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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 <a…

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…

August Alsina Announces ‘Testimony Live’ Tour

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

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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…

Boomshots: Omari Banks

He’s got a voice as calming as chamomile and charisma that bubbles like a champagne toast. With long, willowy…

Angela Simmons: Full Frontal

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

Faith Evans Believes LAPD Knows What Happened In Biggie’s Murder Case

On March 9, 1997, rapper Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace was gunned down in a drive-by shooting…

Behind The Scenes: Janelle Monae Performs On ‘Sesame Street’

Sesame Street will celebrate 45 years on television this year, and they brought the stunning Janelle Monae in…