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Woman Crushin’ It Wednesday: Nazanin Mandi

It’s safe to say we’ve taken the word “woman” to an entire new level. “The Woman” is fearless, strong, elegant, and task-oriented in 2017 and at VashtieDotCom, we’re here for it. On Wednesdays we celebrate not only a woman we’re

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Dos and Don’ts of Wearing Sneakers with Dresses

Vashite has a pair of kicks to go with any outfit. Whether she’s wearing them with a pair of baggy jeans, wearing running shoes on the way to the gym, or throwing on some fresh whites to match her fit,

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5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Metallica

One of the first rules of fashion is to never wear a tee representing a band you’ve never heard of, can’t name one song by, or the top was just on sale at Forever21. Regardless of your reason, you probably

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BeautyTipTuesday: The At-Home Mani/Pedi

There’s no better feeling than getting your nails done. It’s the icing on the cake to your perfect look and honestly, shiny or matte polish just gives you a better quality of life (so we think.) When you’re on the

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Michael Kraun Takes The “Next Steps” in his First Visual

  Some may say argue that hip hop is dead and the rise of mumble rap has come to conquer the rap scene (we may be already there.) But with a breath of fresh air, Queens native Michael Kraun is

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Playlist: The Friday Night Turn Up

It’s been a long week. You missed the bus, your boss gave you the side eye when you didn’t ‘reply all’ on the company weekly email and you spilled coffee all over the thrifted jeans you planned on posted on

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#ThingsToDoWithVashtie: 1992 Party

Looking for something to do with Vashtie this weekend? The word around the street is the 1992 party is back and you’re not going to want to miss it. We’re talking your favorite 90’s and 00’s jams being spun by

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#ThingsToDoWithVashtie: Friends & Lovers in BK

Looking for something to do with Vashtie tonight? Brooklyn Took It presents a night of positive vibes and dope music by some of NYC”s most talented lady DJs including our own Vashtie Kola. Tonight’s line up also include Rogue, Sade,

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Playlist: Fourth Of July Cookout Vibes

Its the fourth of July and you’re planning your annual cook out hop. You know, you’re hitting up all of your friends to see what time they will start grilling so you can plan accordingly on who’s house you’re going

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Jay Z “Writes” his Wrongs, Sheds Light Financial Freedom + More on 4:44

  The last thing you’d expect in 2017 would be a new Jay Z album, so Jay Z gave us a new Jay Z album. In the midst of the mumble rap floating around on the Internet. Granted, there’s nothing

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Glam Spin Fidget Spinners add a new spin on beauty

  You’ve tried a fidget spinner, admit it. You were curious about how it worked and you tried it and now you can’t stop spinning it at your desk when your boss isn’t looking. Well, Glamspin, creatively added a new

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Beauty Tip Tuesday: 3 Homemade Deep Conditioners For Curly Hair

  You woke up this morning with dry and brittle hair because you were too cute to put your satin bonnet or scarf on last night. Usually, we’d let you suffer, but the VashtieDotCom team always has your back with

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#NowPlaying A.Chal x Love N Hennessy

Rhythm and Blues doesn’t sound the same as it does in the 1980s and we’re cool with that. R&B has evolved from the original blues and gospel base and added a spin of  heavy 808s and auto tune, but one thing

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Featured: Quickie with Father

T H E S H O R T… Name: Centel Mangam Nickname: Father Birthday and Astrological Sign: August 20, 1990 Born & Raised: Pearl, Mississippi Currently Residing: Los Angeles, CA The Last Song You Played: Gucci Mane – I’m a

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#ThingsToDoWithVashite: MDOT X Ray Ban

Looking to hang with Vashite this weekend? Well lucky for you, she will be spinning the hottest tunes at the MODT x RayBan event in New York this Saturday. From 2pm to 5pm, you can join Vashtie on the dance

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Playlist: Chopped and Screwed

This week, our VashtieDotCom playlist is going to take you to the heart of Houston, Texas, where Chopped and Screwed production is key and where queen Bey first laid her head. We’re sure Bey is playing her own music to

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Throw it Back: 5 Favorite Prodigy Songs

At VashtieDotCom, we’re still mourning the hip-hop great Prodigy. The Mobb Deep member passed away in Las Vegas after being hospitalized for complications caused by sickle cell anemia. While it’s a disease he struggled with as a child, he lived

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Woman Crushin’ It Wednesday: Aleali May

  It’s safe to say we’ve taken the word “woman” to an entire new level. “The Woman” is fearless, strong, elegant, and task-oriented in 2017 and at VashtieDotCom, we’re here for it. On Wednesdays we celebrate not only a woman

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All Eyez On Me Garners Mixed Reviews and Mixed Feelings

This past weekend we celebrated Tupac’s birthday. We posted old photos of him on our Instagrams, blasted his music loud on the way to the function and filled our twitter with quotes he may have not said, but hey, it was

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Here’s How You Can Earn an AFROPUNK Brooklyn Ticket

  Festival season is among us and it’s safe to admit your pockets may look at little empty. There’s nothing worst than seeing the line up for a AFROPUNK, (festival you promised yourself you would go to this year) to

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ThingsToDoWithVashtie: Here and Now

Looking to do something with Vashtie? You already know we have your back. This Saturday, Vashtie will be a special guest at Here and Now. This event will be hosted by Bryan Valdivia along with music by Deemehlow at Ludlow

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Playlist: Newly Single

“Cuffing season” is coming to and end and you may find yourself newly single. Trust us, it was them not you. Regardless of the situation, don’t fret because the VashtieDotCom team always has your back with music to put you

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Jay Z Becomes The First Rapper in the SongWriters Hall of Fame

  Songwriters have a special place in the music industry as they are the key to making hit songs pop. The endless time they put into the studio rises to the public eye when songs that were first scribbles on

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SZA Explores Her Sexuality in #CTRL

Ask yourself when is the last time you openly talked about your sex life? We’re not talking your dirty group chat with your friends discussing your one night stand, but speaking out loud about being free about your sexuality? Well,

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PLAYLIST: New York Heat

  Every Friday, the VashtieDotCom team wants to send you into the weekend in a great mood. We know your work week can be long and the weekend ahead seems short, but no worries, we have your back with great

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Things To Do With Vashtie 6/4- 6/11

Trust us, we know keeping up with Vashtie isn’t easy. Between directing new music videos, creating new content for clients, working on new merchandise designs, curating new mixes and DJing your favorite parties, there’s hardly any time to keep track

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28 Years Later, Tank Man is Still One of The World’s Biggest Heros

Through mass shootings and police brutality we quickly learned that violence isn’t the answer, but through peaceful protest, a statement can be made much bolder than bloodshed. Today marks the 28th  year anniversary of China’s “Tank Man” who bravely and

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Throw It Back: 10 Songs Turning 10 in 2017

Now tell us, what were you listening to in 2007? It seems as it was just yesterday, but realistically, we’re talking 10 years ago. At that time we were still running to the closest electronics store to purchase hard copy

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