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#VashtieMusic: Stonie Blue Brings House Music Back To It’s Roots With His Latest EP ‘Black House Brownstone’

Our friend, Ant Blue Jr. recently dropped his latest EP entitled, ‘Black House Brownstone’. With an intro by Vashtie, the 4 track compilation was created with a mission to bring house music back to where it started. “I’m just trying

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#IllmaticXXV: Our Favorite Bars From Our Favorite Nas Album

Yesterday, April 19th marked the 25th anniversary of one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time, Nas’s Illmatic. This platinum-selling gritty album made every New Yorker feel like a king or queen while walking the streets of their beloved

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A Houston Native’s Take On Solange’s New Album ‘When I Get Home’

When I say there’s just something about an artist from Houston, I’m not being biased, it’s just solid facts. You see, being from Houston gives you a special type of appreciation for the unique culture it consists of. You represent

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#HappyValentinesDay: 20 Nostalgic Love Songs From 1992

Happy Valentines Day! Whether you like it or not today will be filled with “all that of lovey dove sh*t” *Drake Voice*. From the oversized teddy bears…to the chocolate covered strawberries..to your auntie dressed in all red with iced out

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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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WATCH: KELOW LATESHA’S VISUAL FOR ‘PRADA ME’

DMV’s own Kelow Latesha released a glowing visual to her latest hit single “Prada Me“. “Prada Me” was inspired by her doubters and she didn’t hesitate to show up and show out for this one with the help of the

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#HappyBirthdayKidCudi: Scott Mescudi’s Personal Favorite Old Albums Of All Time

Today we are celebrating the life of living legend and a great friend of Vashtie, Scott Mescudi aka Kid Cudi. Social media is gushing today with love and appreciation for the beautiful soul and spirit that is Kid Cudi. Fans everywhere

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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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#HappyBirthdaySlickRick: 7 Random Facts You May Not Have Known About Rick The Ruler

Happy Birthday to Slick Rick, today the legend turns 54 years old. Born Ricky Martin Lloyd Walters on this date in 1965 in London, England, Slick Rick is known as one of the best storytellers in the history of hip hop.

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#HappyBirthdayDavidBowie: 7 Fun Facts About The King of Glam Rock

Today we celebrate the late David Bowie on what would have been his 72nd birthday. Bowie is known as the king of glam rock, a style of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s. It

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LISTEN: Vic Mensa’s ‘Hooligans’ EP

Vic Mensa ended 2018 with an artistic bang when he released his latest EP Hooligans on Dec.14th. The EP is a compilation of pleasant melodies, dark and light alternative sounds. The eight-song project shows Vic Mensa’s true creative process as

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WATCH: Teyana Taylor’s Self Directed Music Video For The “Gonna Love Me” Wu-Mix

Teyana Taylor shared the music video for the Wu-Tang Clan remix of “Gonna Love Me” on Friday, December 14th. The video was self-directed by the R&B singer and it features Ghostface Killah, Method Man, and Raekwon. “Gonna Love Me” is among

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MUSIC: Meet The Up & Coming Artists Featured On BBC’s Sound Of 2019 List

The year is coming to an end and writers are making their traditional “year-end” lists filled with their top picks for best albums, best moments in hip-hop, best collaborations, and more. Those are cool and all but we love a

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WATCH: Travis Scott Directs Satirical Visual For Kodak Black’s “ZeZe”

Was Offset on set or naw? Travis Scott decided to take matters into his own hands when it came to the music video for the heavily anticipated Kodak Black track “ZeZe” featuring himself and Offset. Scott put on his video

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Billie Eilish Hits Us With A Holiday Ballad For New Apple Music Ad

16-year-old Billie Eilish has the voice of a literal angel. Eilish is one of the biggest breakout artists of 2018 with over a billion streams for her single “When The Party’s Over”(we were so obsessed with dark & intense music

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5 Iconic Spice Girls Music Videos

Tell me what you want, what you really really want! Spice Girls fans wanted a reunion tour and it is finally happening. Melanie Chisholm, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, and Geri Horner will be going on a six-date UK tour in

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LISTEN: Robyn Releases New Song “Honey”

Ya’ll know I love Swedish Sensation Robyn. Ever since her US debut with her 1997 hit “Do You Know” and “Show Me”, I was blown away and low-key amazed that this R&B/Hip Hop inspired artist was Scandinavian. Her career and

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The Internet, A$AP Rocky And More Top Our Videos of The Week

Thus far, this summer has been filled with two things we love here at Vashtie.com, music and videos ! This week, a couple artists served us either a visual from their current album, built up some excited for future albums,

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The Wu-Tang Clan Is Working on a New Album

The members of the Wu-Tang Clan have revealed that the iconic hip-hop collective is working on a new album. The new projected will be led by Ghostface Killah, which comes to a surprise, as past projects were usually helmed by RZA in the past.

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A Review: Kanye West’s “Ye” Sheds Light on Bi-Polar Disorder, Family Woes and more

“The most beautiful thoughts are always besides the Darkest” seemed to be the bar which set the entire tone for Kanye’s newest project, Ye.  After a controversial 2 year hiatus, The new-found Super Hero has returned to rescue those of us

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Pregnancy Does Not Stop Hard Work; Cardi B Delivers Four New Visuals

Even with a baby approaching the world at any moment, Cardi B‘s work ethic is undeniably amazing and commendable. Not only did her first album Invasion of Privacy consist of chart topping hits, but she also gave amazing performances at Coachella,

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Lykke Li’s pop/electronic sound is a breath of fresh air

I hate when I feel as if I’ve been living under a rock in when it comes to music. And that’s exactly how I’ve been feeling about Lykke Li’s new music. I have been listening to Lykke Li’s music since

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[Review]: Smino Shed Light on Melodic Rap At The Music Hall of Williamsburg

Smino, originally from St. Louis, took Brooklyn by storm yesterday evening. The singer/rapper swept the audience away by playing an extended set featuring an 8-piece band, as opposed to a DJ-only rap show. Though doors were at 8pm at the

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A Review: A$AP Rocky’s “Testing”

🚧⚠️🚧 A post shared by PRETTY FLACKO (@asaprocky) on May 25, 2018 at 1:12pm PDT Since his emergence on the music scene in 2011, A$AP Rocky has always colored outside of the lines and pushed the limits of who and

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#NowPlaying: Dive Into SREMM (Sremm Life 3)

Last week the new guy at my job kept raving about the new Rae Sremmurd album that he couldn’t stop listening to. He even played it out loud on his phone in the office. Not to say that I don’t

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Salt-N-Peppa & En Vogue Make History at the BBMA’s

This year’s Billboard Music Awards was filled with all kinds of Black girl magic. From Janet Jackson being the first Black woman to receive an Icon Award to Normani’s killer performance – we couldn’t help but notice supreme talent that graced the

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Everything You Need To Know About Junkanoo Music and Culture

This past weekend, Vashtie had the pleasure of DJing an event series in the Bahamas were Junkanoo took the center stage. While we’re familiar with the genre native to this islands, we learned its much more. It plays a huge

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Jungle Pussy’s ‘JP3’ Should Be Every Woman’s Summer Soundtrack

After two years, our favorite Brooklyn rapper is back with more tunes for our headtops! Like Jungle Pussy’s sophomore album, Pregnant With Success, JP3 includes 10 songs but features a number of guest appearances from Rico Love, Gangsta Boo, Wiki and Quiñ. The album

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#WomanCrushinItWednesday: The Trinidadian Women of Hip Hop

It’s safe to say we’ve taken the word “woman” to an entire new level. “The Woman” is fearless, strong, elegant, and task-oriented in 2018 and at VashtieDotCom, we’re here for it. On Wednesdays we celebrate not only a woman we’re

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Tech Tuesday: Spotify’s New App Helps You Find Music Based on its Artwork

With technology constantly evolving, it’s always a good feeling when there are new ways to connect old techniques of enjoying music with new ones. After Spotify redesigned their look last month, a new picture-recognition app has been created to compliment the

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Destiny’s Child to Join Beyoncé for ‘On The Run Tour 2’

Beyoncé’s recent Coachella performances were iconic for many reasons. In addition to the legendary HBCU references, her superb vocals, and killer choreography, Beyoncé brought her set to the next level when she took us back to our younger days by

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#WOMANCRUSHINITWEDNESDAY: When chicks who love kicks join podcasts

It’s safe to say we’ve taken the word “woman” to an entire new level. “The Woman” is fearless, strong, elegant, and task-oriented in 2018 and at VashtieDotCom, we’re here for it. On Wednesdays we celebrate not only a woman we’re

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Sango Remixed Kanye West’s “Lift Yourself” and it’s Amazing

With all of the drama surrounding Kanye West’s controversial tweets and new music, Sango decided to give us something we can get off of Twitter and dance to! After dropping his sophomore album In The Comfort Of  in March, Sango is by

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Why You Should Give J Cole’s KOD A Listen

In the day and age where a big roll out is probably needed to sell an album there is a small group of musicians that do not have to rely on heavy marketing to sell their music. All they need

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REVIEW: Lets Take A Ride On Tinashe’s Joyride

It’s been four long years since we received an album from Tinashe. It probably seems like less since she’s given us singles such as “Superlove,” “Company,” and her mixtape Nightride. The push back of release dates for Joyride definitely makes

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Are You Ready To Enroll At HBeyCU? Here’s Why Beyonce’s Coachella Performance Was Memorable

Beyoncé’s Coachella set was not like any other Coachella set, it was a full-blown production. There was a set, a marching band, at least 40 dancers, skits, light designs, and even a reunion. To get straight to the point Beyoncé’s

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Isolate Your Ears To Kali Uchis

I stumbled upon Kali Uchis a few years ago on Instagram. I was in awe of how aesthetically pleasing she was but this was when Kali looked as if she just stepped out of the 1950’s or 1960’s with her

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SZA dazes into Camp Ctrl for “Broken Clocks” visual

When songstress SZA isn’t taking part of the Grammy nominations, giving a bomb show, or slaying in commercials, she’s at Camp Ctrl. Camp Ctrl is a dreamy place where you do all the things you’ve ever seen go down in

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Lion Babe Has Everybody Wanting A Piece In Latest Visual For “Honey Dew”

New Yok duo Lion Babe has everybody wanting a piece. The group dropped a delicate visual for their latest single Honey Dew and it is giving us the sweetest vibes. Lion Babe consists of singer-songwriter and performance artist Jillian Hervey

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Don’t You Want To Party With Cardi B?

Cardi B’s “Bartier Cardi” featuring 21 Savage may have been released in December 2017 but that doesn’t mean it’s too late for a visual. The video that is directed by Petra Collins screams vintage, luxury, and sexy. According to a

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