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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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Why We Waited Until Halloween To See Joker

  “Joker,” the origin story of Gotham’s most famous villain is delightfully deranged and just in time for Halloween. The film stars Joaquin Phoenix and is a mix of thrill, horror and awesome cinematography. It has all the makings of a

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Why Issa Rae’s Music Label Is Important to Film

From being a director, writer, and actor, Issa Rae has become quite the Renaissance woman. A black woman who wears many different hats and does it well. Starting with her YouTube series, Awkward Black Girl that debuted back in 2011,

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Your Favorite Halloween Movies Are Now on Netflix

Halloween is right around the corner and we already know it’s Vashtie’s favorite holiday. To celebrate, not only are we throwing a Halloween edition of the 1992 party, but we’re cozying up to watch a few scary movies with a

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Favorite Movie Mean Girls

Today is October 3rd and that can only mean one of three things: Your rent is three days late, there’s something coming out of your account as an automated payment or you’re watching Mean Girls all day. If you’re like

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#FilmFriday: Edwin Ortiz Jr. Releases His First Book Entitled “The Odyssey”

Vashties photographer, Edwin Ortiz Jr. just released his first photography book, The Odyssey” and we couldn’t be more proud of him! The title of the book pulls inspiration from the ancient Greek poem, “The Odyssey” by Homer. In Edwin’s words,

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Loyal Duce Drops Visual For “Uncensored” With A Cameo From Va$htie

Today, New York rapper Loyal Duce dropped his visual for “Uncensored” which features lyrics about Vashtie. The video has a special cameo from our girl as well, peep Vashties video girl moment below:

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Kid Cudi Announces ‘Entergalactic” Album With A Kenya Barris Netflix Series

Kid Cud announced his upcoming album Entergalatic, is set for 2020 and will soundtrack his new adult animated series by Netflix. The multi creative Cudi will star in, write, and executive produce the series.  He’s teamed up with with Black-ish creator and Girls Trip

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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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‘Of Mics and Men’: Showtime’s Wu-Tang Clan Docu-Series Gives Us An In-Depth Look On The Groups Legacy & Cultural Impact

It is not easy to create a legacy and cultural impact that lives throughout multiple eras of music. So many new hip hop groups within New York City had come and gone, and we’ll never hear of them again. For

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Megan Thee Stallion’s Mini Documentary on Apple Music’s Up Next Series

H-town’s hottie, Megan Thee Stallion, has a mini documentary on Apple Music’s Up Next series as their artist of the month.  In the film she speaks on growing up on the South side of Houston, when she first started writing

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#FilmFridays: A Look Inside Teyana Taylor’s Female-Led Production Company

Teyana Taylor explains balance with Joe Budden as she talks about her recent behind the camera moves. Teyana has evolved into a director, a passion which she started in 2011. On set, as a model and singer she would assist

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#FilmFriday: Kerwin Frost Announces His 1st Annual Film Festival In NYC

Spaghetti boy, DJ, creative, Kanye’s go-to interviewer & all around hilarious bad ass Kerwin Frost has partnered up with Cash App for something special! If you’ve been keeping up with the partnerships adventures & content than you know that they

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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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WATCH: Teyana Taylor’s Self Directed Music Video For The “Gonna Love Me” Wu-Mix

Teyana Taylor shared the music video for the Wu-Tang Clan remix of “Gonna Love Me” on Friday, December 14th. The video was self-directed by the R&B singer and it features Ghostface Killah, Method Man, and Raekwon. “Gonna Love Me” is among

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WATCH: Travis Scott Directs Satirical Visual For Kodak Black’s “ZeZe”

Was Offset on set or naw? Travis Scott decided to take matters into his own hands when it came to the music video for the heavily anticipated Kodak Black track “ZeZe” featuring himself and Offset. Scott put on his video

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Billie Eilish Hits Us With A Holiday Ballad For New Apple Music Ad

16-year-old Billie Eilish has the voice of a literal angel. Eilish is one of the biggest breakout artists of 2018 with over a billion streams for her single “When The Party’s Over”(we were so obsessed with dark & intense music

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Dj’ing The New York Premiere Of The Film ‘Skate Kitchen’

On August 7th, I had the pleasure of DJing for the premiere of Skate Kitchen at The Standard Biergarten. Skate Kitchen is a narrative and feature film about an introverted teenage skateboarder from Long Island who meets and befriends an

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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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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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[Review]: Ocean’s 8 Is A Good example of women not being ‘perfect’

When it was revealed that we were getting an Ocean’s 8 movie focused solely on women the Internet rejoiced. And as production for the movie went underway we got pictures of the women in characters our excitement went through the

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#FilmFridays: Netflix & Chill With The Obamas

The Obama’s are making a jump from politics to informational entertainment. Our favorite presidential couple has officially signed a development deal with Netflix where they will be producing films and TV shows for the streaming service. Rumors began to brew

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#FilmFridays: Deadpool 2

On a whim last Sunday my two best friends and I decided to see Deadpool 2. Was I excited to see Deadpool 2? Not really. Did I enjoy myself watching Deadpool 2? Hell yes. As someone that has seen the

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#BTS: She got Game – Vashtie Directs for Bleacher Report

After 20 years, He Got Game is still a movie we can watch and enjoy it as if it just came out.  If you haven’t seen the movie, the 1998 sports drama film was written,produced and directed by Spike Lee.

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GoPro Launches New Trade Program: Swap Old Gear For New Gear

Do you have an old digital camera laying around your house? If the answer is yes then this article is for you. GoPro has recently announced a new program that allows you to trade-in your old digital camera for a

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Six Tribeca Film Festival Premieres we can’t wait to see

Founded in 2001 by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, the Tribeca Film Festival was created after 9/11 to help revitalize lower Manhattan. Running April 18th – 29th, it’s known for providing a platform for films focused on

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#FilmFridays: Avengers: Infinity War

Thanos wants his stones and he wants them now. In the words of Big Freedia “I did not come to play with you hoes, ha-ha, I came to slay,” that’s exactly the energy Thanos had the entire movie. For two

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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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“Roxanne Roxanne” is now on Netflix

Roxanne Shanté was the first solo female rapper who solidified her place in music history by recording a response track to U.T.F.O’s “Roxanne, Roxanne” titled “Roxanne’s Revenge” at the age of 14; this single hit No. 22 on the Billboard

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#FridayFilms: A Wrinkle In Time

I have never seen Selma, but I have seen the documentary 13 and I have seen seasons of Queen Sugar. I did not read A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle but I do enjoy fantasy and science fiction themed

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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 2018 and at VashtieDotCom, we’re here for it. On Wednesdays we celebrate not only a woman we’re

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#FilmFriday: Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther Success

Ryan Coogler is a young 31 year-old African-American director and screenwriter who was responsible for Fruitvale Station, Creed, and the latest success of Black Panther. If you look at these movies, they were all amazing, but the film that was

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Sade Will Release New Music After Seven Years On Ava DuVernay’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

The legendary and iconic songstress and fairy Godmother, Sade is set to release new music very soon. Ava DuVernay took to Twitter to share the amazing news that Sade will be creating an original song for the upcoming film, A

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This is What Really Happened at Cash Money Records: Birdman Releases a Tell all Documentary

Ever wonder what really happens at Cash Money Records? With all the rumors circling around Nicki Minaj, Drake, and Lil Wayne, their most coveted signees, the streets are talking and Birdman finally has answers. Birdman finally released his Cash Money

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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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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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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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Your Film Guide for Black History Month

EVERY MONTH IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH! But in the eyes of the American government, February is the annual observance into the contributions and achievements Black people have made throughout history. And what better way to compliment that clenched fist in

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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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