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Throwback: 5 Of Our Favorite Jodeci Jams (Happy Birthday Mr. Dalvin)

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Jodeci (@jodecimusic) on Apr 10, 2015 at 3:27pm PDT Wikipedia defines Jodeci as… “Jodeci (/ˈdʒoʊdəsi/ JOH-də-see) is an American R&B quartet with members DeVanté Swing, Mr. Dalvin, K-Ci, and JoJo. Formed in 1989 in Charlotte, North Carolina, Jodeci’s members began

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Culture: Trace Magazine & “Their Annual Black Girls Rule” Issue

Growing up in the 90’s/2000’s, before we had social media and the internet to give us the cheat codes, we only had first hand experience, word of mouth and (if those things were still out of reach for you) magazines.

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CULTURE: “Used To Be With Vashtie At Santos.” What Does My Drake Shoutout Refer To?

*This post was originally posted in January 2018, when the song debuted – but, it felt like a good time to revisit. Also, yes I am still excited about my mention which is why I want to revisit it! A

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#KICKSOFTHEDAY: We Need The Off White x Jordan 4 Release

Heads up sneaker fans, a new Off-white x Jordan collab is dropping soon. On the backs of his success with the Off-White x Air Jordan 5 launch, Virgil has once again teamed up with the brand to create his version

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ICYMI: Our Favorite Streetwear Drops of NBA All-Star Weekend

Most might think of Chicago as the home to The Bulls, deep-dish pizza, and The Obamas, But the city is also home to so much more. The windy city has also been a hub of creativity. It has given us

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Ever Wonder How Lingerie Got So Mainstream?

  Usually, your typical lingerie getup includes garter belts, stockings, corsets and more used to be reserved for “special occasions.” In a time where dressing sexy was more for those viewing it than those wearing it, women were not actively

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#ThrowbackThursday: 3 Hip Hop Print Magazines We Really Miss

There was a time when print magazines were the height of cultural influence. Through monthly subscriptions and seedy magazine shops, readers would indulge in the glossy pages getting the latest in fashion trends, music gossip, and hottest album releases. The

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The History Of Skate Culture and Its Iconic Skate Shoes

True skater culture has become somewhat nostalgic now but during the time of its rise, several shoes emerged and became iconic. Skate culture dates back to the early ’70s and has deep roots in California, where surfers made a move

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Why You Need A Goal Journal This Year

The end of the year is a time for reflection on our actions, decisions, and choices of the year we’re leaving behind. But the end of this year is different because we aren’t just ending the year, we are ending

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Staying Healthy While Traveling: Disinfect For The Plane Ride

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and the most chaotic. It may have seemed far away, but peak holiday travel has promptly descended on us. Industry group Airlines for America predicts a passenger count of 47.5 million

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Baby Phat Relaunches Just In Time For The Holidays

Growing up in the early 2000’s the curvy cat logo that adorned trendy velour suits, low rise jeans, chain belts and more was unmistakable, and now after 10 years, it’s back for a full millennial-gen-z relaunch. Earlier this year designer

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These 5 Superstitions From Around The World Have Us SHOOK This Friday The 13th

Spooky Season is far from over but the superstitions don’t have to stop. Today is December 13th; better known as ‘Friday the 13th’ an unlucky day in Western superstition. On this day, airline prices tend to dip, people will get

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Heres How Your Favorite Boots, Timberlands, Rose To Icon Status

There are a few shoes that have reached icon status and continue to hold their spot in fashion and hip-hop culture. But none have quite hit the status of the Timberland boot. Originally intended for the blue-collar workers of North

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Get Cozy This December With These 5 Great Reads

D.E.A.R. For those of you who may not remember those 4 letters, turned acronym, stand for Drop Everything And Read. D.E.A.R time isn’t just about reading; it’s about getting lost in a really good book. The kind of book you

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Yasiin Bey Brings New Album Negus To Brooklyn Museum

Earlier this month Yasiin Bey aka as Mos Def quietly debuted his new album Negas (pronounced neh-goose) as a multi-media installation at the Brooklyn Museum. Over the years Mos Def has given us profound lyrics with blended sounds of rock

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Virgil Abloh’s New Louis Vuitton 2054 Line is Exactly What Our Closet Needs

Virgil is at it again and this time around he’s dropping a futuristic collection of clothing and accessories for his Louis Vuitton 2054 line. The collection is all about garments for the fashionable nomad of the future, or more specifically

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The Influence of B.A.P.S on Long Nails

Ok let’s talk nails. The nail industry has been lit for the better part of 2019 and that’s a fact. Thanks to rappers like Cardi B, Meg Thee Stallion and celebs/models the world was reintroduced to long acrylic nails but

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Meet Athanasia Tsimbidis, Nike’s Latest Cultivator

Appearing as a guest on Joe La Puma’s Sneaker Shopping and designing a shoe with Nike are two opportunities any sneakerhead would die for. Athanasia Tsimbidis has done the latter. Her Air Max ’95 co-creation titled “Where’s The Cure?” is

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After 2 Seasons Here’s Why We’re Still Watching POSE

The hit Fx show, Pose is well into  Season 2 but if you are new to the series you can catch all the drama of Season 1 while it is currently streaming on Netflix. Pose first crept onto our screens

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Hulu Premiers Original Series Wu-Tang: An American Saga

This year is truly proving to be the year of the Wu. With the success of Showtime’s documentary Of Mics and Men and now Hulu’s original series Wu-Tang: An American Saga, the stories of the Wu-Tang Clan have been laid

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5 Things We Learned From Summer Walker & Ari Lennox’s #OverIt Chat

Summer Walker got real with fellow R&B songstresses Ari Lennox in a new video titled Over It on Apple Music’s Beats 1. The two discussed what they’re in to and what they’re over, including waxing, monogamy, men, plastic surgery, and

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Stay Copenhagen Cute With These Street Wear Picks

There are no limitations when it comes to the style of Copenhagen. We’ve seen now dozens of beautiful shows across New York, London, Paris, Milan, and Copenhagen. In admiration for the trends Copenhagen pushes forward; here’s a roundup of our

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Here’s Why Women Love Lizzo

Lizzo is the outspoken, self-loving pop icon the industry and the world needs right now. Through her music, she tells her story, the ups and downs of her life and the rollercoaster ride to success her career has been. You

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#WorldMusicWednesday – Nigeria’s Newest Afrobeats Star, Joeboy’s New Single “Beginning”

Joeboy, the Nigerian singer known for the Summer smash “Baby,” is back with his new single “Beginning,” produced by Killertunes.  Nigerian music is permeating the airwaves bringing international attention to afrobeats artists such as Davido, Burna Boy and now newly

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#VashtieMusic: Cuco’s Drops His Debut Album ‘Para Mi’

The 1st generation Mexican producer/singer/rapper/artist known as Cuco has been making waves underground since early 2016. Though you may not have heard his psychedelic laced ballads of love until more recently when he joined Interscope records and released his debut

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Va$htie & Pete Kick It On The Latest Episode Of “The Premium Pete Show”

‘The Premium Pete Show” is packed with captivating culture and the essence of optimistic growth. Premium Pete is devoted to creating comedic, momentous, and thought-provoking conversations with guests. Vashtie pulled up for the latest episode and they talked about Vashties

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Our Favorite Tommy Hilfiger Runway Moment Feat. Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Naughty Boy, & More

Yesterday Vashtie had the pleasure of DJing for Tommy Hilfiger’s “Chilled Out & Turned Up #Staycation” day party. Tommy Hilfiger has always been an iconic staple in hip-hop and pop culture. The brand has been co-signed and rocked by some

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VASHTIE’S MUSIC FESTIVAL ESSENTIALS FOR LOLLAPALOOZA 2019, HERE’S WHAT’S IN HER SUPREME FANNY PACK

Vashtie is bringing her New York charm to Chicago for this year’s Lollapalooza. It’s a weekend full of live music, good vibes and dancing in the sun. Fun fact, this is a first for her, as she’s never been to

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Louis Vuitton Turns Heads With Slime Green Pop-Up in LES

If you were in the Lower Eastside area within the past two weeks, you might have noticed the highlighter green shop on the corner of Rivington and Ludlow. However, if you didn’t happen to be onsite, by now you’ve probably

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#WorldMusicWednesday: Rosalía The Postmodern Flamenco Popstar

With her postmodern flamenco pop, Spanish singer-songwriter, Rosalía is taking over the global music scene.  In 2017 she came out with her debut album  “Los Ángeles” which she collaborated with producer, musician Raül Refree. After releasing several singles since then, last year she dropped her sophomore album “El

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#VashtieMusic: A Journey Through Jamaica In Lila Iké’s “Where I’m Coming From” Video

Jamaica’s fast rising singer, Lila Iké, just released a visual for her fourth and latest single “Where I’m Coming From”.  She’s one of the freshest new voices on the scene and the latest addition to In.Digg.Nation Collective, a record label

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CHART 2019: Copenhagen’s Premier Art & Design Fair

Copenhagen is known for its unique designs and architecture and some pretty cool art museums, but the highlight of the Nordic art scene is the CHART. CHART was founded in 2013 and is the leading art fair and event for

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#VashtieMusic: Danish Artist Emil Stabil & Gucci Mane Drop “En Sang”

“En Sang” by Danish rapper, Emil Stabil featuring American rapper Gucci Mane just dropped!  An unexpected collab, however, Emil has been a fan of Gucci Mane for several years. Check out the new release below for tropical vibes that’ll keep

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Va$htie and Game Changing Ladies Design Dream Soccer Jerseys With Bleacher Report

In honor of women’s soccer and the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, Bleacher Report has released an exclusive line of jerseys designed by 8 game changing female artists and designers.  The new FC 2019 collection features none other than

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My 5 Favorite Scandinavian Songstresses Slaying the Charts!

As some of you may know, I am dating a Dane…a man from Denmark…Copenhagen to be exact. Naturally, I am so curious about him and his country – but also his area of the world, known as Scandinavia. As a

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Anna Wintour’s Letter to Karl Lagerfeld in the April 2019 Issue of Vogue

On February 19, 2019, the fashion world received devastating news that an icon had passed away — Karl Lagerfeld.

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Vashtie’s Parisian Favorites

Paris, the city of lights and love. Home to an overflow of exquisite culture, art, fashion, and above all history. This city is admired by many, and a longing destination for most. While we’re all waiting to check it off

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Supreme’s Spring/Summer 2019 Collection Features Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Ghost Rider, A Drum Set, & More

Supreme recently released a look book and product shots of their spring/summer 2019 collection. The collection features Ghost Rider, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, random water guns, a full Supreme decked out drum set, and more. The football jersey features  Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s

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#HappyBirthdayBobMarley: 10 Bob Marley Quotes To Live By

Today we pay tribute one of the most influential and inspirational musicians to walk this planet earth, Bob Marley. The legendary reggae star and truth teller would have been 74 years old today. When you think about peace, serenity, and

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#RakimApperciation: 5 Things You Might Not Know About The Rapper Who Is In Your Top Fives, Top 5

This week we are celebrating the born day of an emcee who made an everlasting footprint during the Golden Era of hip-hop. Rakim is known for his compound rhyming by using words that have two or more syllables in one

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