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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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5 Scary Music Videos to Put You In the Halloween Spirit

Its officially October, which means Halloween is right around the corner. There’s no better way to prepare for one of our favorite holidays than to watch a few scary music videos to put you in the Halloween spirit. Of course, Michael

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#HappyBirthdayASAP: 5 Facts about A$AP Rocky You Didn’t Know

Today we’re celebrating the birthday of a long time friend of Vashtie’s, the coveted A$AP Rocky. Most know the rapper for his impressive catalog of music, his distinct taste in fashion, and for also having incredibly beautiful skin. But,Here are

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LISTEN: Robyn Releases New Song “Honey”

Ya’ll know I love Swedish Sensation Robyn. Ever since her US debut with her 1997 hit “Do You Know” and “Show Me”, I was blown away and low-key amazed that this R&B/Hip Hop inspired artist was Scandinavian. Her career and

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Childish Gambino Walks Through a Summer of Pop Culture In His Latest Visual for Feels Like Summer

It’s been a long summer While summer is coming to an end, pop culture has no limitations. Before we trade in our short shorts for denim jackets, Childish Gambino walks us through what it felt like all summer. The visual

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#MusicMonday: Kesi’s Ekstra is the international bop we need

Rap music knows every language. Whether you’re head nodding to Gucci Mane in English, Bad Bunny in Spanish or Kesi in Danish; its a bop. Rapper/ Songwriter Kesi dives deep into hard hitting baselines and finger snaps with his latest

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NYC Singer ilham Tells us About “Last Night”

Last night, ilham knew what she wanted. And it was you. Earlier this year, NYC singer ilham gave us a breath of fresh air in the alternative R&B scene. The control she has in her classically trained voice allows her

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Father Returns With Two New Singles “Lotto” and “We Had A Deal”

If you’re like us, you’ve been missing your friendly neighborhood Father on the music scene. The Atlanta based rapper, label owner, and creative took some time to lay low in terms of releasing music, but it doesn’t mean we forgot about

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XXXTENTACION battles his demons in his ‘SAD!’ Video

Fighting your inner demon is a battle within itself. It takes the strength to acknowledge your wrongs, accept them, and determine what you’re going to do to make it right. As for the late Broward County artist, XXXTENTACION, he wrote his

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The Internet, A$AP Rocky And More Top Our Videos of The Week

Thus far, this summer has been filled with two things we love here at Vashtie.com, music and videos ! This week, a couple artists served us either a visual from their current album, built up some excited for future albums,

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The Wu-Tang Clan Is Working on a New Album

The members of the Wu-Tang Clan have revealed that the iconic hip-hop collective is working on a new album. The new projected will be led by Ghostface Killah, which comes to a surprise, as past projects were usually helmed by RZA in the past.

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A Review: Kanye West’s “Ye” Sheds Light on Bi-Polar Disorder, Family Woes and more

“The most beautiful thoughts are always besides the Darkest” seemed to be the bar which set the entire tone for Kanye’s newest project, Ye.  After a controversial 2 year hiatus, The new-found Super Hero has returned to rescue those of us

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Pregnancy Does Not Stop Hard Work; Cardi B Delivers Four New Visuals

Even with a baby approaching the world at any moment, Cardi B‘s work ethic is undeniably amazing and commendable. Not only did her first album Invasion of Privacy consist of chart topping hits, but she also gave amazing performances at Coachella,

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Kanye West Took the Internet to Wyoming and This is What Happened

Kayne West flew everyone out to Wyoming yesterday and we weren’t there. Nope, we didn’t end up flying out to the seemingly beautiful state that features nestled mountains and nature life to stream the coveted new Kanye West album, but

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Lykke Li’s pop/electronic sound is a breath of fresh air

I hate when I feel as if I’ve been living under a rock in when it comes to music. And that’s exactly how I’ve been feeling about Lykke Li’s new music. I have been listening to Lykke Li’s music since

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[Review]: Smino Shed Light on Melodic Rap At The Music Hall of Williamsburg

Smino, originally from St. Louis, took Brooklyn by storm yesterday evening. The singer/rapper swept the audience away by playing an extended set featuring an 8-piece band, as opposed to a DJ-only rap show. Though doors were at 8pm at the

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A Review: A$AP Rocky’s “Testing”

🚧⚠️🚧 A post shared by PRETTY FLACKO (@asaprocky) on May 25, 2018 at 1:12pm PDT Since his emergence on the music scene in 2011, A$AP Rocky has always colored outside of the lines and pushed the limits of who and

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#NowPlaying: Dive Into SREMM (Sremm Life 3)

Last week the new guy at my job kept raving about the new Rae Sremmurd album that he couldn’t stop listening to. He even played it out loud on his phone in the office. Not to say that I don’t

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Salt-N-Peppa & En Vogue Make History at the BBMA’s

This year’s Billboard Music Awards was filled with all kinds of Black girl magic. From Janet Jackson being the first Black woman to receive an Icon Award to Normani’s killer performance – we couldn’t help but notice supreme talent that graced the

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Everything You Need To Know About Junkanoo Music and Culture

This past weekend, Vashtie had the pleasure of DJing an event series in the Bahamas were Junkanoo took the center stage. While we’re familiar with the genre native to this islands, we learned its much more. It plays a huge

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