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Exclusive: DJ Mustard Dishes On Rihanna, His Breakthrough, Beyonce, & More

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DJ Mustard has a lot to smile about.

In a time when folk are questioning the existence of “super producers,” the California native is proving himself music’s go-to hitmaker.

Having crafted smashes for the likes of Rihanna, Fergie, and Tinashe, Mustard is spreading more of his magic in the form of new album ‘Cold Summer.’

Boasting collaborations with the likes of Nicki Minaj, John Legend, YG, and Rick Ross, that set has earned him praise aplenty.

That Grape Juice caught up with the turn-up king to discuss the project, his rise to prominence, working on Rihanna‘s ‘ANTI,’ Beyonce, future plans, and much more.

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Exclusive: Justine Skye Spills On Signing With Roc Nation, WizKid Rumors, & New Music

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Sky is indeed the limit for rising singer Justine Skye.

The Brooklyn-bred belle has been touted as one to watch ever since she burst onto the scene with a cover of Drake’s ‘Headlines.’

In the years since, she’s been steadily building buzz and at 21 is ready to crank her career up a notch.

To help that cause, she departed her longtime label and signed a lucrative deal with Roc Nation/Republic Records.

With an album on the way and her new single ‘U Don’t Know (ft. WizKid)’ burning up the airwaves, we caught up with Skye to chat about her journey and a whole lot more.

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Exclusive: Jordan Fisher Dishes On Debut Album, Opening For Alicia Keys, Beyonce & More

Since bursting onto the scene, Jordan Fisher has been making all the right waves.

Debuting on the TV scene, the rising star has swapped the small screen for broader pastures.

To assist that charge, the 22-year-old has tapped a who’s who of the industry and collaboratively cooked up a pulsating Urban-Pop sound that has many buzzing.

Including Alicia Keys.

The songbird called on the singer recently to serve as opener on her headlining slot at the Apple Music Festival in London.

That Grape Juice caught up with Fisher during that visit and chatted it up about his upcoming new album, working with the some of music’s most notable names, standing out from the Chris Brown‘s and co, loving Beyonce, and much more.

Articulate and enlightened, the young talent proves he has the spark on and off-stage.

Jordan’s self titled EP is out now. His full-length album arrives next year.

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Exclusive: Tory Lanez Talks Drake, Critics, Success & More

Album ‘I Told You’ In-Stores Now

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With each new year comes a sea of fresh faces hoping to make waves. In the Urban arena, few have made more of a mark in 2016 than Toronto’s Tory Lanez.

Indeed, his unique rap-sung style has earned him fans in the realms of both Hip-Hop and R&B, as well as high chartings with hits such as ‘LUV’ and ‘Say It.’

This summer saw the 24-year-old bring the heat with his debut album ‘I Told You,’ which impressively opened at #4 on the Billboard 200.

That Grape Juice caught up with the star to discuss a multitude of topics, including his newfound fame, collaborating with rival Drake, being his own influence, critics, and a whole lot more.

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Exclusive: Beyonce’s Backing Singer Montina Cooper Steps To Front

Mamas Member Talks Solo Project & What It’s Like In Team Bey

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For many a Beyonce fan, Montina Cooper is familiar name, face, and voice.

Over the last decade, the seasoned singer-songwriter has been a integral member of The Mamas – Queen Bey’s sassy backing group.

Together, they’ve toured the globe countless times over and helped shape the sound and brand that defines Beyonce as a live performer.

While still enjoying and excelling in that role, Cooper is now stepping into the solo spotlight.

With new album ‘Closer’ creating all the right waves, That Grape Juice caught up with the seasoned songbird to chat about the project and much more. What

Join us below, where a tale of talent and triumph awaits…

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Exclusive: BET Awards 2016 Round-Up [Starring LeToya Luckett, Empire’s Yazz, Frank Gatson, Akon, & More]

Time sure flies!

It’s been a week since the 2016 BET Awards and, like many, we’re still on a high from what was a phenomenal show.

That Grape Juice was in the house for what the annual special’s 16th anniversary. And while on the carpet, we caught up with a host of notable names.

‘Chasing Destiny’s’ Frank Gatson chatted it up about what to expect from June’s Diary – the girl group he created alongside Kelly Rowland on the show.

Akon also dished on winning the Global Good Award ahead of the telecast; Jacob Latimore spilled on new music; and ‘Rise Up’ songstress Andra Day opened up about her relationship with Stevie Wonder.

The likes of ‘Empire’s Yazz The Greatest, LeToya Luckett, Beyonce stylist Ty Hunter, Rae Sremmurd, Anderson, .Paak and more also showed love.

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Exclusive: Rae Sremmurd Star Talks Writing Beyonce’s ‘Formation’

TGJ Catches Up With Swae Lee At 2016 BET Awards

As one of the world’s most monumental mega-stars, Beyonce has mastered the art of not just making music – but making “moments.”

One of her most profound was unleashed this February in the form of ‘Formation.’

An unapologetic celebration of her Blackness (and that of millions the world over), the cut and its accompanying video drew both praise and critique. More than anything, it ignited much needed conversation – which perhaps is where it’s greatest success lay. [The song would go on to enjoy a #10 peak on the Billboard Hot 100 months later when released with the singer’s sixth album ‘Lemonade’].

That Grape Juice caught up with one of the song’s primary writers – Swae Lee from duo Rae Sremmurd – at the 2016 BET Awards and quizzed him on what it was like working with the Queen Bey on the track. 

See what he had to say above and peep the award-winning video for ‘Formation’ below…

Rae Sremmurd’s new single ‘Do Yoga is out now; as is their album ‘Sremm Life 2′ arrives August 12th.

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