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Lil Uzi Vert Celebrates his 23rd Birthday At Jue Lan Club with Vashtie’s Moët Bottle In Hand

Celebrating your birthday can go either one of two ways: You’re excited to gain another year of wisdom and can match your age in shots or you feel like just gaining age. Luckily for the 23-year-old artist Lil Uzi Vert,

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A Look Back at Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes

Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes was a creative force in the biggest girl group of the 90’s, TLC. She has the most co-writing credits of the group. She helped to push the groups image forward by designing costumes, and coming up

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FLASHBACK: ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’

You cannot mention Hip-Hop without mentioning Ms. Lauryn Hill. We were first introduced to the songstress and MC back in the 90s when she was apart of the legendary group The Fugees. The rap group put out their first album Blunted on Reality in 1994.

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The Messanger of Strength, Resilience, and Equality: Bob Dylan

  Bob Dylan is a singer/songwriter, poet, painter, writer, and activist. Spanning a career of over five decades, Dylan’s influence has stretched over many genres from folk to blues, to gospel, and to rock. Dylan’s most prized work as a

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Cinematic Hip-Hop By Way Of Busta Rhymes

From his threads to defining what it meant to implement fun into his art, Busta Rhymes is the true show and tell of hip hop. Born in Brooklyn, NY and named by Chuck D after the NFL player George “Buster” Rhymes, it

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The Celebration Of An Icon: Grace Jones

Today, we celebrate the birth of the legendary Grace Jones. Over the years, the Jamaican model-turned-signer, has contributed to the fashion, art, and music industry unprecedented by any other artist of her era. From hit singles such as “My Jamaican

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Raphael Saadiq: Singer, Songwriter, and Innovator

  From leading the multi-platinum R&B group Tony! Toni! Toné to working side by side with the likes of Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, John Legend, and Mary J. Blige, everyday should be a celebration of Raphael Saadiq. The very active R&B icon and producer

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Here’s to Killa Cam’ron the Fashion Killa

Whether it be his music from the Dipset era, pink furs, or his legendary roll in Paid In Full, you can’t ignore Cam’ron‘s influence. Harlem’s “Killa Cam” was apart of legendary east coast collective rap groups like Children of The

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Celebrating The Man of Many Talents: Happy Birthday Justin Timberlake!

35 years ago, the world was fortunate enough to be graced with a star named Justin Timberlake. Whether you grew up in the *NSYNC era, or became acquainted with the JT that gave us hits like “Rock Your Body”, “SexyBack” and

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The Many Accomplishments of Our Favorite Boss Rick Ross

Happy Birthday Rick Ross! When it comes to this industry, there are the temporaries and then there are the artists who use their music to open additional doors. One man in particular who’s managed to be in various avenues of businesses

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Premiere: Vashtie’s New Mixtape #ONE16GOAT” Honors Sade, Kate Moss, Aaliyah and FKA Twigs Birthday

Another one… Yes folks. Another mixtape by yours truly. These things take a lot of time and work, but I always feel so accomplished after finishing and letting them out into the digital universe. This newest mixtape celebrates January 16th;

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Memorable Moves That Solidified Aaliyah’s Legacy

In loving remembrance, we celebrate the trend-setting angel, Aaliyah‘s 38th birthday. Its been about 15 years since her passing and we still cherish the legacy she has left behind. Her taste-making sense of style and numerous hits weren’t the only thing that

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Happy Birthday To The Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon The Chef!

Let us give a huge Happy Birthday to Staten Island bred rapper Raekwon also known as The Chef and Lex Diamond. Raekwon was one of the rappers in the 1992 nine member hip-hop group, The Wu-Tang Clan. He performed and

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Be Happy, It’s Mary J Blige’s Birthday

Today is the iconic  songstress Mary J. Blige’s birthday ! For the past 25  years, Mary has received 101 awards including multiple Grammys and NAACP Image awards. From hardships to success, Mary has never shied away from being a story teller

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RANDOM: 11 Things on Vashtie’s Birthday Wish/Gift List

Just like Drake’s line from his newest track “Pop Style”, “Turned My Birthday Into a Lifestyle” – if that don’t sum up my feelings on my April 23rd birthday too – I don’t know what does. Since I turned 15, I’ve always hated

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LIFE: DJ’ing For Post Malone & Ashlen on her Birthday in Dallas

Some of you who follow me may know that last week I went on my first vacation of the year, that got cut short 4 days for work in Miami. I got back Thursday and as I cozied up to

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SHOP: Violette New York’s Vintage Mickey Mouse Collection

Growing up, Mickey Mouse was one of my favorite cartoon characters. Since his creation in 1928, he’s become one of the most recognizable and popular figures in pop culture.  Although as a kid I wasn’t able to own anything Mickey

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RANDOM: Vashtie’s 2015 Birthday Wish List

So, as you may or may not know – My birthday is tomorrow! Yes, April 23rd. Not that I have a need for anything, but since I’ve done these lists in the past for fun (2013, 2012 & 2011) of things

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Life: Dinner With The Creep Crew: Belated Birthday (5.12.14)

A few weeks ago, Angelo, Rafael and Elle took me to a lovely belated birthday dinner at  our favorite place. It was cozy and creepy, as usual. I love my familia! Angelo Baque and Minya…we ran int her having dinner

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LIFE: Birthday Dinner at Jack’s Wife Freda with Int’l Friends; Black Rainbow, Alex Sossah, Jonny Shipes & More! (5.9.14)

So, yes…my birthday was April 23rd and no…I’m not one of those people that makes their birthday a month long celebration. I do, however, work a lot and travel (lately) so I have to break up birthday dinners with friends

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RIP: Happy Birthday Kurt Cobain

  Happy 47th Birthday to an icon and one of my personal idols, the late Nirvana rocker, Kurt Donald Cobain. Cobain’s hometown of Aberdeen, Washington is celebrating his birthday and legacy today by declaring February 20th as “Kurt Cobain Day.”

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life: a case of BIRTHDAY CAKE imitating BIRTHDAY CAKE…

last night was a super small and intimate gathering of folks to celebrate KANYE’S BIRTHDAY in NEW YORK CITY. it was a fun and wild time. when it came to cake time, i was struck by a stunning 3D model

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happy birthday KUNLE aka ACE BOON aka KK!!!

i’ve loved his mug even before we met, about 6 or 7 years ago. i’d always see him around town. mouth full of solid gold fronts, skating without a care in the world. we ended up living together a few

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DEE & RICKY turn 21!

eeek. i remember when they were yay high and 16 years old. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY LITTLE DARLINGS! if you don’t know…they’re the adorable twins who revolutionized LEGO accessories and keep every party young and fun. they’re pieces were recently

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