Weekly Wrap-Up: X-Men, Teedra Moses, Chipmunk & Giggs

This week on SoulCulture, you checked out reviews of Pharoahe Monch’s latest offering, Raphael Saadiq’s listening party and Dawn Richard’s mixtape. New music came from Teedra Moses, Chipmunk, Stephen Marley and Giggs, and videos came from Nas & Damian Marley and Erykah Badu, while new music news came from Prince, Jay-Z and Kanye West. X-Men fans were in for a treat when the first trailer and poster for X-Men: First Class was released, and Gifted Films in collaboration with The J. Dilla Project released a dope visual tribute to the late producer, J. Dilla: Still Shining.

Check out all that and more below on this week’s wrap-up:


Pharoahe Monch – W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) | Album Review ● “Pharoahe Monch for well over a decade, has schooled, shocked and mesmerised lyrically studious fans who fall deaf on the more simple rhyming schemes.” – Review by Henry Yanney

Dawn Richard – A Prelude To #ATellTaleHeart | Mixtape Review ● “Fueled by a genuine love of singing and songwriting coupled with a shrewd work ethic, Richard released A Prelude to #ATELLTALEHEART: the mixtape.” – Review by angie writes

Raphael Saadiq – Stone Rollin’ LP Live Listening Session, NYC | Review + Video Eb The Celeb reviews and provides visuals to Raphael Saadiq‘s exclusive listening session entitled “Saadiq Sessions” at The Royalton Hotel in New York City.


X-Men: First Class Movie – 1st teaser poster and photos revealed | Geek Alert ● The first official trailer for the eagerly anticipated Matthew Vaughn directed X-Men: First Class made it’s online debut this week.

Prince gives $1.5 million to charity, performs “Crazy” w/ Cee Lo & boots Kim Kardashian off stage ● Pop legend Prince brought out Cee Lo Green to perform the Gnarls Barkley 2006 smash hit ‘Crazy’ in front of a sold-out crowd at NYC’s Madison Square Gardens, donated a total of giving $1.5 million to three local charities and kicked Kim Kardashian off stage during a performance.

Kanye West & Jay-Z reportedly recording Watch The Throne LP in NYC hotel ● Hip Hop heavyweights Kanye West and Jay-Z have been recording tracks for their collaborative LP, Watch The Throne, at the luxurious Mercer boutique hotel in New York this week.

Ginuwine supports Chris Brown: “As long as he don’t do it again.. give him another chance” ● In a recent interview with The Boombox, R&B veteran Ginuwine gave the much maligned R&B singer Chris Brown a personal “co-sign” by declaring that Brown is the only artist (out of many that he sees) who has the same passion for music as he does.

Adele announces North American tourdates 2011 ● , Brit soulstress Adele prepares for the US release of her new album 21 [due on February 22nd – click for our review] announcing a string of North America tourdates in support.

Lil Wayne’s ’6 Foot 7 Foot’ Video Premier Pushed Back ● The release of the video for Lil Wayne‘s latest single ‘6 Foot 7 Foot‘ looks to have been delayed. The Hype Williams-directed video which was supposed to be premiered today is said to have been postponed so that Lil Wayne can add some finishing touches to the clip.

Chipmunk – Transition | Album Cover x TracklistingChipmunk has unveiled the cover of his new LP. The young London MC’s forthcoming album Transition features guest appearances from Chris Brown (“Champion”), Kaleena from Dirty Money (“White Lie”), Trey Songz, Keri Hilson and Mavado.


Teedra Moses – “Falling 4 U” | New Music/Free DL ● After blessing us with some brand newness in the form of “I Adore You” a couple of days ago, R&B lioness Teedra Moses continues her countdown to the Valentines Day unveiling of her new video, “R U 4Real,” with another new track for our listening/downloading pleasure, titled “Falling 4 U.”

Teedra Moses – “Forever Your Girl” ft Novel | New Music Teedra Moses continues her countdown to the Valentines Day unveiling of her new video, “R U 4Real,” with a rough mix of a new track for our listening pleasure, titled “Forever Your Girl” featuring Singer/Rapper/Songwriter Novel.

Stephen Marley ft. Melanie Fiona – “No Cigarette Smoke (In My Room)” | New Music ● “No Cigarette Smoke (In My Room)” is 5-time Grammy award winner Stephen Marley‘s follow-up to “Jah Army” lifted from forthcoming album, Revelation Part 1: The Root of Life. This sultry cut features the smoky vocals of Guyanese-Canadian singer Melanie Fiona returning to her Syren Hall reggae roots.

Big Sean ft Chris Brown- “My Last” 1st single from Finally Famous: The Album ● Big Sean unveils the first single from his official debut LP Finally Famous: The Album; “My Last” featuring Chris Brown and produced by No ID.

Chipmunk ft J. Cole x Chris Brown – “Champion (remix)” (CDQ) | New Music ● Freshly premiered by Westwood this week was the remix for “Champion” by Chipmunk featuring Roc Nation rapper J. Cole alongside Chris Brown.

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

Giggs x DJ Whoo Kid – “Take Your Hats Off” | Mixtape DL ● UK rapper Giggs teams up with US mixtape DJ, Whoo Kid for the release of his hotly anticipated mixtape titled Take Your Hats Off.

Wretch 32 – “Unorthodox” ft Example (Radio Rip) | New MusicWretch 32 debuted his follow up to his chart success “Traktor” last night on Zane Lowe‘s Radio 1 show. The Stone Roses sampling “Unorthodox” features UK rapper/singer Example on the chorus and will feature alongside “Traktor” on Wretch’s forthcoming album Black & White.

DMX – “Change Is Gonna Come” (prod. Swizz Beatz) | Monster Mondays Download ● For Swizz Beatz‘ latest Monster Mondays offering DMX brings the goods on the classic soul of “Change Is Gonna Come.”

Miller – “Donald Trump” | New Music x Free DL ● The Sap-produced ‘Donald Trump’ which is the first cut off of emerging Pittsburgh Hip-Hop artist, Mac Miller‘s forthcoming mixtape Best Day Ever recently sprung a leak.


Erykah Badu – “Gone Baby, Don’t Be Long” (Directed By Flying Lotus) | Video ● Amazing animated visuals for “Gone Baby, Don’t Be Long” from Erykah Badu‘s latest LP New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh directed by Flying Lotus.

Zoe Kravitz and Gabby Sidibe star in Yelling To The Sky | Film TrailerZoe Kravitz (X-Men: First Class) and Academy Award nominee, Gabby Sidibe (Precious) star in the brand new 2011 SXSW accepted independent film Yelling To The Sky written and directed by Victoria Mahoney.

Tinie Tempah – “Wonderman” Live on the Graham Norton show (Video) Tinie Tempah dropped into the Graham Norton show last night and performed his latest single “Wonderman” (Watch the Six Million Dollar Man influenced video here) from his platinum plus debut album Disc-Overy.

Tyga x Chris Brown – “Regular Girl” / “Wonder Woman” | Video ● Brand new visuals from Tyga featuring Chris Brown, directed by Alex Nazari for BLKDMNDS.

Trey Songz – “Love Faces” video teaser x performance on The Wendy Williams Show [Video] ● In anticipation of the Valentines Days première of the official video for R&B singer/songwriter Trey Songz‘s latest single, ‘Love Faces’, a special sneak peek has been released to wet your appetites.

J. Dilla: Still Shining – Remembering James Yancey | Video ● To mark what would have been the 37th birthday of one of the best and most influential Hip Hop producers of all time – James “J. Dilla” Yancey; Gifted Films in collaboration with The J. Dilla Project have released J. Dilla: Still Shining

DJ Khaled – “Welcome To My Hood” ft Rick Ross, Lil Wayne & T-Pain | Official Video ● Here is the official video for DJ Khaled‘s “Welcome To My Hood” the 1st single from his forthcoming YMCMB release We The Best Forever featuring Rick Ross, Plies, Lil Wayne & T-Pain.

Nas x Damian Marley (Distant Relatives) – “Patience” | Official Video ● Official video for Nas & Damian Marley aka The Distant Relatives’ “Patience” from the very dope collaborative album that was released last year.

Curren$y – Muscle Car Chronicles: The Movie | PreviewsCurren$y releases a preview to his forthcoming short film, Muscle Car Chronicles.

Eminem’s Brisk Super Bowl Commercial 2011 (Video) ● Check out this very clever claymation advert for Brisk’s iced tea range starring Slim Shady aka Eminem, aired during Super Bowl Sunday.