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Lion Babe Has Everybody Wanting A Piece In Latest Visual For “Honey Dew”

New Yok duo Lion Babe has everybody wanting a piece. The group dropped a delicate visual for their latest single Honey Dew and it is giving us the sweetest vibes. Lion Babe consists of singer-songwriter and performance artist Jillian Hervey

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Don’t You Want To Party With Cardi B?

  Cardi B’s “Bartier Cardi” featuring 21 Savage may have been released in December 2017 but that doesn’t mean it’s too late for a visual. The video that is directed by Petra Collins screams vintage, luxury, and sexy. According to

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Music Review: The Weeknd Gives Nostalgic Feels With ‘My Dear Melancholy’

‘My Dear Melancholy,’ a surprise release from The Weeknd has sent nostalgic chills down the spine of his fans. With a dark, villainous sound resembling his first album ‘House of Balloons’, Weeknd sings about both heartbreak and the love he deserves. A

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Ciscero talks forthcoming Devil’s Pie EP, meeting Goldlink, + more

When it comes to the DMV area, there are certain rappers you need to know about.  One of those rappers happen to be Ciscero. Just two weeks ago, the rapper released a teaser video for his single “Function” via twitter

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Thundercat drops chopped not slopped vinyl remix of ‘Drunk’

In 2017, DJ Candlestick and OG Ron C released a “chopped not slopped” version of Grammy-award winning bass guitarist Thundercat’s third album Drunk. Thundercat liked it so much that his label Brainfeeder released the remixed version, Drank, on limited edition purple vinyl

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Spotify is Funding Female Podcasters of Color

It’s good to be Spotify. First, their IPO was announced at the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday with an opening price of $165.90. Second, Spotify’s Sound Up Bootcamp application is now open until April 10th. This weeklong training program, led

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Joey Bada$$ dropped new music last week and it’s fire

It seems like Flatbush’s very own Joey Bada$$ just never stops working. Between the rapper releasing his second studio album , acting, becoming a creative director for Pony (the New York based sneaker brand), and dropping his new podcast “47

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Numbers Don’t Lie: XXX’s “?” Album Is A Billboard Hit

According to the charts, XXXTentacion’s music career is not going anywhere anytime soon. The rappers second studio album ? has earned him his first No.1 on the Billboard 200. “Sad!” which happens to be one of Vashtie’s jams, is the highest

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The Kids Are Alright in ChloeXHalle’s World

  It’s very hard to ignore real talent when you see it. I still remember watching the video for “Fall” by ChloeXHalle, the melody stayed in my head for days. Same goes for “Drop,” I’d watch the video every time

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“Roxanne Roxanne” is now on Netflix

Roxanne Shanté was the first solo female rapper who solidified her place in music history by recording a response track to U.T.F.O’s “Roxanne, Roxanne” titled “Roxanne’s Revenge” at the age of 14; this single hit No. 22 on the Billboard

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#VashtieFeels: Feel Good Friday

Fridays aren’t just like any other day of the week. They symbolize the end of the work/school week and the beginning of the freakin’ weekend. Whether you’re spending quality time with family, a night out with a bottle of Hennessy

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Ms. Lauryn Hill to Headline 2018 Pitchfork Music Festival

It’s officially festival season, and while we may still have to deal with a few more weeks of some rain and wind, we can be sure that this spring and summer will be filled with some amazing concerts and performances!

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Jimi Hendrix’s New Album, Both Sides of the Sky, Gives An Insight Into The Legendary Guitarist’s Studio Process

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes Jimi Hendrix as “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music.” The late American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter is known as the sensi and GOAT when it comes to playing the

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VashtieDotCom Feature: Meet Tito Anton, The Founder of The Revival, NYC’s Next Big Thing

As a lover of both music and food, I couldn’t help but notice an event that popped up on my Instagram timeline earlier this month. The Revival is a monthly music event that gathers a small group of music lovers

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BET & Youtube to Partner in making a “Freestyle Friday” Reboot

During the early 2000’s, every Friday at around 6 pm, kids (and even parents) from New York to Florida gathered around the television to watch the classic show, 106 and Park. Not only was this show known for showcasing the most

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Five Projects You Should Be Listening To In March

It’s safe to say that March has been a good month for music. Lately there’s been an assortment of artists from a variety of breakout artists to mainstream acts that have released back to back  projects and albums that have caused

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ICYMI: Paramore Is Back

Have you ever watched, read, or listen to something and then wonder, “How did I miss this?” Well that’s how I feel about Paramore’s album After Laughter. When I’m home especially in the mornings I like to watch music videos,

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5 Things We Love About Migos’ Walk It Talk It Video

Here at VashtieDotCom, we appreciate a good visual. There’s truly nothing better than a song that we can’t get out of our heads being brought to life by a visual that creates a purpose and meaning for a single we

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Joey Bada$$ Presents ’47 Minutes’ Podcast on Tidal

Brooklyn’s own, Joey Bada$$, has teamed up with Tidal and launched the inaugural episode of the 47 Minutes podcast, alongside his co-host Nastee (a longtime sound engineer and mentor.) In this first episode, Joey invites fellow MC’s Vince Staples and Styles P to

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#InternationalWomensDay: Vashtiedotcom Salutes The Women Of The World With A ‘No-Boys Allowed’ Playlist

International Women’s Day, a day we celebrate the contributions of women in today’s society. While we establish their success of today, we also reflect on the past accomplishments of women across the world. Observed in the early 1900s, every year

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#TechTuesday: Apple Music Worth $10 Billion and Expected to Grow More

In the past few years, streaming has become the new wave for hearing the latest music, podcasts, or watching music videos. According to U.S Money News, Apple’s revenue has grown 24% in 2017, while Apple Music specifically grew by a

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Drake’s old Lyric Book Is Up for Grabs

For anyone who’s ever wanted to figure out how the 6 God has managed to write a mean hook and catchy chorus for his hit singles, it’s your lucky day! Drake’s old notebook of handwritten lyrics was recently found, and

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Fool’s Gold Recap: Ride For Me Video Release Party with A-Trak and Harold Hunter Foundation

Last night, A-Trak and Fools Gold held their visual release party for “Ride For Me.” The track features the uber expressive voice and colorful tone that is Young Thug and 24Hrs. Skaters and supporters from all over New York pulled

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Here’s Why Janelle Monae’s New Music Sounds Just Like Prince

After creating a lot of buzz for her upcoming album Dirty Computer with the release of its trailer, Janelle Monae upped the ante by also releasing two new music videos last Thursday. Alan Ferguson directed the woman centric, “Make Me

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Childish Major needs a “Woo$ah” in his latest visual

When it comes to multi-talented producers, Atlanta’s Childish Major definitely deserves to be in the conversation. The Atlanta native’s production list ranges from Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O” in 2013 to Earthgang’s “Metropolis” to working with Big K.R.I.T and Curtis Williams on “Keep Running”

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#MondayMotivation: Vashtie’s Motivation Mix

It’s Monday. You already know what that means: your to-do list is long but your energy is high. While you’re knocking out your tasks and running errands, our girl Vashtie is giving you an extra kick to keep pushing throughout

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Migos “Culture II” Surpasses 1 Billion Streams

The Migos are already starting off 2018 with a bang! Their recent album ‘Culture II’ is currently at the number two slot on Billboard’s 200 charts and has just surpassed one billion streams in a month’s time. Culture II contains the

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Sade Will Release New Music After Seven Years On Ava DuVernay’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

The legendary and iconic songstress and fairy Godmother, Sade is set to release new music very soon. Ava DuVernay took to Twitter to share the amazing news that Sade will be creating an original song for the upcoming film, A

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Janelle Monae Announces New Album, ‘Dirty Computer,’ With Powerful Teaser

Singer/Actress Janelle Monae is returning back to music with her first album in five years. However, being a woman of many talents, Janelle have been very busy during her hiatus from music. Since the release of  “The Electric Lady,”  Janelle

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Black History Month Highlight: Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott

Five-time Grammy Award-winning rapper, singer, songwriter, dancer and producer, Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott has consistently pushed the boundaries of Hip-Hop with a string of classic hit singles and memorable music videos. She is a businesswoman who holds full creative control over her

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Black History Month Highlight: Lovebug Starski

Kevin Smith (May 16, 1960 – February 8, 2018), best known by his stage name Lovebug Starski, was a respected MC, musician, record producer, and DJ. Aside from his name being mentioned in the lyrics of iconic musicians such as

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Stonie Blue Releases “Move Me” an Everlasting Dance EP

When you think of dance music, a few things may pop in your head: Ariana Grande swinging her pony tail, Calvin Harris jamming out on a stage with 9 million watts of laser behind him, or packed club with everyone

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Black History Month Highlight: DJ Spinderella

The art of being a Disc Jockey requires a ton of fearlessness, perseverance, and consistency. For a woman in that field, it requires even more. In the early stages of Hip-Hop, there were a few female DJ’s who paved the

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The Evolution of Childish Gambino

Whether you refer to him as Childish Gambino or Donald Glover, you know that our boy is always creating something new. The question at this point would be what can he not do? From his third studio album, the Grammy-nominated Awaken,

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THROWBACK: Soul II Soul – “Back To Life”

If you’ve never seen this video, I suggest you take the 4:04 minutes to feast your eyes on this beautiful rainbow of people in the most diverse styles – sure to give you some fashion inspo. You probably know the

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French Montana will be the first Rapper to be Named “Global Citizen Ambassador”

French Montana is the first rapper to have the honor  of being named the Global Citizen Ambassador for his charity work in the East African country of Uganda. He received the honor on January 26th at a ceremony in New York

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The Beastie Boys are Dropping a Memoir this Fall

Beastie Boys member, Mike D, has officially confirmed that there will be a memoir dropping this Fall. This is amazing news for old-school Hip-Hop and Rock-n-Roll fans alike! The group recently stopped in for a conversation at Beats 1 with radio host,

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Culture II: A Taste of how Migos are Evolving

If you didn’t think Migos were already super stars, their moves from this month alone may change your mind. In the beginning of last week, the latest  issue of Rolling Stone came out and guess who covered it ? Yes,

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CULTURE: “Used To Be With Vashtie At Santos.” What Does My Drake Shoutout Refer To?

A couple days prior to the release of Migo’s highly anticipated album Culture II, a friend who worked on production mentioned via text that I was shouted out on the album. Finding it too good to be true, I didn’t

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LIFE: Vashtie DJ’s YouTube’s “Bringing The Boom Bap Back To New York” Alongside GrandMaster Flash

  January 26th, 2018. About a week prior to the event, I got a call from Lyor Cohen (the man, the legend – himself) telling me that he wanted me to DJ his party and that our mutual friend Q-Tip

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