Monday, August 30, 2010

Vashtie Kola Love For OTW

Good friend and Downtown's Sweetheart, Ms. Vashtie Kola gave OTW a wonderful shoutout today on her blog.

Vashtie is a kind spirited person in addition to being a talented filmmaker, designer and a natural PR machine.

Source: Vashtie

She worked for several years directing videos for Def Jam and later branched on to her own creative exploits which include directing videos and designing her own clothing collection under the "Violette" label.

Vashtie is also a co-founder of 1992, a retro throwback 90s hip hop party which she promotes weekly at Santos. Here's Paper Magazine's coverage below:

She frequently collaborates with some of the best known artists in hip hop such as Kid Cudi. In fact check out this hilarious video below:

Her notable viral video claim to fame was a video she directed which garnered over 1.6 million hits! Shot on her own dime for the song "Us Placers" off Kanye's mixtape "Can't Tell Me Nothing," (which samples Thom Yorkes song "The Eraser" of his solo album "The Eraser"), using child versions of each artist. appearances by: Jamie, Plain Pat, Stephen SB WEAR Barr and Ruffy.

For more on Vashtie, be sure to hit up her site at

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