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Exclusive: Brandy Talks New Album / Says “I’m Singing These Songs Like They’re My Last”

Diva Also Dishes On 'The Game' & Upcoming TV Projects

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With many hailing Brandy as the definitive Vocal Bible, it’s only natural that a bellowing buzz has greeted the news that she’s working on her seventh studio album.

The singer/actress has made no secret of the fact that her life has “changed” of late, with the emotions she experienced following said occurrence set to serve as the foundation of the new LP.

As such, when we caught up with the star at the Hollywood Confidential event in Los Angeles recently, we had to ask about the project and, of course, her other upcoming plans – including her return to ‘The Game’ on BET.

Check out our EXCLUSIVE interview with Brandy above and be sure to let us know what you think below…

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Exclusive: Tinashe Talks New Album, Janet Jackson Collaboration, Ciara Comparisons & More

Rising Star Also Talks Performance Style & Inspirations

Having dominated this Summer with club banger ’2 On’, Tinashe is gearing up to unleash her debut album ‘Aquarius’ on the masses on October 7th.

With a sea of new names impacting the industry almost daily, the 21-year-old’s unique brand of sweet grittiness has resonated particularly well with critics and the record-buying public alike.

That Grape Juice caught with the rising star recently and chatted with her about a number of topics – including, of course, her LP, her wishes to collaborate with Pop queen Janet Jackson, the incessant Ciara comparisons, her inspirations and much more.

As ever, we ask the questions you really want answers to.

Check out our candid interview with a refreshingly frank Tinashe above…

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Exclusive: DJ Mustard Dishes On New Rihanna Music, ’10 Summers’, & More

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“Mustard on the beat!”

Unless one has been living under a rock for the past year, the chances of having jammed to a song with that tag are sky high.

Indeed, beyond being infectious club hits, tracks such as ‘2 On’ by Tinashe, T-Pain’s ‘Up Down’ and ‘No Mediocre’ courtesy of T.I. and Iggy Azalea all have a common denominator: DJ Mustard.

Recently, That Grape Juice caught up with the super-producer whose first album ’10 Summers’ was released exclusively through Google Play and is now also available in-stores.

Join us after the jump where we quiz the hitmaker on his album and the reasoning behind its roll-out as well as his rise to the top of the charts, he also spills the beans on his work Jay-Z and Rita Ora and of course he updates us on his work with superstar Rihanna.

Interview by: Joe Kams (That Grape Juice, Paris)

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Exclusive Interview: Idris Elba & Taraji P. Henson Dish On ‘No Good Deed’

Tomorrow brings with it the arrival of ‘No Good Deed’, the latest thriller from Sony Pictures.

The movie, which stars award-winning actor Idris Elba and Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson, tells a chilling tale that critics have christened a must-see.

Henson plays Terri; a devoted wife and mother of two, living an ideal suburban life in Atlanta. However, when Colin (Elba) – a charming but dangerous escaped convict – shows up at her door claiming car trouble, things  She offers her phone to help him yet soon learns that “no good deed” goes unpunished as she finds herself fighting for survival when he invades her home and terrorizes her family.

Exciting, right?!

Well, we caught up with both Elba and Henson to discuss the movie and more. Hit ‘PLAY’ above as our Patrick chats with two of Hollywood’s biggest names!

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That Grape Juice Interviews Charlamagne Tha God

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He’s the provocative radio personality holding a mirror to Pop culture’s face with every headline-grabbing remark. It’s only fitting, then, that Charlamagne Tha God (along with his Breakfast Club co-hosts) leads radio station Power 105.1 to ratings glory.
That Grape Juice caught up with the star during a recent trip to London and discussed music industry politics, payola and his rise from Wendy Williams’ sidekick to the Svengali of his very own Hip Hop brand.
As ever, we ask the questions you really want answers to!

Interview by: Fanta Jarjuessey
Additional Contributions by: David Asante

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Exclusive: JoJo Dishes On New Album, New Label, & More

It’s all new everything for singer JoJo.

The vocal powerhouse is currently cooking up her third studio album, which looks set to be her most emotionally-charged yet.

Hotly anticipated, the LP will serve as the star’s first since winning her release from previous label and signing with new home Atlantic Records.

That Grape Juice caught up with the 23-year-old at the Broccoli City Festival, who readily dished on her new project, when fans can expect it, and much more.

Hit ‘PLAY’ above to watch our interview with JoJo!

 

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Exclusive: Rita Ora Talks New Whitney Inspired Album, US Debut, Beyonce & More

As breakout stars go, few have shone brighter than Rita Ora.

Indeed, since blazing onto the scene in 2012, the Roc Nation priori has achieved a brand and strand of success many seasoned artists could only dream of. Namely three #1 singles, a Platinum album, and endorsement deals aplenty.

Now, with a new album due just after Summer, the Jay-Z protégé is warming up the masses with the set’s lead single ‘I Will Never Let You Down’.

That Grape Juice recently caught up with the singer, who dished on the LP’s Whitney Houston-inspired sound, and collaboration list (which includes Prince!)

The London-bred beauty also shared her views on Beyonce‘s “gangster” status, her own brand hustle, and her long-awaited US debut.

As ever, That Grape Juice ask the questions you really want answers to. Hit ‘PLAY’ above to watch our EXCLUSIVE interview with Rita Ora.

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‘I Will Never Let You Down’ hits iTunes US on April 22nd & iTunes UK on May 11th.

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