Saigon - The Greatest Story Never Told 2: Bread and Circuses | Album Review

With the year 2012 rapidly coming to an end, releases between now and December 31st will find it tough to break into the ranks of the best releases of the last 365 days. Having said that the artist in question's latest offering will be welcomed by all, most notably down to the lengthy delay of its prequel. New York's Saigon births The Greatest Story Never Told Chapter 2: Bread and Circuses just a mere 19 months after the first offering was released. With more of Sai's signature parables, street tale dissection and collabs from all corners, will this story provide one of the better offerings of 2012 or will it be one story too many for a rapper whom many have become tired of waiting on? Read more

Marsha Ambrosius - "F*ck N Get It Over With" | Music Video

Ever since she revealed the title of her sophomore solo album to us in L.A, we have been (im)patiently waiting to hear something from the follow up to Marsha Ambrosius' award winning Late Nights & Early Mornings album, and our prayers have been answered this morning with the official music video for "F*ck N Get It Over With".Read more

G.O.O.D Music – Cruel Summer | Album Review

Whilst the Maybach Music Group ran roughshot over the three months of inconsistent summer weather, the enigmatic powerhouse collective known as G.O.O.D Music was quietly creating a buzz akin to a tropical hurricane. News of the imprint’s joint album Cruel Summer began to surface as the group’s leader, Kanye West, spent this past summer adding lyrical muscle to affiliates Pusha T, Big Sean and 2 Chainz’ cuts [in addition to fleeing from the paparazzi with ‘new’ beau Kim Kardashian]. As we enter the Autumn months, can his collective create an ‘Indian Summer’ of substantial heat? Read more

The Floacist addresses Floetry break-up on "Soul" | New Music

"Never saw myself rolling without you friend, Now you wanna go out on your own. Well, where you wanna be, it's not for me, you'll have to go alone" - The Floacist

After bringing us her solo version of "Say Yes" taken from her forthcoming solo effort Floetry Re:Birth, Natalie "The Floacist" Stewart gives the audience her side of the story on the break-up of Floetry.Read more

Marsha Ambrosius speaks on new album + working with G.O.O.D. Music [Video]

While at the BMI Urban Awards Friday night, the lovely (and award-winning) Marsha Ambrosius chatted with Rap-Up about a couple projects she's been working on, including a track called "The One" on the highly anticipated G.O.O.D. Music compilation Cruel Summer, as well as her sophomore solo album Friends & Lovers. Read more

G.O.O.D. Music's Cruel Summer tracklist revealed? | Music News

 G.O.O.D. Music's Cruel Summer compilation album is arguably one of the most anticipated releases of 2012 and with the album release a mere 17 days away it seems like a tracklist has hit the internet.Read more

Marsha Ambrosius debuts new song 'Friends & Lovers' live at Essence Music Festival [Video]

Having stuck by her for many years, the lovely Marsha Ambrosius awarded her loyal fanbase with her debut album Late Nights & Early Mornings in March of 2011. The LP - which would go on to enter the US album charts at number two - spawned soon-to-be classics like "Hope She Cheats On You (With A Basketball Player)", "Lose Myself" (written by Lauryn Hill) and the breath taking "Far Away".

Now, just over a year later, both her fans and music lovers alike are clamouring for an all new album - details of which she exclusively revealed to Soulculture a few days ago.Read more

Marsha Ambrosius says new album is done, reveals title | SoulCulture TV

SoulCulture TV caught up with internationally renowned UK songstress Marsha Ambrosius on the red carpet at this year's BET Awards in LA for the scoop on her new album. Read more

Nas previews 'Life is Good' album in New York | Recap + Video

Whose world is this?

Moments ago as I perched, humming on the rim of a potted tree by the Hudson River, an intriguing bird joined me and strutted inches away while I mused on the events of last night. In similarly close proximity 12 hours prior (June 14), I watched as Queensbridge representing Hip Hop legend Nasir "Nas" Jones stepped before a Hennessy and Belvedere sipping intimate music/media crowd at the Skyline room of The New Museum, New York to exclusively share snippets of nine tracks from his new album. Life is Good. Read more

Curren$y - The Stoned Immaculate | Album Review

Putting out even more mixtapes, EPs and albums than the number of "excuses" for Dr. Dre's Detox delay, New Orleans spitter Curren$y can be applauded for a continuous work ethos which shows no sign of halting. Whilst a number of his projects are solid, the question remains as to whether the timely releases come at the cost of musical quality. Will Curren$y's latest musical adventure The Stoned Immaculate maintain the high consistency of its predecessors? Read more

Jeff Bradshaw - Bone Appétit | Album Review

A region with a distinctive culture, the music, food and language of New Orleans, Louisiana clearly influenced the title of local native Jeff Bradshaw sophomore album, Bone Appétit. The French rooted phrase Bon Appétit was created as a way to say enjoy your meal, and an album title referencing this phrase would suggest that the artist is delivering soulful music with a plentiful assortment of heat - which this is what Bradshaw does beautifully.  Read more

Curren$y's The Stoned Immaculate LP to feature Pharrell, Big K.R.I.T + more | Tracklist

Following the 4/20 unveiling of the Fly Spitta's collaborative track with the Dogg Pound Gangsta Daz Dillinger titled "Fast Cars, Faster Women", Curren$y unveils the star packed tracklisting for his forthcoming album release The Stoned Immaculate.Read more

Jeff Bradshaw f/ Marsha Ambrosius & TWyse - "Got Til It's Gone" | Music Video

It was at a Floetry concert in London years ago that I was first introduced to trombonist Jeff Bradshaw's music, then performing with the Brit soul duo with his own Bone Deep album [2003] on its way [which featured "Beyond The Stars" with Glenn Lewis and "Can You Come Over" with Carol Riddick among several exquisite gems]. Read more

Daley f/ Marsha Ambrosius - "Alone Together" | Music Video

Following the visual for "Smoking Gun" Manchester hailing singer on the come up Daley has linked up with the soulful voice Marsha Ambrosius to shoot the video for their collaborative single "Alone Together".Read more

Soul Train Awards 2011 performances + winners | TV Catch-Up

The 2011 Centric Soul Train Awards aired last night hosted by Cedric The Entertainer and featured tributes to the late great Heavy D and a special tribute to the soul legend Gladys Knight. The night also featured performances from Common, Marsha Ambrosius, Cee Lo Green, Miguel, Melanie Fiona and more. Check out the tributes, performances and the winners list after the jump.Read more

Marsha Ambrosius - "Happy Thanksgiving 2011" | Free Download

One of our own that also calls America home, Marsha Ambrosius has put out a track to celebrate the American holiday that is Thanksgiving. "Happy Thanksgiving 2011" is what we have come to expect from Marsha, in its teasing, sensual, playful and of often tongue-in-cheek lyrical style.
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