Interview: Charlie Wilson talks longevity, Kanye West and beating cancer | SoulCulture TV

Charlie Wilson

From lead singer of the iconic Gap Band to revered solo artist in his own right, with four decades of hard work and success in the music game under his belt R&B legend Charlie Wilson still knows exactly how to get the people going. His latest album, Love, Charlie, was released at the top of the year but it is his constant touring and collaborations with contemporary hit-makers that keep him at the forefront; his recent live TV performances with Kanye West serving undeniable reminders of Wilson's ever-impressive, soulful showmanship, in case you forgot.

In our recent interview, Charlie Wilson discusses staying relevant and inspired, working with Kanye, his admiration for Rihanna and Beyonce, and battling prostate cancer. Watch below. Read more

Waka Flocka Flame on his new mixtape 'Roaches To Rolexes', New LP, Giggs + more | SoulCulture TV

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Last Weekend saw some of the biggest stars grace the stages at the 2013 Yahoo! Wireless Festival in East London and we were in the house to capture and experience the action on all three days.

Alongside our other coverage we got the chance to sit down with Atlanta, Georgia hailing 'Turn Up' master Waka Flocka Flame to discuss his thoughts on critics, his forthcoming mixtape Roaches To Rolexes, his forthcoming third album Flockaveli 2, working with UK rapper Giggs and his thoughts on UK Rap. Watch the full interview below...

Interview By: Marsha Gosho Oakes//Shot x Cut by: Versetti

#INSTAVIEW Bonus: Waka Flocka Flame gives us his #SummerSoundTrack

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Janelle Monae talks asking for help + creative release [Video] #OKNotToBeOK

In the latest segment of SoulCulture's mental health campaign, #OKNotToBeOK, internationally renowned singer, songwriter, rebel android and creative Janelle Monae discusses the importance of asking for help, finding balance in life and creating as her release.Read more

J.Cole: Born Sinner, from depression to happiness [Video] #OKNotToBeOK

In the latest segment of SoulCulture's mental health campaign, #OKNotToBeOK, Roc Nation's North Carolina emcee J. Cole discusses experiencing depression whilst crafting his anticipated sophomore album, Born Sinner.

"When you listen to the album you'll notice how it flows from darkness to light, from hell to heaven, depression to happiness," Cole says of the upcoming LP's emotive theme. "It literally was a way out... I'm writing my way out of a negative place, a darker place." Read more

Big K.R.I.T. - "Music has always been my therapy" [Video] #OKNotToBeOK

Soul Culture sits down with Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T for our ongoing #OKNotToBeOK mental health campaign, as he speaks on music as therapy, loneliness, depression and finally making the decision to be happy. Read more

Ne-Yo on the therapeutic power of music [Video] #OKNotToBeOK

"The therapeutic power of music is the reason that I do music in the first place," R&B star Ne-Yo tells SoulCulture as we launch OK NOT TO BE OK - a campaign to raise and spread awareness and support for the mental health of our generation.Read more

Interview: Ne-Yo on bringing substance to Dance music, storytelling & Country | SoulCulture TV

On his recent trip to London ahead of the release of hisnew album, R.E.D., Arkansas born Grammy winning R&B star Ne-Yo sat down with SoulCulture TV to discuss his views on bringing soul and substance to Dance music, his appreciation for Country music and storytelling, and experiencing unconditional love in a new way through fatherhood. Read more

Chrisette Michele talks Audrey Hepburn mixtape + new album 'Better' | SoulCulture TV

Whilst retracing the footsteps of Audrey Hepburn on a trip around Europe, Chrisette Michele recently sat down with SoulCulture TV during her stay in London to talk about being inspired by the iconic actress to craft an audiovisual project in her honour - with the soulful New York native also opening up about what she finds draining about being an artist in the spotlight, and speaking on her upcoming fourth album, titled Better.Read more

Miguel on Alicia Keys collaboration "Where's The Fun In Forever" | SoulCulture TV

While in the UK for his sellout concert at the Jazz Cafe in London, the progressive R&B artist known as Miguel sat down with us to discuss his forthcoming sophomore album Kaleidoscope Dream and more.Read more

Josh Osho discusses Music vs Music Industry and The John Doe EP | SoulCulture TV

Prior to the release of his well received SoulCulture released The John Doe EP, Island Records signed singer & songwriter Josh Osho dropped into our Shoreditch HQ for a cup of tea and an in-depth interview.Read more

Mannie Fresh on Kanye's 'Cruel Summer', Lil Wayne's work ethic, Hip Hop diversity | SoulCulture TV

Whilst in New Orleans for Essence Festival 2012, SoulCulture TV sat down with DJ and prolific former-Cash Money producer Mannie Fresh at the House of Blues to discuss his hometown, commercial Hip Hop's need to diversify, his thoughts on the Southern scene, what it's been like working with Kanye West and the crew on Cruel Summer, and Lil Wayne's work ethic.

He had a lot to say. Read more

Homeboy Sandman talks inspiration, law school + Stones Throw Records | SoulCulture TV

On his recent visit to London from across the pond, adept lyricist Homeboy Sandman touched base with SoulCulture TV to talk about his varied musical influences, dropping law school to follow his Hip Hop dreams, and the integrity of his current label, Stones Throw. Read more

Elle Varner talks Perfectly Imperfect, songwriting beginnings, London +more | SoulCulture TV

With her Soul and Hip Hop inspired debut album, Perfectly Imperfect, solidly making it's mark on the US charts and critics alike, emerging singer-songwriter Elle Varner's come a long way since penning her first song ten years ago at the age of 13 - and SoulCulture TV recently sat down with the R&B songstress in New York to talk about her journey so far. Read more

Ice-T on The Art Of Rap: why new rappers weren't featured, innovation in rap & more | SoulCulture TV

"To tell a true story you have start at the beginning."

On his recent visit to London to promote his new documentary From Nothing To Something: The Art Of Rap, Gangsta Rap pioneer, actor and now documentary director Ice-T took some time to talk to us at SoulCulture, dropping gems of wisdom on the absence of newcomers in his film, the competitive nature of the genre, innovation in the future of rap and more.Read more

Nas interview: "We don't chase pop, pop chases us" | SoulCulture TV

On the UK leg of NaS' recent tour, SoulCulture TV took a road trip up to Manchester to speak to the legendary emcee about his latest album, Life Is Good; out today (in the UK) through Def Jam. After performing for the Academy crowd, Nas discussed the energy behind the album and his hopes for it to inspire artists, shared his thoughts on commercial distractions in the rap game, Damian Marley's influence on his live shows and more. Read more

Marsha Ambrosius says new album is done, reveals title | SoulCulture TV

SoulCulture TV caught up with internationally renowned UK songstress Marsha Ambrosius on the red carpet at this year's BET Awards in LA for the scoop on her new album. Read more