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The History Of Skate Culture and Its Iconic Skate Shoes

True skater culture has become somewhat nostalgic now but during the time of its rise, several shoes emerged and became iconic. Skate culture dates back to the early ’70s and has deep roots in California, where surfers made a move

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FLASHBACK FRIDAYS: F*CK YEA TUMBLR!

The Rise and Fall of Tumblr We previously did a look back on the impact Myspace had on culture. We remembered the musicians and personalities that found their followings on the platform. Noting it was one of the first social

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Distortedd’s Reebok is One to Add To Your Collection

If you don’t know by now, we no longer live in a man’s world. Reebok tapped graphic artist and illustrator Distortedd to design a sneaker that represents the world of art. “As a sneakerhead, I always wanted to design a

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Why You Need A Goal Journal This Year

The end of the year is a time for reflection on our actions, decisions, and choices of the year we’re leaving behind. But the end of this year is different because we aren’t just ending the year, we are ending

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Staying Healthy While Traveling: Disinfect For The Plane Ride

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and the most chaotic. It may have seemed far away, but peak holiday travel has promptly descended on us. Industry group Airlines for America predicts a passenger count of 47.5 million

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Baby Phat Relaunches Just In Time For The Holidays

Growing up in the early 2000’s the curvy cat logo that adorned trendy velour suits, low rise jeans, chain belts and more was unmistakable, and now after 10 years, it’s back for a full millennial-gen-z relaunch. Earlier this year designer

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These 5 Superstitions From Around The World Have Us SHOOK This Friday The 13th

Spooky Season is far from over but the superstitions don’t have to stop. Today is December 13th; better known as ‘Friday the 13th’ an unlucky day in Western superstition. On this day, airline prices tend to dip, people will get

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Heres How Your Favorite Boots, Timberlands, Rose To Icon Status

There are a few shoes that have reached icon status and continue to hold their spot in fashion and hip-hop culture. But none have quite hit the status of the Timberland boot. Originally intended for the blue-collar workers of North

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REVIEW: Queen and Slim Showed Us What It Means to “Fall in Trust” With Someone

Melina Matsoukas and Lena Waithe’s Queen & Slim is a black Bonnie & Clyde-esque tale situated in today’s America riddled with rampant police brutality and anti-black racism. Our introduction to the duo marketed as Queen and Slim, played by Jodie

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Get Cozy This December With These 5 Great Reads

D.E.A.R. For those of you who may not remember those 4 letters, turned acronym, stand for Drop Everything And Read. D.E.A.R time isn’t just about reading; it’s about getting lost in a really good book. The kind of book you

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It’s True, Your Favorite Artist Owns a Creative Agency

Music has always played well with other art forms like fashion, photography, and film. Back in the day, it was pretty common to see your favorite singer trying out their acting chops in an upcoming film or modeling as the

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Sesame Street Turned 50 and We’re Still Relieving It’s Most Memorable Moments

The ever so loving television show, Sesame Street celebrated its 50th anniversary on November 10th. For many years Sesame Street has been a beloved television show for children that is highly educational and informative. The children’s TV show has developed

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Yasiin Bey Brings New Album Negus To Brooklyn Museum

Earlier this month Yasiin Bey aka as Mos Def quietly debuted his new album Negas (pronounced neh-goose) as a multi-media installation at the Brooklyn Museum. Over the years Mos Def has given us profound lyrics with blended sounds of rock

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These Rappers Are Reshaping The Food Industry

The industry has bred pioneers moving mountains outside of their aesthetics and bars. These rappers take “gangsta” rapper stereotypes to a different spectrum by opening shops and restaurants. Entrepreneurship in hip hop isn’t new with Rappers JAY Z owning his

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Virgil Abloh’s New Louis Vuitton 2054 Line is Exactly What Our Closet Needs

Virgil is at it again and this time around he’s dropping a futuristic collection of clothing and accessories for his Louis Vuitton 2054 line. The collection is all about garments for the fashionable nomad of the future, or more specifically

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The Influence of B.A.P.S on Long Nails

Ok let’s talk nails. The nail industry has been lit for the better part of 2019 and that’s a fact. Thanks to rappers like Cardi B, Meg Thee Stallion and celebs/models the world was reintroduced to long acrylic nails but

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Meet Athanasia Tsimbidis, Nike’s Latest Cultivator

Appearing as a guest on Joe La Puma’s Sneaker Shopping and designing a shoe with Nike are two opportunities any sneakerhead would die for. Athanasia Tsimbidis has done the latter. Her Air Max ’95 co-creation titled “Where’s The Cure?” is

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What Netflix Rhythm and Flow Brings To Hip Hop Culture

I’m sure you’ve heard about Rhythm + Flow streaming on Netflix if you haven’t watched it yet. Three judges, Cardi B, T.I. and Chance the Rapper head to their hometown to find the next “big rapper.” Here’s our main take

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After 2 Seasons Here’s Why We’re Still Watching POSE

The hit Fx show, Pose is well into  Season 2 but if you are new to the series you can catch all the drama of Season 1 while it is currently streaming on Netflix. Pose first crept onto our screens

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A Statement Piece Here to Stay: The Telfar Bag

The Longchamp “Le Pliage” is a country club favorite, the Louis Vuitton speedy fits comfortably under one’s arm, and the Hermès Birkin bag is a collector’s favorite. But there’s a new statement bag in town that has redefined what it

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Hulu Premiers Original Series Wu-Tang: An American Saga

This year is truly proving to be the year of the Wu. With the success of Showtime’s documentary Of Mics and Men and now Hulu’s original series Wu-Tang: An American Saga, the stories of the Wu-Tang Clan have been laid

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5 Things We Learned From Summer Walker & Ari Lennox’s #OverIt Chat

Summer Walker got real with fellow R&B songstresses Ari Lennox in a new video titled Over It on Apple Music’s Beats 1. The two discussed what they’re in to and what they’re over, including waxing, monogamy, men, plastic surgery, and

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Celebrating 10 Years of VEVO With Our Favorite Vashtie Directed Videos

It’s hard to truly grasp that VEVO is 10 years old. If you’re like us, you spent your nights in bed watching video after video under the covers when you were supposed to be sleeping (no judgment.) Founded in 2009,

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Stay Copenhagen Cute With These Street Wear Picks

There are no limitations when it comes to the style of Copenhagen. We’ve seen now dozens of beautiful shows across New York, London, Paris, Milan, and Copenhagen. In admiration for the trends Copenhagen pushes forward; here’s a roundup of our

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Here’s Why Women Love Lizzo

Lizzo is the outspoken, self-loving pop icon the industry and the world needs right now. Through her music, she tells her story, the ups and downs of her life and the rollercoaster ride to success her career has been. You

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#WorldMusicWednesday – Nigeria’s Newest Afrobeats Star, Joeboy’s New Single “Beginning”

Joeboy, the Nigerian singer known for the Summer smash “Baby,” is back with his new single “Beginning,” produced by Killertunes.  Nigerian music is permeating the airwaves bringing international attention to afrobeats artists such as Davido, Burna Boy and now newly

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Ameerah Vania Shares Her Experience As A Mentee In Nike & Virgil Abloh’s Re-Creation Centers Mentorship Program

The Re-Creation Centers mentorship program welcomes ten young creatives/designers who were chosen to participate in a 2-month program of masterclasses created by Virgil and the Nike Chicago team. They learned from different artists, all connected to Chicago. The students learned

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#VashtieMusic: Cuco’s Drops His Debut Album ‘Para Mi’

The 1st generation Mexican producer/singer/rapper/artist known as Cuco has been making waves underground since early 2016. Though you may not have heard his psychedelic laced ballads of love until more recently when he joined Interscope records and released his debut

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Va$htie & Pete Kick It On The Latest Episode Of “The Premium Pete Show”

‘The Premium Pete Show” is packed with captivating culture and the essence of optimistic growth. Premium Pete is devoted to creating comedic, momentous, and thought-provoking conversations with guests. Vashtie pulled up for the latest episode and they talked about Vashties

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Our Favorite Tommy Hilfiger Runway Moment Feat. Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Naughty Boy, & More

Yesterday Vashtie had the pleasure of DJing for Tommy Hilfiger’s “Chilled Out & Turned Up #Staycation” day party. Tommy Hilfiger has always been an iconic staple in hip-hop and pop culture. The brand has been co-signed and rocked by some

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The Original Soul Vegetarian: How This Family Owned Vegan Restaurant Thrived Over 25 Years

Ever thought about becoming a vegetarian or vegan but you can’t seem to stay away from fried and greasy foods? Well, today we’re here to answer your prayers. We now introduce you to The Original Soul Vegetarian. Original Soul Vegetarian,

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VASHTIE’S MUSIC FESTIVAL ESSENTIALS FOR LOLLAPALOOZA 2019, HERE’S WHAT’S IN HER SUPREME FANNY PACK

Vashtie is bringing her New York charm to Chicago for this year’s Lollapalooza. It’s a weekend full of live music, good vibes and dancing in the sun. Fun fact, this is a first for her, as she’s never been to

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Louis Vuitton Turns Heads With Slime Green Pop-Up in LES

If you were in the Lower Eastside area within the past two weeks, you might have noticed the highlighter green shop on the corner of Rivington and Ludlow. However, if you didn’t happen to be onsite, by now you’ve probably

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#WorldMusicWednesday: Rosalía The Postmodern Flamenco Popstar

With her postmodern flamenco pop, Spanish singer-songwriter, Rosalía is taking over the global music scene.  In 2017 she came out with her debut album  “Los Ángeles” which she collaborated with producer, musician Raül Refree. After releasing several singles since then, last year she dropped her sophomore album “El

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#VashtieMusic: A Journey Through Jamaica In Lila Iké’s “Where I’m Coming From” Video

Jamaica’s fast rising singer, Lila Iké, just released a visual for her fourth and latest single “Where I’m Coming From”.  She’s one of the freshest new voices on the scene and the latest addition to In.Digg.Nation Collective, a record label

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CHART 2019: Copenhagen’s Premier Art & Design Fair

Copenhagen is known for its unique designs and architecture and some pretty cool art museums, but the highlight of the Nordic art scene is the CHART. CHART was founded in 2013 and is the leading art fair and event for

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#VashtieMusic: Danish Artist Emil Stabil & Gucci Mane Drop “En Sang”

“En Sang” by Danish rapper, Emil Stabil featuring American rapper Gucci Mane just dropped!  An unexpected collab, however, Emil has been a fan of Gucci Mane for several years. Check out the new release below for tropical vibes that’ll keep

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Brooklyn Based Photographer Jazzshoots Details Hip Hop Tradition With Her Photo Series ‘Grillz’

  Erykah Badu Jazzshoots POWER Grillz are a symbol of wealth and power in Hip Hop. You’ve seen them on our very own sweetheart Vashtie. They can cover the entire row of teeth, and others cover one or two teeth,

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The Versatility In Female Rappers Fashion Styles, Ranging From Left Eye To Megan Thee Stallion

FASHION IN HIP HOP We’ve seen many different styles in female rappers. Historically being a woman in Hip Hop like many other industries, you’re the underdog. A female rappers style plays a massive role in her life and how she

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Va$htie and Game Changing Ladies Design Dream Soccer Jerseys With Bleacher Report

In honor of women’s soccer and the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, Bleacher Report has released an exclusive line of jerseys designed by 8 game changing female artists and designers.  The new FC 2019 collection features none other than

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