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18′ Grammy Nominations Rolls In On The Diversity Wave

The Grammys announced their 2018 nominees on Monday (November 28), and was met with both cheers and jeers. The most notable thing about the nominations this year, may be the fact that there is no white male artists nominated for

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Syrian-American Woman Mona Haydar Represents Her Culture In New “Hijabi” Video

“Teleporting through trauma, I been stacking my karma. Nefertiti, no drama. Make a feminist planet. Woman haters get banished. Covered up or not, don’t ever take us for granted.” – Mona Haydar, “Hijabi” Over the weekend, an interesting video popped up on the internet that

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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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THROWBACK: A Tribe Called Quest – “Scenario”

“Scenario” is the third single from A Tribe Called Quest’s second album The Low End Theory. This jam was an instant classic. Recorded in 1991, released in 1992,  featuring not only A Tribe Called Quest (RIP Phife Dawg), but also; Leaders of the New

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NEWS: A Tribe Called Quest Member, Rapper Phife Dawg Passes Away. 5 Facts To Know

Waking up, yet again, to sad news. Being an adult can be the worst, not only from seeing what the world can be – but also at times like this, when pieces of your childhood are just obliterated by the

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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: My Dumb Late Birthday Party x Joey Bada$$, Theophilus London, Q-Tip, Eli Reed, Kilo Kish, Kitty Cash, Illuminati AMS, DJ Brenmar, DJ Huggy Bear, DJ Wonder, Peter Rosenberg & More!

Yes, my “Dumb Late Birthday Party” finally happened last night. It came more than a month after my actual birthday (of April 23rd), but it still felt right. Why was it  a month late, you might ask? Well, I’ve been

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party pics: THE OPEN PARTY at SANTOS with QTIP, RICH MEDINA and VA$HTIE – special guest REVEREND AL SHARPTON – yes, you read that right (september 11th, 2009)

on SEPTEMBER 11th, 2009…i spent the day hanging with good friends and celebrating life at my FRIDAY night party at SANTOS with QTIP and RICH MEDINA. that date has been a sore spot in every new yorkers heart and i

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party pics: OPEN AT SANTOS WITH QTIP, RICH MEDINA and VA$HTIE! (september 4th, 2009)

back again at my weekly jumpoff at SANTOS, the OPEN party was live and direct. special birthday shoutout to JAMES VIRAG at SANTOS!!! *CHAMPY BOTTLES makes us act a fool…like rap videos circa ’99. *see… *earlier i had a meeting

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life: KEHINDE WILEY ART OPENING AT DEITCH NYC WITH Q-TIP (september 3rd, 2009)

*LAETITIA.

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party pics: OPEN PARTY AT SANTOS WITH QTIP, RICH MEDINA & VA$HTIE – performances by MELANIE FIONA and RICH HIL!

*Q TIP taking over the drums of RICH HIL’s band, ELECTRIC LIMO LAND. *RICH HIL and ELECTRIC LIMO LAND. *MELANIE FIONA. *my FRIDAY night checklist always includes earplugs. ain’t nothing cute about waking up and having your ears ring. *i

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party pics: 7/10 OPEN PARTY AT SANTOS with QTIP, RICH MEDINA, VA$HTIE! special guests FAB 5 FREDDY, STEVE NASH & JARED DUDLEY

after, the BATTLE FOR THE CROWN EVENT i ran home to “spruce up”…which means, i splashed water on my tired face and drank a double espresso from my favorite cafe TARALUCCI AND VINO. it wasn’t easy on the tastebuds, but

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party pics: 6/19/09 THE OPEN PARTY AT SANTOS WITH QTIP, RICH MEDINA and VA$HTIE – special guests, THE RZA, SPECIAL ED, DAMON DASH and ERIN FEATHERSTON

just another friday night… *SPECIAL ED!!! previously a “school girl crush”. *JADE and SHANNON… *blackberry cover, specially designed be moi. *we do it big with CHANDON! haha. *belt bredren. *excuse me! that is not the VIOLETTE hand sign… *there we

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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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throwback: JANET JACKSON feat. Q TIP – “Got Til It’s Gone”

damn, this whole joint was on fiyah… JANET feat Q TIP x sample by JONI MITCHELL x directed by MARK ROMANEK x inspired by the photographs of post-apartheid AFRICA by MALIK SIDIBE. oh snap! this video still inspires me! *JONI

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party pics: 6/5/09 OPEN PARTY with QTIP, RICH MEDINA and VA$HTIE – special performance by JADE

it was a rainy night, but we still had a good turnout. the crowd has been looking close to normal, which for us means – the most eclectic bunch of people! i’ve never been the type to feel comfortable in

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party pics: 4/17 OPEN party with Q-TIP, VA$HTIE and RICH MEDINA at SANTOS…special guests CONSEQUENCE, DRAKE, QUEST LOVE and BEVERLY BOND!

another friday night at THE OPEN PARTY with me, Q TIP and RICH MEDINA. we had quest DJ’s RASHAD and QUEST LOVE. they kept us dancing all night. it was so hot in there, i can’t even begin to describe

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party pics: 3/27 OPEN at SANTOS with Q TIP, ME and RICH MEDINA!!!

the pre-party happened at PATRICKS sick loft in soho. ERIN invited us, and i was suprised to run into some familiar bros. *the elevator up. *naughty art. *ERIN looked lovely as always. OFF TO SANTOS!!! i heard JANET JACKSON was

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remix: Q TIP/ “We Fight We Love” feat. KANYE and CONSEQUENCE

so, TIP hits me and asks if i heard my name on his super dope brand new remix. i hadn’t, so he sent me the track and there it was. CONSEQUENCE says…”she be up in the club where VASHTIE goes”,

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party pics: 3/13 OPEN with Q TIP, ME and RICH MEDINA…

special guest DJ – KAMRON of YOUNG BLACK TEENAGERS! please tell me you remember them! see below. he also played JAMAL on HOUSE PARTY 2. *”i was JOAN OF ARC in my former life”… *same-sies. *AMAYA! *BIKER DUDE STEEZ… *i

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party pics: 3/6 OPEN with Q TIP, ME and RICH MEDINA! – Guest DJ SPINDERELLA!!!

*JONATHAN MANNION. *RICH and SPINDERELLA. *ELLE and SKY G. *GUNS N ROSES, ELLE, BILLY and ME. *IMANI and ROB’ERE – HAPPY BIRTHDAY! since i have to be at the club early, it can get a little boring. i try and

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party pics: 2/6 OPEN at SANTOS with Q TIP, VA$HTIE and RICH! — special guests LIL PENNY, TRACY MORGAN, KID CAPRI and more!

dag, it’s FEBRUARY already?! time is seriously flying. anyways, we partied it up at SANTOS again on FRIDAY night. if you don’t know, the OPEN party is Q TIP, ME and RICH…and it might be the best thing to happen

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party pics: 1/30 OPEN with Q TIP, ME and RICH MEDINA at SANTOS!!!

every friday we’re in there like swimwear. it was a cold night, but it didn’t stop a line from forming around the block like usual… *DAVE came out for a little bit, haven’t seen him in a long time! *me,

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party pics: 1/23 OPEN at SANTOS with Q TIP, ME and RICH MEDINA!

although, i was feeling better that day…i shouldn’t have gone out. SANTOS was packed more than normal. wasn’t sure if it was because the weather had warmed up a bit or maybe everyone heard that JAY-Z and DIDDY were in

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party pics: OPEN at SANTOS with Q TIP, ME and RICH MEDINA – 1/16

after the video, i went home and had rehearsal with the band – you know, “guitar hero”. after that it was straight to SANTOS for the weekly party that is OPEN. it was so cold out, that i made up

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party| OPEN at SANTOS with ME, QTIP and RICH MEDINA! — HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELLE CLAY!

it happens every single friday in NYC at SANTOS. Q TIP and RICH MEDINA on the decks with surprise guest DJ’s like; DJ SCRATCH, GRAND MASTER FLASH, FUNKMASTER FLEX, BEVERLY BOND, DJ SPINNA and more. seriously, this is the best

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party pics: OPEN PARTY at SANTOS 12/26 with Q-TIP – GRANDMASTER FLASH – RALPH MCDANIELS – FUNKMASTER FLEX -RICH MEDINA

*Q TIP, RICH MEDINA and RALPH MCDANIELS. *GRANDMASTER FLASH. *FUNKMASTER FLEX. *NYRI, CAIT and GRACE.

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party pics: OPEN PARTY with Q TIP and RICH MEDINA at SANTOS 12/5

*i love this shirt, i think SSUR did it. *PHILLIP BBC and EBRO HOT 97. *DEE TWIN… *and his heart. *cookie boots and floral leggings. *my cousin JANELLE came out. i was happy because we never get the chance to

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Q TIP and THE COOL KIDS show and afterparty!!!

this show is a must. THE COOL KIDS rocked it and Q TIP killed it. he is such a legend. please see it if it comes to a city near you! *THE COOL KIDS put on an entertaining show as

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PAPER MAGAZINE NIGHTLIFE AWARDS!!! 11/16

yay! OSCAR and I were given the honor of a one page in the most recent PAPER MAGAZINE. the same magazine we grew up on, drooling over New York City nighlife! needless to say it was an honor to be

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OPEN PARTY PICS with Q TIP, ME and RICH MEDINA!

every friday night in NYC at SANTOS PARTY HOUSE, it goes down. by “it” i mean, the best thing to happen to new york city (since 1992). finally a place to go on the weekends for locals (and visitors). NO

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VOTE BABY VOTE!!! for your favorite party (eh em, 1992 and OPEN)

LADY MISS KIER said it best in this ad for MTV/ROCK THE VOTE in the 90’s… PAPER MAGAZINE has nominated 1992 and OPEN as BEST PARTY for their annual NIGHTLIFE AWARDS! VOTE HERE!

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Q TIP release / ELECTION party 11/4…

a few weeks ago, Q TIP asked me to help with his release party (RENAISSANCE, go cop that) and Election Party. it played out perfectly…music by Q TIP and MARK RONSON and DJ SOUL, performance by KID CUDI, live streaming

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Alife Sesh (Q Tip and Moby) & The Bench

okay, i know a few of us will be blogging about this event…but once again, ALIFE smashed it. they are pioneers in this game, holding it down since 1976 (i could be wrong on that date but they’ve been doing

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