Paul Van Haver (born 12 March 1985), better known by his stage name Stromae, is a Belgian singer, rapper and songwriter. He is originally from Laeken, in Brussels. He has established himself in both the hip hop and electronic music genres. Stromae came to wide public attention with his song “Alors on danse”, which became a number one in several European countries.
I first started playing this song on my Snapchat and soon I got many messages from you guys asking who it was. This song is one of my favorites and I get to play it on my Apple Music Beats One Radio Slot (have you guys tuned in yet?).
OMG. Why did I look up him as a kid and these adorable images popped up! My ovaries are on flames right now.
I originally posted this in 2012 and FINALLY – and only 3 years later, I will be actually posting this. You guys ready? What do you want to see or know younger Vashtie?! Let me know…I’m posting before the end of September. SO you have time, but not like 3 years time…
Vashtie in high school. Doing god-knows-what.
And I’m working on a post that will bring to life just who I was as a Middle School kid and who I was as a High School kid, through my artwork, keepsakes and photos.
There is a lot to go through because I seemed to have saved everything and I can pretty much diagnose myself as an emotional hoarder.
I mean…why I saved every single letter and note I will never understand, but I managed to piece together every drama and climax of my younger life.
I know some of you have asked me from time to time to share these things, so it will be coming soon!
For now, I will leave you with this photo of me via highschool…
Highlights and Overplucked Brows (Dunkin’ Donuts on Lark Street).
No, I’m not hiding a teen pregnancy…I just always liked dressing like a dude.
1996. “Fu-Gee-La” is a song by the Fugees. It was released in January 1996 as the lead single from their second album, The Score. The song, which was produced by Salaam Remi, contains a sample of “If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don’t Want To Be Right” by Ramsey Lewis, and its chorus is based on “Ooo La La La” by Teena Marie. Several remixes of the song, including the “Refugee Camp Remix” and the “Sly & Robbie Remix”, which features a young Akon, also appear on The Score. It is the highest-selling single from the Fugees, and has been certified gold by RIAA.The video was shot in Jamaica.
Okay, so when Toshiba reached out about featuring me in their 5 part commercial series titled #SlashGen – I was shocked! Not only did Toshiba want to showcase me and my talents, it was the first time a brand has ever highlighted ALL my talents; Director, Designer, DJ, Entrepreneur and Advocate (you know I love the animals).
Have you seen me on the TV? If not, look at all my spots here!
If you follow me on the Snaps, then you most likely saw me and Yung Cousin Pablo from Paris blasting Post Malone for a week straight…like, on repeat non-stop. If you had described him to me before playing his music, I might not have been open to hearing more. Oh the ignorance would have cheated my out of my new favorite and you should all give him a listen!