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Freshly Squeezed: Introducing…Natalie La Rose

Republic Records' New Rising Star

Enter Natalie La Rose!

Dutch-bred and now LA based, the rising star has been rocketing her way up the iTunes tally with infectious new single ‘Somebody (ft. Jerimih).’

The club banger marks the first release for the performer, who is making waves as Republic Records’ newest female signing.

In an industry where competition is rife, boldness is a key component to standing out from the crowd. Boldness being a trait the 26-year old is well-acquainted with. For, her journey began in 2011 when she marched up to Flo Rida at an ESPY party and informed him that they were going to work together. The next day they did.

Fast forward four years and La Rose’s plans for stardom finally are coming to fruition. Not without its stumbles (she was signed to Interscope as part of a duo only to be dropped shortly after), the singer’s persistence is paying off. Now co-signed to Flo’s imprint – International Music Group (I.M.G), the performer is poised to score a big Billboard touchdown with ‘Somebody.’

Though touting Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson as her influences, we here at TGJ feel she is more so carved from the mould of the Janet Jackson‘s and Ciara‘s and will ultimately appeal to those with an affinity to said names.

Keen to ensure her own name leaves a mark, La Rose’s ultimately wants her narrative to inspire others to be diligent with the pursuit of their dreams. She says:

“If you want something, you have to fight for it. That’s what I did. I want to show everybody living your dream is possible. I want to leave people with smiles on their faces, inspire them, and move them.”

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Check out the video for ‘Somebody’ above and let us know what you think of Ms. La Rose below…

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New Video: Marlon Roudette – ‘When The Beat Drops Out’

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New artist alert! Enter Marlon Roudette!

Currently conjuring up buzz aplenty, the British/Vincentian is also notable for being one of the only non-reality show talents signed to Sony’s Syco Music.

Boasting a Urban/Pop appeal in earnest, Roudette’s new single ‘When The Beat Drops Out’ has gained ample traction in Europe (reached #1 in Germany, #27 on the Shazam worldwide chart, and has amassed a whopping 10 million streams online).

So, with its UK release nigh (Dec 28th), the rising star will be hoping to mirror the song’s success.

Check out the video below and let us know what you think…

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Freshly Squeezed: Introducing… Tiara Thomas

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In the crowded R&B climate, it’s often tricky trying to make waves in the game of music. However, for newcomer Tiara Thomas it’s been a winning feat.

Signed to Interscope by way of Rico Love‘s Division 1 imprint, the starlet has captured the attention of many a critic thanks to her sweet, but street appeal and material that’s very much soaked in the realities of everyday life and love.

Having previewed the 25-year-old’s upcoming album over the Summer, we can more than vouch for the fact that she’s gearing up to blaze the charts with songs that are bringing heat of dangerous degrees.

Though the as yet untitled LP is due next year, the Indiana native has given folk a taste of what to expect with lead single ‘One Night’ – which you can check out below, along with an introductory interview. In the months ahead, look out for another track christened ‘On Ten’. It’s aptly titled, because it’s a winner.

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Freshly Squeezed: Introducing…Jharee Stephens

Here at That Grape Juice, we have a penchant for serving up the new-new on some of your favourite artists. Yet, we’re ever keen to spotlight the new names making waves.

As such, our latest Freshly Squeezed talent is…Jharee Stephens.

Aged just 18, the singer, songwriter, and dancer triangulates her abilities in a way that has the industry a’buzzing. Indeed, she omits a confidence beyond her years and performs in a manner than commands attention.

She showcases this in earnest on her  brand new single ‘Pull Up’ – which was penned by Kaleena Harper (Dirty Money) and produced by Ambience. 

We’re liking what we see from the rising star. Are you? Peep the video for ‘Pull Up’ above and let us – as ever – know what you think below…

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TGJ Freshly Squeezed Week: Introducing…Shawn “EROCK” Sutton

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Over the last seven years, That Grape Juice has established itself as one of the net’s most renowned sources for Urban Pop music. Indeed, it’s become trademark for us to shine light on artists – both known and on the rise. This week sees us spotlight the latter, as we kick off the first ever Freshly Squeezed Week.

Each day of this week has seen us introduce a talented new name and today sees us conclude with rapper…Shawn “EROCK” Sutton!

Though new on the music scene, the Brooklyn bred talent is no stranger to the spotlight. Indeed, his striking look caught the eye of many a modelling agent – who went on to book him in campaigns for the likes of Givenchy, Ted Baker, and most recently Rihanna‘s River Island clothing line.

What’s more, he’s starred in music videos by both Kelly Rowland (‘Motivation’ and ‘Ice’) and Beyonce (‘Superpower’).

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However, standing beside stars has only motivated EROCK to intensify the brightness of his own. As such, he’s pressing on full-fledged with his foray into the world of Hip-Hop.

Odd to some (see: model-turned-MC), rapping is by no means a new phenomena for the lyricist – who’s been rhyming since he was 16-years-old.

Keen to share his calling with the masses, EROCK serves up ‘The Runner’ as his debut effort. Flavorsome, yet hard-hitting, take a listen below…

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TGJ Freshly Squeezed Week: Introducing…Jordan Morris

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Over the last seven years, That Grape Juice has established itself as one of the net’s most renowned sources for Urban Pop music. Indeed, it’s become trademark for us to shine light on artists – both known and on the rise. This week sees us spotlight the latter, as we kick off the first ever Freshly Squeezed Week.

As such, we’ll be introducing a talented new name each day of this week.

Next up is…Jordan Morris!

With the uncertain climate that is today’s music industry, it takes a special type of talent to make waves. As such, it’s for this reason and so much more, that Jordan Morris has has registered on our radar.

Hailing from London, the rising star (who cites Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, and the Backstreet Boys among his influences) has amassed quite the following with his potent brand of Urban-Pop. Indeed, on his own accord, Morris has generated a fan-base of over 60,000 on social media – a figure which continues to grow by the day.

The buzz generated by singles ‘Rehab’ and ‘Taking Your Side’ has seen the 20-year-old on the receiving end of praise from the likes of MTV and ELLE Magazine. What’s more, it’s seen him catch the attention of one of the UK’s top concert promoters, who awarded him the chance to open for August Alsina at the O2 Arena earlier this year.

Now, with new single ‘Do It Like Me’ gaining traction on iTunes, Morris looks set for even greater successes. Take a listen to the track above and more from Jordan below…

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TGJ Freshly Squeezed Week: Introducing…Newella Cruella

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Over the last seven years, That Grape Juice has established itself as one of the net’s most renowned sources for Urban Pop music. Indeed, it’s become trademark for us to shine light on artists – both known and on the rise. This week sees us spotlight the latter, as we kick off the first ever Freshly Squeezed Week.

As such, we’ll be introducing a talented new name each day of this week.

Next up is…Newella Cruella!

Nicki Minaj has presented herself as a competitive Madonna, unimpressed by the premature and illegitimate rap children that now play in her castle. However, she’s now faced with a femcee she’d be hard pressed not to claim as her own…

*Enter Newella Cruella*

Affectionally billing Minaj as the Queen of Rap and herself as the genre’s Disney Princess, the lyricist first burst onto the scene when she uploaded a cover version of Nicki’s ‘Dope Dealer’ verse to YouTube. The clip – with its unique flow, Mean Girl-derived content, and dynamite delivery – facilitated the birth of an ever-growing following that have made Newella one of the ‘net’s fasting rising stars.

Find out what the buzz is about above and below…

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