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Women Unmasked: WondaGurl

The producer has become one of the most important roles in the music industry over the years. The work the producer puts in can make all the difference in the sound of a single. Producers like Sonny Digital and Metro

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Ski Mask The Slump God’s “Catch Me Outside” is a GO

If  you’ve been active between SoundCloud and Twitter, you’re probably familiar with rapper Ski Mask The Slump God. The rapper has been responsible for highly played mixtapes like Drown In Designer, Very Rare Lost Files, Slaps for My Drop Top

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A$AP Twelvyy Drops His Debut Album, 12

A$AP Twelvyy, member of rap group A$AP Mob, has finally released his long awaited debut album after letting anticipation build for almost over 10 years. His debut studio album, 12 , is everything that we expected and more for those

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Quickie: BJ The Chicago Kid

The Short… Name: Bryan Sledge Stage Name: BJ The Chicago Kid Astrological Sign: November 23rd, Sagittarius Born & Raised: Chicago, IL Currently Residing: LA So tell us a little about yourself…. I was born and raised on the south side

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#ThrowBackThursday: Top 5 Tracks from Drake’s ‘Nothing Was the Same’ Album

Drake has grown from the actor rolling around in a wheelchair on Canada’s coveted teen show Degrassi to the entertainer collaborating with super peers such as Nicki Minaj, Birdman, Lil Wayne, Pimp C and more. On this Throwback Thursday, we’re

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Adult Swim Continues to Release Hot Singles

Since the beginning of the 2017 Adult Swim singles program, the vashtie.com team has been keeping up with all of the tracks released for the duration of each month. With July ending, here is a quick overview of what Adult

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Cardi B’s Rise to Stardom and Track Record Speaks for Itself

The glow up Cardi B exudes is not one to ignore. After solidifying herself as a social media powerhouse and fashion muse, the breakout star from the Bronx, NY just signed a multi-million dollar deal with Atlantic Records. She now

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Flashback Friday: Remembering “What’s the 411?”

On this day in 1992, 25 years ago, the infamous Mary J. Blige released her first studio album titled, What’s the 411?, executive produced by P. Diddy. Since then, Mary has made a name for herself while becoming one of the

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Today’s Hip Hop Correlates Music with Fashion through Personal Style

Over the years, Hip-Hop has emerged itself into the fashion world. There now is a thin line between high fashion and the Hip-Hop culture itself. Artist are now brand ambassadors and who the world looks to to find a new

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Tyler, the Creator opens up to listeners With Flower Boy

Growing up, Tyler, the Creator was always the person I would sneak and listen to on the way to class. I was first introduced to him in 9th grade. The guy I was dating at the time was a skater

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Cinematic Saturday: Jay-z’s ‘A Genius Leaves the Hood’

Before we begin, let us start with the facts. Sean Carter, known to most as Jay-Z was born December 4th, 1969 in Brooklyn, NY. Growing up in Marcy Projects, Jay-Z would go from a (very profitable) drug dealer to an

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5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Metallica

One of the first rules of fashion is to never wear a tee representing a band you’ve never heard of, can’t name one song by, or the top was just on sale at Forever21. Regardless of your reason, you probably

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Recap: Vashtie Brings Back her Classic 1992 Party

Video by: @le.Minor On Thursday, our favorite “downtown sweetheart” reminded us all why there is nothing better than gyrating and “throwing it back” to some good ole’ classics! Hosted by Gitoo and joined by a roster of eclectic djs like

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Michael Kraun Takes The “Next Steps” in his First Visual

  Some may say argue that hip hop is dead and the rise of mumble rap has come to conquer the rap scene (we may be already there.) But with a breath of fresh air, Queens native Michael Kraun is

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Playlist: The Friday Night Turn Up

It’s been a long week. You missed the bus, your boss gave you the side eye when you didn’t ‘reply all’ on the company weekly email and you spilled coffee all over the thrifted jeans you planned on posted on

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Vic Mensa announces new album and how you can listen to it early

Last month, Chicago MC Vic Mensa released a four track capsule entitled Manuscript produced by Pharrell and Mike Dean that would give us a slight introduction into what to expect from him this summer. Being that his capsule consists of

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The evolution of hip hop and fashion through the decades

Over the years, hip hop has done more than just influence the music industry. Hip hop has somehow found its way into the world of television commercials, movies, food, and even into the fashion. Though many factors have contributed to

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XXL Freshman 2017 Kamaiyah creates her own lane as a female rapper

When you think the words “west coast rapper,” a handful of names come to mind, but one you shouldn’t forget is  Kamaiyah. She’s an Oakaland based rapper that easily brings back old school west coast vibes.  Recently covering XXL magazine for

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#ThingsToDoWithVashtie: Friends & Lovers in BK

Looking for something to do with Vashtie tonight? Brooklyn Took It presents a night of positive vibes and dope music by some of NYC”s most talented lady DJs including our own Vashtie Kola. Tonight’s line up also include Rogue, Sade,

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Vince Staples’ Big Fish Theory Album: Review

Back in April, Vince sat down with Complex to express that his upcoming album would serve a “being larger than life in a smaller world” perspective as he unravels his way through the industry. Recently rapper from the “norfside” Vince Staples released his

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Adult Swim Releases six more singles

At the end of May, Adult Swim released their first track of their annual Singles Program. It’s been six weeks since then and the work has been nothing less but astonishing. The first track released was a rap song by

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Jay Z “Writes” his Wrongs, Sheds Light Financial Freedom + More on 4:44

  The last thing you’d expect in 2017 would be a new Jay Z album, so Jay Z gave us a new Jay Z album. In the midst of the mumble rap floating around on the Internet. Granted, there’s nothing

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Event Recap: Vashtie Spins at Ray-Ban Soho

  Whether it was the Coolhaus ice cream truck parked right in front, the big black balloons that hinted at a possible turn-up, or passing by and hearing everything from “Supa Dupa Fly” to Sade croon over “Cant Have Everything” by

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#NowPlaying A.Chal x Love N Hennessy

Rhythm and Blues doesn’t sound the same as it does in the 1980s and we’re cool with that. R&B has evolved from the original blues and gospel base and added a spin of  heavy 808s and auto tune, but one thing

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Cinematic Saturday: What Happened Miss Simone?

  The Minnesota Officer who killed Philando Castile was acquitted. Philando Castile was murdered in a routine traffic stop in July of last year. Officer Jeronimo Yanez believed that Castile was reaching for a gun when he shot him. However his girlfriend,

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Featured: Quickie with Father

T H E S H O R T… Name: Centel Mangam Nickname: Father Birthday and Astrological Sign: August 20, 1990 Born & Raised: Pearl, Mississippi Currently Residing: Los Angeles, CA The Last Song You Played: Gucci Mane – I’m a

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Playlist: Chopped and Screwed

This week, our VashtieDotCom playlist is going to take you to the heart of Houston, Texas, where Chopped and Screwed production is key and where queen Bey first laid her head. We’re sure Bey is playing her own music to

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Throw it Back: 5 Favorite Prodigy Songs

At VashtieDotCom, we’re still mourning the hip-hop great Prodigy. The Mobb Deep member passed away in Las Vegas after being hospitalized for complications caused by sickle cell anemia. While it’s a disease he struggled with as a child, he lived

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Dear Sza, Thank You – A Letter to Women Who Make it Okay to be You

To be young, black, gifted, and woman is to understand your strength, your power, your talents, and your beauty. Somewhere in between reminding myself of these things and showcasing it to the world, I struggled to see any of that

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ThingsToDoWithVashtie: Here and Now

Looking to do something with Vashtie? You already know we have your back. This Saturday, Vashtie will be a special guest at Here and Now. This event will be hosted by Bryan Valdivia along with music by Deemehlow at Ludlow

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Jay Z Becomes The First Rapper in the SongWriters Hall of Fame

  Songwriters have a special place in the music industry as they are the key to making hit songs pop. The endless time they put into the studio rises to the public eye when songs that were first scribbles on

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Joey Bada$$ x Vintage Frames Company

Brooklyn native Joey Bada$$ links with Montreal-based eyewear brand Vintage Frames Company. The collab is a ’90s-inspired eyewear collection for Summer 2017. Joey worked with CEO Corey Shapiro and designed two handcrafted gold oval frames, one with a time dipped ruby-red lens and the

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SZA Explores Her Sexuality in #CTRL

Ask yourself when is the last time you openly talked about your sex life? We’re not talking your dirty group chat with your friends discussing your one night stand, but speaking out loud about being free about your sexuality? Well,

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Summer Body Goals: Teyana Taylor in New Video “Drippin'”

Last week, Teyana Taylor blessed the timeline with a spontaneous video release of her new song with the Migos titled “Drippin” and the only thing we can think of is getting in shape for summer quickly. Following a trend of

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EVENT RECAP: Vashtie Hits Toronto for Manifesto

  Vashtie made waves in Toronto this weekend by headlining the official after party for the Manifesto Music Festival and hosting an event with photographer Che Kothari. The Manifesto afterparty was held in collaboration with the monthly party group High Power in

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Cat Clyde introduces a New Sound with her debut album Ivory Castanets

Cat Clyde isn’t the typical singer songwriter. Her music resonates with a variety of genres which makes a unique sound that is able to captivate a multitude of audiences. Since genre breaking is the route less traveled for most artists,

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PLAYLIST: New York Heat

  Every Friday, the VashtieDotCom team wants to send you into the weekend in a great mood. We know your work week can be long and the weekend ahead seems short, but no worries, we have your back with great

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LIL YACHTY POURS HIS TEENAGE EMOTIONS INTO HIS DEBUT ALBUM

Amongst all the slander, the disrespect, and all the jokes Miles McCollum aka Lil Yachty has skyrocketed into superstardom.  Last week, the 19-year-old musician, creative, designer, and style icon released his long awaited debut project titled Teenage Emotions.  After a

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Adult Swim releases Single with Zaytoven

Oddly enough for a late-night TV Channel, Adult Swim is and has made all the right steps while merging into the music industry. Recently, they shared a pop compilation called Luxe and in December they released a noise compilation titled

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Vashtiedotcom Mix: Moody Days

Sunny days are here, but sometimes our energy is still cloudy– and that’s ok. This playlist is for all of the moody tings across the globe, going through the motions of life and riding the wave. Sometimes we don’t feel ourselves for

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