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The Urbanworld Film Festival is for true film lovers

The Urbanworld Film Festival has continued to champion the work of predominantly black talents and filmmakers across the country for the last 22 years. It’s  one of the largest internationally competitive festivals of its kind. Each year, they curate a

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#BeautyTipTuesday: How to Clean Your Gold Jewelry at home

We all like nice and shiny things right? Let’s keep them that way. There’s no better feeling than purchasing a brand new gold chain and watching it glimmer in the sunlight. It makes a statement. After a long while of

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#VashtieMusic: Tara Lily Pours It Out in Jazzy Single Stormy Nights

Sometimes it feels like it’s always raining Jazz singer Tara Lily has had a few stormy nights, but that’s fine. We’re hear to listen. The visual directed by Lucien Clarke captures Tara wandering around various locations including a motel, the beach,

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Childish Gambino Walks Through a Summer of Pop Culture In His Latest Visual for Feels Like Summer

It’s been a long summer While summer is coming to an end, pop culture has no limitations. Before we trade in our short shorts for denim jackets, Childish Gambino walks us through what it felt like all summer. The visual

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#MusicMonday: Kesi’s Ekstra is the international bop we need

Rap music knows every language. Whether you’re head nodding to Gucci Mane in English, Bad Bunny in Spanish or Kesi in Danish; its a bop. Rapper/ Songwriter Kesi dives deep into hard hitting baselines and finger snaps with his latest

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Three Vashtie Directed Black & White Music Videos You Need to Watch

Watching a black and white film takes you to a special place. Not only does it give a feel that sometimes isn’t portrayed thoroughly in color, but also gives a classic touch to a film that helps empathize emotion. As

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JunglePussy Demands your Mind, Soul and Hole ‘All Of You’ Video

I can make no promises ’cause I may just become a fool for you Sometimes you fall hopelessly in love and you can’t get up. It’s ok. We got you. It may take a lot for New York native JUNGLEPUSSY

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NYC Singer ilham Tells us About “Last Night”

Last night, ilham knew what she wanted. And it was you. Earlier this year, NYC singer ilham gave us a breath of fresh air in the alternative R&B scene. The control she has in her classically trained voice allows her

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The Best of Yo! MTV Raps

We’re not sure how you celebrated the iconic Yo! MTV Raps’ 30 year anniversary yesterday, but we spent it binge watching our favorite clips. Let’s face it, Yo! was iconic. This was MTV’s first show to effortlessly give us the hip hop

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Teach Me How to Tiki with Vashtie | Patrón Tequila

If you had no idea that Vashtie could bartend, here you go. Watch our girl make the Tiki Bar’s classic Saturn with Patrón Tequila with Brother Cleve. Drink responsibly!

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Drake’s In My Feelings video by Karena Evans is What We Needed

Drake’s In My Feelings has been dubbed the song of the Summer. For the past few weeks, we’ve been (carefully) jumping out of our cars, throwing up a heart symbol, and asking KeKe if she loves us. The single made

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#VashtieVitals: Three supplements you should try

Did you get the right about of fiber in your breakfast this morning? What about a balanced portion of protein for lunch? Sometimes we don’t get all the nutrition we need from our daily routine and that’s okay. We don’t judge.

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#KicksOfTheDay: Supra’s Elevate Collab with Spencer Hamilton

While balancing yourself on a board and propelling through slow walkers and car traffic may look easy, we’re here to inform you that skateboarding isn’t easy. Trust us, we’ve tried it. Since we’re not pros, (but Vashtie is) we figured

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Nickelodeon is Reviving RugRats and We’re Excited

Saturday afternoons in the late 90’s consisted of The Rugrats. You had your bowl of  (vegan) cereal and footy pajamas and you continued to let the day pass you by while watching Tommy and friends in their baby adventures. While

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Father Returns With Two New Singles “Lotto” and “We Had A Deal”

If you’re like us, you’ve been missing your friendly neighborhood Father on the music scene. The Atlanta based rapper, label owner, and creative took some time to lay low in terms of releasing music, but it doesn’t mean we forgot about

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#FitnessFriday: Your Workout Doesn’t Stop for Vacation and Travel Dates

The first thing that comes to mind about your workout routine while traveling and vacationing is “out the window.” The gym you walk to every morning isn’t there and if you find a gym, the machines you use may not

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XXXTENTACION battles his demons in his ‘SAD!’ Video

Fighting your inner demon is a battle within itself. It takes the strength to acknowledge your wrongs, accept them, and determine what you’re going to do to make it right. As for the late Broward County artist, XXXTENTACION, he wrote his

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3 Misconceptions About Eating in China

When you think about traveling to China, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Walking the entire Great Wall? The sightseeing? The food? Yes, of course, we’re thinking about the food. In the States, (depending on where you

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Kanye West Took the Internet to Wyoming and This is What Happened

Kayne West flew everyone out to Wyoming yesterday and we weren’t there. Nope, we didn’t end up flying out to the seemingly beautiful state that features nestled mountains and nature life to stream the coveted new Kanye West album, but

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Tierra Whack Shows us a Whack World

Growing up, being whack wasn’t a good thing. It was something you’re called when you didn’t fit in, it wasn’t cool enough, or just plain ol’ ugly. Today, Whack has a new meaning. It belongs to Philly artist Tierra, who

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Andre 3000 Puts Us In the Mother’s Day Spirit With Two New Tracks

Whether you’re celebrating with your biological mom, a mother figure, an auntie, or a grandma, today is Mother’s day. We’re praising the ones that have given us life, shown us a away, and nurtured us into the amazing humans we are

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Childish Gambino Shares This Is America And It’s Real

  Childish Gambino says get your money black man and we couldn’t agree any more. The West Coast rapper, director and actor gave us exactly what represents America last night with his new This Is America video directed by Hiro

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Princess Nokia Is Here For The Night

Princess Nokia isn’t afraid to switch up her personal style. From her festival and show looks to every day lounging around, the New York native is comfortable with a switch up. In her music, she gave her fans a switch

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#BTS: She got Game – Vashtie Directs for Bleacher Report

After 20 years, He Got Game is still a movie we can watch and enjoy it as if it just came out.  If you haven’t seen the movie, the 1998 sports drama film was written,produced and directed by Spike Lee.

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PLAYLIST: Vashtie’s Birthday Hits

Birthdays either consist of dancing all night long or spending two hours in the bathroom getting ready dancing with yourself. Either way, we have your back with the tunes since no birthday is complete without a good playlist to get

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#HappyBirthdayVashtie From the VDC Team!

There are two types of birthday celebrators: ones that treat another lap around the sun as just another day and ones that make an extremely big deal about it. We at VDC are going to make an extremely big deal

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Your Favorite 90’s Girl Group 702 is Going on Tour

Oh hey, where my girls at?  90’s girl group 702 is making a come back we’re here for it. BET reports that the platinum selling group will make a comeback on tour very soon, gracing all their fans with a set

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Princess Nokia Released an Emo Mixtape And We Like It

When I saw that Princess Nokia was releasing a mixtape I was excited. I’m a fan of her spirit, her being and how she carries herself in the midst of the rap game. She doesn’t carry the typical “female rapper”

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PYNK is Janelle Monae’s Favorite Part

Its undeinable that we’re a fan of Janelle Monae’s creative work. From how she displays her art in visuals, to what she stands for, to her music, we can’t get enough. Earlier this year, we dove deep into her new

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#ThingsToDoWithVashtie: 1992 Party 3/29 at Schimanski

If you’ve been to a 1992 party, you already know how we get down. If you haven’t the VashtieDotCom team is welcoming you to your first, this Thursday at Schimanski! The 1992 Party embodies the nostalgic vibes you revisit every

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Broccoli City’s 5k Race and Fitness Day is Key During BC Weekend

By now, you know that the Broccoli City team does more than just throw your favorite concerts. The non-profit organization is committed to educating and mobilizing millennials to build thriving urban communities. Through festivals, charity events, and educational movements, BC

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5 Things We Love About Migos’ Walk It Talk It Video

Here at VashtieDotCom, we appreciate a good visual. There’s truly nothing better than a song that we can’t get out of our heads being brought to life by a visual that creates a purpose and meaning for a single we

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Viceland’s Hate Thy Neighbor’s Feminism 101 Episode Was Right On Time

Viceland is famous for giving us the content we had no idea we needed. From inside looks into the drug community with Black Market to a walk through the trap houses of Chicago with Noisey, we’re all for it. The

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#RIPCraigMack- a staple in hip hop culture

New York rapper Craig Mack has passed away March 11th at 46. He rose to fame through Diddy’s label Bad Boy Records with hit single Flava In Ya Ear. Mack passed away due to heart failure at a hospital near

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What It means to be “Unstoppable” with #FordxRevolt

Vashtie took a ride in a brand new Ford Expedition with Revolt Host Krystal Vega and chatted about her journey and what it really means to be an unstoppable woman.

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#MondayMotivation: Vashtie’s Motivation Mix

It’s Monday. You already know what that means: your to-do list is long but your energy is high. While you’re knocking out your tasks and running errands, our girl Vashtie is giving you an extra kick to keep pushing throughout

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#ICYMI: 2018 NYFW’s Street Fashion Kept Us Going

While we’re well underway for Milan Fashion Week, let’s take a step back and appreciate all of the greatness that New York’s Fashion week allowed us to witness. We ventured into the streets and parties of NY with Edwin Ortiz

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Kid Super’s Art Show Was Everything We Wished For

NO LONGER SELLING CLOTHES ONLY PAINTINGS reads Kid Super’s website. The New York based creative has given up selling his coveted designs on clothes and is now moving in the direction of more traditional art. This past weekend, we had

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Violette Releases Two New Tees for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s day has officially been dubbed as Vashtie’s second favorite holiday and the best way to celebrate is with our new Valentine’s Day playlist, an item from her picks of gifts, and one of these new tee releases from Violette.

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Stonie Blue Releases “Move Me” an Everlasting Dance EP

When you think of dance music, a few things may pop in your head: Ariana Grande swinging her pony tail, Calvin Harris jamming out on a stage with 9 million watts of laser behind him, or packed club with everyone

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