Here are your favourite articles on SoulCulture in the last seven days. This week’s top music news included the upcoming release of Bob Marley‘s new live album and Damon Albarn creating the new Gorillaz‘s album on his iPad. In social and health news, you read that a possible cure for HIV may have been developed.
You went click-crazy for our Michael Jackson review, checked out our reviews on Daft Punk – TRON: Legacy OST and T.I.‘s No Mercy, while Sway‘s “Whose Line Is It Anyway” and X Factor winner Matt Cardle‘s videos were some of this week’s top viewed.
Bob Marley’s Final Performance Due For Release In LP Form February 2011 | Artwork x Tracklist ● Less than a year before his death, reggae legend Bob Marley played his last recorded show at Pittsburgh’s Stanley Theatre in September 1980. UMe/Tuff Gong International are releasing the entire show on double CD on 1st February.
Damon Albarn reveals the title of the new Gorillaz’ album made on an iPad | News ● While on the Australian leg of the Gorillaz The Escape To Plastic Beach Tour, Damon Albarn announced the title of the forthcoming album that Albarn created primarily on an iPad.
Janelle Monae & Kanye West top Guardian Albums of 2010 list ● Janelle Monae‘s The ArchAndroid and Kanye West‘s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy scoop to the top two positions in The Guardian‘s Albums of 2010 list, published earlier this week.
Rihanna & Christina Aguilera’s X Factor Outfits Spark Complaints ● TV and broadcast regulator Ofcom have received over 2000 complaints about the Rihanna and Christina Aguilera‘s skimpy outfits and raunchy performances during the X Factor final show.
HIV Positive: Possible Cure Found With Stem Cell Transplant ● 33.3 million people worldwide live with HIV/AIDS, but after this week’s groundbreaking scientific discovery using a stem cell transplant there may be hope to find an infallible cure.
Michael Jackson – Michael | Album Review ● “The fact that this is a point of contention goes some way towards showing the importance of the legacy of Michael Jackson’s music and that his fans are passionate about it’s preservation.” – Review by Aamir Yaqub
Daft Punk – TRON: Legacy Original Soundtrack | Album Review ● “With Daft Punk’s Tron: Legacy OST, what we see is the duo take the basic elements of the original soundtrack, marrying electronic with orchestral instruments, and provide a modern day version to go hand in hand with the stunning visuals in the film.” – Review by Aamir Yaqub
T.I. – No Mercy | Album Review ● “An album title which is undoubtedly appropriate for Clifford “T.I.” Harris’ latest venture, mercy is something which he will be shown little of by some artists, fans and, more specifically, the law.” – Review by Henry Yanney
Lil Wayne ft Cory Gunz – “6 Foot 7 Foot” (prod. by Bangladesh) CDQ | New Music ● Brand new Lil Wayne from the Carter IV album featuring the newest Young Money signing Cory Gunz.
Wiz Khalifa – “Black & Yellow” ft. Snoop Dogg, Juicy J & T-Pain (G-Mix) | New Music ● Wiz Khalifa comes through with the official remix to his recent hit “Black & Yellow”, featuring Snoop Dogg, Juicy J (of Three 6 Mafia) and T-Pain.
Rick Ross x T.I. – “9 Piece” (prod. Lex Luger) | New Music ● Produced by Lex Luger and featuring T.I. , ’9 Piece’ is the first track to be unveiled from Rick Ross‘ forthcoming new mixtape, Ashes To Ashes.
MUSIC VIDEOS x TV
Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Barbara Walters: Parts 1-5 | Videos ● Oprah Winfrey sat down for an in-depth and candid interview with Barbara Walters.
Chris Brown Performs Live At WiLD JAM 2010 (Video) ● On 16th December Chris Brown hit the stage at San Jose’s WiLD JAM festival.
Lil Kim shoots video for Nicki Minaj diss track ‘Black Friday’ & new single ‘Clap Clap’ ● Lil Kim shoots a video for “Black Friday”, her diss track against Nicki Minaj, Diddy and Drake.
X Factor Winner Matt Cardle – “When We Collide” | Official Music Video ● Following the season of this year’s X Factor, here is winner Matt Cardle‘s debut song and video, “When We Collide”.
Sway – “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” | New Video ● Here is the official video of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” lifted from Sway’s recent mixtape The Delivery 2 (Lost In Transit).