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#ThingsToDoWithVashtie: Shift Party NYC 10/19

Looking for something to do this weekend? Luckily the VashtieDotCom team has your back. Our Downtown Sweetheart will be DJing at Schimanski on Thursday, October 19th and you don’t want to miss it.  Also on the line up: Clockwork DJ,

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Meet Farris, the graphic designer changing the Industry

For musicians, the music isn’t the only thing important to the art when it comes to the composition of an album. The backstory and inspiration all come together to create the full package. Because of this it is important that

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#ThrowItBack: Vashtie’s West Indian Summer is a Hot Gyal’s Anthem

We’re knees deep into fall, but aren’t shamed to say we miss summer. This Throwback Thursday we’re reminiscing on hot summer days, melting ice pops, staying out way too late, and that crop top that so many likes on Instagram.

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5 New Highly Anticipated Rock Albums Expected To Be Released This Fall

  2017 have been a year of heartache and heartbreak, as we lost both Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell and Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, two months apart from one another. However, as we lost rock legends, we gained potential ones with new

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Our Favorite Adult Swim tracks from September

  For the past few months, we’ve had our eye (and our ears) on the adult swim singles released by the AS team weekly. Their goal? Give us new music from artists we’ve heard of and ones we haven’t along

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Tom Petty, A Staple in Rock, Dies at 66

Sitting between the shelves of your grandparent’s record collection, you may find an old record of Tom Petty’s. It’s covered in dust, but trust us, the record is still good.  Since 1970, Tom Petty has made a stride in rock

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Tidal provides a concert for Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria Relief

With the strikes of Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria many celebrities have been asking for donations for those in need of the places they’ve hit. Contributing to something for a cause other than posting to the gram is something people

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5 New Highly Anticipated POP Albums Expected To Be Released This Fall

2017 has certainly been the year of POP music with releases from Ed Sheeran, Drake, Deadmau5 and many more. As we draw down to final four months of the year, Artists such as Taylor Swift, Sam Smith and Miley Cyrus

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Flashback Friday: Remembering 112, Ginuwine, and Dru hill

Growing up, 112, Ginuwine, and Dru Hill were among the many artists my mom would blast in car rides or early mornings while she cleaned up the house on Saturdays. I’ll always remember her singing to me while I would

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Playlist: Paris Fashion Week

As Vashtie gets ready to head to Paris, here are some French sounds that will take you across the pond with her. With a mix of some renowned names like Booba and La Fouine, as well as some more up-and-coming

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5 New Highly Anticipated Rap/R&B Albums Expected To Be Released This Fall

As we approach the final stretch of 2017, a lot of albums flooded both the airwaves and the billboard charts. From Jay-Z’s “4:44” to Kendrick’s DAMN, It’s been a great year in music. From R&B to Rap and everything in

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Bishop Briggs Creates a new Alternative Sound

Los Angeles based artist, Bishop Briggs, recently released her latest video to accompany her track, “Be Your Love.” The unique thing about this, is that the emerging artist took a different route and released a lyrical video first for the

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Theblacktongue Resorts to Violence with new Mixtape and Collection

What happens after theblacktongue’s highly successful 64 nights of christmas collection? The wild New York born and bred fashion house take a  trip to a few popular vacation towns within the state for the summer and continue their hooligan-esque activity. Their latest

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Lana Del Ray drops visual for “White Mustang”

Back in July, NY raised songstress Lana Del Rey who’s known for giving us old Hollywood glamour vibes and breathtaking notes, released her fifth studio album entitled Lust For Life. The album itself gave us an arrange of themes from

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Playlist: English Breakfast – London Fashion Week

The memories from NYFW are starting to fade, which means we can make room for memories of London Fashion week kicking off this weekend. As Vashtie gets ready to head to London, here are some U.K. sounds that will take

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Is Rock & Roll Culture Being Appropriated? Here’s Why It’s Important To Know What You’re Wearing

Now more than ever rock and roll t-shirts are being commonly worn by today’s youth with bands such as Metallica and Guns N Roses.  As most would think, wearing a t-shirt of any brand would mean you support that brand

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Syd Unravels “Always Never Home” EP

In February, Syd released her debut album Fin and now she follows it up, albeit very quickly, with her three song EP Always Never Home.  This short project includes the August release of “Bad Dream/No Looking Back” as well as two new

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Adult Swim releases New Singles from Jay IDK, The Juju Exchange, Lord RAJA + more

Keeping up with Adult Swim playlist this year might seem a little hectic seeing as they release at least one new song every week, but since they have started the vashtie.com team has you covered every month with the most

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Throw It Back: Lessons in R&B Lyrics

Why Crazy In Love Is A Milestone for Women Born In The 90’s  Along With Every Other Relationship Song Disguised As Bops  It’s no surprise that artists’ sing their pain. Blinded by the beat most listeners can’t see the tragedy

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Women Unmasked: Disc Jockey’s

The Disc Jockey is undoubtedly one of the most important aspects in the music industry. They run the show, keep the crowd hype, and ultimately are the commanders of the ship. Back when Hip Hop was just emerging, DJ’s were

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The Importance of Self-Esteem with Princess Nokia

“I am a gorgeous woman. It’s not me being egotistical or narcissistic, it’s just a fact. I’m a knock out,” says New York native Princess Nokia, as she smiles into the camera for her Genius.com interview. As she crosses her

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PLAYLIST: Back To School

  With the final days of summer winding down and the fall semester approaching, students are packing their bags to either return to their stomping grounds or take their first step on the journey of the rest of their lives.

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Vashtie and Noumenon Collaborate for ‘Nothing New’ Mixtape

“Nothing New” is a collection of songs curated and mixed by Vashtie and Noumenon that display how Hip Hop’s most notable artists have cleverly sampled from the most influential and legendary musicians of all time. With artists ranging from James

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King Krule Releases a Visual for ‘Czech One’

King Krule quickly reminds us that 2017’s music is genre-less and stems from the sweet nothings of spoken word poetry in his latest visual for Czech One. In the video, the red-haired English singer-songwriter boards a plane to an unknown destination

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#WCW: Female MC’s You Should Be Paying Attention To

Whenever a new list of “New Artists You Need To Listen to” comes out out various media outlets, you’ll find an eclectic group of artists with different sounds, looks, and unbeknown to us, genders. So why is it when we

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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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