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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Nas Celebrates his 44th Birthday

Today, rapper Nas, turns 44-years-old. Nas, born Nasir Jones, made his debut with a guest verse on “Live at the Barbecue” by Main Source. Since then he has made a name for his self as one of the greats releasing

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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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Daniel Caesar delivers a new twist with Freudian

Love is defined as an intense feeling of deep affection or to feel a deep romantic attachment to someone. These are the very things that R&B singer Daniel Caesar is able to portray with his new album Freudian. Caesar takes

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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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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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Quickie: BJ The Chicago Kid

The Short… Name: Bryan Sledge Stage Name: BJ The Chicago Kid Astrological Sign: November 23rd, Sagittarius Born & Raised: Chicago, IL Currently Residing: LA So tell us a little about yourself…. I was born and raised on the south side

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Tyler, the Creator opens up to listeners With Flower Boy

Growing up, Tyler, the Creator was always the person I would sneak and listen to on the way to class. I was first introduced to him in 9th grade. The guy I was dating at the time was a skater

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Cinematic Saturday: What Happened Miss Simone?

  The Minnesota Officer who killed Philando Castile was acquitted. Philando Castile was murdered in a routine traffic stop in July of last year. Officer Jeronimo Yanez believed that Castile was reaching for a gun when he shot him. However his girlfriend,

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Cat Clyde introduces a New Sound with her debut album Ivory Castanets

Cat Clyde isn’t the typical singer songwriter. Her music resonates with a variety of genres which makes a unique sound that is able to captivate a multitude of audiences. Since genre breaking is the route less traveled for most artists,

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Vashtiedotcom Mix: Moody Days

Sunny days are here, but sometimes our energy is still cloudy– and that’s ok. This playlist is for all of the moody tings across the globe, going through the motions of life and riding the wave. Sometimes we don’t feel ourselves for

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Throw It Back: 10 Songs Turning 10 in 2017

Now tell us, what were you listening to in 2007? It seems as it was just yesterday, but realistically, we’re talking 10 years ago. At that time we were still running to the closest electronics store to purchase hard copy

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The Mystery Behind The Man That Is Andre’ Benjamin

André 3000‘s influence as one of the most unique and talented rappers since his prominence in the mid-90s and early 2000s, has left an impact that is unmatched. Always his authentic self, André pushed the limitations and boundaries of what

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FLASHBACK: Hip-Hop’s Funky Side, The Pharcyde’s ‘Passin’ Me By’

It’s Flashback Friday, and in the nature of Vashtie.com we are taking it back to 1992. Early 1992 Pharcyde released, “Passin Me By,” a revolutionary song for the time, which has shown it’s worth by still being relevant over 20

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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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Listen To This ‘Into The Night’ Playlist

Today is Cinco De Mayo, although many of us are aware of the forced western implications of the false holiday, we continue to look forward to bottomless margaritas and lots of tacos (arguably the best food known to man). Most

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Nirvana’s Legendary MTV Unplugged Performance

Just before the strumming out the opening riffs to Nirvana’s About a Girl, Kurt Cobain says, “This is off our first record. Most people don’t own it.” It’s almost a little bit crazy to think someone wouldn’t own a classic

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Quickie: Wifisfuneral

T H E S H O R T… Name: Isaiah Rivera Nickname: Lil Zay From Out The Bridge Birthday and Astrological Sign: March 20th, 1997 – Pisces Born & Raised: Born in the Bronx, Raised in Palm Beach Currently Residing…:

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SCHOOL GIRL CRUSH: Aubrey Graham A.K.A. Drake

Champagne Papi, aka Drake, wasn’t always the sex symbol he is today. In 2001, Aubrey Graham began his acting career as Jimmy Brooks in the ultra popular Canadian TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation. Jimmy was known as Spinner’s bestie and

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Lila Iké Shows Love To Her “Biggest Fan” In New Single

In.Digg.Nation Collective songstress, Lila Iké, just dropped her first official single, “Biggest Fan.” Representing Manchester, Jamaica, Lila is part of the force of the new, innovative sounds coming from Jamaican music culture. This smooth jam first started as a freestyle until

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Vashtiedotcom Mix | Squat Till You Drop!

We know how important the booty is these days, so we couldn’t help but make a playlist specifically designed to help you on your quest to make your backside pop. Once you’ve finished stretching it out to last weeks’ smooth

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23 Years Later: Remembering Outkast’s ‘Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik’

Back in the ’90s, rappers were recognized by the coast. The west side had rappers like Ice Cube, Dr.Dre, Spice 1, and Warren G. The east coast had The Notorious B.I.G, Big Daddy Kane, and Public Enemy. Even though greatness

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If You Don’t Know, Now You Know: ‘Bill Nye Saves The World,’ Frank Ocean Remixes, X-Men Movie Dates & More

1) The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Makes a Triumphant Debut on HBO  On Earth Day, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, starring Oprah Winfrey, finally debuted on HBO. This amazing biographical book turned movie shows how a now unhidden figure helped

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Featured: Quickie With DJ Kayper

T H E S H O R T … Name: KAAJAL BAKRANIA Nickname: KAYPER Birthday & Astrological Sign: August 6th, 1983 – Leo Born & Raised: London, England Currently Residing…: NYC The Last Song You Played?: “Bad Girl” – Usher Lyrics

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The Making of A Movement: Broccoli City Festival 2017

Broccoli City, an urban initiative redefining cool by bringing overall health to the forefront, has finally announced an official date and line up for their healthy living and eco-fueled D.C. celebrated festival. Broccoli City Festival, held at the historic Gateway DC,

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Bay Rapper Larry June Expects Everything Organic

“Sock it to me,” “Good job, Larry,” & “Yeah, baby,”  are just a few of the 70’s inspired phrases you’ll hear frequently from Bay Area rapper, Larry June. Arguably, his most memorable signature phrase is “Yee”– which is peppered throughout each of

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Vashtiedotcom Mix: Something To Stretch To!

There are few things better than a good stretch. It’s arguably one of the most critical aspects to your daily health regimen for a multitude of reasons, but most of all, it’s incredibly soothing. As we prepare for or wind down

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Vince Staples Covers Complex and Talks Second Album ‘Big Fish Theory’

Last year the lyrically devastating rapper from the “norfside,” Vince Staples, delivered his Prima Donna LP. Prima Donna was a follow up to his impressive debut album, Summertime 06′. He has features like Kilo Kish — who he just wrapped up his Life Aquatic Tour with–,

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Viceland’s ‘The Therapist’ Will Make Us All Vulnerable

Following the 30-minute special on YG with the therapist featured by Vice in September of last year, Viceland has proceeded to entice us with yet another addictive series. The Therapist premieres in just a few weeks on May 8th, and

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Throw It Back Thursday: Jodeci Live on ‘MTV Jams’ in 1994

When you think of the ’90s, it would be a sin to not think of this sultry crew. Consisting of four uber talented vocalists, Jodeci was a powerhouse, belting out endless R&B classics. Conceived in Charlotte, North Carolina, the quartet

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Watch NxWorries Talk Money In New “Scared Money” and “Best One” Mash-Up Video

NxWorries has been sure to keep present in the past few months– having dropped many videos  to accompany the songs on their collaborative project Yes Lawd! Next up on the roster of visuals is “Scared Money” and “Best One.” The chemistry between

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Wizkid Shares New Visual For “Come Closer”

Wizkid has been on the move these past few months, having dropped frequent collaborations with Drake and also U.K. rapper Skepta.  Last week, he quietly dropped an afrobeats fueled hit, “Come Closer” featuring Drake. The song instantly hits with whine

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