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#ThrowBackThursday: Top 5 Tracks from Drake’s ‘Nothing Was the Same’ Album

Drake has grown from the actor rolling around in a wheelchair on Canada’s coveted teen show Degrassi to the entertainer collaborating with super peers such as Nicki Minaj, Birdman, Lil Wayne, Pimp C and more. On this Throwback Thursday, we’re

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Joey Bada$$ x Vintage Frames Company

Brooklyn native Joey Bada$$ links with Montreal-based eyewear brand Vintage Frames Company. The collab is a ’90s-inspired eyewear collection for Summer 2017. Joey worked with CEO Corey Shapiro and designed two handcrafted gold oval frames, one with a time dipped ruby-red lens and the

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Ben Stiller Reunites ‘Dodgeball’ Cast For Charity Fundraiser

The early 2000’s gave us many comedy classics, perhaps one of our favorites was Dodgeball. So shout out to Ben Stiller for reuniting the cast of his 2004 film, not only for laughs but for charity. Stiller is back as

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Recap: Vashtie’s New York Birthday Ball

Last Thursday our Downtown Sweetheart Vashtie threw the ultimate New York themed Birthday Ball. Many people stopped by Kola House to enjoy “Vashtie Kola’s” and “1992 Nutcrackers”, the specialty drinks of the night. Odalys opened the show and was followed

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Watch De’Wayne Jackson’s New Video “Truth Is”

De’Wayne Jackson is a talented young rapper on the rise. A Houston native, Jackson has opened up for artists like The Internet and Pusha T, to name a few. If you are a fan of music that is grounded in

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Woman Crushin’ It Wednesday: Jane Roberts

The story of Dorothy Jane Roberts may be a tad peculiar to some but ultimately the eerie life she led has inspired many throughout the years. Roberts was an author, poet, self-proclaimed psychic, and spirit medium during the 1960’s. She is

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‘Bill Nye the Science Guy’ Is Cool… But Welcome To ‘Beckman’s World’

As most of us know Bill Nye recently returned as “The Science Guy” via Netflix. His show was very popular in the 90’s and was filled with educational information for the science enthusiast. I may catch some heat for saying

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SHOP: The Limited-Edition Vashtie Bootleg Tee Is Back!

In honor of Vashtie’s Born Day, she is re-releasing her Violette New York collaboration with J.P. Pascual titled The Downtown’s Sweetheart Bootleg Tee. After countless requests for a re-stock, the highly-demanded tee is now available once again for Vashtie’s special day. Cop yours here! The shirt originally

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Cosmo Pyke Is Lit! In New “Chronic Sunshine” Visual

Cosmo Pyke is a mix of blues, jazz, hip-hop, and other influences and he is one of London’s most intriguing new talents. In his spare time, Pyke can be found modeling and partaking in the graffiti arts. The 18 year-old is

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Featured: Quickie With Troi Irons

T H E S H O R T… Name: Troi Irons Nickname: Boy Astrological Sign: May 12. Taurus Born & Raised: Born Acworth, GA  Raised Los Angeles, CA Currently Residing: In the city of Lost Angels The Last Song You Played?  Heartbeats by The Knife

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Giveaway: Charlotte Gainsboug For NARS

Ever-so-slightly smudged kohl-rimmed eyes, bitten lips, a mysterious sexy flush … French women just have a certain je ne sais quoi when it comes to beauty. If you want to pull off that effortlessly chic vibe, get excited — because it’s

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Electric Circus & Def Jam Present Troi Irons Live at Liberty Hall at Ace Hotel

Peep the vibe from last night’s performance with @DefJamRecords alt-rock singer @TroiMusic w/ @vashtie @o_mescudi: https://t.co/dK5sKf9wqf pic.twitter.com/jIWSetf9Eu — Electric Circus (@electricxcircus) April 6, 2017 Last night Electric Circus  had the pleasure of hosting Def Jam’s newest alt-rockstar Troi Irons live

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NEWS: VASHTIE IS LOOKING FOR INTERNS

Vashtie.com is currently looking for writing, videography, and photography interns to join our team! The perfect person would be New York-based and creative with a deep passion for reporting information and capturing the spirit of all things forward thinking. See

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JOEY BADA$$ DROPS NEW SONG ‘ROCKABYE BABY’ FEAT. SCHOOLBOY Q

Joey Bada$$ is set to release his new album ALL AMERIKKKAN BADA$$ (AABA) on April 7th which will feature guest appearances from J. Cole, ScHoolboy Q, Styles P and more. It will be the Brooklyn rapper’s second major studio album and

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How Dope Is This Kimono Made of YEEZY BOOST 350 v2 Patterns

Bryce Wong of creative collective Tricycle recently made a kimono out of YEEZY BOOST 350 v2 patterns. Once again delivering something unexpected and original, the designer took the knit patterns of the “SOLAR RED/STEEPLE GRAY/BELUGA” YEEZY BOOST 350 v2 and

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Lupe Fiasco Is Sick With The Sword

Lupe Fiasco takes martial arts very seriously. Not only has he shared his affinity in various interviews, he even named one of his former companies Righteous Kung-Fu, a line that does fashion design, sneakers, toys, video games, comic books and

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Featured: Quickie With Quiana Parks

T H E S H O R T… Name: Quiana Parks Nickname: Qui Astrological Sign: March 20th, Pisces Born & Raised: Patterson, NJ Currently Residing: New York The Last Song You Played?  Passionfruit, Drake Lyrics That Changed Your Life?  “All Falls Down,” Kanye Hidden Talents? I’m

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New “Rush” Visual Takes You Inside Starrah’s Hyper 3-D Universe

In less than a year, singer/songwriter Starrah has become the main architect of a new sound shaping pop music. Her golden pen has quickly made her the most in-demand artist crafting hooks for the iconic voices of our generation, her

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Featured: Quickie with Vashtie Kola

T H E S H O R T… Name: VASHTIE Nickname: VASH, VEE, VA$H MONEY, VASHTIE SPYMANTI, KING VASHTIE, KOLA Astrological Sign: APRIL 23rd —–>  Taurus Born & Raised: Albany, New York via my Trinidadian parents. Currently Residing: Manhattan – East Village NYC! The Last

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Giveaway: Your Chance to Win Some RMS Lip & Skin Balm !

On behalf of Vashtie, we’re giving away RMS Lip & Skin Balm in Simply Vanilla. A personal favorite of Vashtie Kola, each ingredient in this award-winning and skin rejuvenating formula has been carefully selected for its traditional healing abilities. Superior biologically active ingredients

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Dyson Supersonic to the Rescue: Vashtie’s Morning Routine Featured by Coveteur

Vashtie Kola is busy. Between DJ gigs, directing, designing, globetrotting (while at her place, we helped plot her upcoming pilgrimage to the Louis Vuitton store in Paris during Fashion Week), we think it’s fair to say that she has approximately

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Doin’ It Well: When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemon Water

What drink is insanely inexpensive to make, keeps skin glowing, aids in digestion, can help you lose weight and is packed with vitamin C? No, it’s not an elixir sold on late-night infomercials. It’s lemon water. Those in the know

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NEWS: Vashtie is Looking for Graphic Design Interns

Vashtie is currently looking for graphic design interns to join our team! The perfect person would be New York-based and creative with a deep passion for graphic design. See the positions below: Graphic Design Intern: Experienced graphic design intern with strong

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The Surprising Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

Sure, it can help you relax. But massage therapy can do much more than that. Here are a few healthy reasons to book an appointment. Constant Sitting “Most individuals are dealing with some kind of postural stress,” says Aaron Tanason,

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If You Don’t Know, Now You Know: Amanda Seales, Thundercat, Dave Chappelle, MadeinTYO & More

1. Thundercat brings out Dave Chappelle, Flying Lotus and Robert Glasper during NYC show. Grammy-award winning musician Thundercat performed at Irving Plaza in New York City last night to celebrate the release of his new album Drunk. The sold out

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School Girl Crush: James Franco’s Daniel Desario, The King of ‘Freaks and Geeks’

Freaks and Geeks is arguably the best cancelled television show in history. In 1999, after only eighteen episodes, the series dedicated to the accurate portrayal of 1970’s Michigan with an indie flair, abruptly ended. While each character was lovable and added

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#FLASHBACK to Lil’ Flip’s “Sunshine” feat. Lea

This 2004 hit was one of the biggest songs of not only that summer, but that year. Lil’ Flip reached No. 2 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip Hop songs, No. 1 Rap songs and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 due

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5 Easy Stretches to Get Your Body Primed For the Day

Instead of hitting the snooze button in the morning, PopSugar Fitness wants you take the extra 10 minutes to stretch. It’s a great way to energize the morning and release tension from the previous day or a funky sleeping position.

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Petra Collins Creates Magic or Gucci’s SS17 Eyewear Collection

  Renowned photographer Petra Collins recently directed a new film highlighting Gucci’s 2017 spring/summer eyewear collection. The whimsical short features memories and places from Collin’s childhood. Boldly matching the surreal dream and eclectic characters, throughout the film key designs from

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Vashtie Creates the Perfect Cardio Playlist for SELF Magazine

The life of a disc jockey is not conducive to your typical healthy lifestyle. Spending hours in the club means a sporadic sleep schedule, and traveling two to three times per month can make it tough to maintain a steady

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Watch Future Stunt in New “Super Trapper” Video

Future’s latest self-titled album that features standout songs like “Draco,” “Mask Off,” and “Feds Did a Sweep” came as a surprise release last week. Though it’s his fifth studio album, Future is always working on new music. Remember, he’s still

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Flume Releases New Track “Enough” Featuring Pusha T

King Push has teamed up with Australian producer Flume to deliver the track, “Enough.” As part of Flume’s upcoming EP, the follow-up to 2016′s Skins, the track contains the flavor of the G.O.O.D Music President’s signature flow. Flume’s forthcoming project, Skin

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Welcome to London O’Connor’s Unique, Yellow-Hued World

London O’Connor has beautifully constructed a visual home for his track “Nobody Hangs Out Anymore.” The song’s themes of isolation, further fleshes out the unique yellow-hued world O’Connor has been carefully building around himself. “I guess this song came from

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Jidenna’s Debut Studio Album ‘The Chief’ Is Finally Here!

After a long run with his “Classic Man” single, Jidenna’s debut album The Chief has arrived. Finally. Fans got their first taste of the project back in 2015, when Jidenna dropped its lead single “Long Live the Chief”—followed by “Chief

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Jermaine Dupri Hints At Possible Mariah Carey & Bryson Tiller Collaboration

In a recent sit-down with Rap-Up, Mimi’s long-standing collaborator and friend, Jermaine Dupri revealed what he has in store for the Grammy winning singer’s forthcoming album. From “Always Be My Baby” to “We Belong Together,” Dupri is the mastermind responsible

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MadeinTYO Drops the Long Awaited Video for “Skateboard P”

MadeinTYO and Big Sean drop off their newest video for “Skateboard P,” a single they created to praise the almighty Pharrell Williams. “Skateboard P” can be found on MadeinTYO’s Thank You, Mr. Tokyo project that dropped back in August 2016.

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The Weeknd’s “Reminder” Video Features Appearances From Drake, A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott & More

The Weeknd is celebrating his 27th birthday with a new visual in support of a track off his latest studio album, Starboy. Following up the frantic clip for LP single “Party Monster,” The Weeknd delivers a Kid Studio-directed vignette for

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Thundercat Releases New Single, “Friend Zone”

Thundercat has released the second single from his upcoming Drunk album due out on February 24 via Brainfeeder. The single, “Friend Zone,” finds the multi-instrumentalist/vocalist teaming up with Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins for a love inspired cut to cheer

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SZA and Kingdom Collaborate On New Single “What Is Love”

Los Angeles producer Kingdom and SZA have teamed up for a dope new track. A lush, slow-burning cut, “What Is Love” is a single from Kingdom’s full-length debut album Tears in the Club, due out February 24. Hopefully this helps

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M.I.A. Drops Jaw Dropping Visual for “P.O.W.A.”

After teasing clips from a video last week via Instagram, M.I.A. keeps her fans waiting no longer with the brand new visual release for her track “P.O.W.A.” In her oft-controversial manner, the artist samples The Marcel’s “Blue Moon,” while including

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