Previously…on SoulCulture: The Weeknd, Wale, Whitney Houston, Jhene Aiko, Beyonce, Bullitts &more


It’s a new week, which means new music, fresh news, videos and reviews but let’s look at last week, where we gave you some new music and visuals by The Weeknd, Wale and Jhene Aiko, and SoulCulture specials just for you by us featuring The Bullits and Jay Electronica in conversation, plus our debut episode of new SoulCulture.TV series The Co-Sign, featuring Wretch 32 and Daley with an exclusive acoustic performance. Read on…

FREE MUSIC DOWNLOADS
After the success of House of Balloons Canadian singer/songwriter Abel Tesfaye better known as The Weeknd returns with his follow up mixtape Thursdayget the mixtape here for free. Earlier last week he took to his Tumblr earlier to reveal the cover of the mixtape – one of our favourite tracks is “The Zone” featuring Drake, so if you’re unsure check our pick and if you like it, get the download and thank us later.

Another free mixtape came courtesy of Maybach Music’s Wale with his The Eleven One Eleven Theory features guest appearances from the likes of Lloyd and J. Holiday who also showed us the art work and tracklisting to accompany the mixtape.

Bow Wow also dropped a new mixtape called Greenlight 4 along with Big K.R.I.T with an all new free release entitled God’s Machine.

NEW MUSIC
Jhene Aiko unveiled her new song “Snapped” along with accompanying anime visuals, The Game’s R.E.D. album sprung a premature leak in the form of two tracks – “The City” featuring Compton rapper on the come up Kendrick Lamar and a collaborative track with Tyler The Creator and Lil Wayne “Martians vs Goblins” accompanied by some behind the scenes footage.

We dropped two on you from Lenny Kravitz‘s ninth solo album Black And White America“Sunflower” feat. Drake and “Boongie Drop” featuring Jay-Z and DJ Military. The Grimefather Wiley also refixed Jay, Ye and Frank’s banger “No Church In The Wild” and we gave you a remix from Lil Jon + DJ Kontrol RMX of Beyoncé“Best Thing I Never Had.

SOULCULTURE EXCLUSIVES
We returned to the classics and had a chat with producer Narada Michael Walden about his vision for creating seven tracks on Whitney Houston’s Whitney LP.

SoulCulture TV launched our new series The Co-Sign, with the first episode featuring north London rapper Wretch 32 and Mancunian soul singer Daley performing “Long Way Home” from Wretch’s brand new album Black and White, plus we sat down with the The Bullitts and the amazing Jay Electronica at the Big Chill Festival for a chat about working together on their Star Wars inspired collaborative project.

MUSIC VIDEOS
N-Dubz member Dappy dropped visuals for his freestyle “Tarzan”over the battered “Racks” instrumental, B.o.B dropped us some visuals for “The High Life” showing us just that, Rochelle Jordan unveiled the video for her song “Earth To Your Brain” and Mac Miller released the official video for “Frick Park Market”.

VIDEOS
We gave you the footage from Beyonce‘s show at New York’s Roseland Ballroom with the behind the scenes video capturing the backstage moments and brought you Jessie J’s performances from V Festival, as well as the preview of BET’s special tribute to the late, great Aaliyah called Aaliyah: One in a Million and Wretch 32‘s video for the intro to Black and White.

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Game x Snoop Dogg x Mos Def join Kendrick Lamar onstage @TheMusicBoxLA [Video]
Ed Sheeran – “You Need Me, I Don’t Need You” (True Tiger Remix) ft Dot Rotten x Scrufizzer | New Music
Pusha T ft Kanye West x Young Jeezy – “Amen” (No Tags) | New Music
Will Smith working on comeback album, says producer Mars | Music News
Raphael Saadiq – “Day Dreams” (starring Danny Pudi from Community) | Official Music Video
13-year-old Young Money R&B singer Torion debuts “Super Fly” | New Music
Game ft Drake – “Good Girls Gone Bad” x “Daytona 500″ (500 bar “Otis” freestyle) | New Music
Mavado ft. Ne-Yo – “I Know You Want Me” (Official Remix) | New Music
Aloe Blacc – “Green Lights” | Official Music Video
In The Flow With Affion Crockett Ep 1 | TV Catch-Up
Ne-Yo – “She Uses Me (Masturbation)” | Free Download
Joe – “Losing” | Official Music Video
Game – “Basic Bitch” (The R.E.D. Album Bonus Track) | New Music
Brandy – “Beautiful” | New Music
Leona Lewis resolves legal dispute with Swedish DJ Avicii over new single “Collide” | Music News
Mac Miller: Pittsburgh Emcee Kicking Incredibly Dope Sh**Daniel Bedingfield – “Sometimes You Just Know” | New Music
Angel feat. Sneakbo – “Ride Out” | Official Music Video
Adele performs “Someone Like You” x “Rolling In The Deep” @ Hollywood Palladium [Video]
KiD CuDi cancels A Man Named Scott Mixtape | Music News
Jazmine Sullivan – “Boy Why” | New Music
Amy Winehouse x Tony Bennett – “Body & Soul” (Snippet) | New Music
Jessie J – “Domino” | New Music
The Weeknd – “The Birds Part 1″ | Fan-Made Video
Syleena Johnson – “Like Thorns” | New Music
Jay-Z x Kanye West – Watch The Throne Release Party @ Club LIV, Miami [Video]
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