Shanel Odum

Brooklyn-based scribe. Lover of words and music. Editor, VibeVixen.com

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Commute Confessions: Naturi Naughton Edition [Video]

  Our favorite "little woman" is busy doing big things on the small screen. Triple threat Naturi Naughton starz (pun intended) as the quintessential…

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Interview: Where Is Ab-Soul These Days…?

Ab-Soul is so chill, he gives you a contact by sparking a convo. His cucumber cool is contagious. The 27-year-old TDE titan with the…

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Vixen Chat: Amber Rose Plays ‘Cootie Catcher Confessions’

The M.I.L.F.iest of Madonnas, Amber Rose, just headed back to high school. Literally. The 30-year-old model and style star just made her acting debut…

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August Alsina Announces ‘Testimony Live’ Tour

  Via VIBE: VIBE cover boy, August Alsina, will be preaching his good word across the U.S. this summer.

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Vixen Review: Sam Smith’s ‘In The Lonely Hour’ is Masterfully Mature

Sam Smith has a tender voice, and while domestic audiences are just now getting familiar with him, his guest appearances on Disclosure’s hit "Latch"

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VIBE Summer 2014 Cover Story: August Alsina

August Alsina probably won’t pen the next wedding classic. Surrounded by drugs and death, his life is another sad love song …

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Trey Songz Gets International in ‘Foreign’ [Video]

Via VIBE: Trey Songz shows just how cultured he is with the visuals for his new single "Foreign." First, Songz is…

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Malia Obama Lands Summer Job as Production Assistant

Via VIBE: When your dad is the President, hard work is hereditary. Barack Obama's 15-year-old daughter, Malia Obama, has…

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‘Colour Revolution’ Showcases Caribbean’s Best Designers

Up-and-coming American designers can use a show like Project Runway or an event like Fashion Week to flaunt their sartorial skills,…

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Latinos and the Gentrification of Hip Hop

"Appreciate the art that came through Puerto Ricans and Blacks / Speakin’ the facts / the sound is much deeper than wax…" — Common,…

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Vixen of the Day: Cheraun Malone

Name: Cheraun Malone Age: 23 Location: Orlando, Fl Occupation: Fitness Trainer Style: Fit Sexy Beauty Fave I Can't Live Without:…

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25 Ridiculous Rapper Selfies

In 2014, everyone takes selfies—from the President of the United States to Wiz Khalifa. No one takes a selfie quite like a rapper. Case in…

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#FitnessFlow: Aerial Aerobics Edition

We love sweating in our stilettos. In fact, we get off on it. (And we don't mean in the club.) But…

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Boomshots: Omari Banks

He's got a voice as calming as chamomile and charisma that bubbles like a champagne toast. With long, willowy limbs and dreadlocks that dance when…

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Angela Simmons: Full Frontal

Angela Simmons is in the midst of a makeup meltdown. She’s seated at a vanity station in the makeshift greenroom of a lofty Hell’s…

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