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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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Migos “Culture II” Surpasses 1 Billion Streams

The Migos are already starting off 2018 with a bang! Their recent album ‘Culture II’ is currently at the number two slot on Billboard’s 200 charts and has just surpassed one billion streams in a month’s time. Culture II contains the

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4 the Culture: Rap has Officially Become the Most Popular Genre in Music

According to 2017’s End-of-Year music report conducted by Neilson.com, Hip-Hop music has officially surpassed every other genre when it comes to consumption. While this is not exactly new news, the statistics behind this observation are, in fact, groundbreaking. R&B/Hip-Hop represented almost

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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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Cardi B’s Rise to Stardom and Track Record Speaks for Itself

The glow up Cardi B exudes is not one to ignore. After solidifying herself as a social media powerhouse and fashion muse, the breakout star from the Bronx, NY just signed a multi-million dollar deal with Atlantic Records. She now

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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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Master P: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

It’s not often we have the opportunity to walk among icons as many–sadly–meet their maker prior to gaining recognition for their accomplishments. Fortunately, Master P–one of hip hop’s major moguls–is still making us say “ughhh” and encouraging today’s youth and

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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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Viceland’s ‘The Therapist’ Will Make Us All Vulnerable

Following the 30-minute special on YG with the therapist featured by Vice in September of last year, Viceland has proceeded to entice us with yet another addictive series. The Therapist premieres in just a few weeks on May 8th, and

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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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School Girl Crush: Method Man

Perhaps it’s his thuggish ruggish persona, or maybe it’s his ability to balance his street credibility with his aptitude for business. Either way, Method Man always has and always will have the juice as far as we’re concerned. Born Clifford Smith,

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Snoop Dogg To Honor Tupac Shakur With Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Tupac‘s legendary career will be celebrated next month with the late rapper’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Pac’s former label mate and contemporary, Snoop Dogg, is also set to oversee the installation– making the honorary ceremony nothing but a

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The Cool Kids Reunite In Psychedelic New Video “TV Dinner”

Crispy Chi-Town rap greats, The Cool Kids, went their separate ways an odd number of years ago–but the duo, comprised of Chuck Inglish and Mikey Rocks, are back and seemingly here to stay. The eclectic lyricists recently blessed fans with

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Rick Rubin Has Created Masterpieces In Music For Virtually Every Genre Imaginable

For nearly 4 decades, Rick Rubin has contributed to the generation of some of music’s most noteworthy records. While many producers stick to a specific sound, Rubin has crossed music boundaries, creating masterpieces of sound for virtually every genre imaginable.

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A Gentle Reminder That Positivity Is Cool From Your Favorite Rappers

Hip-Hop often gets a bad rap for promoting violence and disrespect for women among other things. Fortunately, several talented artists are taking the craft back into their hands and reshaping how we listen to and feel towards Hip-Hop. Below are

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Future Drops Another Album: HNDRXX

As if 1 Future album wasn’t enough, the trap icon released yet another 17 track album titled HNDRXX, just a week after the release of FUTURE. It’s safe to say that man has been working. We are familiar with his frequent

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Kodak Breaks Our “Tunnel Vision” With Controversial New Video

Amidst the current chaos within the country (and with a fresh haircut), Kodak Black drops the highly anticipated track “Tunnel Vision” alongside a controversial music video. Unlike his previous music videos, Kodak takes a political approach in visually depicting the single.

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Celebrate Hip-Hop History With The ‘RAP365’ Calendar

Merriam-Webster defines the term history as a chronological record of significant events often including an explanation of their cause. According to this definition, one could compare history to an experience. Which is something Hip-Hop fans from all generations can relate

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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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Gucci Mane Releases New EP and Teases Upcoming Album

Gucci Mane has been on a roll, well excluding his stint behind bars, he’s never really stopped.  He’s healthy and thriving and has produced an elevated series of projects since his release and has yet again blessed us with more.

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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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Sorry PETA, Migos’ T Shirt Video Is Awesome

Migos has been having a great year, yea we’re only a few days in but it’s no secret that they’re crushing it in 2017. Donald Glover shouted them out at the Golden Globes, and Chance the Rapper believes that the

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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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Big Chune Alert:Partynextdoor Hops on Big Lean’s “Stamina” Remix

It might not be summer, but “Stamina” remix instantly teleports you to somewhere warmer than where you probably are right now. Basically, it’ll make you want to bruk out at a day party while sipping on some henny punch (you know

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Get Into The Holiday Spirit With These 10 Hip Hop Christmas Songs

The holiday season is typically a time filled with joy. It brings together great food, family, gifts, and sometimes rhymes. From TLC to RUN DMC, history shows us that hip-hop artist have always found the time to express their holiday spirit,

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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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Nas’ Kneeling Black Santa Sweaters Will Benefit Prison Reform

Nas is intertwining the holiday spirit with the fight to end mass incarceration this season. The  Queens, NY native revealed that his new holiday sweater will be available via his clothing brand HSTRY.  Proceeds from the sweaters that come in colors green,

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A Tribe Called Quest Lands First Number One Album In 20 Years

After a 20-year hiatus, A Tribe Called Quest has finally earned the number one album on Billboard 200 with their latest studio effort, We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service. The album was distributed via Epic Records and moved

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Politically Charged Hip Hop Songs & Freestyles To Help You Through Election Day

It’s Election Day, finally. With the 2016 U.S. Election arguably being the most controversial presidential election the country has seen, decompressing from all the craziness with the help of music can be used as a tool for liberation. For years, Hip

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5 Facts You Should Know About New Def Jam Signee Dave East

Aside from being recognized for his raw lyricism and Nas’ new prodigy, Dave East is now a part of the legendary roster that is Def Jam Records. The Harlem lyricist discussed still being a part of Mass Appeal Records and

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5 Nicki Minaj Mixtape Bangers That You Can’t Forget

Nicki Minaj has been in the game for over 5 years at this point and aside from her being a powerhouse in branding, it’s no secret that she’s brought along hit records and a mixtape discography to accompany her throne.

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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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WATCH: Salomon Faye Goes Digital in “Nobody” Visual

New York rapper Salomon Faye has been buzzing around town since the release of his Stimulation EP back in April of 2015. Now the lyrical assassin returns with a new visual for his record, “Nobody.” The James Mao-directed and animated video features Faye going head-to-head

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CULTURE: Kid Cudi Joins ‘Empire’ Cast

Cleveland visionary Kid Cudi has just scored a recurring role on FOX’s hit televison series, Empire. Aside from working on his new album Passion, Pain and Demon Slayin‘, Kid Cudi will be sharpening his acting skills as he is set to play

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STREAM: Dreezy Releases Debut Album ‘No Hard Feelings’

Chicago’s own Dreezy is ready for the spotlight with her debut album No Hard Feelings. The project features hip hop heavyweights such as Wale, Gucci Mane and T-Pain. Fans can expect the Jeremih-assisted single “Body” to appear on the brand

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WATCH: Kamaiyah Shares ‘A Good Night in the Ghetto’ Documentary

Oakland rising artist Kamaiyah has been putting on for the West Coast with her buzzing rap project A Good Night in the Ghetto. Now she allows viewers to get a more in depth perspective on her life with a new mini-documentary of the same name. Directed

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WATCH: Gucci Mane Stars In New Supreme Ad

Gucci Mane may be on house arrest following his release from prison in May, but that hasn’t stopped his hustle as he now featured in a new campaign for Supreme. The Harmony Korine-directed clip features Gucci Mane in his Atlanta mansion home studio, dressed in the

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