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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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#ICYMI: 2018 NYFW’s Street Fashion Kept Us Going

While we’re well underway for Milan Fashion Week, let’s take a step back and appreciate all of the greatness that New York’s Fashion week allowed us to witness. We ventured into the streets and parties of NY with Edwin Ortiz

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Adam Selman’s Fall/Winter 2018 Pieces Are To Die For

NYFW is one of the coveted events New York City has to offer. The streets are filled with your  fall/ winter fashion, rising designers, street photographers and occasionally, your favorite celebrities. While our girl Vashtie is enjoying her fashion week

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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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Kid Super got some heat on the way

It seems like everywhere you look, you just can’t get away from Kid Super. Whether his threads are being rocked by Wale, Young Thug, Taylor Bennett,Lil Uzi, or Squid Nice, his threads are hard not to love. As of lately

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Behind The Scenes of the 1992 Classic Film ‘Juice’

Even though we will always associate the 90’s film Juice as being a classic, there was much untold that went down behind the scenes in order to really make the film happen. The film was originally rejected in 1984 when

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Video by Dabian Canales If you were not partying with VA$HTIE and her friends on Thursday for her 1992 Holiday Party, you missed out. No, seriously, pack it up. You’re cancelled. Our favorite “Downtown Sweetheart” brought the house down, with

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Round Two officially opens up it’s third location in New York

If you remember back to earlier this year, we gave you some insight into a store that not only has been responsible for satisfying our  street-style desires and sneaker-heads alike, but also our entertainment needs every Sunday via YouTube. If

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Cardi B’s Rise to Stardom and Track Record Speaks for Itself

The glow up Cardi B exudes is not one to ignore. After solidifying herself as a social media powerhouse and fashion muse, the breakout star from the Bronx, NY just signed a multi-million dollar deal with Atlantic Records. She now

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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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Nic De La Paz Pays Homage to Classic New York Jewelry with Botanica’s ‘New York’ Collection

In our flashback  post, Vintage Hip-Hop Jewelry Is Making A Comeback, we discussed the staple gold jewelry pieces for hip-hop artists: chunky rings, bamboo earrings and name plates were listed, just to name a few. These things essentially have never went

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‘WHOSE STREETS? OUR STREETS!’ Remembering Protests of the Past

In times of social struggle, New Yorkers are not afraid to stand up and make sure their voices are heard. Instead of ignoring the issues, these brave souls stand together and protest. Protests are important. They grant the ability to

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LIFE: L’Oreal Photoshoot in Paris & Hpnotiq Texas Tour (4.11 – 4.16)

Jeez! This past week was intense. 5 flights in  5 days! I’m not even a musician and I’m not on tour! Yikes. Paris Monday to Wednesday. New York Wednesday night. Dallas Thursday. Houston Friday and back to NYC on Saturday.

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Cozy Girl Squad Releases Trailer For Documentary Featuring NYC’s Coziest

Cozy Girl Squad has launched it’s website today and with that we got a treat in the form of a two-minute trailer for the Cozy Girls documentary. Founded and led by cozy captain, Donette Lowe, the Cozy Girl Squad is

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Event Recap: Va$htie Celebrates The 10 Year Anniversary of “1992”

Thursday evening,  #RedLyfeSeason led a charitable event at SOBs in conjunction with HOT97’s Hip Hop Has Heart & The Fader with proceeds going to St. Johns Bread and Life Organization. To provide the soundtrack for the night, the evening  featured

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5 Facts You Should Know About New Def Jam Signee Dave East

Aside from being recognized for his raw lyricism and Nas’ new prodigy, Dave East is now a part of the legendary roster that is Def Jam Records. The Harlem lyricist discussed still being a part of Mass Appeal Records and

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STYLE: Select Highlights From Supreme FW16 Collection Preview

It’s that time of year again! While it’s still extremely humid and spicy like good curry outside, the fashion industry is gearing up to release their Fall/Winter 2016 collections. Whether you’re a connoisseur of beloved streetwear brand Supreme or just

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THROWBACK: Vashtie & Kid Cudi “When Lines Are Crossed” Short Film (2008)

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been 8 years this month since me and Kid Cudi were bored one Friday night before heading out to my party (“Open” at Santos with Q-Tip) and decided to have some fun with the video

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CULTURE: David Bowie’s Private Art Collection Finally Revealed

For years, the art collection of the late David Bowie was kept hidden from public view — until now! Art powerhouse Sotheby’s is set to exhibit and auction Bowie’s 400 piece collection that includes work from Jean-Michel Basquiat, Frank Auerbach, and Damien

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CULTURE: Vashtie’s “This Machine Kills Racism” Mixtape

Shocked. Disillusioned. Heartbroken. Angry. Disgusted. I’ve been feeling this way for a while now, but, the incidents that surfaced in the past week have had me feeling these emotions (and more) to the maximum. Yet, I can’t decide which is worse. The disturbing

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PHOTOGRAPHY: New African Exhibit Highlights Overlooked Talent

This weekend on May 7, a new exhibition entitled “New African Photography” will open featuring work from 6 different African photographers, including Kristin-Lee Moolman. Moolman (based in Johannesburg) is most recently known for her work in the SS16 lookbook with the

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Before all these current cool, trendy it-girls ruled the world…there was Neneh Cherry. ++++++++++ I first came to know of Miss Neneh growing up in the 90’s. My brother and sister who were 7 and 8 years older than me

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LISTEN: Caveman – “80 West”

A few months ago Cinematic announced the signing of a rock band named Caveman and since then, the band has been making steady headway toward their new album Otero War. Today they released the third single from the album, this

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CULTURE: The Beginning of Calvin Klein Jeans & #MyCalvins

Calvin Kleins ads might be more ground breaking than his already unparalleled designs! With the debut of his latest campaign shot by Tyrone Lebon featuring one of the most dynamic casts I can think of (Justin Bieber, Kendrick Lamar, FKA

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LIFE: This International Playboy DJ’ed For PlayBoy!

  Whoa. If you read my last post on the TOP 10 FACTS YOU DIDN’T KNOW (or probably didn’t know) ABOUT PLAYBOY, you may have found some revolutionary facts! In general, the magazine has done some incredible things and as a

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Vashtie Hits the Road

Every Thursday I have my weekly residency at my 1992 the Party at Webster Hall, but over the next two weeks I’m taking my act on the road! I’ll be in the following cities…Visit the EVENTS section of my website

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LIFE: Vashtie’s #VioletteGShock Collaboration Party at Gansevoort – Big Sean, Binx, Funk Flex, Samantha Ronson, Trapstar & More!

  Big Sean x Vashtie #VioletteGShock Party     December 17th. Last night I celebrated the debute and launch of my very special Violette x G-Shock Collaboration at the luxe Rooftop at Gansevoort in New York City. It was amazing

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Here is a little fashion film that I directed for my Violette G-Shock collaboration. On sale now at    Video Credits: Director: Va$htie Co-Director: Guy Blelloch DP: Zach Lowry Color: Alan Gordon Production Assistant: Kaitlin Felton

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LIFE: Hooping with Black Rainbow & Friends – Terminal 23 New York City’s Jordan Gym (May 2014)

Back in May – I got asked to hoop with my Parisian Friends from Black Rainbow Agency, Jay & Greg, which was super fun. I never get asked to play with the boys, probably because the ones that live state-side

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last week, Paul “PR” Rivera and DJ over at Nike asked me to come by the NYC Nike office and be interviewed for an internal video they’re making that explains why NEW YORK is NEW YORK. easily said than done,

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check it out at VIOLETTENEWYORK.COM !!! browse or shop, or whatever!!! -xo, v$ in VIMEO… Violette Fall Winter 2008 Lookbook Shoot : ELYSE and MARYAM from va$htie on Vimeo. in YOUTUBE.

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