Weekly Wrap Up: The Grammys, Radiohead, The Roots, & Diddy-Dirty Money

In the past 7 days, Grammy fever hit as you flocked to SoulCulture for the latest news on last Sunday’s 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. SoulCulture were present for Lupe Fiasco’s exclusive album playback for his forthcoming album Lasers and we returned to the classics with Brandy’s Never Say Never. New music came from Diddy-Dirty Money, Radiohead, John Legend & The Roots and much more. Music videos came from Kanye West, Trey Songz, Lil Kim, Drake and J. Cole plus more. Check it out below.

SOULCULTURE FEATURES


Lupe Fiasco Lasers LP London Playback Session (Feb 17) | Review
Verse reviews Lupe Fiasco‘s London playback session for his forthcoming album, Lasers, due for release in March.

Brandy – Never Say Never (1998) | Return To The Classics Aamir Yaqub delivers a detailed analysis of Brandy‘s 1998 album, Never Say Never.

Saigon – The Greatest Story Never Told | Album Review ●  Henry Yanney reviews Saigon‘s latest album, The Greatest Story Never Told.

Jazzy – Letters To A King | EP Review >> Free Download angie writes reviews Jazzy‘s Letters To A King.

NEWS x LIFESTYLE


53rd Annual Grammy Awards: The Winners M. Gosho Oakes breaks down the winners of Sunday 13th 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.

Black Star ft Mos Def + Talib Kweli, De La Soul, Rakim Live @ HMV Apollo LDN (May 10)| Gig News Black Star aka Mos Def + Talib Kweli, De La Soul, Rakim + Special guests will set foot on stage at the HMV Apollo Hammersmith in London on May 10th for a not to be missed, one-off concert.

Notorious B.I.G. murder case developments: key evidence suggests LAPD cover-up [Video] ● Independent LA-based television station KCAL TV exposes key evidence that suggests that the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) tried to hide crucial evidence in the case of Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace‘s 1997 murder.

Raphael Saadiq reveals Stone Rollin’ album coverRaphael Saadiq reveals the album cover art for his fourth solo studio album Stone Rollin’; the follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2008 album, The Way I See It.

New Spider-Man Movie titled “The Amazing Spiderman” + full costume unveiled | Geek Alert ● Columbia pictures announced this week that Spider-Man reboot movie directed by Marc Webb will be titled “The Amazing Spider-Man”.

?uestlove x Nike Dunk Hi collaboration | StyleThe Roots?uestlove collaborates with Nike to produce a new, fresh, Dunk Hi collection.

NEW MUSIC x FREE DOWNLOADS


John Legend & The Roots x J.Period – Wake Up! Radio | New Mixtape ● Highly respected mixtape DJ/Producer J.Period has finally liberated the Wake Up! Radio mixtape he compiled with special help from John Legend and The Legendary Roots Crew.

Wiz Khalifa – Cabin Fever (Mixtape) | Free DL ● This week Wiz Khalifa dropped a brand new mixtape entitled Cabin Fever featuring guest appearances from Big Sean, Juicy J & Trae The Truth.

Katy Perry ft Kanye West – “E.T.” | New Music ● We brought you the Tinie Tempah featuring remix of this Katy Perry track a while ago, but now here is the Kanye West version and Yeezy goes in with two dope verses.

Radiohead – King Of Limbs | Full Album Stream ● We brought you the official video for “Lotus Flower” from Radiohead’s new 8-track album The King of Limbs earlier today, and now here is the full album for your listening pleasure.

Diddy-Dirty Money – “Ass On The Floor (Remix)” (prod by The Dream & Tricky Stewart) ● Diddy let the official R&B remix of “Ass On The Floor” by The Dream & Tricky Stewart go via twitter this week.

Saigon x Joe Budden – “Bring Me Down Pt. 3″ | New Music x Free DL ● After squashing their beef a few months ago and hitting the studio, here is Saigon and Joe Budden’s new collab, “Bring Me Down Pt. 3”.

Diddy-Dirty Money – LoveLOVE vs. HateLOVE | New Mixtape ● Especially for Valentine’s Day, here is the “Love Mix” themed mixtape from rap mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and his Dirty Money crew.

Marsha Ambrosius – SexTape Pt. 4 | Mixtape Free DLMarsha Ambrosius delivers the 4th installment of her SexTape series for the grown and sexy listeners.

RichGirl – Fall In Love With RichGirl (Mixtape) | Free DL ● Producer Rich Harrison‘s R&B foursome RichGirl dropped their first mixtape on Valentine’s Day, showcasing their considerable talents with a collection of original material and remakes.

TV CATCH-UP [GRAMMY SPECIAL]

Grammy Awards 2011: The Performances | Videos ● If you missed the action or want to re-live the night, check out the performance videos from the Grammys.

Grammy Awards 2011: MTV Red Carpet reports by Sway & Snooki | Live Stream ● MTV’s Sway Calloway and Jersey Shore star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi held down the red carpet at the Grammy Awards. Now the show is over, watch the highlights of their red carpet chats.

Tyler The Creator x Hodgy Beats x The Roots “Sandwitches” live on Jimmy Fallon | TV Catch-UpTyler, The Creator and Hodgy Beats from the infamous Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All collective made their national TV debut last night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon performing “Sandwitches” alongside the legendary Roots band.

Theophilus London – “Why Even Try?” ft Sara Quin on David Letterman Live | TV Catch-Up

On the promo run for his Lovers Holiday EP which was released last week, Theophilus London made his debut TV performance last night.

Raekwon ft Ghostface Killah x The Roots – “Rock N Roll” on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Raekwon and Ghostface Killah (minus Jim Jones) join The Roots on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to perform their collaborative joint “Rock N Roll” from Raekwon’s forthcoming Shaolin Vs Wu-Tang album which will be in stores on March 8th.

Lupe Fiasco, Estelle, B.o.B & Janelle Monae – Game Changers Pt 1 x 2 ● Chaired by Danyel Smith, this awesome round table discussion  sees Atlantic Records recording artists Lupe Fiasco, Estelle, B.o.B & Janelle Monae sit down for a chat.

MUSIC VIDEOS


Trey Songz – “Love Faces” | Official Video (Viewable Globally) ● We brought you the previewlast week, now here is the full video for Trey Songz‘s latest single “Love Faces”.

Lil Kim – “Black Friday” (Nicki Minaj diss) | Official Video ● Here is the video from “Black Friday”, Lil Kim‘s diss track for her younger contemporary, Nicki Minaj.

Teedra Moses – “R U 4 Real” | Official Video Teedra Moses returns with a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift for her fans in the form of the official video for “R U 4 Real”.

Kanye West – “All Of The Lights” (Starring Rihanna x KiD CuDi) | Video ● Three months after the release of his internationally acclaimed fifth studio album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West finally liberates the visuals for his phenomenal song “All Of The Lights”.

J. Cole x Drake – “In The Morning” | Video ● The video for the collaborative joint from J. Cole’s Friday Night Lights mixtape was shot in Paris during Drake and Cole’s recent Light Dreams & Nightmares tour.

Mary Mary – “Walking” | Official Music Video ● Grammy Award-winning Gospel sister duo, Mary Mary have just premiered the video for their lead single – the Warryn Campbell produced “Walking” off of their forthcoming fifth studio album titled Something Big.

Tyler The Creator signs deal with XL Recordings + “Yonkers” Official Video ● New XL Recordings signee and much buzzed about rapper, Tyler The Creator, unveils his video “Yonkers”, which amassed over 900,000 views in less than a week.

Diddy-Dirty Money ft. Chris Brown – “Yesterday” | New Music Video ● Directed by Colin Tilley, Diddy-Dirty Money unveil the latest in their string of music videos for their current project, Last Train To Paris, with featured guest Chris Brown.

Ryan Leslie and The Roots perform “Diamond Girl” (Video) ● Hip-Hop’s best band The Roots accompany the talented Ryan Leslie in this glorious high-def footage from the Philly group’s annual Grammy Jam session.