Aaliyah: One In A Million BET Tribute Preview [Video]


August 25, 2011 will mark 10th year anniversary of the unfortunate and untimely passing of R&B star Aaliyah, who died in a tragic plane crash in the Bahamas soon after she finished filming the video of her timeless classic "Rock The Boat". In honor of the anniversary of Aaliyah's death, BET will broadcast a special one-hour tribute to the late singer, on August 25.

Entitled Aaliyah: One in a Million, the one-off special will feature commentary from some of her closest friends and collaborators, including Missy Elliott, Timbaland, (former boyfriend) Damon Dash and many of her admirers such as the legendary Patti LaBelle, Kelly Rowland, Ledisi, Omarion and Swizz Beatz.

Below is a sneak peek of the one-hour special, featuring testimonies from Missy Elliott and Timbaland...

Aaliyah... Rest In Peace.

Click here your to download SoulCulture's musical tribute to the late singer: Aaliyah Revisited.


Aaliyah Revisited: A Tribute Event – Aug 24 @ Medusa Lounge, LA


Just under a year ago we put together a tribute EP to R&B princess Aaaliyah, who passed tragically in a plane crash on 25 August 2001, aged just 22.

Titled Aaliyah Revisited, our 8-track tribute features Marsha Ambrosius, Jesse Boykins III, Black Einstein, Baby Sol, Jonas, Vula, Tawiah, Sy Smith, AFTA-1 and Nikko Gray with their own unique interpretations of a variety of Aaliyah classics, including "One In A Million", "4 Page Letter," "I Care 4 U" and "If Your Girl Only Knew."

It was a spontaneous idea that flourished into something rather special highlighting the timelessness of Aaliyah music. If you haven't heard it yet, head on over to aaliyahrevisited.com to download the EP.

Nine years on from Baby Girl's passing, we celebrate her legacy by keeping the music alive. Wouldn't I love to get all 10 artists involved together in the same room for a one-off show? Of course! Get in touch if you want to help make that happen...

In the meantime, Nu-Soul magazine and Redlight have come together with us to put on a tribute event in Los Angeles next week: Alongside special Aaliyah sets by DJs DESTROYER and KALEEM, several independent soul artists - including Sy Smith, AFTA-1 and Nikko Gray - will hit the stage to perform their interpretations of Aaliyah songs, live at Medusa Lounge...

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AALIYAH REVISITED
A Tribute To The Music And Memory Of Aaliyah Dana Haughton

Tuesday August 24, 2010
@ Medusa Lounge, Los Angeles (CA)

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Sanaa Lathan Interview | SoulCulture.TV


Hollywood actress Sanaa Lathan talks to SoulCulture.TV about her family's history in entertainment, being very critical of her own work and distinguishing between herself and the characters she plays.

"I am my instrument, you can't just leave yourself behind. There's a little of me in every character.... and yet... well-written characters have their own spirit about them."

We also discuss her fun, cartoon role in The Cleveland Show - and the issue of under-representation of black culture, as well as being typecast for specifically "black" roles. "The truth is... Read more


AFTA-1 & Nikko Gray - '4 Page Letter' (Video + Download)

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The Mint Collective caught this footage of Nikko Gray and AFTA-1 performing their version of Aaliyah's classic '4 Page Letter' last night at Stricly Social, "a strong running event in Los Angeles that combines the best of Soul & Electronic music". 

AFTA-1 and Nikko Gray honour Baby Girl with their take on '4 Page Letter', originally created for SoulCulture's summer 2009 tribute EP to Aaliyah, titled Aaliyah Revisited - their version is actually titled 'ESP (A 4 Page Suite)'.

AFTA-1 ft. Nikko Gray - 'ESP (A 4 Page Suite)'
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Download 'ESP (A 4 Page Suite)' mp3 HERE.

You can also download the full 8-track SoulCulture presents... Aaliyah Revisited EP --> here.


FREE DOWNLOAD: MARVELOUS MAGICAL JACKOBIOUS SON (A SWEATERLESS SUITE) [MJ TRIBUTE]

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One of my favourite music maestro's AFTA-1 (who contributed the astonishingly ethereal "ESP (A 4 Page Suite)" to the SoulCulture Aaliyah Revisited EP ) has collaborated with Cazeaux OSLO to create the above free project in honour of Michael Jackson, released as a free download earlier this week on MJ's birthday.

The gloriously named Marvelous Magical Jackobious Son (A Sweaterless Suite):

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More AFTA-1: Twitter | MySpace


AALIYAH REVISITED - Our Tribute EP

#UPDATE# NEW ADDITIONAL DOWNLOAD LINKS: zSHARE | SendSpace

Click covers to download.

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25TH AUGUST 2009

SOULCULTURE.CO.UK PRESENTS:

AALIYAH REVISITED TRIBUTE EP


Eight years to the day after the tragic passing of Aaliyah Dana Haughton, the original princess of R&B, ten of today’s progressively soulful artists have recorded interpretations of their favourite Aaliyah songs for Aaliyah Revisited - a 2009 tribute EP internationally curated by urban-music-and-culture online magazine SoulCulture.

Available immediately as a free download package, Aaliyah Revisited contains eight songs featuring indie soul artist and occasional Brand New Heavies vocalist Sy Smith (currently providing backing vocals for American Idol), Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Marsha Ambrosius, rising London soul talents Tawiah and Baby Sol, NYC-based beauty creator Jesse Boykins III, Danish R&B/Soul sensation Jonas, saccharine Basement Jaxx vocalist Vula, London-based producer Black Einstein, plus international future starlet Nikko Gray with California’s ‘cosmic conductor’ AFTA-1.Read more


AALIYAH REVISITED. DOWNLOAD NOW!

#UPDATE# NEW ADDITIONAL DOWNLOAD LINKS: zSHARE | SendSpace

Click covers to download.

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25TH AUGUST 2009

SOULCULTURE.CO.UK PRESENTS:

AALIYAH REVISITED TRIBUTE EP


Eight years to the day after the tragic passing of Aaliyah Dana Haughton, the original princess of R&B, ten of today’s progressively soulful artists have recorded interpretations of their favourite Aaliyah songs for Aaliyah Revisited - a 2009 tribute EP internationally curated by urban-music-and-culture online magazine SoulCulture.

Available immediately as a free download package, Aaliyah Revisited contains eight songs featuring indie soul artist and occasional Brand New Heavies vocalist Sy Smith (currently providing backing vocals for American Idol), Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Marsha Ambrosius, rising London soul talents Tawiah and Baby Sol, NYC-based beauty creator Jesse Boykins III, Danish R&B/Soul sensation Jonas, saccharine Basement Jaxx vocalist Vula, London-based producer Black Einstein, plus international future starlet Nikko Gray with California’s ‘cosmic conductor’ AFTA-1.Read more


SoulCulture presents: Aaliyah Revisited. FREE DOWNLOAD!

25TH AUGUST 2009

SOULCULTURE.CO.UK PRESENTS:

AALIYAH REVISITED TRIBUTE EP

Eight years to the day after the tragic passing of Aaliyah Dana Haughton, the original princess of R&B, ten of today’s progressively soulful artists have recorded interpretations of their favourite Aaliyah songs for Aaliyah Revisited - a 2009 tribute EP internationally curated by urban-music-and-culture online magazine SoulCulture.

Available immediately as a free download package, Aaliyah Revisited contains eight songs featuring indie soul artist and occasional Brand New Heavies vocalist Sy Smith (currently providing backing vocals for American Idol), Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Marsha Ambrosius, rising London soul talents Tawiah and Baby Sol, NYC-based beauty creator Jesse Boykins III, Danish R&B/Soul sensation Jonas, saccharine Basement Jaxx vocalist Vula, London-based producer Black Einstein, plus international future starlet Nikko Gray with California’s ‘cosmic conductor’ AFTA-1. Read more


AALIYAH REVISITED. 25 AUGUST 2009.

Aaliyah fans should keep their eyes peeled TOMORROW:

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A very special, FREE 8-track tribute EP featuring fresh singers you know about and some you don't.

Aaliyah Revisited.

Full download links coming tonight...


SC:TV: ASHER ROTH FREESTYLE

SoulCulture met up with Asher Roth in London this afternoon and he took us completely by surprise with this rather dope freestyle. Check it out:

Keep an eye out for the interview coming later this month.