both a theory and a practice, dating back to approximately 6000 BCE in China. The first text recognized to have thoroughly depicted the process in which a patient is diagnosed and treated through acupuncture is The Yellow Emperor’s

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Behind On Make-up Trends? Get Your Brows Right With These Beauty Hacks And Tutorials

First off, if you’re blessed and have naturally thick eyebrows, this may not apply to you. However, this post will not only stress the importance of adding extra color to your brows, but finding a shape that fits your face.

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Apple Cider Vinegar Is Heaven Sent

Apple cider vinegar is incredibly lit. We could literally curate a list with over fifty associated health benefits but we’ll keep it short and sweet. Apple Cider Vinegar, or ACV for short, derives from the completion of two processes. The first

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A Stroke of Beauty: Zahira Kelly’s Black Goddesses

Growing up, a vast majority of the Disney princesses and female icons we admired lacked one major component that was so critical to our identities. The images of the women we were supposed to glorify simply didn’t resemble us. They

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Rick Rubin Has Created Masterpieces In Music For Virtually Every Genre Imaginable

For nearly 4 decades, Rick Rubin has contributed to the generation of some of music’s most noteworthy records. While many producers stick to a specific sound, Rubin has crossed music boundaries, creating masterpieces of sound for virtually every genre imaginable.

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Fearless Bronze Girl Poses Courageously in the Face of Wall Street‘s Notorious Bronze Bull

Just in time for International Women’s Day, the work of artist Kristen Visbal poses courageously in the face of Wall Street‘s notorious bronze bull. The Fearless Girl stands in solidarity with the women of the world, representing the relentless courage of all who have resisted

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‘Do What You Want’ Mag Makes Mental Health Relatable

At an early age we’re taught to go to the doctor when we feel sick, when we hurt ourselves, we go to the ER. Yet, for some reason, we are not instructed to look at mental health in the same

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Paper Trail Magazine Is The Underground Plug We’ve Been Waiting For

  With so many magazines, online publications, blogs, and other media outlets out there, it’s easy to lose site of some of the incredibly innovative projects being churned out by young creatives. This week, we were graced with the opportunity

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A Gentle Reminder That Positivity Is Cool From Your Favorite Rappers

Hip-Hop often gets a bad rap for promoting violence and disrespect for women among other things. Fortunately, several talented artists are taking the craft back into their hands and reshaping how we listen to and feel towards Hip-Hop. Below are

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Shedding Light On Brooklyn’s J’ouvert Parade

In a recent article and illuminating short film by the talented folks at VICE, “J’ouvert: Brooklyn’s Dirty Masquerade” we are introduced to the reality and significance of J’ouvert by the people, both participants and onlookers. With the recent conclusion of Trinidad’s Carnival, New Yorkers look ahead

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Future Drops Another Album: HNDRXX

As if 1 Future album wasn’t enough, the trap icon released yet another 17 track album titled HNDRXX, just a week after the release of FUTURE. It’s safe to say that man has been working. We are familiar with his frequent

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THEY. Drops Soulful New Single “Silence”

In anticipation of their debut album Nü Religion: Hyena, available February 24th, the Los Angeles based duo, THEY., releases a melodic r&b track reflective of their characteristically eclectic and soulful style.   With the release of their first EP,  Nü Religion, in 2015,  THEY.

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Jesse Williams and Tracee Ellis Ross Are The Faces of Kenzo’s SS17 Campaign and Film

If you’ve seen the glory that is Lemonade,  you’re already familiar with director Kahlil Joseph… Beyond providing the dynamically powerful creative direction for Beyonce’s compelling film, Kahlil is also noted for developing videos and short films for contemporary greats including Kendrick

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Kodak Breaks Our “Tunnel Vision” With Controversial New Video

Amidst the current chaos within the country (and with a fresh haircut), Kodak Black drops the highly anticipated track “Tunnel Vision” alongside a controversial music video. Unlike his previous music videos, Kodak takes a political approach in visually depicting the single.

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Doin’ It Well: Fight The Bite Of Winter With This Avocado Glow Mask

Whether you’re getting ready for a hot date tonight or just looking for a quick pick me up to fight the bitter winter cold, this avocado glow mask is just what you need! This time of year tends to be the

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Self-love Is The Best Love With These Five Nurturing Tips

It’s Valentines Day, and it’s no secret it can be a dreadful day for many. Fortunately, there’s good news: You have, you. And no, not in the cliche sense–really think about this one. Through all of your ups and downs,

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Dej Loaf + Jacquees Dropped A Tape Just In Time For Valentines Day

Whether you have a lover or not, Dej Loaf and Jacquees blessed us with a mixtape just in time for Valentines Day titled, F*** A Friend Zone – and it is sure to make you slow wine (even if you’re

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Master P: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

It’s not often we have the opportunity to walk among icons as many–sadly–meet their maker prior to gaining recognition for their accomplishments. Fortunately, Master P–one of hip hop’s major moguls–is still making us say “ughhh” and encouraging today’s youth and

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‘Gal-dem’ Is A Bad Ass All Female Magazine for POC

It is not breaking news that women, especially women of color, make up the largest and most underrepresented group of people worldwide. Thankfully, our generation continues to do-right by our ancestors and push boundaries. When doors don’t open for us,

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