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This Year’s Halloween Edition of the 1992 Party Brought Tricks and Treats

This Halloween our downtown sweetheart threw an epic edition of The 1992 party for her favorite holiday. Vashtie and crew tore it down at Schimanski in Williamsburg and the turn out was incredible. Some came in costumes ready to show

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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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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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#VashtieMusic: A VDC Summer Playlist

If you’re anything like me and need a playlist for everything, including workouts, car rides, and mini pregames with your friends before a night out; then you’ve come to the right place.  The VDC team and I put together a

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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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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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Kaytranada wants to know “Do We Have A Problem?”

When it comes to Kaytranada, we know that he turns every beat into gold. Last year Kaytranda served us his 99.9% debut album that featured an array of artists like Anderson Park,Vic Mensa, Syd and more. This year the producer

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Black History Month Highlight: Lovebug Starski

Kevin Smith (May 16, 1960 – February 8, 2018), best known by his stage name Lovebug Starski, was a respected MC, musician, record producer, and DJ. Aside from his name being mentioned in the lyrics of iconic musicians such as

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#HappyBirthdayCudi: 10 Memorable Moments During Kid Cudi’s Career

When we think of Kid Cudi and his 10 years in the game, a lot of memorable moments comes to mind. Some may be funny and hilarious, while others doesn’t show him in the best light. But whether you love

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🇩🇰 Straight Outta Denmark – Musicians And Music Venues To Check Out In Denmark

Whether you are from a small town in Ohio or a rural area in Norway, music connects us all. The music of Denmark is no different, as Copenhagen is the home of many popular nightclubs. Although, we may not be

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WTF: Did Soundcloud Really Reduce their Sound Quality?

Last week, rumors surfaced on the interwebs that SoundCloud reduced their sound quality, resulting in thousands of songs, DJ mixes, and podcasts to be altered from their original uploaded state. According to these reports, the streaming service went from using

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Is Today’s Music a Reflection of Our Generation’s Mental Well Being?

Since the very beginning of time, music has served as a means of therapy for people all over the world. Whether it’s in relation to celebration, grievance, or plain ol’ partying, we all listen to music to enhance an experience

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Recap: VA$HTIE AND FRIENDS BRINGS DOWN THE HOUSE FOR THE HOLIDAYS–1992 STYLE

Video by Dabian Canales If you were not partying with VA$HTIE and her friends on Thursday for her 1992 Holiday Party, you missed out. No, seriously, pack it up. You’re cancelled. Our favorite “Downtown Sweetheart” brought the house down, with

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Kanye West Trademarks “Yeezy Sounds” For New Streaming Service

Kanye West is never short of ideas. t’s reported that he has trademarked “Yeezy Sound” for a streaming service. This comes after the very public blow out between Ye and his former business endeavor with Jay-z, Tidal. Kanye asked for

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October’s Adult Swim Singles include Bosco, Abra, Moor Mother and more

This year, Adult Swim has released their annual singles playlist song by song. They took the different route to release a new song every week. As Adult Swim continues to release new hits every week, we will continue to share

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HIP HOP HORROR-AY: ESSENTIAL SONGS FOR YOUR HALLOWEEN PLAYLIST

Halloween is right around the corner and we all the know the hassle that comes with creating the perfect costume. So sit back and relax to this playlist that’s sure to get any party started. Whether confronting their demons or

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Dylan the Gypsy Turned Her DJing Passion into A Full Time Career

The role of the Dj is one that was once highly regarded, then took a back seat to the Emcee, but it now living in its proper glory. It’s more than just playing radio hits or music to turn up

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Meet Farris, the graphic designer changing the Industry

For musicians, the music isn’t the only thing important to the art when it comes to the composition of an album. The backstory and inspiration all come together to create the full package. Because of this it is important that

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Our Favorite Adult Swim tracks from September

  For the past few months, we’ve had our eye (and our ears) on the adult swim singles released by the AS team weekly. Their goal? Give us new music from artists we’ve heard of and ones we haven’t along

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Bishop Briggs Creates a new Alternative Sound

Los Angeles based artist, Bishop Briggs, recently released her latest video to accompany her track, “Be Your Love.” The unique thing about this, is that the emerging artist took a different route and released a lyrical video first for the

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Playlist: English Breakfast – London Fashion Week

The memories from NYFW are starting to fade, which means we can make room for memories of London Fashion week kicking off this weekend. As Vashtie gets ready to head to London, here are some U.K. sounds that will take

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Nas Celebrates his 44th Birthday

Today, rapper Nas, turns 44-years-old. Nas, born Nasir Jones, made his debut with a guest verse on “Live at the Barbecue” by Main Source. Since then he has made a name for his self as one of the greats releasing

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Adult Swim releases New Singles from Jay IDK, The Juju Exchange, Lord RAJA + more

Keeping up with Adult Swim playlist this year might seem a little hectic seeing as they release at least one new song every week, but since they have started the vashtie.com team has you covered every month with the most

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Daniel Caesar delivers a new twist with Freudian

Love is defined as an intense feeling of deep affection or to feel a deep romantic attachment to someone. These are the very things that R&B singer Daniel Caesar is able to portray with his new album Freudian. Caesar takes

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PLAYLIST: Back To School

  With the final days of summer winding down and the fall semester approaching, students are packing their bags to either return to their stomping grounds or take their first step on the journey of the rest of their lives.

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Quickie: BJ The Chicago Kid

The Short… Name: Bryan Sledge Stage Name: BJ The Chicago Kid Astrological Sign: November 23rd, Sagittarius Born & Raised: Chicago, IL Currently Residing: LA So tell us a little about yourself…. I was born and raised on the south side

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Tyler, the Creator opens up to listeners With Flower Boy

Growing up, Tyler, the Creator was always the person I would sneak and listen to on the way to class. I was first introduced to him in 9th grade. The guy I was dating at the time was a skater

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Cinematic Saturday: What Happened Miss Simone?

  The Minnesota Officer who killed Philando Castile was acquitted. Philando Castile was murdered in a routine traffic stop in July of last year. Officer Jeronimo Yanez believed that Castile was reaching for a gun when he shot him. However his girlfriend,

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Cat Clyde introduces a New Sound with her debut album Ivory Castanets

Cat Clyde isn’t the typical singer songwriter. Her music resonates with a variety of genres which makes a unique sound that is able to captivate a multitude of audiences. Since genre breaking is the route less traveled for most artists,

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Vashtiedotcom Mix: Moody Days

Sunny days are here, but sometimes our energy is still cloudy– and that’s ok. This playlist is for all of the moody tings across the globe, going through the motions of life and riding the wave. Sometimes we don’t feel ourselves for

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The Mystery Behind The Man That Is Andre’ Benjamin

André 3000‘s influence as one of the most unique and talented rappers since his prominence in the mid-90s and early 2000s, has left an impact that is unmatched. Always his authentic self, André pushed the limitations and boundaries of what

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FLASHBACK: Hip-Hop’s Funky Side, The Pharcyde’s ‘Passin’ Me By’

It’s Flashback Friday, and in the nature of Vashtie.com we are taking it back to 1992. Early 1992 Pharcyde released, “Passin Me By,” a revolutionary song for the time, which has shown it’s worth by still being relevant over 20

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The Messanger of Strength, Resilience, and Equality: Bob Dylan

  Bob Dylan is a singer/songwriter, poet, painter, writer, and activist. Spanning a career of over five decades, Dylan’s influence has stretched over many genres from folk to blues, to gospel, and to rock. Dylan’s most prized work as a

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Listen To This ‘Into The Night’ Playlist

Today is Cinco De Mayo, although many of us are aware of the forced western implications of the false holiday, we continue to look forward to bottomless margaritas and lots of tacos (arguably the best food known to man). Most

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Nirvana’s Legendary MTV Unplugged Performance

Just before the strumming out the opening riffs to Nirvana’s About a Girl, Kurt Cobain says, “This is off our first record. Most people don’t own it.” It’s almost a little bit crazy to think someone wouldn’t own a classic

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SCHOOL GIRL CRUSH: Aubrey Graham A.K.A. Drake

Champagne Papi, aka Drake, wasn’t always the sex symbol he is today. In 2001, Aubrey Graham began his acting career as Jimmy Brooks in the ultra popular Canadian TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation. Jimmy was known as Spinner’s bestie and

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Vashtiedotcom Mix | Squat Till You Drop!

We know how important the booty is these days, so we couldn’t help but make a playlist specifically designed to help you on your quest to make your backside pop. Once you’ve finished stretching it out to last weeks’ smooth

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23 Years Later: Remembering Outkast’s ‘Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik’

Back in the ’90s, rappers were recognized by the coast. The west side had rappers like Ice Cube, Dr.Dre, Spice 1, and Warren G. The east coast had The Notorious B.I.G, Big Daddy Kane, and Public Enemy. Even though greatness

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Bay Rapper Larry June Expects Everything Organic

“Sock it to me,” “Good job, Larry,” & “Yeah, baby,”  are just a few of the 70’s inspired phrases you’ll hear frequently from Bay Area rapper, Larry June. Arguably, his most memorable signature phrase is “Yee”– which is peppered throughout each of

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Vashtiedotcom Mix: Something To Stretch To!

There are few things better than a good stretch. It’s arguably one of the most critical aspects to your daily health regimen for a multitude of reasons, but most of all, it’s incredibly soothing. As we prepare for or wind down

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