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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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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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Premiere: “French New York Wave” An 8 Minute Short Dir. by Vashtie

  In a quest to find true love, a young woman says “peace out” to her home of New York and “bonjour” to Paris. Trading in her Timberland Boots for Repetto Ballet Flats, she leaves her Big Apple ways behind

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LIFE: The Story Behind My Short Film, “French New York Wave”

Before I debut my film, I have to tell you a story and share some “behind the scenes”… Me and Gigie Cosmic, shooting “French New York Wave” Paris, Oct. 2017 While I was in Paris for Fashion Week (October 2017),

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A Stop-Over in London to Play with The Knicks – Maya Jama, AlunaGeorge, John Starks & More!

As I was planning a trip to Paris for Men’s Fashion Week last week, I was invited by Lea Juliano of Madison Square Garden to attend a New York Knicks/Squarespace event in London. You know I am always down to

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Orlando Artist @Deadmonbernz’s style remains notable among the masses

Scrolling through Leonardo Florimon’s (aka Deadmonbernz) Instagram, you may find a few things: a wide range of beautiful women, colleges of your favorite models and artists, and a kid wearing a face mask. He is an artist, a damn good

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#BeautyTipTuesday: Men need Skin Care too. Luka Sabbat shares his routine

  Caring your skin every day is just as important as getting dressed, working out and eating right. Our skin, especially our faces set a tone for first impressions. For men, sometimes skin care isn’t the first thing on their

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Fran Drescher’s Style Maybe Reborn in Cardi B in a “The Nanny” Reboot

It’s safe to say watching nostalgic TV is one of our favorite past times. The Nanny, the popular 90’s sitcom is one of our favorites, which stars Fran Drescher, a fashion icon that your fave could never compete with. With

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LIFE: DJ’ing For Perry Ellis “America” Collection Revival (10.4.18)

Last night, I DJ’ed for the iconic Perry Ellis and the revival of their “America” Collection. Recently modeled by son of Snoop Dog, Cordell Broadus, the collection proves that these 90’s staples can endure the test of time. The scene

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8 Halloween Candies You Had No Idea Were Vegan

Halloween is right around the corner and there are three things on our mind: our costume, the end of our sober October challenge and all the candy we will enjoy throughout the month. If you’re like us, vegan candy is

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XXX Tentacion releases Visual for Moonlight

Death is inevitable. But it’s easy to stay in touch with a lost musician by playing their old records and watching their old performances. As for the late South Florida rapper XXX Tentacion, his material seems endless making it seem has

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LISTEN: Robyn Releases New Song “Honey”

Ya’ll know I love Swedish Sensation Robyn. Ever since her US debut with her 1997 hit “Do You Know” and “Show Me”, I was blown away and low-key amazed that this R&B/Hip Hop inspired artist was Scandinavian. Her career and

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#DoinItWellWednesday: Wu-Tang Partners With White Castle For A Vegan Slider

Fast food may be one of the quickest options when you’re on the go, but let’s face it, it may not be the healthiest. We all love a good burger and fries, so when we choose to indulge, it’s vegan.

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The Urbanworld Film Festival is for true film lovers

The Urbanworld Film Festival has continued to champion the work of predominantly black talents and filmmakers across the country for the last 22 years. It’s  one of the largest internationally competitive festivals of its kind. Each year, they curate a

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#BeautyTipTuesday: How to Clean Your Gold Jewelry at home

We all like nice and shiny things right? Let’s keep them that way. There’s no better feeling than purchasing a brand new gold chain and watching it glimmer in the sunlight. It makes a statement. After a long while of

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#VashtieMusic: Tara Lily Pours It Out in Jazzy Single Stormy Nights

Sometimes it feels like it’s always raining Jazz singer Tara Lily has had a few stormy nights, but that’s fine. We’re hear to listen. The visual directed by Lucien Clarke captures Tara wandering around various locations including a motel, the beach,

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Childish Gambino Walks Through a Summer of Pop Culture In His Latest Visual for Feels Like Summer

It’s been a long summer While summer is coming to an end, pop culture has no limitations. Before we trade in our short shorts for denim jackets, Childish Gambino walks us through what it felt like all summer. The visual

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#MusicMonday: Kesi’s Ekstra is the international bop we need

Rap music knows every language. Whether you’re head nodding to Gucci Mane in English, Bad Bunny in Spanish or Kesi in Danish; its a bop. Rapper/ Songwriter Kesi dives deep into hard hitting baselines and finger snaps with his latest

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JunglePussy Demands your Mind, Soul and Hole ‘All Of You’ Video

I can make no promises ’cause I may just become a fool for you Sometimes you fall hopelessly in love and you can’t get up. It’s ok. We got you. It may take a lot for New York native JUNGLEPUSSY

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NYC Singer ilham Tells us About “Last Night”

Last night, ilham knew what she wanted. And it was you. Earlier this year, NYC singer ilham gave us a breath of fresh air in the alternative R&B scene. The control she has in her classically trained voice allows her

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#VashtieVitals: Three supplements you should try

Did you get the right about of fiber in your breakfast this morning? What about a balanced portion of protein for lunch? Sometimes we don’t get all the nutrition we need from our daily routine and that’s okay. We don’t judge.

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Father Returns With Two New Singles “Lotto” and “We Had A Deal”

If you’re like us, you’ve been missing your friendly neighborhood Father on the music scene. The Atlanta based rapper, label owner, and creative took some time to lay low in terms of releasing music, but it doesn’t mean we forgot about

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XXXTENTACION battles his demons in his ‘SAD!’ Video

Fighting your inner demon is a battle within itself. It takes the strength to acknowledge your wrongs, accept them, and determine what you’re going to do to make it right. As for the late Broward County artist, XXXTENTACION, he wrote his

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LIFE: I DJed In Xi’an, China For The First Time

This past weekend, I took my first trip to China to DJ for House Of Vans in the city of Xian. It was a long trip; 13 hours to Beijing and another 2 hour connecting flight to my destination of

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A Review: Kanye West’s “Ye” Sheds Light on Bi-Polar Disorder, Family Woes and more

“The most beautiful thoughts are always besides the Darkest” seemed to be the bar which set the entire tone for Kanye’s newest project, Ye.  After a controversial 2 year hiatus, The new-found Super Hero has returned to rescue those of us

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Kanye West Took the Internet to Wyoming and This is What Happened

Kayne West flew everyone out to Wyoming yesterday and we weren’t there. Nope, we didn’t end up flying out to the seemingly beautiful state that features nestled mountains and nature life to stream the coveted new Kanye West album, but

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Lykke Li’s pop/electronic sound is a breath of fresh air

I hate when I feel as if I’ve been living under a rock in when it comes to music. And that’s exactly how I’ve been feeling about Lykke Li’s new music. I have been listening to Lykke Li’s music since

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#VeganVitals: Top Protein Sources For The Vegan Who Doesn’t Want To Lose Weight

Let’s be real, we have all thought about going vegetarian, vegan, or pescatarian at least once or twice in our life. One of my best friends went vegan and she looks and feels better than ever. Her skin is glowing,

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[Review]: Smino Shed Light on Melodic Rap At The Music Hall of Williamsburg

Smino, originally from St. Louis, took Brooklyn by storm yesterday evening. The singer/rapper swept the audience away by playing an extended set featuring an 8-piece band, as opposed to a DJ-only rap show. Though doors were at 8pm at the

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Tierra Whack Shows us a Whack World

Growing up, being whack wasn’t a good thing. It was something you’re called when you didn’t fit in, it wasn’t cool enough, or just plain ol’ ugly. Today, Whack has a new meaning. It belongs to Philly artist Tierra, who

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Four Reasons Why Fanny Packs are a Summer Must Have

Fanny packs have been making a comeback for a while now, and for good reason — they are versatile, hands-free, and due to a few recent updates, they aren’t bad on the eyes either. Just think about it: How great

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PUMA x MCM celebrates hip-hop culture with collection

When it comes to fashion in hip-hop, two brands that have been loyal and embracive to the realms of the most popular genre in America has been PUMA and MCM.  Back in the 80s. the Puma Suede was utilized by

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Balenciaga Debuts Fall 2018 Collection Look-book

In recent years, Balenciaga has proved to be fashion’s hottest brand  and they sure do live up to the hype. The house is well known for creating avant-garde structural pieces, straddling the edge of fashion and forecasting the future of

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