WATCH: “Amazing Jam Session – Three Random Guys” – Jimmy Kimmel

So you guys might have seen the video of this impromptu jam session in Iriving Texas gone all the way right, which went super viral a few days ago. Basically, a street musician is just chilling and playing his guitar and singing (quite exquisitely) and then a stranger comes by and starts to freestyle sing and then another stranger comes by and he started freestyle rapping. The original made me teary eyed, but this Jimmy Kimmel clip made me all the way cry while smiling. Ya’ll know I’m a big baby!

This clip shows a re-enactment of the scenario, supported by Trey Songz, Juicy J and Aloe Blacc! It is amazing. I’m so happy for those 3 random dudes and I hope someone signs Jessie or all 3 of them!

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LIFE: 1992 The Party at Webster Hall’s House Party; Q-Tip, Andre 3000, Jay Smith & More (3.15.14)

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Last week we rocked our Webster Hall Thursday residency! Our friend Jay Smith aka Oulala Jay Smith of Black Rainbow Agency was in town from Paris and DJ’ed a set. Q-Tip came through and so did Andre 3000!!! I watched him walk in and then I bounced. Yeah, like “Why Vashtie? Why did you leave?!”. I have no idea, but I was tired. Anyways, I heard that Tip and 3 Stacks just kicked it in my room all night…Amazing!!!

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vashtie_1992housepartyNYC_5151410Me and Q-Tip. He’s the best!

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vashtie_1992housepartyNYC_5151412James Rubin, he’s the best!

vashtie_1992housepartyNYC_5151413From time to time, the rooms empty out because the crowds move around from room to room. This is our room here, emptied out for a little while. At first glance, there is nothing to report here, but I took a deeper look that night and saw two preppy white dudes dancing with two hip black girls and it made my night. Not only is interracial grinding a rarity (in the United States at least), it is even rarer for different social groups (even of the same race) to integrate. I took a picture and told Oscar and he told me that apparently those preppy white boys tried to dance with some white girls and they stuck their hands up in their faces and said “Ewww. No!”. It made this moment even more special to me! I love it.

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VIDEO: M.I.A. & The Partysquad – “Double Bubble Trouble” Dir. by M.I.A.

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Totally obsessed with this song and this video. Not to mention, there’s a smoke artist featured in the video! I don’t smoke, have never smoked but totally think it’s fascinating.

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NEWS: Happy Birthday Christopher Wallace a.k.a. Notorious B.I.G.!

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Happy Birthday to the late Christopher Wallace, better known as The Notorious B.I.G., Biggie or King of Bedford-Stuyvesant!!

Christopher George Latore Wallace was born on March 21, 1972 and would have been 42 years old today. Due to unfortunate and untimely events, he was murdered March 9, 1997. Biggie was raised in Brooklyn where he became a #1 figure for the East Coast Hip Hop scene and after releasing his debut album Ready To Die in 1994, he gained mainstream success. Biggie went on to release a collaboration album, Conspiracy, with Junior M.A.F.I.A in 1995 and two years later he dropped a second studio album entitled Life After Death. The New York rapper was acknowledged for his work in award nominations from Billboard, The Grammys, MTV Video Music Awards, Soul Train and The Source. While we do know Biggie for his lyrical talents, there are definitely a number of things we didn’t know.

Some Unknown Facts About Biggie

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– This is the last photo taken of B.I.G. on March 7, 1997 (a day before his murder) when he attended the 11th Annual Soul Train Music Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles California. Here he is backstage with Diddy.

– Before his death, Biggie was chosen to play a drug lord alongside Robert Deniro and Christopher Walken. He also appeared in the cop drama “New York Undercover”.

– A soul food restaurant “Big Poppa’s” was almost opened up by Biggie in the Brooklyn neighborhood Bedford-Stuyvesant.

“However living better now, Coogi sweater now”- Big Poppa (1994)

– Biggie, Busta Rhymes and Jay Z all attended George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School in Brooklyn.

– The name “Biggie Smalls was inspired by the 1975 film called “Let’s Do It Again”. In the film there were a group of OG’s led by a hustler by the name of Biggie Smalls.

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XXL Pays Tribute To Biggie in March 2012 Cover

The Notorious B.I.G “Sky’s The Limit” directed by Spike Jonze

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NEWS: Vashtie Featured As a Face for Macadamia Beauty!

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I’m so excited to finally announce this! I am featured as one of the faces of MACADAMIA BEAUTY, alongside babes Maria Papathanasiou and Camila Morrone. The brand is amazing and I am honored to be apart of it. They literally cater to all kinds of textures and I love how universal it is…

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If you follow me on Instagram, you may remember these posts…which were some shots from behind the scenes of the shoot.

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Now that it has been announced, you can follow @MACADAMIABEAUTY on Instagram for…#BTS Images from Macadamia Photo Shoot, Beauty Tips & International Hair Inspiration.

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They also sent me the bomb birthday package of products!

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Peep the VIDEO from the Photoshoot.

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