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Stop Pressing Artists To Create: Creativity Comes From Within Not Pressure

Instant gratification has taken over the music industry. Streaming service provides us with almost unlimited access to thousands of discographies. And when new music releases, we have access to it instantly and are not mindful of the process it takes

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Watch Vashtie Unbox Her ABCDior Bag

Alright, we know what you’re thinking: Didn’t you say your last unboxing video would be the first and last one? We lied, and it’s okay.  Join us in unboxing a beautiful satin Lady Dior bag with Vashtie as she gives

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Woman Crushin’ It Wednesday: DaniLeigh

It’s safe to say we’ve taken the word “woman” to a new level. “The Woman” is fearless, strong, elegant, task-oriented and in 2020, we’re here for it. On Wednesday’s we celebrate not only a woman we’re crushing on, but a

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Layomi The Tampa Baes Releases No Apologies Video

In 2020, there’s nothing wrong with being unapologetic. Whether you’re not sorry for your slick mouth, shining the brightest or leaving a mess in the kitchen, taking pride in #iaintsorry is the motto for the year. Layomi The Tampa Baes

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Here’s How You Should Be Cleaning Your Diamonds and Gold Jewelry at Home

‘Engagement season’ is really a thing, and during the holidays you should have noticed an unusual influx of diamonds and glowing couples on your feed. “The term ‘engagement season’ has been coined in the US, to mark the period when

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A$AP Snacks Passes Away

Friend of the VDC team, A$AP Snacks has passed away. The Atlanta-born DJ for A$AP Rocky, the Cozy Boys, and artist manager and producer stood as an icon in NY culture and the music industry as a creative. While the

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#ThingsToDoWithVashtie: 1992 Valentine’s Day Party

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and regardless if you’re single, boo’ed up, or in a complicated love affair, you should spend Valentine’s Day with the VDC at Schimanski. Our Downtown Sweetheart will be hitting the decks along with

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4 Things We Learned From Mac Miller’s Circles

  The release of Circles brought fans back into Mac Miller’s world; a world full of jazzy instrumentals, thought-provoking lyrics, heartache and life lessons. Circles picked right up where 2018’s Swimming left off and true fans won’t be disappointed in

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Celebrating National DJ Day With a Handful of DJs You Should Know

If I make my way out to a lounge, club, or any social gathering; 9 times out of 10 when I look up, there’s a guy responsible for spinning the records. Though a lack of diversity in the DJ scene

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Keep These 3 Things In Mind When Creating The Perfect Home Office for 2020

No matter what your profession a home office can be a true game-changer for you and your 2020 goals. Delegating space in your home (or room) just for work can help you focus and direct all your attention to the

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NEWS: The Anti-Bride is Engaged

  View this post on Instagram   “Look at us. Who would have thought…Not me.” 12.4.19 💍 (Who would have guessed that when we met in 2011; we would become good friends for 6 years, fall in love, become a

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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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The History Of Eyebrow Slits

Eyebrows have always been everything. Regardless of the decade, having brows that were on point were key to looking your best. Whether they were tiny and highly arched, bushy and untamed or rocked a slit, your eyebrows made a statement.

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What To Wear For A Chill Day At Home

Now that the holidays are officially over nothing sounds better than relaxing at home. With all of the travel and visiting you’ve been doing over the last couple of months, you deserve a little R&R on your own couch. Over

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What A Time to Be Alive: Our End of Year Playlist 2019

The last Monday of the year is here and we can effortlessly say that 2019 was a special year in music. This year provided the continued success in hip hop, blossoming R&B, protruding alternative, international and genreless blends.  For our

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This is What You Should be Wearing on Christmas

The countdown is officially on for the biggest day of the year, Christmas! The tree is up, the gifts are on the way, and we’re checking off one Hallmark Christmas movie per day. All that’s left to plan is how

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Beldina’s Single iLY Makes Us Believe in Love Again

It’s safe to say that R&B is in a good place right now. While R&B never died, Beldina shows love to the genre by adding an alternative twist and tantalizing vocals creating a soothing sound perfect for playlists. The Kenyan

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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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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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Summer Walker Suffers From Social Anxiety and Canceled Several Tour Dates and That’s OK

Recently singer Summer Walker who just dropped her debut album “Over It” canceled many of her remaining tour dates. She posted a candid video to her 1.7 million followers explaining how touring doesn’t work well with her introverted personality. “I

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This Year’s Halloween Edition of the 1992 Party Brought Tricks and Treats

This Halloween our downtown sweetheart threw an epic edition of The 1992 party for her favorite holiday. Vashtie and crew tore it down at Schimanski in Williamsburg and the turn out was incredible. Some came in costumes ready to show

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FKA Twigs Blends Genres In Her New Single “Sad Day”

Fitting in a box never mattered to FKA Twigs. She does what wants, creates music with no boundaries and her personal sense of style varies like the weather. In regards to her music, she’s known for bending genres and creating

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Join Us At A Spooky 1992 Party 10/31 at Schmanski

Vashtie is bringing her iconic 1992 Party to Brooklyn for Halloween. Since 2006, Vashtie’s parties have attracted all party-goers and especially, 80’s and 90’s babies looking to really party like it’s 1992. For Halloween, which is Vashtie’s favorite holiday, we’re

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Vashtie Unboxed The Vegan Louis Vuitton Beach Pouch And Your Bag Collection Is Shaking

Two months ago Vashtie purchased a bag from Louis Vuitton bag and she’s FINALLY getting around to opening it. In her unboxing video, she talks about the specs of the Louis Vuitton Beach Pouch, it’s vegan aspects, and she throws

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LIFE: Vashtie DJs at the Puma Flagship Opening in NYC

    It’s safe to say Puma has something for everyone. Whether you’re into working out on a set schedule or casually hanging at a local bar with friends,  Puma creates mulit-purpose clothing that matches your style and occasion. Recently,

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Tyler, The Creator’s IGOR Concert Made Me Feel As If I Were 15 again

If you were a misfit, hipster kid in the year 2011, there’s a good chance a song or two from Goblin, Tyler, The Creator’s debut album, had made its way into the soundtrack of your life. Since then, we’ve grown

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Maluca Mala Lives and Breathes NYC In Her Latest Single “NYC Baby”

As a musician in New York, it’s safe to say standing out is the key to success. No, we don’t mean you have to dye your hair and spend your life savings on the latest sneaker drop, but being uniquely

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Vashtie Shares Her Curly Hair Routine + Secret Leave-In Product!

If you’re like Vasthie, doing your hair isn’t the most exciting thing in the world. But, since you asked, we listened. With a fairly simple routine, (because she doesn’t know her curl type or is really impressed with her current

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Princess Nokia Talks S.H.I.T In Her Latest Visual

They say if you don’t have haters then you’re not doing something right. Well, we’re not sure about that, but Princess Nokia has a message to all of hers. She prides in working hard, keeping her energy clean, and promoting

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Aleali May and Vashtie Chat About Their Sneaker Collabs + Streetwear

We know what you’re thinking: This is the most iconic collaboration ever. And you’re right. On Aleali May’s Complex show Get It Together, she chatted with Vashtie about streetwear, women in sneakers, and paving a way for women in the

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PREMIERE: Layomi The Tampa Baes Have Dope Boyz Goin’ Crazy

Believe it or not, hip hop is less than 50 years old. Throughout the years, we’ve watched the movement transform from the beatboxing we all nostalgically ooze over to it being infused with modern sounds and influences. For Tampa’s Layomi The

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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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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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My 5 Favorite Scandinavian Songstresses Slaying the Charts!

As some of you may know, I am dating a Dane…a man from Denmark…Copenhagen to be exact. Naturally, I am so curious about him and his country – but also his area of the world, known as Scandinavia. As a

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Vashtie’s New YouTube Episode: The How & Why of Celery Juice & A Confession!

What is up, fam’?! Have you seen my new YouTube Channel? It’s chock full all the nonsense you might remember from my VashtieTV Episodes like; my wild work days/nights but, also it now shares my wellness world that you may

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LIFE: Nas presents Illmatic XXV: Memory Lane in NYC Pop-Up in Honor of Album’s 25th Anniversary

  Last night, my friend Shabazz invited me out to her event that she was doing to celebrate Nas and the 25th Anniversary of “Illmatic” (aka, one of my Top Favorite 3 Albums OF ALL TIME!). Over the years I’ve

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Re-Launch of YouTube.Com/Vashtie

So, for those of you who have followed me – you my remember my VASHTIE TV Episodes where I detailed my travels, life experiences and pointless adventures. After Instagram took off in 2010, I started to dabble in social media

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LIFE: DJ’ing For Snark Park & American Express at Hudson Yards (3.15.19)

Special shoutout to Daniel Arsham, the Snarkitecture Gang and American Express for having me DJ their celebratory private dinner for Snark Park at the newly debuted Hudson Yards. If you haven’t heard about Hudson Yards, it is the nation’s largest

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