Wednesday, February 12th 2014
Last month, ‘The Heist’ performer Macklemore made headlines when issued an apology to rival Kendrick Lamar, doing so via a text he later went on to publish here.
What he apologised for? Beating him at the 56th annual Grammy awards, dominating categories many believed would be ‘owned’ by the ‘Poetic’ rapper.
Unfortunately, the pair’s mutual rival Drake hasn’t taken too kindly to the apology, billing it ‘weak’, ‘cheap’ and calculated during a recent interview with Wenner‘s ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine.
Thursday, February 6th 2014
Courtesy of three of last year’s top hitmakers Pharrell Williams, Janelle Monae, and Kendrick Lamar, Hip Hop and R&B will once again extend its rule from the charts to the courts via the NBA All Star Game.
Wednesday, January 29th 2014
In the wake of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis‘ multiple Grammy wins on Sunday night, many an artist and critic have weighed in. The explicit focus for most was the fact that the duo, who won four awards, bested favourite Kendrick Lamar in a number of Rap categories. And the puzzling chain of events that saw the Compton MC walk home empty-handed – despite being nominated for seven awards.
Even Macklemore chimed in, posting a text he sent Lamar confessing that “I wanted you to win”.
Noticeably silent, though, was Lamar himself. That is until now.
The ‘good kid, M.A.A.D City’ rapper spoke with XXL about his views on what many are dubbing “the shut-out”, Macklemore’s wins, and the
Monday, January 27th 2014
Grammy-winning performer Macklemore has ‘unveiled’ a text message sent to ‘Good Kid’ Kendrick Lamar this evening, published hours after he beat the entertainer on numerous occasions during the 56th annual Grammy awards.
His words below…
Sunday, January 26th 2014
The Grammy Awards 2014 are currently underway at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. As ever, That Grape Juice will be providing you with performances as they occur!
Check out performances from Madonna, Beyonce, Katy Perry, P!nk, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, and more below. Keep refreshing, as we’ll be updating minute-by-minute…
Sunday, January 26th 2014
At long last the 56th annual Grammy Awards® are upon us!
The 2014 showing of music’s biggest night will be lined with performances from Beyonce & Jay Z, Madonna & Macklemore, P!nk, and so many others. This, of course, between issuance of the industry’s most coveted prize – the golden Gram-o-phone.
Rap royal Jay Z leads the pack while his ‘Holy Grail’ co-star Justin Timberlake trails with seven nods (as does Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis). And, while ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’ hitmaker Drake stands to take home 5 trophies for as many nominations, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, and Lorde follow with four a piece.
As we await news on who will leave with what, we turn to you – That Grape Juice faithful – for your ever insightful predictions. We know who we want to win, but with your musical savvy in tow, tuck in below with your thoughts on who you think will take home the industry’s top honors in Pop, R&B, rap and gospel categories. Two lucky commenters will win the 2014 Grammy Nominees album:
Saturday, December 21st 2013
Responsible for injecting a healthy dose of ‘artistry’ back onto the charts, Kendrick Lamar expresses his desire to be remembered for his craft in his new release, ‘Sing About Me.’
Pulled from the Grammy nominated masterpiece that is ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city‘, the cut now welcomes the arrival of its supporting music video, which has been split into two parts.
The first? Awaiting you below. The second? Due out in January.
Sunday, December 15th 2013
Hip Hop came out in full force yesterday evening, when some of the genre’s brightest staples rocked ‘Power 106‘s ‘Cali Christmas 2013′ with performances now available to watch right here on That Grape Juice.Net.
In attendance? Kendrick Lamar, Diddy, Rick Ross, Big Sean and Jay Rock to name a few, just four of the entertainers who made Anaheim’s Honda Centre the place to be last night!
A memorable evening below…