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3 Tips For Planning a Proper Stay-cation in NYC

Vacationing is necessary when trying to keep a work-life balance. Some treat vacations as a reward for all their hard work, while others treat it as a point of rest and rejuvenation. No matter the reason, planning a vacation is

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Recap: Vashtie Brings Back her Classic 1992 Party

Video by: @le.Minor On Thursday, our favorite “downtown sweetheart” reminded us all why there is nothing better than gyrating and “throwing it back” to some good ole’ classics! Hosted by Gitoo and joined by a roster of eclectic djs like

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Up and Coming Artist NESTA Drops Smooth New Track “I’m Not Cool”

If you’re not familiar with the breath of fresh air known as Nesta, let this be your proper introduction. Born in Jamaica, Queens to Jamaican parents, Nesta (formerly known as Zan) grew up with Rastafarian influences, that can be heard

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DJ Kieran Meadows Drops Perfect ‘Pieces of My Heart’ Mix For Valentine’s Day

Brooklyn bred DJ, radio host and journalist, Kieran Meadows, is sharing the perfect mix for the lovers, victims of heartbreak and all those in between. Pieces of My Heart mix includes a blend of genres and artists– from Biggie to Michael Jackson to Rayvn Lanae to ESTA.

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School Girl Crush: Q-Tip

When A Tribe Called Quest first stepped on the scene in the 80’s, they were the weird, cool kids who somehow knew how to mend hip-hop and jazz together on another level. They took part in creating a lane of soulful

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NYC Rising Rapper SLAYTER Is Having An Amazing Week

  Not only is Slayter one of New York City’s up and coming rap stars, he’s also one of the most talented and multi-faceted. At any given moment you’re likely to hear him spitting hard, sinister, grimy bars reminiscent of Mobb

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Healing, Trap Music and Peace With Urban Peace Squad

Urban Peace Squad Mission Statement: Self-acceptance is a priority. Let it be known, practicing mental health is the new normal. Our soul knows the distinct difference between peace and pain. Pay attention. We are introducing people to peace. We are

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Life: Migos “Bad & Boujee” Women Only Dinner in NYC – Draya Michele, Saleh Marley & More!

Last night, I was delightfully invited to attend the 300 ENT and Migos (Women Only) Dinner and Party in NYC’ Meatpacking District to celebrate the highly anticipated release of their album “Culture”. I absolutely got dressed as bad and boujee

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Pipilotti Rist and Her Pixelated Life

Lately, there has been a lot of pictures floating around the internet of these jagged jellyfish-like, lantern looking balls lighting up fluorescent colors of purple and blue in a huge room. You may or may not know that it was

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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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SCHOOL GIRL CRUSH: Maxwell

Maxwell isn’t called the sexiest soul singer for nothing. He’s always had that “Sumthin’ Sumthin’” that got the ladies going. I even remember as a kid in the 90’s how enchanting he was and imagined that’s how my man would be when I

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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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24HRS ‘OPEN LATE’ Tour is Approaching!

24HRS, formerly known as Royce Rizzy, will be touring an eight-show tour this month starting on January 19th in San Fransisco. He is expected in New York at SOBs on January 24th. Joining him will be Los Angeles based Rap/R&B

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Classic Moments From Type O Negative’s Peter Steele

January 4th, would have marked Peter Steele‘s 55th birthday. The late Vampire-esque rock legend is most notably known as being the front man for goth metal/doom metal band Type O Negative. Born in Brooklyn, the band often times referred to

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FLASHBACK: Busta Rhymes – Woo Hah (Music Video) 1996

If you know anything about me, you know I have a pretty infinite knowledge about hip-hop culture and pop culture as a whole. January 6th, 2017 marks the 21st anniversary of Busta Rhymes‘ first solo single “Woo Hah!! (Got You

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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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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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WATCH: “NYC, 1981: A Most Violent Year” Short Documentary

As you know, I am obsessed with New York – but even more than New York now, tales of the old New York fascinate me to no end! I just peeped these quick little doc by Austin Peters and it

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NEWS: 5 THINGS- IF YOU DONT KNOW NOW YOU KNOW

1. Puma teamed up with LimitEditions for the “Cream Blaze of Glory” pack. (SLAMXHYPE.COM)   2.  30 NYE Boots that are comfortable, yet festive. (REFINERY29.COM) 3.  Solange is in the new campaign for Eleven Paris. (ELLE.COM) 4. 26 Songs that

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NEWS: 5 THINGS- IF YOU DON’T KNOW, NOW YOU KNOW

1. The 15 Best Sneaker Collabs of 2014 (COMPLEX.COM)   2.  NYC Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum to Open in Harlem and in Midtown. (THEFADER.COM) 3. Rihanna is Confirmed as Puma’s New Creative Director. (THEFADER.COM) 4.  Yung Lenox is

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NEWS: #WEEKOFOUTRAGE- “WE NOT GOIN’ BACK”

“We Not Goin’ Back” is a visceral commentary on the climate surrounding the murders of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, and the crossroads we face in bringing the slow genocide of blacks and latinos in this country to a halt. 

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VIDEO: BEATS BY DRE PRESENTS #SOLOSELFIE FEAT. VASHTIE

The Selfie has been reinvented. Enter the #SoloSelfie—a new movement of self-expression. Check me out in this #SoloSelfie Beats by Dre commercial!

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VIDEO: #SHOPSMALL WITH VASHTIE

Small Business Saturday is the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It’s a day that we are encouraged to #ShopSmall and support our local businesses. I think this is something that we should be doing everyday, not just this Saturday. Follow me as

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MUSIC: MY #SHOPSMALL PLAYLIST

If you know anything about me, you know that I’m obsessed with New York and all it has to offer. I was asked to feature some of my favorite small businesses as part of the 5th Anniversary of American Express

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NEWS: 5 THINGS: IF YOU DON’T KNOW, NOW YOU KNOW

Solange got married! A new, floating public park will be built in New York’s Lower West Side! (COMPLEX) 6 Beauty Uses for Lemons (ELLE.COM) Azealia Banks is hosting a remix contest for her single “Chasing Time” (COMPLEX) 16 Fiber-Packed Foods

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LIFE: 1992 The Party at Webster Hall’s House Party; Q-Tip, Andre 3000, Jay Smith & More (3.15.14)

Vashtie and DJ Huggy Bear Last week we rocked our Webster Hall Thursday residency! Our friend Jay Smith aka Oulala Jay Smith of Black Rainbow Agency was in town from Paris and DJ’ed a set. Q-Tip came through and so did

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LIFE: ASAP Ferg “Trap Lord” Album Listening Party – The Darby, NYC (8.5.13)

  After spending the earlier portion of the day working and running errands with Elle, we made our way to West 14th Street for ASAP Ferg’s Listening Party at The Darby. As we approached we ran into Rocky and just

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LIFE: Nylon’s Annual Music Issue Event x Hosted by Marvin Scott Jarrett x Performance By Avril Lavigne (6.11.13)

Tuesday night, Nylon held their Annual Music Issue Event with an anticipated performance by Avril Lavigne. When I arrived on the scene, the sidewalk was mobbed with people trying to get in. It was an incredible sight to see. Check

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party pics: SANTOS/THE OPEN PARTY with QTIP, VA$HTIE & RICH MEDINA! HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOUNG SCOOZLE aka SCOTT (september 18th, 2009)

all photos by ELLE CLAY. *OSCAR and me. *MR. and MRS. *LIZZY, LALA, GREG and SCOTT. *OSCAR, RAUL and ME. *GREG, SHAQ and SCOTT. *RAULA.

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life: SOBE SUMMER FRIDAYS – MISSHAPES – IL BAGGATO – RUNWAY SHOW (PEGLEG and more…)

so, after nearly 2 weeks of being sick and my doctor instructing me to “rest”…i left my cave to support my friends at PEGLEG with their runway show at SOBE and attempt to eat some free italian food from IL

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party pics: 7/3 OPEN PARTY at SANTOS with QTIP, RICH MEDINA and VA$HTIE…pre-independence day celebration!!!

while new yorkers fled the city for a change of scenery, us real new yorkers (aka, the ones who had no where to go) stayed and painted the town red…white and blue! *HARRY MCNALLY and me being very patriotic. *GREG

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life: STEVE NASH’S SHOWDOWN IN CHINATOWN CHARITY EVENT

STEVE NASH has to be the nicest guy ever seriously. we met him at dinner at THE SPOTTED PIG and he was just so chill. since then, he’s attended to friday night OPEN PARTY and we kept in touch. he

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party pics: OPEN PARTY at SANTOS with QTIP, RICH MEDINA & VA$HTIE – special guests; THE RZA, RAEKWON THE CHEF, SHAWN MARION and GABRIELLE UNION.

friday night was jam packed as usual! the music and the crowd was on point. we had some very special guests…SHAWN MARION (SCOOZLE and ELLE had to let me know who he was), GABRIELLE UNION, THE RZA (i screamed when

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interview: VANDAL ARTS x VA$HTIE x EARSNOT

thanks for the reminder about this one guys… in 2007, EARSNOT and i attended the SNEAKER PIMPS in NYC where he was doing a live painting. VANDAL ARTS approached us and asked me to interview him for the show. recently,

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muse: CLAYTON PATTERSON – Photographer and NYC Legend!

dude has been photographing and videotaping the downtown scene before it became plagued with chain stores and high rise condominiums. before it was safe to have lunch or walk your doggy in THOMPKINS SQUARE PARK, because the homeless and junkies

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