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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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#VashtieMusic: Stonie Blue Brings House Music Back To It’s Roots With His Latest EP ‘Black House Brownstone’

Our friend, Ant Blue Jr. recently dropped his latest EP entitled, ‘Black House Brownstone’. With an intro by Vashtie, the 4 track compilation was created with a mission to bring house music back to where it started. “I’m just trying

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#IllmaticXXV: Our Favorite Bars From Our Favorite Nas Album

Yesterday, April 19th marked the 25th anniversary of one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time, Nas’s Illmatic. This platinum-selling gritty album made every New Yorker feel like a king or queen while walking the streets of their beloved

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A Houston Native’s Take On Solange’s New Album ‘When I Get Home’

When I say there’s just something about an artist from Houston, I’m not being biased, it’s just solid facts. You see, being from Houston gives you a special type of appreciation for the unique culture it consists of. You represent

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#HappyValentinesDay: 20 Nostalgic Love Songs From 1992

Happy Valentines Day! Whether you like it or not today will be filled with “all that of lovey dove sh*t” *Drake Voice*. From the oversized teddy bears…to the chocolate covered strawberries..to your auntie dressed in all red with iced out

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#HappyBirthdayBobMarley: 10 Bob Marley Quotes To Live By

Today we pay tribute one of the most influential and inspirational musicians to walk this planet earth, Bob Marley. The legendary reggae star and truth teller would have been 74 years old today. When you think about peace, serenity, and

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WATCH: KELOW LATESHA’S VISUAL FOR ‘PRADA ME’

DMV’s own Kelow Latesha released a glowing visual to her latest hit single “Prada Me“. “Prada Me” was inspired by her doubters and she didn’t hesitate to show up and show out for this one with the help of the

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#HappyBirthdayKidCudi: Scott Mescudi’s Personal Favorite Old Albums Of All Time

Today we are celebrating the life of living legend and a great friend of Vashtie, Scott Mescudi aka Kid Cudi. Social media is gushing today with love and appreciation for the beautiful soul and spirit that is Kid Cudi. Fans everywhere

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#RakimApperciation: 5 Things You Might Not Know About The Rapper Who Is In Your Top Fives, Top 5

This week we are celebrating the born day of an emcee who made an everlasting footprint during the Golden Era of hip-hop. Rakim is known for his compound rhyming by using words that have two or more syllables in one

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#HappyBirthdaySlickRick: 7 Random Facts You May Not Have Known About Rick The Ruler

Happy Birthday to Slick Rick, today the legend turns 54 years old. Born Ricky Martin Lloyd Walters on this date in 1965 in London, England, Slick Rick is known as one of the best storytellers in the history of hip hop.

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#HappyBirthdayDavidBowie: 7 Fun Facts About The King of Glam Rock

Today we celebrate the late David Bowie on what would have been his 72nd birthday. Bowie is known as the king of glam rock, a style of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s. It

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LISTEN: Vic Mensa’s ‘Hooligans’ EP

Vic Mensa ended 2018 with an artistic bang when he released his latest EP Hooligans on Dec.14th. The EP is a compilation of pleasant melodies, dark and light alternative sounds. The eight-song project shows Vic Mensa’s true creative process as

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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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MUSIC: Meet The Up & Coming Artists Featured On BBC’s Sound Of 2019 List

The year is coming to an end and writers are making their traditional “year-end” lists filled with their top picks for best albums, best moments in hip-hop, best collaborations, and more. Those are cool and all but we love a

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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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5 Iconic Spice Girls Music Videos

Tell me what you want, what you really really want! Spice Girls fans wanted a reunion tour and it is finally happening. Melanie Chisholm, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, and Geri Horner will be going on a six-date UK tour in

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