Previously.. On SoulCulture: Amy Winehouse, Watch The Throne, Spiderman, Jose James, Tawiah &more


Let’s look back on events that shaped a week the music world won’t forget, with news on Amy Winehouse’s sudden passing and tributes to the late singer, new music from Jay-Z and Kanye West, The Game, Dappy and Papoose, with a free download from Tyga and trailers for the first official Spider-Man movie and The Dark Knight Rises

NEWS
The sad news broke on Saturday that UK soul singer Amy Winehouse was found dead at her home after her long and well publicised struggle with alcohol and drug addiction, although the official cause of death is still unknown. 

Remembering her, Russell Brand reflected on their friendship and her addiction in an emotional tribute, whilst singers Daley and Melanie Fiona paid tribute in two moving cover versions of “Love Is A Losing Game” and “Wake Up Alone,” whilst M.I.A released “27”; a song dedicated to her friends, like Amy, whose untimely deaths happened at the age of 27.

NEW MUSIC
We brought you the first single from the highly anticipated hip hop album release Watch The Throne, in the form of Jay-Z and Kanye West  single “Otis” featuring the vocals of Otis Redding.

Papoose also jumped on the beat and gave it his NY swag, listen again here if you missed it.

On the tail of that, The Game released a baffling diss record called “Uncle Otis” where he takes verbal shots at nearly everyone semi relevant right now, from Jay Z to Marc Anthony. Strange..

We brought you the radio rip of N Dubz Dappy first single “No Regrets” as he debuted it with Trevor Nelson on BBC Radio 1Xtra, gave you THREE downloads of previously unheard music from the amazing Anthony Hamilton for the songs “Why O Why”You and Fantasy Girland you heard MeLo-X‘s mash up of the Weeknd‘s “What You Need”, and Drake‘s “Marvins Room” called “The Weeknd Love Triangle” AND let’s not forget the free download of Tyga‘s eleventh solo mixtape Well Done 2.

EXCLUSIVE
Tawiah‘s new live acoustic video for “Starts Again” landed in our inbox as a SoulCulture exclusive, from the Brit soul singer’s forthcoming debut album, due for release through Warner in 2012 – watch the video here.

GEEK ALERTS
All for geek god’s got your fill last week – with the first trailer for the Marc Webb directed Spider-Man movie reboot The Amazing Spider-Man, the trailer for the forthcoming Avengers Movie and the official teaser trailer for The Dark Knight Rises the final part of the Batman Trilogy all out in 2012.

TV
We caught you up with the latest Late Night with Jimmy Fallon where he and Justin Timberlake linked with the Roots for “History Of Rap Part 2″ – a musical rap history lesson.

VIDEOS
The 10 minute mini-movie that documented the making of Jay Z & Kanye’s upcoming collaboration Watch The Throne leaked (watch here), whilst across the pond came Ed Sheeran‘s official video for “You Need Me, I Dont Need You” – a worthwhile watch – and grime’s D Double E unveiled the official black and white visuals for his Dizzee Rascal featuring “Bluku! Bluku!”

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
Chris Brown X 9th Wonder – “Real Hip Hop #3″ | New Music
Wiz Khalifa x Curren$y x Big Sean – “O.T.T.R” | New Music
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Drake reveals Take Care details: track titles, Rick Ross + Lil Wayne features and more | News
Mz Bratt – Elements (Mixtape) | Free Download
Ed Sheeran – + | Album Cover
New Spider-Man Movie titled “The Amazing Spiderman” + full costume unveiled | Geek Alert
José James x Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble perform Gil Scott-Heron Tribute [Video]
Jay-Z x Kanye West – Watch The Throne | Release Details x Tracklist x Full Production Credits
Skillz takes on Jay-Z + Kanye West’s “Otis” with “Yeah So What” | New Music
Histories of Hip Hop with Akala @SouthbankCentre, London | Event Review