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Quentin Tarantino’s Aesthetic is Something To Die For

Whether you like it or not, Quentin Tarantino sure has a way with film. Being the black sheep in the film industry, he managed to stay relevant over the years and keep us on our toes for his next classic

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Nic De La Paz Pays Homage to Classic New York Jewelry with Botanica’s ‘New York’ Collection

In our flashback  post, Vintage Hip-Hop Jewelry Is Making A Comeback, we discussed the staple gold jewelry pieces for hip-hop artists: chunky rings, bamboo earrings and name plates were listed, just to name a few. These things essentially have never went

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Why Oprah Running For President in 2020 Would Be Amazing!

Lately, there have been rumors floating around entailing Oprah running for President in the year 2020. In a Bloomberg interview, Oprah admits she thought, “Well gee, you had to know so much more than I thought you had to know.” But when

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If You Don’t Know, Now You Know: Joey Bada$$, Travis Scott x Quavo, Petra Collins & More!

1. Joey Badass Talks About New Album on OTHERtone Our favorite controversial rapper, Joey Bada$$, stopped by OTHERtone last Firday to speak to Pharrell Williams about his upcoming album, All-AMERIKKKAN Badass. With some comparisons to Tupac, Pharrell made sure to show

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‘All Hail The Queen’: 5 Ways Queen Latifah Continues To Inspire Women

Whether suited up in her Queen attire, acting out the life of a 20-something-year-old or doing a campaign for Covergirl, Queen Latifah has always been an icon. Although she puts on for the urban culture, she specifically puts on for

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Syd, Matt & Steve: The Internet’s Solo Projects In Review

We’re only in the third month of 2017 and we’ve been blessed with some amazing music. We’ve gotten two drops from Future, a new album from Migos, Sampha came back to give us an album and R&B princess, Kehlani, dropped

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If You Don’t Know, Now You Know: Frank Ocean, SXSW, ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ & more!

1. Frank Ocean Surprises us with single, “Chanel” Frank Ocean didn’t stray too far after his album drop in August of 2016. Since then, he’s been peaking in and out of social media to share his views on current events

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Anything You Can Do, She Can Do Better: The Kick Ass Women of Action Film

In honor of Women’s History Month, I think it’s about time to look into some of the kick ass women who brought out the bad ass in us. Throughout history, women were always looked at as only a supporting role

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Plant-Based ‘Food Heaven Made Easy’ With Wendy and Jess

Food Heaven Made Easy Philosophy: Healthy eating should be delicious, cost effective and relatively painless. When eating healthy, sometimes you may become bored doing the same things with your food or run out of tasty ideas. Transitioning to a mostly

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A Beginner’s Guide For Today’s Top Podcasts

With streaming services having a major advantage over music these days, radio has also become less listened to. Radio listeners have declined so much, even our cherished local radio stations are resorting to streaming services like iHeartRadio in an attempt

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Khalid Opens His Heart On Debut LP ‘American Teen’

Young, adorned breakout artist, Khalid, has finally dropped his highly anticipated LP, American Teen. The El Paso’s native’s croons on his breakout single “Location” helped solidify his stance as the apostle for millennial teens and brought in fans of all

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Little Simz x Phony Ppl Vibe for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

NPR has been releasing some dope Tiny Desk Concerts lately. So far we’ve seen BADBADNOTGOOD and Run The Jewels absolutely kill their sets. Next up on the roster is experimental UK lyricist, Little Simz. Despite her really coy and smiley demeanor,

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One Year Later: VICELAND Has The Best Shows Ever

Just one year ago, a new channel created to target millennials popped up on cable television called VICELAND. This Spike Jonez, Vice Media and A+E Network joint venture resulted in an eclectic medium which offers what television has been missing

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School Girl Crush: Kurt Cobain

Today, not only do we celebrate a legend’s 50th birthday, but we also celebrate how Kurt Cobain effortlessly swooned the ladies. Kurt Cobain was a rebel to society, being an advocate of many things. Through his late ’80s founded band, Nirvana,

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A Good Girl Gone Bad: Happy Birthday, Rihanna!

Happy Birthday to our favorite pop and R&B princess, Rihanna! Unapologetically kicking off the Pisces season is our adored icon we look to for style, our next potential twerk or love song–and maybe even the next best way to throw shade.

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Donald Glover Will Be King As The Voice of Simba In ‘The Lion King’ Remake

After ruling the Golden Globe Awards, collaborating with FX and obtaining the role of a young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Star Wars movie, our favorite idol, Donald Glover, just keeps winning in 2017. The jack of all trades is scoring big time with

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Throw It Back: A Hidden Classic, The Inkwell

In the 90’s era of black urban dramas, such as Juice and Menace II Society, The Inkwell is a low profile cult classic. Straight Out of Brooklyn director, Matty Rich, took a risk in 1994 with the film–which offered the

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The Weeknd: From Mysterious Youtube Star, To the “Starboy” of Our Top Favorite Cuts

Today we celebrate our beloved King of the Fall, The Weeknd. I remember the day I discovered him like it was yesterday. While browsing on Tumblr, I kept stumbling across a youtube video titled, “The Morning.” I saved the link

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DJ Kieran Meadows Drops Perfect ‘Pieces of My Heart’ Mix For Valentine’s Day

Brooklyn bred DJ, radio host and journalist, Kieran Meadows, is sharing the perfect mix for the lovers, victims of heartbreak and all those in between. This mix includes a blend of genres and artists, from Biggie to Michael Jackson to Rayvn Lanae to ESTA. You

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School Girl Crush: Q-Tip

When A Tribe Called Quest first stepped on the scene in the 80’s, they were the weird, cool kids who somehow knew how to mend hip-hop and jazz together on another level. They took part in creating a lane of soulful

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New Keith Haring Children’s Book Keeps His Legacy Alive

Looking for new ways to educate the youth about some of the greatest artists that has lived? Well there is a perfect book for that! Kay Haring, sister of iconic graffiti artist Keith Haring, has created a children’s book about her beloved

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Throw It Back: Do You Remember That Time…?

Just one week after the 25th anniversary of the infamous “Remember The Time” video, and it still remains a timeless piece of music video history. In 1992, this video broke barriers of visual effects and aesthetics at the time. Not

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Energy Healing and Astrology Tea with Danielle Ayoka

Danielle Ayoka, better known as MysticxLipstick on Twitter, is the international millennial astrologer and intuitive energy healer you never knew you needed. In a time where we think we know it all, she breaks that assumption down completely. The good news

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‘F is For Fendi’ Launch x No Worries New Visual

The iconic fashion brand Fendi has just rebranded and launched its new website, F is For Fendi. The website rebranding is an innovative approach to reach out and connect to millennials. On the vibrant and colorful website, there are categories labeled ‘freaks’, ‘fulgore’,

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Chance the Rapper and The ‘Coloring Book’ Puppets Debut “Same Drugs” Video

Seven time, Grammy nominated indie mogul, Chance the Rapper, has been keeping busy between creating new music with Anderson. Paak, modeling for Thank You Obama and spending precious daddy-daughter time with his daughter, Kinsley. He’s even dropped a few tips

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Giveaway: Win A NARS Velvet Lip Glide Kit!

On behalf of Vashtie.com, we’re giving away a NARS Velvet Lip Glide kit! This thirteen color set includes hues that range from nude to deep chestnut. The lip glide goes on silky smooth and has a semi-matte finish for a sleek, sexy

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#SolaceSunday: Maximizing Your Time For Peace With A Routine

Let’s face it: Sometimes we make ourselves busier than we really are. Does procrastination sound familiar? We have the tendency to crowd our time with noise and not enough productivity. In the long run, it leads to less time for

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DVSN Drops New Visual For “Hallucinations”

Hallucinations video out now https://t.co/Lf4xCxpK15 pic.twitter.com/mxkFhu3h5Q — dvsn ÷ (@dvsndvsn) February 3, 2017   DVSN have released visuals for “Hallucinations”–a single from their 2016 debut album Sept. 5th. It became available for our eye on Thursday night via Apple Music, and features

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Vince Staples Shares Some Suggested Advice on “BagBak”

Vince Staples is at it again with a new single called, “BagBak.” The upbeat banger seems to serve as the turn up prequel for his ‘Life Aquatic Tour’ with Kilo Kish–which kicks off later this month. Lyrically, he doesn’t hold back, bringing

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Syd’s Debut Album ‘Fin’ Is Here

Syd–The Internet’s lead singer–has finally released her highly anticipated debut solo album, Fin. There’s been a steady build up of what to expect from the debut, with two single drops, a visual and informative interview segments with Zane Lowe of Beats1

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Chance The Rapper Turns Into Chance The Model For ‘Thank You Obama’ Clothing Line

Chance the Rapper teamed up with fellow Chicago native, Joe Fresh Goods, to design a commemorative clothing line named, Thank You Obama. The self-explanatory fashion collection was created to mark a time in history when inspiration spilled over into the United

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Healing, Trap Music and Peace With Urban Peace Squad

Urban Peace Squad Mission Statement: Self-acceptance is a priority. Let it be known, practicing mental health is the new normal. Our soul knows the distinct difference between peace and pain. Pay attention. We are introducing people to peace. We are

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Appreciating Kid Cudi and His Harmony

Happy Birthday Scott Mescudi! Our beloved rap-rock-star turns 33 and today we celebrate him and his wonderful harmony! Kid Cudi had quite a tough year last year, having battled some personal issues involving his mental health. But heroically and unintentionally,

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If You Don’t Know, Now You Know: Missy Elliot, Mariah Carey, Chance The Rapper & More

1. Missy Elliot drops dope new single and music video, “I’m Better.” Queen of Aesthetic, and everything in between, Missy Elliot just dropped a new single and visual Friday evening called “I’m Better” featuring Lamb. Of course, she never fails

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#SOLACESUNDAY: What’s In Your Bliss Kit?

Often times, we live such busy lives that we forget about ourselves throughout the day. Sometimes this could even carry over into weeks! In order to maintain ourselves, we must be aware of our limits, set boundaries and have ways

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Rihanna x ANTi: One Year Later

One year later and Rihanna’s eighth studio album is still in rotation. The long awaited release of ANTi built up a sort of anxiety for fans, as she released teaser singles like her collaboration with Kanye West and Paul McCartney

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The Making of A Movement: Broccoli City Festival 2017

Broccoli City, an urban initiative redefining cool by bringing overall health to the forefront, has finally announced an official date and line up for their healthy living and eco-fueled D.C. celebrated festival. Broccoli City Festival, held at the historic Gateway DC,

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Syd Drops New Single “Body” x The Internet Is Going On Tour!

Syd has just dropped a new follow up single to “All About Me” from her anticipated album, Fin, called “Body.” Premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beast1 Radio show was a super sultry, dirty talking, body rock jam, opposite of the narcissistic

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DOIN’ IT WELL: Simple Detox in 5 Easy Steps

Still haven’t fulfilled those fitness resolutions for 2017 yet? It’s cool, you’re most likely not alone. After some heavy eating over the holidays it can be hard to motivate yourself to do better! This is why we detox. Detoxing is

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How Does It Feel?: The 16th Anniversary of Voodoo

Sixteen years later, D’angelo still has us captured with Voodoo. During this transitional time for R&B, D’angelo followed up and super-exceeded our expectations from his first album, Brown Sugar, solidifying his mark in this game forever. From track to track he

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