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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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WolfTyla’s Single All Tinted Is The Reminder of Summer Time We All Need

As we drift into fall and soon into winter, we can’t help but vaguely remember what summer feels like. With Seasonal Depression on the rise, it’s hard not to miss the warm sun on your skin, the extended daylight hours,

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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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Sade Adu , A Timeless Muse In Music History

  Sade Adu. With her voice, she’s a calm breeze of wind that caresses your cheek, who leaves soft kisses on the top of your head. A timeless muse whose vocality and band is enchanting and blissful. Where you feel

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Why We’re Patiently Waiting For A Kids See Ghosts Sequal

There has been a lot of speculation of a sequel since the summer 2018 release of Kids See Ghosts, the album by creative duo Kid Cudi and Kanye West. The album marked a milestone in hip-hop history, as a creative

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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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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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Savannah Cristina is selfish with “Self Care”

Knowing when to put yourself first is important. Taking care of your mental health is essential for your own well being and Savannah Cristina makes sure of that. Currently residing from Miami, Florida the blissful songwriter decided to skip a

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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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[PREMIERE] Ras-I’s “Ordinary Day” Blends Reggae, R&B and Soul

Jamaican singer Ras-I has something special about him. With R&B on the rise, it’s easy to say Ras-I not only brings something different to the table, but he also brings his culture. His new single “Ordinary Day”  fuses notes from modern

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How Megan Thee Stallion is Changing the Beauty Standard

The beauty standard for women in the rap game seems to get more unreachable as the years go by. It has always been difficult for women to reach the beauty standard, but now it is nearly impossible. When Nicki Minaj

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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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7 Rappers From The Rolling Loud NY Lineup That Are Health Conscious

The Rolling Loud festival is coming to NY this October. In just a few weeks Citi Field in Queens will be packed with rappers, artists and tons of festival-goers. The shows will be headlined by big artists like Travis Scott,

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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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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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Doin’ It Well: Anxiety Relief Tips And Jhene Aiko’s Trigger Protection Mantra Pair Perfectly

Over 40 million people in the US suffer from anxiety. Luckily Jhene Aiko provides a possible solution. Her Trigger Protection Mantra is a combination of Jhene’s soothing voice over a pulse of crystal singing bowls. This almost seven-minute long track

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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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#VashtieMusic: Crystal Tamar Releases “U Gon Love Me” BTS Video

Houston’s own Crystal Tamar recently released a BTS look of her soon to be released music video for “U Gone Love Me.” “U Gon Love Me” is the second single from the R&B singer’s debut album. The 46-second teaser shows

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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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#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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#MusicMonday: RICK ROSS ‘PORT OF MIAMI 2’ OUT NOW

The Top 50 Greatest Rappers debate came just in time for Rick Ross to release his 10th studio album, Port of Miami 2. Ross is a rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur and record executive, and his status rarely needs an introduction. He’s

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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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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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#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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#MusicMondays: Get To Know Sevana, The Next Big Star Of In.Digg.Nation Collective

Last Friday, Sevana debuted her brand new single “Nobody Man” accompanied with a vibrant 90’s inspired music video directed by Wade Rhoden. The song is an ode to the audacious concept of being in a faithful relationship. Singer and dancer,

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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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#WomenCrushinItWednesday: It’s a Whack World & We’re Just Living In It With Tierra Whack

Tierra Whack has rapidly and undeniably taken the Contemporary Rap & R&B scene by storm. In what feels like just a year, she has received widespread acclaim for her theatrical approach to music and standout visuals. Whack World, Tierra’s 2018

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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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#VashtieMusic: A VDC Summer Playlist

If you’re anything like me and need a playlist for everything, including workouts, car rides, and mini pregames with your friends before a night out; then you’ve come to the right place.  The VDC team and I put together a

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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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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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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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“New” Artists That Will Have You in The Feels Like It’s The 90’s

What comes to mind when you hear the term “R&B”? Is it a flashback to your parent’s backseat while they play Marvin Gaye and ask, “what you know about this”? Or is it crippling heartbreak, vulnerability, and a romance that

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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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#VashtieMusic: GETOVERHER Premieres New Visual For “DIRTY BLONDE” AND ANAVY BLUE EP

His new song “Dirty Blonde” is a bittersweet serenade about the stunning archetype who charms your heart and plays with your emotions simply for the attention and validation.  Produced by himself and his music producer, Mountain, sonically the single pays

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It’s Going to Be a Hot Girl Summer: How Megan Thee Stallion’s New Album “Fever” is Having Us All Want to Drive the Boat all Summer 2019

If you’re on social media just as much as I am and simply haven’t been living under a rock for the past few weeks , then you should know how HOT this summer is going to be (pun intended). Meg

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Dutch Singer Nicole Bus Gives Us A Springtime Love Anthem With Hit Single “You”

Last year “Boo’d Up” by Ella Mai was the summer anthem, this year Dutch singer Nicole Bus is giving us another summer in love anthem with her new single “You”. Just like you, I have never heard of Nicole Bus

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