Previously… on SoulCulture: Wu-Tang, Amy Winehouse, Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Big Sean &More


Last week was a massive week for new music and videos from some of the best; SoulCulture featured new music from Nas, Big Sean, Kanye West and J. Cole and videos from Frank Ocean and Chipmunk featuring Trey Songz, plus spoke to Method Man about his feelings about Odd Future’s comparisons to Wu Tang, Father’s Day and forthcoming Wu-Tang projects, brought you up to speed with the brand new episode of BBC series Luther Series 2, VH1’s Storytellers with Maxwell and much more…

As this week gets into it’s stride, catch up on some of last week’s top posts on SoulCulture.

NEWS
A worrying performance from Amy Winehouse in Belgrade brings about the question of why she was allowed to shame herself perform when clearly smashed. This has to be the worst we’ve seen her on stage to date; and if you think we’re exaggerating check it out for yourself and let us know what you think.

After his controversial comments on president Obama set the net on fire, Lupe Fiasco expands on reasons with Russell Simmons, from patriots and conspiracy theorists alike.

SOULCULTURE.TV
Wu-Tang blessed us with an interview last week, with the mighty Method Man airing his feelings on Odd Future being compared to the clan, he and Masta Killa giving some info about their forthcoming solo projects withFather’s Day venting thrown in for good measure.

NEW VIDEOS
Shot in Miami, Florida we brought you the full video for “Take Off” by Chipmunk and Trey Songz. SoulCulture also spoke to Trey about working with Chipmunk and you can watch that interview here.

Aside from his tweef (twitter beef) with Chris Brown, Odd Future singer Frank Ocean debuted the official video for “Novacane”, directed by acclaimed director Nabil who provided these amazing visuals. The slap at the end is also equally amazing.

NEW MUSIC x DOWNLOADS
An unofficial version of an unreleased track called “Mama’s Boyfriend” dedicated to his mother hit the net and was well received despite Kanye’s upset at unauthorised leak.

Meanwhile Weezy baby dropped the Swizz Beatz produced “Dear Anne”… like Eminem’s “Stan” ( you see what he did there?) produced by Swizz Beats, whilst Nas channelled his former alias Nasty Nas in this Salaam Remi produced track entitled “Nasty” – from his upcoming album Life Is Good.

The latest song from Big Sean’s Finally Famous: The Album featuring Lupe Fiasco “Wait For Me” produced by No I.D and Exile leaked in anticipation of the album, along with the first of two leaks this week from J Cole’s upcoming album; “Lost Ones” tells a thought provoking tale of an unexpected pregnancy, whilst “Work Out” plays over a Paula Abdul/Kanye West sample. If these is anything to go by for the standard of the album, then my god.

Setting the internet on fire with the A-Milli factor was Drake‘s new track from Take Care, “Marvin’s Room”, which every other R&B artist has since felt compelled to cover. On the flipside, X Factor loser contestant Cher Lloyd‘s debut single Cher Lloyd’s “Swagger Jagger”hit the net… can someone explain what a swagger jagger is? *confused face*

REVIEWS
G.O.O.D. Music emcee Big Sean‘s new LP Finally Famous, underground hip hop collective Random Axe‘s self-titled effort and Bad Meets Evil aka Eminem and Royce Da 5’9″‘s collaboration Bad Meets Evil – Hell: The Sequel | Album Review all went under the magnifying glass.

TV/RADIO CATCH-UP
We brought you MTV’s Lil Wayne Unplugged session in its entirety, which featured Wayne’s tribute to the late great Tupac who would have celebrated his 40th birthday last week [Read our Tupac tribute here.]

Fans of the BBC’s Luther wait no more, the second series featuring Idris Elba is back on our screens! Woopa!

Ed Sheeran performed his take on Wretch 32‘s top 10 hit “Traktor” for BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Live Lounge, featured on Trevor Nelson’s weekday afternoon show.

Maxwell delivered his tale on Maxwell – Storytellers, with live performances of songs spanning his career from from “Somethin’ Somethin'” to “Pretty Wings.”

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
Lil B’s I’m Gay album cover inspired by Marvin Gaye’s I Want You artwork
Kanye West signs Nigerian artists D’banj & Don Jazzy to G.O.O.D Music [Video]
JoJo flips Drake’s “Marvins Room” | New Music
Scorcher – Audio Wave (Mixtape) | Free Download
Big Sean – “I Do It” | Official Video
Big Sean – Finally Famous: The Album | Full Album Stream
Alicia Keys – “I Won’t (Crazy World)” [Snippet] | New Music
Lauryn Hill – “Doo Wop (That Thing)” live on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon | TV Catch-Up