Previously on SoulCulture: Watch The Throne, J. Cole, Joss Stone, Thundercats, Man of Steel & more


A brand new week it is – but let’s step back to look at the best of last week, brought to you by us here at SoulCulture.

We had new music and free downloads from J Cole, Wu’s link up with D Block and Elle Varner ft J. Cole, news on Drake’s collabo with Stevie Wonder on his new album, our mini breakdown on Watch The Throne including the full stream, a review of new music from Joss Stone, the first look at Henry Cavill as Superman and much more..

NEWS
After SoulCulture went down to the Big Chill festival this past weekend with The Bullitts and Jay Electronica, our boy Verse was lucky enough to join Kanye and a small group backstage for an impromtu listening session of his and Jay-Z’s collaborative album Watch The Throne,  read the breakdown of some of the highlights from the album here.

We brought you the news of Stevie Wonder’s link up with Drake on Drizzy’s upcoming album Take Care (set for release on October 24, 2011) and cleared up the rumours that hit the webs about Tyler The Creator’s signing to Pharrell’s album.. read the full story here.

INTERVIEWS
Former US marine Orville Burrell​, known to most by his dancehall moniker Shaggy, has reached mainstream heights no other dancehall artist has in terms of mainstream success. Chart-topping singles and album all over the world with a career spanning near 20 years, most notably 2001′s diamond-selling Hot Shot which boasted singles “It Wasn’t Me” and “Angel” – both in the top five selling singles of the year in the UK.

Summer 2011 sees the release of new EP titled Summer In Kingston lead by single “Sugarcane,” a cheeky song about a females addiction to the cane, which is rapidly rising up the reggae charts.

SoulCulture writer Marvin Sparks recently caught up with the reggae star to find out why he started making music, evolving his style, working with Mavado and why he thinks UK rapper Chipmunk is “a force to be reckoned with” – read the interview here.

NEW MUSIC
Watch The Throne is HERE! Listen to the FULL album stream.. and thank us later! Plus click here to read Henry Yanney’s review of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s collaborative album – and watch the documentary here.

We got the first offering from the forthcoming Wu-Tang x D-Block collaborative project  entitled “Wu Block” featuring Ghostface Killah, Jadakiss, Styles P, Raekwon and Sheek Louch. Real hip hop ish!

Cole dropped the second installment of his weekly Any Given Sunday series of freeness leading up to the release of his debut LP Cole World: The Sideline Story on September 27th. Yeah bebeh.

We brought you the full version of Busta Rhymes and DMX‘ take on Ye and Jay’s “Otis” and J Records signed singer/songwriter Elle Varver‘s link up with J Cole‘s on her track entitled “Only Wanna Give It To You.”

VIDEOS
The official music videos from N Dubz’s Dappy made a solid visual impact for his first solo effort “No Regrets”, whilst Jhene Aiko took to her webcam to record her take of Marvin Gaye’s classic “Let’s Get It On”. Over in Canada, Drake let his sensitive shine onstage paying homage to Destiny’s Child with a slowed down version of the group’s The Writing’s On The Wall classic, “Say My Name” at OVO Fest 2011.

GEEK
For the geeks them we brought you the preview of Thundercats episode 3 and first image of Henry Cavill who will be playing Clark Kentbetter known as Superman in the forthcoming Man Of Steel movie reboot.

REVIEWS
We also gave you our opinion on Joss Stone’s fifth studio album LP1 – since emancipating herself from her record label. If you’re interested in getting this and want our opinion, check it out here.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
Bridget Kelly – “Thinking About Forever” (Written by Frank Ocean) | New Music
Joe feat. Pharrell – “Gone Away” (Prod. by Neptunes) | New Music
Jay-Z swings by Hot 97 to talk Watch The Throne LP, Roc Nation roster &more w/ Angie Martinez [Audio]
Jay-Z’s manager on Watch The Throne album “It Is Not Going To Leak”
Daley debuts Those Who Wait mixtape + “Alone Together” ft. Marsha Ambrosius | Free Download
Frank Ocean – “Back To You” (Prod. by Dapo) | New Music
Cher Lloyd x Busta Rhymes – “Grow Up” [Snippet] x 5 Track Album Sampler | New Music
Shaggy: “Reggae artists need to start handling themselves like business people” | Interview
Chris Brown feat. Kevin McCall – “Strip” (Prod. by Tha Bizness) | New Music
The Dark Knight Rises: 1st look at Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle (Catwoman) | Geek Alert
Tinie Tempah – “Otis” Freestyle [Video]