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A Look Back at Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes

Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes was a creative force in the biggest girl group of the 90’s, TLC. She has the most co-writing credits of the group. She helped to push the groups image forward by designing costumes, and coming up

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FLASHBACK: Hip-Hop’s Funky Side, The Pharcyde’s ‘Passin’ Me By’

It’s Flashback Friday, and in the nature of Vashtie.com we are taking it back to 1992. Early 1992 Pharcyde released, “Passin Me By,” a revolutionary song for the time, which has shown it’s worth by still being relevant over 20

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FITNESS FRIDAY: Apple Watch 2 vs. Fitbit Charge 2

At this day and age, we are at the peak of technology and mindfulness. Many people are becoming more aware of their health. Both eating healthy and working out to improve overall health is amazing, but can also be overwhelming. That’s

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Janet Jackson: The Princess of Pop, A Living Legend

Janet Jackson is the complete package, a triple threat! She’s been in the game since she could walk and has killed it ever since.  She’s an artist who paved a way for herself, as well as many others. We could

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Beauty Tip: Our Top 10 Vegan and Cruelty-Free Makeup Brands

Makeup is a part of our daily routine, but do you ever consider what it takes to get it into your hands in the morning? Mindfulness is something big I’m trying to keep in consideration, and one thing I have

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Nirvana’s Legendary MTV Unplugged Performance

Just before the strumming out the opening riffs to Nirvana’s About a Girl, Kurt Cobain says, “This is off our first record. Most people don’t own it.” It’s almost a little bit crazy to think someone wouldn’t own a classic

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Beauty Tip Tuesday: Grooming Tips for the Bearded Boys

Beards are in, but that doesn’t make having one easy. Having a beard is so much more than just deciding to have one. There are many ways to go from lumberjack to Tumblr dream boy. Keeping that beard well groomed

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The ‘Last Days’ Project Asks Your Favorite Artists a Personal Question

Every day we live we are one more day closer to our last, whether we know it or not. It’s a hard thing to think about, but Gyasi Williams-Kirtley is asking the uncomfortable question, “What would you do with your last

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More Than Muses: The Badass Women of Disney

“Nevertheless, she persisted…” Women are strong, intelligent, amazing beings, who’re still fighting to prove their worth and obtain equal rights. This same fight has spanned over hundreds of years, and we’re still going strong. In light of the solidarity of

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Nike Introduces The Nike Pro Hijab

After releasing a controversial commercial in the Middle East, Nike has announced they will be releasing, the Nike Pro Hijab, made for Muslim women whom, up until now, have worn traditional hijabs while working out or playing sports. The hijab

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Check the New Silky Fenty x Puma Shoes Dropping This Week

2016 was a huge year for Rihanna. She released her incredibly amazing yet underrated album, Anti, made all of our dreams come true by dating Drake, won the VMA’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, and released the first season of her

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Catch A Free Screening of ‘Hidden Figures’ In Honor of Black History Month

The three-time Oscar nominated movie, Hidden Figures, is celebrating black history month in a beautiful way. Hidden Figures tells a story few knew before it. The film shares the true story of three amazing African-American women, who played a part

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Solve Your Valentine’s Day Procrastination With These Last Minute Gift Ideas!

So, it’s February 14th, and you don’t have a gift yet. Yeah, you weren’t prepared. We’re past that now. Here’s our last minute Valentine’s Day gift list! Flowers Every girl loves flowers, and I’m pretty sure any guy would too.

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Oyabun is on the Way With Another Authentic Single

The Brooklyn born and bred rapper, Oyabun is on the come up. The New York native moved to Miami for school, and became more involved in their underground scene. Being inspired by the world around him, Oyabun is able fuse

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‘WHOSE STREETS? OUR STREETS!’ Remembering Protests of the Past

In times of social struggle, New Yorkers are not afraid to stand up and make sure their voices are heard. Instead of ignoring the issues, these brave souls stand together and protest. Protests are important. They grant the ability to

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#FitnessFriday: 7 Ways to Get Back in the Gym

Summer is almost here, and that means it’s time to get over the holiday hump and back into the gym. Not only will your body look snatched in time for beach season, your overall health will improve as well. Easier

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Lil Yatchy and Carly Rae Come Together to Remake a Classic

If you’re like me, you’ve had Lil Yatchy’s song for Sprite on a continual repeat since you’ve heard it in their latest commercial. If you haven’t heard it, I placed it down below so you can fully comprehend why I have

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Noir Disco Duo Release the Dreamiest EP, “Love Me”

Nolan Trotter and Carter Dickson, known as Noir Disco, released tracks from their second EP, Love Me this month. The two grace their cover almost as delicately as the music they created, surrounded by subtle tones of pastels. So far,

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Flashback Friday: ‘Pulp Fiction’ And The Staying Power Of Its Appeal

As loud guitar riffs vibrate through the room, giant yellow letters raise slowly on to the screen:“Pulp Fiction.” In 1994, Quentin Tarantino released his second feature film, Pulp Fiction, and made his mark on cinema. It might be hard to

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Drake Previews New Song and Hints at ‘More Life’ Release Date

?? @idirectorx A photo posted by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on Jan 28, 2017 at 4:25pm PST Drake just shared some exciting news back to back at his first concert in Amsterdam on his Boy Meet’s World Tour. The tour got rescheduled

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Beauty Tip Tuesday: Flex with Your Nails

I always hate trying to figure out what kind of accessories to throw together with an outfit. I end up spending so much time trying to uses accessories to make an outfit my own. A couple years ago I found

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Future’s First Album’s Coming to Vinyl

Feburay 24th, Future’s first studio album, Pluto, will be brought to vinyl for the first time by Omertà inc. Omertà is a London based company specialized in bringing hip hop classics to vinyl. They plan to release two hip hop

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Bryson Tiller Announces Title of His Sophomore Album

For his highly anticipated second album, Bryson Tiller has been using social media platforms to update his fans. In October, he posted an Instagram picture with the caption, “album almost done,” to remind his fans he isn’t going anywhere. album almost

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How One Man Saves a Music Video: “Wyclef Jean”

Yesterday Young Thug’s music video for “Wyclef Jean,” the first song on his album Jeffrey, was released and it has become an overnight success. In the past 24 hours the video has racked up over 1.8 million (well justified) views

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DOIN’ IT WELL: The Secrets of Salve

This year the second the ball dropped on New Years Day, so did the temperature. With a cold winter it’s important to bundle up and protect your skin! This year one of my resolutions was to find more natural alternatives, so instead

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SZA Shares a Dreamy New Track “Drew Barrymore”

2017 is starting off as a big year for SZA. Her long awaited album is soon on the way, and she is rapidly sharing new music. On SZA preformed a new single, “Drew Barrymore” on Jimmy Kimmle. Along with the

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Bruckner Comes Through with a New Vibey Club Joint: “Take You to the Bronx”

Friday the 13th isn’t always an unlucky day, especially not tomorrow. High End Times will be releasing their third installment in their Club Series. “Take You to the Bronx” by Bruckner is a vibey new club joint that will be sure

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Doin’ It Well: 8 Ways to Love Your Locks

Being the only girl in my family with curly hair, I went through years of hating my hair. I had uncontrollable frizzy hair; my brother once compared it to Dumbledore’s hair. It was so uncontrollable, because I didn’t understand how to

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Snapping in Style with Snapchat Spectacles

Have you ever wished you could add something to your Snapchat story, but didn’t want to bring out you phone? Well now it’s possible! Snapchat has released Spectacles, a pair of sunglasses that snap! They come in three different colors,

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Why Migos “Bad and Boujee” is One of the Greatest Songs Ever

Migos released “Bad and Boujee” late October and since it has taken over. In addition to the Atlanta trio, Lil Uzi Vert is featured on the track. “Bad and Boujee” is the lead single of Migos latest album CULTURE dropping

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‘The Ring’ Franchise Returns with a New Trailer For ‘Rings’

After a long wait The Ring horror franchise returns with a third movie directed by F. Javier Gutierrez. Rings leaves behind the classic VHS tape and VCR, as new girl Julia (Matilda Lutz), gets the notorious video through what looks like a

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