Previously… on SoulCulture: MJ, Beyonce, Estelle, J. Cole, Little Dragon, Jill Scott & More


Catch up on time gone. Last week, SoulCulture kept you up to speed on the Odd Future and Chris Brown ‘R&Beef’ situation and remembered MJ on the anniversary of his death. We also brought you new music from Drake and Beyonce, new videos from Eminem and more, spoke to Estelle about her new single ‘Break My Heart’ with Rick Ross and legendary Hip Hop producer Ski Beatz for a one off breakdown of Jay Z’s classic album, Reasonable Doubt, on its 15th anniversary. Catch up below…

NEWS
Beyonce is back in full effect, with her performance on the pyramid stage at Glastonbury this weekend and the release of her new album (that leaked in its entirety earlier this month, check it out here), rumours began to circulate that Destiny’s Child are to reunite after Beyoncé 4 album leak to make up for any revenue lost through album sales.

In the swing of promotion, the R&B diva sat down for a world exclusive interview on the Piers Morgan Tonight show, which you can now watch here.

We remembered Michael Jackson on the second anniversary of his death and took it back to 1987, breaking down his classic Bad album.

After much anticipation, J Cole finally announced the  name and release date of his long awaited debut album.

After Chris Brown and Frank Ocean traded insults on twitter, it went from the internet to the real world when this video surfaced online of Chris Browns cousins beefing Frank. The boys finally called a truce and Frank closed the issue via his tumblr.

After catching a case in 2009, over conspiracy to deal cocaine, reggae star Buju Banton has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

INTERVIEWS
Celebrating 15th anniversary of the “Jay-Z” – Reasonable Doubt LP, we sat down with one of the producers of the album Ski Beatz and discussed the process of making the album, the deeper meaning behind tracks and more.

We also brought you our interview with Estelle where she spoke about the love she got from the ladies, for her new single “Break My Heart”, working with Rick Ross on the video and her appreciation for his Maybach Music movement.

VIDEOS
With a video influenced by Tupac’s Above The Rim, Young Jeezy and Lil Wayne paid homage to this classic movie for the video for their collaborative single “Ballin” off Jeezy’s mixtape The Real Is Back.

A video shot  back in February for Eminem‘s single “Space Bound” from his multi-platinum Recovery hit the internet just ahead of it’s planned premiere on Monday.

After the run of amazing fan made/unofficial videos for Tyler The Creator, Frank Ocean and The Weeknd, a fan made visual for Drake‘s very popular track “Marvin’s Room” directed by IVAN and Aerick London hit the internet, taken from his forthcoming album Take Care. Let us know how you think this one measures up.

NEW MUSIC x DOWNLOADS
Drake tweeted his frustration this week, saying “Universal needs to stop taking my fucking songs down. I am doing this for the people not for your label.” Listen to one of these tracks from his upcoming album, “Trust Issues” here, which was also remixed by Weeknd.

One of the bonus tracks from the deluxe edition of Beyoncé‘s latest LP 4 hit the web called “Schoolin’ Life” written and produced by The-Dream. Here is B’s promo trailer made for Target, who will exclusively stock the deluxe edition of 4.

We gave you the full album stream from masked London based producer SBTRKT, ahead of the June 27th release date.

REVIEWS

The Godfather of Grime Wiley‘s new album 100% Publishing, New Orleans’ very own Curren$y‘s offering Weekend At Burnies and Little Dragon‘s Ritual Union album got the SoulCulture once over.

TV
Jill Scott appeared on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno with Anthony Hamilton to perform their duet “So In Love” on the promo trail for her upcoming album release The Light Of The Sun. See the official video here and read some inserts from Jill’s cover story in this month’s Billboard magazine.

And finally, we brought you the second episode from the current series of BBC crime drama Luther, starring Idris Elba.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
Curren$y – “She Don’t Want A Man” | Official Video
Bigz – “I Just Want The Paper Remix” Ft Chipmunk, S.A.S, G Frsh, Sincere & Smiler | Official Video
Mac Miller ft Talib Kweli – “Family First” | New Music
Freddie Gibbs & Statik Selektah – “Lord Giveth Lord Taketh Away” x “Rap Money” ft Daz | New Music
Alicia Keys – “Typewriter” (Full Track) | New Music
SBTRKT ft Little Dragon – “Wildfire” | Official Video
Odd Future and Chris Brown squash their Twitter R&Beef
Keri Hilson gives advice on music business @DV8training, London [Video]
Wiz Khalifa – DayToday Season 4: Episode 5: “Euro Tour” [Video]
Jojo – “Limbo” | New Music Beyonce’s Glastonbury festival worries eased by Coldplay’s Chris Martin
Stacy Barthe ft. Frank Ocean – “Without You” | New Music