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LISTEN: MobSquad Nard Releases “Everything Clean But Da Ashtray”

After releasing a healthy amount of singles and visuals for “Right Ni”, “Jungle”, and “Did Dat”, Jacksonville, Florida based and fellow Cinematic artist, MobSquad Nard has delivered his first official project! ECBDA (Everything Clean But Da Ashtray) is here and is

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LISTEN: Nyck Caution – “Wordsmith”

In case you missed it, Nyck Caution is next up for my friends over at Pro Era. While we all patiently wait for more information about his new project, Nyck gave us a bit of an appetizer in the form

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LISTEN: Caveman – “Never Going Back”

I’m so excited to welcome the newest addition to the Cinematic family! It’s not just a new addition, but a rock band named Caveman! Today they released a new single entitled, “Never Going Back” off their forthcoming project, “Otero War” which

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MILK Makeup – An Indie Girl’s Must-Have Beauty Collection

Written by contributor: Dina Cook February 8, 2016 marks the launch date of MILK Makeup. Yes, that’s MILK as in the unstoppable and perpetually cool creative content and media company! Making their debut in the beauty world, the team of

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WATCH: At Home with Vashtie – Vitamin Essentials

One thing that’s super vital to my health and beauty regimen is my daily vitamin intake. Preserving my body is important to me; after all, we only have one. This weeks installment of “At Home with Vashtie” is all about

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LISTEN: The Mind – “Mercury Rising”

Last week I wrote about the excitement of discovering new music and coming across a song by Jahkoy, “Odd Future.” Over the weekend, another new artist I enjoy, The Mind, dropped his first single titled “Mercury Rising.” The Mind is

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NEWS: Barbie’s Got Back… and 3 New Body Types

Today Mattel unveiled the biggest change in 57 years to their notable Barbie doll. Although Barbie has become a household name across the world, very few know that the original doll’s body-type was first inspired by a German call-girl doll,

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LISTEN: Jahkoy – “Odd Future”

One of the most enjoyable things for me is discovering new music. There’s nothing like hearing an artist for the first time and becoming intrigued. That happened recently when a friend of mine put me on to a new song

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LISTEN: MobSquad Nard ft. G Herbo – “Outta Here”

It’s always exciting when two artists from the same camp work on something together. I remember the days of directing “Wave[s]” and the communal vibe Joey and I had, both being on Cinematic. I was excited to see MobSquad Nard

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WATCH: At Home with Vashtie – Skincare Essentials

I’ve always focused on the importance of taking care of myself. From taking daily vitamins to my love affair with veggies, each day I strive to exercise habits and practices that will preserve my body and appearance. As a girl

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CULTURE: 7 Things To Know About Martin Luther King Jr.

On this day we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King JR. I’m not sure where we’d be as a society if we never had Dr. King fighting for equal right and pushing for a better quality of

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GALLANT GAL: Iman – Supermodel, Business Woman & Activist

As the world is still reeling from the passing of creative genius David Bowie, I know I am…so, I wanted to take the time and recognize his beautiful super model wife for our version of #WCW – simply phrased “Gallant Gal”. Because

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SCHOOL GIRL CRUSH: David Bowie (RIP) + 10 Facts About This Legend

The sudden news of Davie Bowie’s passing is maybe only shocking to the public since apparently he and his family wanted to keep his 18 month battle with cancer private. Understandably so, yet – still sad to lose an incredible musician

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WATCH: Pro Era’s Nyck Caution Drops New Music

Pro Era is definitely like my extended family and each and every one of them continue to inspire and motivate in the music game. My good friend Kirk Knight released his debut project “Late Knight Special” last year. Kirk wasn’t

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LIFE: Hangout for Downtown Artists & Influencers – Sway Lounge Closes in NYC

A sweet and somber line, halfway down the block, waiting to pay their respects to Sway Lounge. Some of you who have been reading this blog, might remember me mentioning Sway Lounge in Greenwich Village that my downtown derelict friends and I

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WATCH: Mozartrick – “All White x Cash Out” Music Video

It’s not everyday that you come across a song you instantly enjoy and it’s even more rare to come across a video that gives you the same feeling. Mozartrick’s new video for “All White” does just that as it mixes a

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LIFE: My Long Overdue Vacation back to Goldeneye Jamaica

Some of you may remember when I DJ’ed last year in Jamaica for NYE at the islands coveted Goldeneye Resort (Peep HERE). Once a home to Ian Fleming, author of the 007 Series, and now property of Chris Blackwell (longtime

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WATCH: Raury – “Trap Tears” Music Video

As a director, I really appreciate music videos that are conceptual and outside the box. One of my good friends, Raury, does that with almost all of his videos, and did it again yesterday with the release of his video

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WATCH: Kirk Knight – “Knight Time” (Video)

My good friend Kirk Knight released his amazing project “Late Knight Special” back in October. I was super proud of the project and become even prouder with the increasing success he’s having. This week, he released an awesome music video

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SHOP: Mystery of Violette Boxing

From spending time with family, giving (and getting!) gifts, and starting a new year, the holiday season is one of my favorites. In honor of the holiday,  Violette New York just released an awesome holiday mystery box. Surprise your friends and family

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SHOP: Violette New York’s Vintage Mickey Mouse Collection

Growing up, Mickey Mouse was one of my favorite cartoon characters. Since his creation in 1928, he’s become one of the most recognizable and popular figures in pop culture.  Although as a kid I wasn’t able to own anything Mickey

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LIFE: DJ’ing for Cadillac x Public School in Dubai! My very first time there!

When the email came in asking if I was interested to DJ for Cadillac x Public School’s debut collaboration in Dubai, I was all…”Public School? The homies! Cadillac? Iconic and the homies too. Dubai? Like, “duh!”. Who could turn that

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LIFE: 3 Simple Dishes To Compliment Your Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner

For those of you out there who are vegan, transitioning to vegan, or have a predominantly plant based diet like myself, I curated a list of 3 simple yet very delicious vegan recipes that you can add to your Thanksgiving

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SHOP: 90’s Lyric Inspired Violette Accessories & The Top 5 Throwback Jams That Inspired Them!

Like many of you, I am hugely inspired by the 90’s. Recently, I did a fun little capsule of accessories through my brand Violette and made some 90’s lyric inspired items; including an iPhone 5 & 6 case, sticky notes

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STYLE: My Balmain x H&M Collection Picks! #HMBalmainNation (Lookbook)

So, if you burden your daily life with following my silly SNAPS (@VASHTIEKOLA) and now my experimental PERISCOPES (@VASHTIE) – you might have noticed that I attended the amazing and extensive show for BALMAIN x H&M. When I say extensive, I

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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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LISTEN: Kirk Knight – “Late Knight Special”

Today’s the day! So proud of my dear friend Kirk Knight on his debut project “Late Knight Special”. Kirk produced all the songs on this and had features including Joey Bada$$, Mick Jenkins, The Mind, and more. Listen to #LKS

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LISTEN: Raury’s New Project “All We Need”

Today one of my amazing friends and talented musicians Raury released his new project “All We Need”. Raury had me DJ his mixtape release party last year and just one year later he’s releasing something brand new. Download it today

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LIFE: DJ’ing for Uncommon Sense on MTV2

Last week I received a sick opportunity to DJ for Charlamagne Tha God’s show Uncommon Sense on MTV2.  I got to put my turntable skills to the test on national television and had fun doing it while they brought on special guest

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WATCH: Mick Jenkins – “Your Love” Music Video

I’m so excited for artist and fellow label mate Mick Jenkins and his hilarious video for ‘Your Love’, produced by Kaytranada…one of my favorite songs this year!  

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Violette New York x Bowery Bob: Flowers for Towers

In honor of the tragic events that occurred on September 11th, Violette New York and Bowery Bob have collaborated on product to pay tribute to the city of New York and the brave FDNY Firefighters. “Flowers for Towers” is essentially

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Violette New York x Bowery Bob 1 of 1 Fire Extinguisher

In an effort to raise money and awareness for the firefighters who responded to the East Village fire in NYC earlier this year, my brand Violette New York & Bowery Bob have collab’ed on a 1 of 1 special edition purple

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READ: Vashtie’s Exclusive Interview with Complex Media

I had the pleasure of visiting the Complex offices in New York and sitting down with them for an exclusive interview. We talked about everything from my Puma collaborations, Violette New York, being a creative, and more. Below are a

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WATCH: Barneys Bag Love Video

Recently I had the honor of working with Barneys New York on their campaign for their Fall handbag line. It was an awesome shoot and an amazing experience! Watch the video below and head over to their website to view

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NEWS: Toxic Shock Radio with Vashtie & Elle Clay! LIVE NOW! Ep. 1 Feat. Angelo Baque

Some of you may remember a while back, that my best friend and I did a little Radio Show for Know Wave called #ToxicShockRadio. Our second episode was the only one uploaded and saved, but you can listen to our

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LIFE: Joey Bada$$, Pro Era, Ab-Soul, The Underachievers, A$AP Ferg & More – First Annual Steez Day

Check out what went down behind-the-scenes as well as at the concert during Pro Era’s first annual STEEZ Day. The festival was established in honor of the collective’s fallen comrade, Capital STEEZ, taking place on July 7, what would have

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VIDEO: Joey Bada$$ – “Paper Trail$” (Official Music Video)

Peep the latest from my Cinematic Familia, Joey Bada$$ with his video for “Paper Trails”. It will have you on the edge of your seat! Don’t forget to cop the new debut album, “B4.DA.$$”, Available Everywhere!

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WATCH: Vashtie’s Showtime Show 3AM Episode Guide – Talks Tough Childhood, Breakups, Love & More!

Have you guys been watching my SHOWTIME SHOW 3AM?! Oh wow, it is such a wild ride. Between Internet Sensation Fat Jew, Slutty Photographer Kirill, Door Man Markus, Escort Samantha and Me…it’s extremely entertaining! In case you missed you… I

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NEWS: #PUMAXVASHTIE Violette Official Lookbook – Starring Vashtie & Luka By Eli Schmidt

So excited to share the lookbook images we shot for my #PUMAxVASHTIE Collection. 17 articles of clothing and 9 pairs of shoes! Here it is modeled by yours truly and dream boat Luka Sabbat. Photographed by Eli Schmidt. Styled by

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WATCH: #PUMAx VASHTIE SS15 FASHION FILM – VASHTIE & LUKA

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