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HYUKOH: Breaking Out of the K-Pop Umbrella

Any conversation about South Korea can lead one to the world of K-Pop, pop music originating from South Korea. Although many are still unfamiliar with the high-pitched choruses and dance moves, K-pop groups have had a cult following for decades

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18′ Grammy Nominations Rolls In On The Diversity Wave

The Grammys announced their 2018 nominees on Monday (November 28), and was met with both cheers and jeers. The most notable thing about the nominations this year, may be the fact that there is no white male artists nominated for

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A$AP Ferg Gives Several Reasons to Have a Good Mattress with A$AP Rocky in New Visual

After a long day at work, there’s nothing more satisfying than jumping in bed. With fresh sheets, a lit candle, and your favorite book to read, relaxation awaits. But in Harlem native A$AP Ferg’s case, there’s plenty more to do

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Jaden Smith’s SYRE: A Beautiful Confusion

I remember a time when Jaden Smith’s cryptic tweets would puzzle me to the point of a headache. While some tweets threw me for a loop, others were advanced and forward thinking. Jaden won me over some time ago when

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SZA gets personal with her acoustic twist on “Go Gina”

It seems like SZA is just the gift that keeps on giving this year . She not only released one of the best albums of this year but she also created a single for our favorite show Insecure entitled Quicksand.

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Kanye West Trademarks “Yeezy Sounds” For New Streaming Service

Kanye West is never short of ideas. t’s reported that he has trademarked “Yeezy Sound” for a streaming service. This comes after the very public blow out between Ye and his former business endeavor with Jay-z, Tidal. Kanye asked for

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Rihanna proves Diversity by rapping in N.E.R.D’s latest single Lemon

It’s official: there is nothing Robyn ‘Rihanna’ Fenty can’t do. On Wednesday, Rihanna dropped some major bars on N.E.R.D.’s newest single Lemon. The single is the group’s first release since 2010 and has been confirmed as a part of a soon

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Kelela’s Hair Leaves No Room For Mystery in Blue Light Video

The Aquamarine background in Alternative R&B singer Kelela’s visual for Blue Light is easy on the eyes. Her yellow zip dress is perfect for the occasion for a “casual” night out with her hair as it undresses her while she pours

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Albums/Projects You To Need To Hear This Fall

When it comes to fall, we have two things we can always look forward to: layering up and wearing Timbs and getting exposed to new music. If you haven’t been paying attention, this past month until now has been project

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October’s Adult Swim Singles include Bosco, Abra, Moor Mother and more

This year, Adult Swim has released their annual singles playlist song by song. They took the different route to release a new song every week. As Adult Swim continues to release new hits every week, we will continue to share

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RECAP: ComplexCon’s Fresh Faces

Complex Media is where pop culture pops. The coveted magazine, website, and social hub is known for satire filled hip hop pieces, the quickest cop spots on your favorite hype beast sneakers and one of the best places to find

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REVIEW: Tyler, The Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw Is A Safe Space For All

“There’s so many different kinds of people here,” my friend said. It’s the first thing you notice when you walk onto the grounds of LA Colosseum for Camp Flog Gnaw. The carnival is the brain child of Tyler, the Creator.

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Majid Jordan Talks Complexity of Love in Sophomore Album The Space Between

The long awaited release of Majid Jordan’s The Space Between filled all the check boxes you expected. Did Majid provide soft cooing lullabies? Yes. Did Jordan mix 90s synth and groove R&B bumps into their own authentic style of new

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5 Women That Slayed Their Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival Performance

The music industry can be an intensely male-dominated space. Tyler, the Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw carnival made sure that wasn’t the case. Although we’re only talking about five of them, the festival lineup was at least 20 percent women, whose

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HIP HOP HORROR-AY: ESSENTIAL SONGS FOR YOUR HALLOWEEN PLAYLIST

Halloween is right around the corner and we all the know the hassle that comes with creating the perfect costume. So sit back and relax to this playlist that’s sure to get any party started. Whether confronting their demons or

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Kieran Meadows Celebrates Cuffing Season With “Summer Leaves Change To Fall” Mix

The leaves are changing colors, the weather is getting colder and all of your old boos are hitting you up. By now, you should already know what time it is: Cuffing Season. While at VashtieDotCom, we cuff for a reason,

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Dylan the Gypsy Turned Her DJing Passion into A Full Time Career

The role of the Dj is one that was once highly regarded, then took a back seat to the Emcee, but it now living in its proper glory. It’s more than just playing radio hits or music to turn up

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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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