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#FilmFridays: A Quiet Place

Before I begin lets set the record straight that I hate scary movies. Scary movies make me uncomfortable in the sense that my heart feels as if it will stop beating and there is nothing I can do to prevent

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Are You Ready To Enroll At HBeyCU? Here’s Why Beyonce’s Coachella Performance Was Memorable

Beyoncé’s Coachella set was not like any other Coachella set, it was a full-blown production. There was a set, a marching band, at least 40 dancers, skits, light designs, and even a reunion. To get straight to the point Beyoncé’s

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Could Marc Ecko have saved the white rhino?

The last male northern white rhino, Sudan, died last week at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. He is survived by his daughter and granddaughter. Currently, “The Last Three” statue of Sudan and his daughter, Najin, and granddaughter, Fatu, stands at

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#DoinItWellWednesday: 21-Year-Old Brooklyn Girl Opens a Vegan Restaurant

Let’s be real, while it’s important to maintain a nutritious diet, it isn’t always the easiest to purchase healthy foods, especially for those living in neighborhoods that fail to provide grocery stores and restaurants with fresh and whole foods. Well,

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Ms. Lauryn Hill to Headline 2018 Pitchfork Music Festival

It’s officially festival season, and while we may still have to deal with a few more weeks of some rain and wind, we can be sure that this spring and summer will be filled with some amazing concerts and performances!

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BET & Youtube to Partner in making a “Freestyle Friday” Reboot

During the early 2000’s, every Friday at around 6 pm, kids (and even parents) from New York to Florida gathered around the television to watch the classic show, 106 and Park. Not only was this show known for showcasing the most

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Jaden Smith To Join Forces With Pharrell And G-Star Raw

Musician and designer Pharrell Williams have enlisted the young Jedi Jaden Smith to join the denim label G-Star Raw. Joining GSR in 2014, sustainability has been Pharrell’s top objective, creating the first pair of jeans with no water waste last month. Pharrell

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Viceland’s Hate Thy Neighbor’s Feminism 101 Episode Was Right On Time

Viceland is famous for giving us the content we had no idea we needed. From inside looks into the drug community with Black Market to a walk through the trap houses of Chicago with Noisey, we’re all for it. The

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#WomanCrushinItWednesday: Karrueche Tran

It’s safe to say we’ve taken the word “woman” to an entire new level. “The Woman” is fearless, strong, elegant, and task-oriented in 2017 and at VashtieDotCom, we’re here for it. On Wednesdays we celebrate not only a woman we’re

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#RIPCraigMack- a staple in hip hop culture

New York rapper Craig Mack has passed away March 11th at 46. He rose to fame through Diddy’s label Bad Boy Records with hit single Flava In Ya Ear. Mack passed away due to heart failure at a hospital near

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Grown-ish’s Season 2 Awaits Us; Here’s why We Love the Diverse Cast

Grown-ish has stolen all of our hearts over the past couple of weeks and we are excited that it has been renewed for a second season. The spin-off of the hit sitcom Black-ish stars young actress and activist Yara Shahidi.   What’s

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Joey Bada$$ Presents ’47 Minutes’ Podcast on Tidal

Brooklyn’s own, Joey Bada$$, has teamed up with Tidal and launched the inaugural episode of the 47 Minutes podcast, alongside his co-host Nastee (a longtime sound engineer and mentor.) In this first episode, Joey invites fellow MC’s Vince Staples and Styles P to

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#TBT: A Fresh Prince Reboot May Be in the Works

For all the nostalgic 90’s babies, there’s some great news on the horizon! The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air might be getting a reboot! The sitcom, which ran from 1990 to 1996, may just be joining the ranks of shows like Full

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#TechTuesday: Apple Music Worth $10 Billion and Expected to Grow More

In the past few years, streaming has become the new wave for hearing the latest music, podcasts, or watching music videos. According to U.S Money News, Apple’s revenue has grown 24% in 2017, while Apple Music specifically grew by a

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Is Diddy Self-Prophesying The End Of The Culture That We Know?

Music Mogul, Bad Boy Entertainment, and Revolt TV creator and founder Sean “Diddy” Combs posted a video on his Instagram account that has caused a lot of talks. In the video, Diddy sits in his car and talks about the

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What It means to be “Unstoppable” with #FordxRevolt

Vashtie took a ride in a brand new Ford Expedition with Revolt Host Krystal Vega and chatted about her journey and what it really means to be an unstoppable woman.

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Fool’s Gold Recap: Ride For Me Video Release Party with A-Trak and Harold Hunter Foundation

Last night, A-Trak and Fools Gold held their visual release party for “Ride For Me.” The track features the uber expressive voice and colorful tone that is Young Thug and 24Hrs. Skaters and supporters from all over New York pulled

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Migos “Culture II” Surpasses 1 Billion Streams

The Migos are already starting off 2018 with a bang! Their recent album ‘Culture II’ is currently at the number two slot on Billboard’s 200 charts and has just surpassed one billion streams in a month’s time. Culture II contains the

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#ICYMI: 2018 NYFW’s Street Fashion Kept Us Going

While we’re well underway for Milan Fashion Week, let’s take a step back and appreciate all of the greatness that New York’s Fashion week allowed us to witness. We ventured into the streets and parties of NY with Edwin Ortiz

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Black History Month Highlight: Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott

Five-time Grammy Award-winning rapper, singer, songwriter, dancer and producer, Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott has consistently pushed the boundaries of Hip-Hop with a string of classic hit singles and memorable music videos. She is a businesswoman who holds full creative control over her

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Travis Scott Rents out Two Theatres for Kids to go see Black Panther

Travis Scott gave a great surprise to the kids of his hometown in Houston, Texas. On February 17th, The rapper announced on his Instagram that he would be renting out two theatres to screen Marvel’s Black Panther. The film was shown at

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Film Friday: Kanye West Produced Film “Honor Up” Drops Today

For everyone who’s been wondering where Kanye West has been, we may have found what has been keeping him M.I.A – executive producing! A couple years ago, producer, Damon Dash released a trailer for an upcoming film project that was

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Black History Month Highlight: Lovebug Starski

Kevin Smith (May 16, 1960 – February 8, 2018), best known by his stage name Lovebug Starski, was a respected MC, musician, record producer, and DJ. Aside from his name being mentioned in the lyrics of iconic musicians such as

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Spike Lee Announces 30th Anniversary Screening of “School Daze”

Spike Lee’s iconic film, School Daze, will be having a special screening in celebration of its 30th Anniversary of being released. For those who’ve never experienced a Spike Lee joint, this movie is one of Spike’s many sagas that depict

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Adam Selman’s Fall/Winter 2018 Pieces Are To Die For

NYFW is one of the coveted events New York City has to offer. The streets are filled with your  fall/ winter fashion, rising designers, street photographers and occasionally, your favorite celebrities. While our girl Vashtie is enjoying her fashion week

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Black History Month Highlight: DJ Spinderella

The art of being a Disc Jockey requires a ton of fearlessness, perseverance, and consistency. For a woman in that field, it requires even more. In the early stages of Hip-Hop, there were a few female DJ’s who paved the

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Why The TDE Tour Is a MUST SEE

After the Grammys have came and went, it’s a solid statement that  TDE is a force to be with reckoned with. In addition to Kendrick Lamar racking up 5 Grammys, SZA being nominated for “Best New Artist” and giving a

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Film Friday: Jordan Peele Approves UCLA Class based on “Get Out”

If you’re seeking some higher education on “the sunken place” look no further, UCLA has got you covered.. Jordan Peele’s four-time Oscar-nominated film Get Out was released on February 24th, 2017 and is still receiving tons of attention to this day. This

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French Montana will be the first Rapper to be Named “Global Citizen Ambassador”

French Montana is the first rapper to have the honor  of being named the Global Citizen Ambassador for his charity work in the East African country of Uganda. He received the honor on January 26th at a ceremony in New York

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The Beastie Boys are Dropping a Memoir this Fall

Beastie Boys member, Mike D, has officially confirmed that there will be a memoir dropping this Fall. This is amazing news for old-school Hip-Hop and Rock-n-Roll fans alike! The group recently stopped in for a conversation at Beats 1 with radio host,

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CULTURE: “Used To Be With Vashtie At Santos.” What Does My Drake Shoutout Refer To?

A couple days prior to the release of Migo’s highly anticipated album Culture II, a friend who worked on production mentioned via text that I was shouted out on the album. Finding it too good to be true, I didn’t

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Kid Super got some heat on the way

It seems like everywhere you look, you just can’t get away from Kid Super. Whether his threads are being rocked by Wale, Young Thug, Taylor Bennett,Lil Uzi, or Squid Nice, his threads are hard not to love. As of lately

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Does Kali Uchis having an album on the way ?

Kali Uchis definitely knows how to win our hearts with her music. The Colombian goddess had graced us with collaborations with Steve Lacy and Vince Staples for “Only”, Daniel Caesar for “Get You”(Grammy nominated), “El Ratico” with Juanes (Latin Grammy

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#KOTD: Puma & Diamond Supply Co. join for Spring/Summer collab

Last year was a great year for Puma as well as Diamond Supply Co. While Puma appointed Rihanna as the creative director for the women’s department, and formed new deals with artists like Big Sean, The Weeknd, and Selena Gomez. While Puma

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4 the Culture: Rap has Officially Become the Most Popular Genre in Music

According to 2017’s End-of-Year music report conducted by Neilson.com, Hip-Hop music has officially surpassed every other genre when it comes to consumption. While this is not exactly new news, the statistics behind this observation are, in fact, groundbreaking. R&B/Hip-Hop represented almost

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Happy 72nd Birthday to Dolly Parton! Peep How Her “9 to 5” Music Video Recently Inspired Vogue

Miss Dolly Rebecca Parton Dean (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and philanthropist, known primarily for her work in country music. After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Dolly Parton

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Behind The Scenes of the 1992 Classic Film ‘Juice’

Even though we will always associate the 90’s film Juice as being a classic, there was much untold that went down behind the scenes in order to really make the film happen. The film was originally rejected in 1984 when

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Elaine Welteroth Says Farewell to Teen Vogue

It seems like 2018 started off with big changes for our girl, Elaine Welteroth. On January 14th, Elaine took to Instagram to officially announce her departure with Teen Vogue: On April 29, 2017 Elaine was officially named the Editor-in-Cheif of

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OOTD: 2 Chainz is working with Versace for FW18

When it comes to 2 Chainz, what does he not have his hands on ? He’s the hair weave-killer, he dropped his latest album Pretty Girls Like Trap Music last summer,  he turned the trap house he built in Atlanta into

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