Place of Birth: Albany, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: April 23, 1981
Ethnicity: Trinidadian [Indian, African]
Vashtie Kola is an American music video director, filmmaker, artist, designer, creative consultant, and disc jockey. She is also known as Va$htie. Her parents are from Trinidad. Her first name and surname are likely of East Indian origin. She has talked about growing up in Albany:
My parents didn’t explain a lot of things to me about West Indian culture… I assumed I was black. But the black kids were like, ‘You look Indian,’ and the Indian kids were like, ‘You look black.’