Previously.. on SoulCulture: Nicki Minaj, Skepta, Lil Wayne, Lowkey, Ski Beatz, Tinie Tempah & more


Whilst this week is fully underway with new music galore, let’s go back and big up some of the hottest picks from last week.. With news from Skepta and Spike Lee, long awaited music from Lil Wayne, new cuts from Wale x J Cole and open letter to Simon Cowell, videos from Bluey Robinson, Lowkey and Nneka and we also caught you up with Nicki Minaj’s TV special and much much more.. leggo.

NEWS
Skepta shared some surprising news about what was to be his next single “Dare To Dream” last week after receiving an email regarding its removal from YouTube.. read the full story here.

We brought you the footage of an interview with Nikki Jean, who caught fame off her 2008 collaboration with Lupe Fiasco, as she speaks on her upcoming album, songwriting including mini previews of material from the album, whilst D’Angelo fans welcomed the news that his third album is possibly finally on its way. Hoorah!

Tinie Tempah sat down with New York radio station Power 105.1′s infamous early morning show, The Breakfast Club for a very candid interview on a variety of subjects –  if you missed it catch it here.

The ninja Ski Beatz revealed the full artwork and tracklist for his eagerly awaited sophomore album 24 Hour Karate School Pt. 2 and we blessed you with that beauty.

For the film heads, we brought you the news that director Spike Lee will direct the forthcoming remake of the film classic Oldboy. Does it need remaking? Let us know in the comments section.

FEATURES
SoulCulture writer Chris Williams had a chat with Bob Robinson of acclaimed production duo Tim & Bob to revist the making of Boyz II Men‘s 1994 sophomore classic album II, in our latest Return To The Classics feature.

TV
SoulCulture.tv caught up with West Coast rapper Schoolboy Q at SXSW to grab his favourite verse – which he reveals is from “Cycle”.

We also brought you up to speed with the E! entertainment one hour special on the Young Money signed Barbie Queen Nicki Minaj. If you missed it – we got you!

MUSIC x DOWNLOADS
All you Lil Wayne fans ready and waiting for his new mixtape got a video courtesy of MTV saying the mixtape  Sorry 4 The Wait is ready to go and confirmed the completion of his next album The Carter IV – as well as the full download, we also gave you the official artwork and a few individual tracks available to download for your listening pleasure.

Detroit born producer and multi instrumentalist Zo!, brought us the latest in his classic cover EP series Just Visiting Three.

Wale x J Cole‘s collaborative banger “Bad Girls Club” surfaced, as well as DJ Khaled, Chris Brown, Keyshia Cole x Ne-Yo on the single “Legendary” and the first taste of DoomStarks collaborative project between DOOM and Ghostface Killah dropped in the form of “Victory Laps” and our boy Deekay also wrote an open letter to Simon Cowell after hearing Leona Lewis‘ new single “Collide” – jokes, but so real.

NEW VIDEOS
Among others, Spice (of Vybz Kartel‘s “Ramping Shop”) linked up with Missy Elliot for their dancehall collabo “Fun” with lots of weave and dutty wining, Bluey Robinson dropped some visuals for  his remix of Aloe Blacc‘s “I Need A Dollar” , Lowkey released the official video for his next single “My Soul” and Nneka unveiled the video for “Soul Is Heavy” from her forthcoming album.

REVIEWS
We gave the Cool Kids’ album When The Fish Rides Bicycles the SoulCulture breakdown – and you can listen to the full album online here. We also checked out London trio Ruby And The Vines perform in West London in support of their debut EP, Red Storm; which SoulCulture writer David Mensah describes as “Part West African Highlife, part melancholy and lethargic post-Punk, part ’80s Reggae and, most importantly, part exuberance and allure” – click for his review.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
DJ Jazzy Jeff & Ayah release Back For More LP | Free Download
Usher ft Ciara – “Hot Tottie (Remix)” | New Music
Pusha T x Tyler, The Creator – “Trouble On My Mind” | Behind The Scenes Video
Delilah – “Go” | New Music
Kanye West x G.O.O.D Music live at VEVO Powerstation: Austin, Texas [Video]
Cher Lloyd – “Superhero” [Acoustic Video] | New Music
Kelly Rowland x Big Sean – “Lay It On Me” (Album Version) | New Music
Swizz Beatz – Monster Mondays Volume One (Mixtape) | Free Download