Weekly Wrap Up: Nicki Minaj, Devlin, En Vogue, Gregory Isaacs & Kanye West

Here are the top posts on SoulCulture from the last 7 days. This week you caught Barbie fever, with many of you checking out the latest Nicki Minaj leaks and videos, you read our words about the latest album releases, watched Kanye West‘s 34-minute music video “Runaway” and read up on the newly released Michael Jackson portrait book and Gregory Isaacs.

NEWS

RIP Gregory Isaacs: July 15th, 1951 – October 25th, 2010 ● On October 25th Jamaican reggae legend Gregory Isaacs died in London aged 59, after a battle with liver cancer. Also known as the Cool Ruler, Isaacs made his name on the reggae circuit in the 1970s, and by the 80s had become one of reggae’s most prominent exports, regularly touring the UK, US and Europe.

MICHAEL JACKSON By Arno Bani – Book Of Unseen MJ Portraits Released ● Back in June of this year beautiful, never-before-seen pictures of Michael Jackson emerged through French photographer Arno Bani. Now MICHAEL JACKSON by Arno Bani, the 202-page book of stunning portraits is available to buy.

Willow Smith’s “Whip My Hair” Single Released Today + First Ustream Live Chat Tonight ● “Whip My Hair” the debut single from the 9 year old sensation Willow Smith (daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith) has enchanted everyone over here at SoulCulture and we can’t get enough of the kid.

SOULCULTURE REVIEWS

Devlin – Bud, Sweat & Beers | Album Review ● ‘A product of the Grime scene, Devlin’s appearance isn’t as a potential poster boy for the new urban pop scene – but rather as a musician who has taken the dark, edgy tools which have elevated him and fine-tuned it to appeal to all markets.’ – Words by Henry Yenney

En Vogue: The Girl Group Ideal | Live Review ● ‘If you are a female of a certain age you wanted to be a member of En Vogue just like I did when I was little. They are the girl group ideal; one of the best that ever recorded.’ – Words by Tola Ositelu

Trey Songz – Passion, Pain & Pleasure | Album Review ● ‘Passion, Pain & Pleasure feels like it’s less about the music; it seems to serve as a product to propel Trey Songz’s burgeoning position in the scene.’ – words by Tahirah Edwards Byfield

TV & MUSIC VIDEOS

Kanye West “Runaway” Short Film | Full Video ● Here is the Kanye West directed short film, which co-stars model Selita Ebanks and is an accompaniment to his single “Runaway” which is taken from his forthcoming album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Smallville Season 10 Episode 6 “Harvest” | Full Episode ● The latest episode of Smallville, which is in it’s 10th season.

Diddy-Dirty Money ft. Drake – “Loving You No More” | Official Video ● Here is the video for “Loving You No More”, the Drake-assisted Diddy-Dirty Money single lifted from Last Train To Paris, which should finally be pulling in on December 14th.

Nicki Minaj – “Right Thru Me” | Official Video ● The official video for Nicki Minaj‘s single “Right Thru Me” taken from her forthcoming Pink Friday album.

FRESH MUSIC

Nicki Minaj ft. Eminem – “Roman’s Revenge” | New Music Nicki Minaj‘s alter-ego Roman Zolanski and Eminem‘s Slim Shady go back to back on a frantic Swizz Beatz production.

Is J. Cole’s “I’m Coming Home” A Reference Track For Diddy? | New MusicJ. Cole song titled “I’m Coming Home” produced by UK producer Alex Da Kid is possibly a reference track for Diddy.

Lupe Fiasco – “The Show Goes On” | New Music ● New Lupe Fiasco! Here is the first single from his third album, Lasers, which will be dropping on March 8th 2011 via Atlantic Records.