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That Grape Juice Interviews Katlynn Simone Smith (of BET’s ‘The Game’)

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Katlynn Simone Smith may not be a name that immediately rings a bell now, but if the work this talented beauty is sharing is any indication, that bell will be ringing non-stop very soon.

Best known for her portrayal of Brittany Pitts (daughter of Jason Pitts on BET’s hit series ‘The Game’), the burgeoning actress has delighted fans with tastes of her music – some of which has been featured on the show.

Chatting exclusively with That Grape Juice, Smith shared stories of her humble beginnings, dealing with Twitter hate for her depiction of “Brit-Brat”, and making moves in music with her soon-to-be hit ‘Beautiful Lie’.

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Exclusive: August Alsina Addresses Trey Songz “Beef” / Talks New Album ‘Testimony’

As R&B newcomers go, few have commanded more buzz than August Alsina.

The New Orleans native has emerged as one of Def Jam’s top priori’s following the success of singles‘I Luv This Sh*t’ and ‘Make It Home’.

That Grape Juice caught up with the 21-year-old in London as he prepared to rock Musicalize UK at the indigO2.

Ever keen to ask the questions you really want answers to, we quizzed the rising star on his supposed “beef” with Trey Songz, his rise through the ranks, why female acts dominate R&B, and much more. Refreshingly candid, Alsina tackled each question with a brand of honesty that’ll earn him many a new fan.

So what are you waiting for? Hit ‘PLAY’ on our August Alsina interview above.

‘Testimony’ hits stores on April 15th.

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That Grape Juice Interviews Gospel Singer Latice Crawford

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Even for seasoned singers, being compared to the likes of supreme vocalists Whitney Houston and Kim Burrell can be a dangerous pressure.  But, for ‘Sunday Best’ season 2 finalist Latice Crawford, the pressure was not only expected, it was welcomed.

With magnetic melisma, spirited growls, and a spirit-stirring message in tow, this beauty is a pressing reminder that big things do come in small packages.  Chatting exclusively to That Grape Juice, Crawford dished on her debut album (in stores now), its energetic lead single ‘There’, and so much more.

We were so excited to finally sit down with the budding gospel diva.  And, after one look and listen, you’ll see why:

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Exclusive: Mya Dishes On Global Comeback

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16 years after she first stormed the charts with her self-titled debut, R&B maestra Mya returned to the spotlight this month with a brand new EP cut and crafted for the lovers.

Aptly christened ‘With Love’, the singer bills the set (which she has deemed a prelude to her global chart return) as a treat for the army of loyal fans who have stuck with her over the years.

Ever eager to ask the questions you really want answers to, That Grape Juice caught up with the ‘My Love Is Like…’ belter for a candid chat.

Having experienced the bright and dark sides of the “industry”, the 34-year-old was both equipped and ready to offer fascinating insight into the past, present, and future of her layered career.

Check out our exclusive interview with Mya below…

Interviewer: Sam

Transcribed by: Josh Wexler

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That Grape Juice Interviews Gospel Singer Jessica Reedy

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Introduced as the silver medal winner of BET’s ‘Sunday Best’ (season 2), Jessica Reedy has since brought home the gold in more ways than one since her 2009 exordium to the masses.

A golden voice with an illuminating personality to match, gospel music lovers quickly gravitated to the Michigan belle – a feat evidenced by the #1 debut of her inaugural album ‘From the Heart’.

Now, with ‘Heart’ and its hits in her rearview, Reedy readies embarkation on a new chapter in her already storied career.  Chatting exclusively with That Grape Juice, see below as the songstress dishes on her new album, the dark side of the industry, and even weighs in on recent gospel scandals.

As always, Miss Reedy keeps it really real.

 


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That Grape Juice Interviews Angela Robinson (of Tyler Perry’s ‘The Haves & The Have Nots)

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How can you not love to hate and hate to love ‘Tyler Perry‘s The Haves and the Have Nots‘ sharp-tongued, fashion forward la bella diva Veronica Harrington? 

Seasoning each episode of the spicy soap opera with her quick wit and no nonsense attitude, Harrington – portrayed by actress Angela Robinson - simultaneously reigns as one of the show’s favorite villains and (reluctant) heroines.

Chatting exclusively with That Grape Juice, Robinson dishes on the future of the saucy character, what twists and turns fans can expect next, and promises the wild ride that is the show’s season 2 has yet begun.

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Exclusive: Candice Glover Dishes On Working With Darkchild & Jazmine Sullivan On Debut Album

Over its 13 year run, American Idol has served as quite the credible talent factory.

Looking to follow in the successful steps of previous winners Fantasia and Kelly Clarkson is last season’s champion Candice Glover.

The vocal powerhouse spent much of the last twelve months cooking up her debut album ‘Music Speaks’ – which hits stores February 18th. 

That Grape Juice caught up with the Glover recently and chatted it up about the ‘Cried’ led project (which she revealed features contributions from the likes of Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins and Jazmine Sullivan). The singer also spilled on her time post-Idol, admiring Christina Aguilera, and more.

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