On the hems of his top rated BET reality show ‘The Sheards’, the unit’s youngest J. Drew readies the release of his latest mixtape ‘Never Coming Back’. Available May 6th, the StarTrak producer has already teased fans with some of its offerings via a well-received trailer, but now the ‘Absolution’ craftsman is ready to soar with the EP’s lead single.
Fasten your seatbelts and take ‘Flight’ with the multitalented crooner below:
In a quest to continue its genre expansion, Cash Money CEO Birdman (aka Baby) unveils the visual of Chicagoan songbird Veronica – one of the latest signees to Miami-basedrecord label.
Fans on the mixtape circuit have long known of V as she has certainly made her rounds over the past few years aboard Myspace and a number of other outlets. Now, with Cash Money backing her yet-titled official debut effort, the songstress shares ‘What Happened To Us’ – the Polow Da Don produced cut which features rapper 2 Chainz.
Get into the YMCMB newbie’s first offering and tell us your thoughts.
As the world of Pop falls deeper into 2013, it’s clear to see that this year will provide no shortage of hotly anticipated music.
Of course, there’s Beyonce‘s fifth studio album, Justin Timberlake‘s third LP and Britney Spears‘ eighth, and now- in serving as one of the year’s newcomers- Elijah Blake readies the release of his debut effort, following the launch of ‘Bijoux 22‘ last year.
So, as to oil his machine before setting its wheels in motion, he releases the lyric video for his single ‘XOX’, featuring ‘Electric Circus‘ Rapper Common.
If Brandy is the anointed Vocal Bible, then New Jersey-born beauty Lachardon is undoubtedly one of her faithful disciples. Armed with a jazzy melisma rivaled by few you’ll find, Lachardon – born LaTayvia Cherry – has sweetly slipped her infectious vocal stylings all over well known hits for the last few years much to critical acclaim.
Now, the songstress is hard at work mixing up ‘Lemonade’ – her debut EP. Executive produced by Cherry herself, the set is on board to showcase the same honey vocals that have drawn many to buzz. Reportedly eyeing a May 2013 for release (That Grape Juice learned exclusively), to that we exclaim…if this is the ‘Lemonade’ she’s serving – we’re definitely buying!
Click below for New Jersey’s best kept secret’s take on past hits like Aaliyah‘s ‘Rock the Boat’, Beyonce’s ’1+1′, and her uncanny Brandy impersonation:
With the success of his ‘Bijoux 22‘ LP forcing many a Pop fiend to sit up and pay attention, 2013 will welcome the launch of Elijah Blake‘s debut album- hitting stores courtesy of Def Jam/Roc Nation.
Carving the lane for his material by way of cuts penned for part time vocalist Rihanna and R&B icon Usher, his arrival on the scene will mark the latest contribution to the genre by Def Jam, also responsible for Frank Ocean and ‘Make Me Love To Me’ singer Luke James.
Now check out ‘Vicky’s Secret‘, one of the strongest jams on ‘Bijoux’ and one we hope to hear on album #1.
R&B crooner Kem has had a great year in 2012, including a role in this past Summer’s film ‘Sparkle’. To top it all off, the Detroit nativ has delivered the newest addition to his catalog, a Christmas album!
‘What Christmas Means’ doesn’t just feature Kem’s twists on the Christmas classics, it also boasts five original songs of his own.
That Grape Juice recently caught up with the crooner, chatting it up about his past struggles, his Christmas memories, and future musical collaborations.
If you don’t know him yet, now’s your chance! Check out TGJ’s 10 questions with Kem to find out more about this R&B star on the rise.
The name may indeed ring a bell for viewers of the 2012 BET Awards as she was chosen as this year’s ‘Music Matters’ pick – an outlet that gave the soulstress her first nationally televised chance to showcase her unique blend of “folk-soul”. Dripping with R&B fusion, Bell’s refreshing blend of genres is reminiscent of ‘Southern Hummingbird’ Tweet, yet housed in an innocence reminiscent of Corrine Bailey Rae.
Despite all she is likened to, it’s safe to say what Jennah is bringing is indeed all her own as evidenced by her long awaited ‘Monster Killer’ visual. Directed by Rafael Casal, the single comes as one of many gems listed on ‘Live at Mother NY’ EP. Click here to stream that full album.