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Playlist: Chopped and Screwed

This week, our VashtieDotCom playlist is going to take you to the heart of Houston, Texas, where Chopped and Screwed production is key and where queen Bey first laid her head. We’re sure Bey is playing her own music to

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PLAYLIST: New York Heat

  Every Friday, the VashtieDotCom team wants to send you into the weekend in a great mood. We know your work week can be long and the weekend ahead seems short, but no worries, we have your back with great

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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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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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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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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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UPDATE: Our Top Projections For ‘XXL’s Freshman Class 2017’

It was no easy feat to come up with this year’s contenders for XXL‘s notorious freshman class. In the past, we relied on an A&R and word of mouth to spread the word about new artists. We blindly trusted the

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Khalid Opens His Heart On Debut LP ‘American Teen’

Young, adorned breakout artist, Khalid, has finally dropped his highly anticipated LP, American Teen. The El Paso’s native’s croons on his breakout single “Location” helped solidify his stance as the apostle for millennial teens and brought in fans of all

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Syd’s Debut Album ‘Fin’ Is Here

Syd–The Internet’s lead singer–has finally released her highly anticipated debut solo album, Fin. There’s been a steady build up of what to expect from the debut, with two single drops, a visual and informative interview segments with Zane Lowe of Beats1

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New Music: Dyme-A-Duzin’s Surprise EP ‘Ghetto Olympics’

Just a few days ago Brooklyn’s very own Dyme-A-Duzin released a surprise five-track EP, ‘Ghetto Olympics.’ This EP is intended to bring fans closer to the edge of their seats as his highly-anticipated album ‘Crown Fried,’ is still in the works.

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Ronald Bruner, Jr. Wants You To “Take The Time” With His ‘Triumph’

Grammy nominated, drum assassin, Ronald Bruner, Jr., has finally debuted as a singer. He released a new single with his brother, Stephen Bruner also known as Thundercat, called “Take The Time.” It’s always fascinating to hear different vocals over Thundercat’s

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Joey Bada$$ Delivers in New Freestyle With GQ

Never one to shy away from speaking truth, Joey Bada$$ recently released the politically charged record “Land Of The Free” from his upcoming anticipated album AABA.  The record addresses the recent presidential election along with the contradictions that exist within

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Alina Baraz x Khalid Join Forces On “Electric”

Singer Alina Baraz just dropped a new single called “Electric” featuring the soulful Texas native, Khalid. With a bit of a hiatus, this is the first time since earlier last year, musically, we’ve heard from Alina besides a few, short

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TDE Announces New Signee: Meet SiR

Welcome home kid #JohnDoe2@inglewoodSiRhttps://t.co/hvSE8rcoEl#TDE — TOP DAWG TDE (@dangerookipawaa) January 19, 2017 TDE has anounced via social media that their newest signee is the talented Inglewood bred singer-songwriter SiR. Over just the course of two to three years, SiR’s talent

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Matt Martians Announces Solo LP x Drops a New Single “Diamond In Da Ruff”

Another piece of The Internet’s puzzle is dropping their project! Matt Martians announced yesterday on a thread of tweets that his new (and only) LP, The Drum Chord Theory, will be dropping January 27th. This will be Matt’s first endeavor away from The Internet

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Khalid Wants You To Remember Him on New Single “Saved”

Breakout artist, Khalid, released a new single over the weekend titled “Saved.” The 18 year old El Paso, Texas native came on the scene last summer with his single “Location.” Khalid crooning about communicating and vibing better with his love

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Watch Young M.A Flex In New “Get This Money” Video

Young M.A is following up her street anthem “Ooouuu” and the viral sensation “Eat” with her latest offering “Get This Money.” The Brooklyn MC gave fans a preview of the visual at the end of her video for the freestyle “Eat”,

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Kehlani Drops Another Single From ‘SweetSexySavage’

Kehlani has released another single called “Do U Dirty” from her highly anticipated, first debut album SWEETSEXYSAVAGE. This song is a testament to the love of interest that she will unapologetically ruin their life and she makes it sound so good. “Do U

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Sampha Serenades Us With New Single

It seems like we’ve been waiting for forever to hear something from Sampha. We’re so fortunate to be blessed with the release of the single, “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano” off of his highly anticipated album Process (set

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Kaytranada x Alicia Keys Team Up on “Sweet F’in Love”

Kaytranada has been on a roll lately. Just the other day, he released a mixed TLC and Latrelle track called “Flippin’ on You” and also made a mix for Latrelle’s “House Party” via Soundcloud. Last Night, Swizz Beatz posted a link to

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Listen to Hodgy’s Debut Album featuring Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes & Salomon Faye

Aside from a name change, Hodgy (aka Hodgy Beats) is back in the mix with his debut album Fireplace:TheNotTheOtherSide. The album arrives along side major releases from Ab-Soul, J.Cole, Post Malone, The-Dream and Tech N9ne. The emcee who established himself as

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Ab-Soul Debuts “Threatening Nature” & Release Date For His New Album DWTW

Ab-Soul is back and he has a brand new track to accompany his upcoming album. Aside from J.Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only, Ab-Soul’s DWTW is slated to arrive Friday, Dec. 9. TDE’s own also unleashed the PakkMusicGroup produced track “Threatening

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SZA Reveals Her Next Album May Be Her Last

TDE Songstress SZA recently revealed to Complex that her next album, may be in fact her last. The raspy vocalist who shares the same label as rap heavyweights Kendrick Lamar , Schoolboy Q, and others tells the publication that she

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Big Sean & Jhene Aiko Are Prepping For The TWENTY88 Album

Ready for more TWENTY88? Well you’re in luck because Big Sean and Jhene Aiko are warming up for another collaborative project. Big Sean took to Twitter Saturday afternoon to announce that the TWENTY88 joint album is on the way along

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The Wait Is Over: Stream Meek Mill’s DC4 featuring Nicki Minaj, 21 Savage and More

The wait is over. After almost a year of anticipation, Meek Mill released DC4 Thursday night. The Philly native has been teasing fans with snippets and freestyles from the project over the last couple months. With appearances from girlfriend Nicki Minaj,

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HELL YEAH: Kid Cudi Is Set To Release a Double-Disc Album Soon

For the past several months, Kid Cudi has been hinting at the release of new material. In a very clever way Cudi revealed via Twitter with a picture of Usain Bolt that he had finished the album a few weeks

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WATCH: Joey Bada$$ Releases The Visual For “Devastated”

Yesterday, Joey Bada$$ gave NYC its first look at his new visual for “Devastated” and now you can watch it in its entirety online. The Brooklyn emcee along with his Pro Era crew drove a bus with the video playing

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STREAM: Lil Uzi Vert Releases ‘The Perfect Luv Tape’

Philadelphia newcomer Lil Uzi Vert continues to remind everyone why he’s the 2016 XXL Freshman to watch with his latest offering The Perfect Luv Tape. The mixtape arrives fresh after Lil Uzi Vert’s “Parental Advisory” Tour. The tape debuted via

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STREAM: DJ Khaled’s Star-Studded ‘Major Key’ Album Is Here

Notoriously known for gathering some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop, DJ Khaled returns with his new album Major Key. The man behind one of the most natural, yet prolific social media campaigns of all time gave fans a first

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STREAM: NAO Breaks Through With Debut Album ‘For All We Know’

Emerging London songstress NAO closed out July with  bang. Her debut studio album titled For All We Know is finally here and it’s amazing. Last October the emerging London songstress released the album’s first single, “Bad Blood,” and to this date the track

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LISTEN: Nas & Erykah Badu Deliver on New Single “This Bitter Land”

In celebration of their forthcoming film The Land,  soul songstress Erykah Badu and legendary emcee Nas have joined forces to deliver a powerful duet and moving new single, “This Bitter Land.” The movie, which Erykah stars in alongside Nas and Cleveland natives

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LISTEN: OVO Sound Radio Episode 25 w/ Popcaan

  Tune into OVOSOUND Radio Episode 25 with a special guest mix from @popcaanmusic today at 3pm PST / 6pm EST / 10pm GMT  @applemusic A photo posted by UNRULY BOSS (@popcaanmusic) on Jul 15, 2016 at 10:54pm PDT This past

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STREAM: ABRA Releases Her ‘PRINCESS’ EP

Following the release of her “CRYBABY” music video, Atlanta babe ABRA shares her anticipated new PRINCESS EP via True Panther. The project features of six eclectic-produced tracks graced by ABRA’s seemingly sweet, effortless vocals. “Big Boi” holds the only feature on the album,

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STREAM: Dreezy Releases Debut Album ‘No Hard Feelings’

Chicago’s own Dreezy is ready for the spotlight with her debut album No Hard Feelings. The project features hip hop heavyweights such as Wale, Gucci Mane and T-Pain. Fans can expect the Jeremih-assisted single “Body” to appear on the brand

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WATCH: Gucci Mane – “First Day Out Tha Feds”

Following “All My Children” and the Drake-assisted “Back On Road,” Gucci Mane returns back with a new visual to accompany his first post prison release banger. The visual for his Mike WiLL Made It-produced track features various Gucci clones flexing throughout a mansion while showing

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LISTEN: theMIND Releases Debut ‘Summer Camp’ Project

Newcomer theMIND is in position to raise the bar with his debut project, Summer Camp. The 11-track album features appearances from Noname, Donnie Trumpet and more. Our downtown sweetheart and boss lady Va$htie recently got to have an in-depth interview with theMIND, highlighting his

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LISTEN: Desiigner Releases Debuts ‘New English’ Mixtape

After dominating the Billboard charts with his breakout hit “Panda”, Desiigner is ready for more success with the release of his debut mixtape New English. Streaming exclusively on Tidal, the 14-track project features G.O.O.D. Music President Pusha T and King

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LISTEN: Gucci Mane – “All My Children”

It hardly has been a month, and Gucci Mane has already released three new songs. The third offering comes as a new Drumma Boy-produced track titled “All My Children,” dedicated to all rookie rappers. Check out the story behind the cover art via The Fader,

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