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Artist To Watch: Kaash Paige

Kaash Paige is turning ears with her honest lyrics and unique sound. Listening to her debut it’s not hard to catch the intimate moments and vulnerability that sparked the title of her EP, Parked Car Convos. The project name, a

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Stop Pressing Artists To Create: Creativity Comes From Within Not Pressure

Instant gratification has taken over the music industry. Streaming service provides us with almost unlimited access to thousands of discographies. And when new music releases, we have access to it instantly and are not mindful of the process it takes

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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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#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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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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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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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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The Kids Are Alright in ChloeXHalle’s World

  It’s very hard to ignore real talent when you see it. I still remember watching the video for “Fall” by ChloeXHalle, the melody stayed in my head for days. Same goes for “Drop,” I’d watch the video every time

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ICYMI: Paramore Is Back

Have you ever watched, read, or listen to something and then wonder, “How did I miss this?” Well that’s how I feel about Paramore’s album After Laughter. When I’m home especially in the mornings I like to watch music videos,

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Here’s Why Janelle Monae’s New Music Sounds Just Like Prince

After creating a lot of buzz for her upcoming album Dirty Computer with the release of its trailer, Janelle Monae upped the ante by also releasing two new music videos last Thursday. Alan Ferguson directed the woman centric, “Make Me

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Janelle Monae Announces New Album, ‘Dirty Computer,’ With Powerful Teaser

Singer/Actress Janelle Monae is returning back to music with her first album in five years. However, being a woman of many talents, Janelle have been very busy during her hiatus from music. Since the release of  “The Electric Lady,”  Janelle

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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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N.E.R.D.: No_One Ever Really Dies | Review

  “The truth will set you free but first it will piss you off.” The comeback is always stronger than the setback, as the N.E.R.D.s are not only back, but better than ever. Self-titling their fifth album as the acronym, “No_one

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5 New Highly Anticipated Rock Albums Expected To Be Released This Fall

  2017 have been a year of heartache and heartbreak, as we lost both Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell and Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, two months apart from one another. However, as we lost rock legends, we gained potential ones with new

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5 New Highly Anticipated POP Albums Expected To Be Released This Fall

2017 has certainly been the year of POP music with releases from Ed Sheeran, Drake, Deadmau5 and many more. As we draw down to final four months of the year, Artists such as Taylor Swift, Sam Smith and Miley Cyrus

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5 New Highly Anticipated Rap/R&B Albums Expected To Be Released This Fall

As we approach the final stretch of 2017, a lot of albums flooded both the airwaves and the billboard charts. From Jay-Z’s “4:44” to Kendrick’s DAMN, It’s been a great year in music. From R&B to Rap and everything in

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Syd Unravels “Always Never Home” EP

In February, Syd released her debut album Fin and now she follows it up, albeit very quickly, with her three song EP Always Never Home.  This short project includes the August release of “Bad Dream/No Looking Back” as well as two new

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#WCW: Female MC’s You Should Be Paying Attention To

Whenever a new list of “New Artists You Need To Listen to” comes out out various media outlets, you’ll find an eclectic group of artists with different sounds, looks, and unbeknown to us, genders. So why is it when we

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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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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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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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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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UPDATE: Our Top Projections For ‘XXL’s Freshman Class 2017’

It was no easy feat to come up with this year’s contenders for XXL‘s notorious freshman class. In the past, we relied on an A&R and word of mouth to spread the word about new artists. We blindly trusted the

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New Music: Dyme-A-Duzin’s Surprise EP ‘Ghetto Olympics’

Just a few days ago Brooklyn’s very own Dyme-A-Duzin released a surprise five-track EP, ‘Ghetto Olympics.’ This EP is intended to bring fans closer to the edge of their seats as his highly-anticipated album ‘Crown Fried,’ is still in the works.

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Joey Bada$$ Delivers in New Freestyle With GQ

Never one to shy away from speaking truth, Joey Bada$$ recently released the politically charged record “Land Of The Free” from his upcoming anticipated album AABA.  The record addresses the recent presidential election along with the contradictions that exist within

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Watch Young M.A Flex In New “Get This Money” Video

Young M.A is following up her street anthem “Ooouuu” and the viral sensation “Eat” with her latest offering “Get This Money.” The Brooklyn MC gave fans a preview of the visual at the end of her video for the freestyle “Eat”,

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Sampha Serenades Us With New Single

It seems like we’ve been waiting for forever to hear something from Sampha. We’re so fortunate to be blessed with the release of the single, “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano” off of his highly anticipated album Process (set

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Listen to Hodgy’s Debut Album featuring Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes & Salomon Faye

Aside from a name change, Hodgy (aka Hodgy Beats) is back in the mix with his debut album Fireplace:TheNotTheOtherSide. The album arrives along side major releases from Ab-Soul, J.Cole, Post Malone, The-Dream and Tech N9ne. The emcee who established himself as

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Ab-Soul Debuts “Threatening Nature” & Release Date For His New Album DWTW

Ab-Soul is back and he has a brand new track to accompany his upcoming album. Aside from J.Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only, Ab-Soul’s DWTW is slated to arrive Friday, Dec. 9. TDE’s own also unleashed the PakkMusicGroup produced track “Threatening

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SZA Reveals Her Next Album May Be Her Last

TDE Songstress SZA recently revealed to Complex that her next album, may be in fact her last. The raspy vocalist who shares the same label as rap heavyweights Kendrick Lamar , Schoolboy Q, and others tells the publication that she

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Big Sean & Jhene Aiko Are Prepping For The TWENTY88 Album

Ready for more TWENTY88? Well you’re in luck because Big Sean and Jhene Aiko are warming up for another collaborative project. Big Sean took to Twitter Saturday afternoon to announce that the TWENTY88 joint album is on the way along

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The Wait Is Over: Stream Meek Mill’s DC4 featuring Nicki Minaj, 21 Savage and More

The wait is over. After almost a year of anticipation, Meek Mill released DC4 Thursday night. The Philly native has been teasing fans with snippets and freestyles from the project over the last couple months. With appearances from girlfriend Nicki Minaj,

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HELL YEAH: Kid Cudi Is Set To Release a Double-Disc Album Soon

For the past several months, Kid Cudi has been hinting at the release of new material. In a very clever way Cudi revealed via Twitter with a picture of Usain Bolt that he had finished the album a few weeks

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WATCH: Joey Bada$$ Releases The Visual For “Devastated”

Yesterday, Joey Bada$$ gave NYC its first look at his new visual for “Devastated” and now you can watch it in its entirety online. The Brooklyn emcee along with his Pro Era crew drove a bus with the video playing

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STREAM: Lil Uzi Vert Releases ‘The Perfect Luv Tape’

Philadelphia newcomer Lil Uzi Vert continues to remind everyone why he’s the 2016 XXL Freshman to watch with his latest offering The Perfect Luv Tape. The mixtape arrives fresh after Lil Uzi Vert’s “Parental Advisory” Tour. The tape debuted via

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STREAM: DJ Khaled’s Star-Studded ‘Major Key’ Album Is Here

Notoriously known for gathering some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop, DJ Khaled returns with his new album Major Key. The man behind one of the most natural, yet prolific social media campaigns of all time gave fans a first

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STREAM: NAO Breaks Through With Debut Album ‘For All We Know’

Emerging London songstress NAO closed out July with  bang. Her debut studio album titled For All We Know is finally here and it’s amazing. Last October the emerging London songstress released the album’s first single, “Bad Blood,” and to this date the track

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LISTEN: Nas & Erykah Badu Deliver on New Single “This Bitter Land”

In celebration of their forthcoming film The Land,  soul songstress Erykah Badu and legendary emcee Nas have joined forces to deliver a powerful duet and moving new single, “This Bitter Land.” The movie, which Erykah stars in alongside Nas and Cleveland natives

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LISTEN: OVO Sound Radio Episode 25 w/ Popcaan

  Tune into OVOSOUND Radio Episode 25 with a special guest mix from @popcaanmusic today at 3pm PST / 6pm EST / 10pm GMT  @applemusic A photo posted by UNRULY BOSS (@popcaanmusic) on Jul 15, 2016 at 10:54pm PDT This past

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