Previously… on SoulCulture: Glastonbury, BET Awards, Alicia Keys, B.B. King, Luther &more


What we gon’ do right here is go back.. to last week’s top stories! Live music reigned supreme with Glastonbury festival, the BET awards and Alicia Keys live concert streamed for your viewing pleasure. New music from Jesse Boykins III, videos from Drake, Lupe Fiasco and Trey Songz, verbal shots between OG Niki and No Lay, and new music from Common featuring Nas and Kendrick Lamar.

NEWS
Lloyd fans eagerly awaiting his album continued to check back on our post about his upcoming album King Of Hearts being pushed back from its initial expected release date in March to April of this year. Don’t worry though, it’s due for release on July 5 so we dropped a previously unreleased track called “Nasty” to quench the thirst.

MUSIC
We’ve also linked up with Jesse Boykins III and co to bring you the Way Of A Wayfarer EP out now, and proudly presented you with the first look at the EP artwork and featured track “Back Home (Mermaids & Dragons),” produced by Gold Panda.

LIVE MUSIC
Last week was a big one for live music with Glastonbury over here and the BET awards across the water; videos highlights include Beyonce‘s full Glastonbury set and Coldplay performing “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall”.

The annual BET awards was a day later: watch back this year’s pre-show performances including Swizz Beats and Eve and Diggy Simmons, and from main event with Mary J Blige and Chris Brown.

To mark the 10th anniversary celebrations of Alicia Keys debut album Songs in A Minor we streamed her “Piano & I: A One Night Only Event With Alicia Keys” concert from New York City’s Beacon Theater. You know we got you, so if you missed it you can watch the full concert here.

VIDEOS
The official video for Lupe Fiasco‘s latest single from his album Lasers dropped for “Out Of My Head” featuring Trey Songz. It’s a banger, but if you still haven’t copped yours and you’re undecided, read our review for Lupe’s album here.

Next to “Novacane”, the second most covered song this year “Marvin’s Room” got its official visuals – not Drake‘s usual slick production but it definitely works. Catch the fan made video here and see how you think it measures up.

You can also check out the versions by Chris Brown, JoJo and Teyana Taylor.. I’m team JoJo. Teyana also shot a video for her version featuring Omarion.

UK female emcees No Lay and OG Niki went head to head The Lord Of The Mics Hype Sessions. Say no more really.

MUSIC x DOWNLOADS
Kendrick Lamar joins forces with Colin Monroe on the track “No Make-Up (Her Vice)” featuring Colin Monroe, from the West Coast emcee’s street album Section.80; available to buy HERE [and click here to read our review].

Young Money’s Tyga and Chris Brown have linked over the instrumental to Meek Mill‘s Rick Ross featuring “Tupac Back” for their ode to Snapback baseball caps called “Snackback Back.”

Nas took to his twitter and gave us the the full version of “Ghetto Dreams” featuring himself produced by No I.D, taken from Common’s forthcoming album The Dreamer, The Believer which is set for a November release.

REVIEWS
Last week we reviewed Lil B’s “I’m Gay”, Jill Scott‘s “The Light Of The Sun” and also checked out the legendary B.B. King’s gig at London’s Royal Albert Hall, with new reviews in the mix of Kendrick Lamar’s Section.80, Beyonce’s new album 4, Dom Kennedy‘s From the Westside, With Love II and Alexis Jordan‘s recent headline show at Scala, London.

TV
Standardly, we kept you posted on the third episode of BBC’s Luther and brought you two music specials – the first episode of J Cole‘s summer reality series entitled “Cole Summer” and Beyonce‘s The Year Of 4 documentary that gave us a look at a year in the life of the B.

HONORABLE MENTIONS
Jesse Boykins III – Way Of A Wayfarer EP | Free Download
Aloe Blacc performs “I Need A Dollar” at Glastonbury 2011 [Video]
True Blood Season 3 Episode 10: “I Smell A Rat” | Full Episode
Beyonce – “Dreaming” | New Music
Kelly Rowland unveils Here I Am album cover | Cover Art
Big Daddy Kane: Unsung (Full Episode) | TV Catch-Up
Cher Lloyd – “Swagger Jagger” | Official Video
Ed Sheeran live at Glastonbury 2011 (Full Performance) [Video]
Kendrick Lamar – “Tammy’s Song (Her Evils)” | Official Video