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Watch: The Word On…Rihanna’s ‘ANTI’

TGJ Hit The Streets Hollywood To Hear What The People Have To Say

After a brief rest on the bench, The Word is back!

Rihanna‘s ‘ANTI’ album release is undoubtedly music’s hottest topic and while, we here at TGJ have our own views on the LP, we had to hit the streets of Hollywood to hear what the masses have to say.

Is RiRi onto a hit with the long awaited eighth effort or led project or does she need to put in more…‘Work?’

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The Lost Tapes: That Grape Juice Presents ‘The Word…On Beyonce’s ‘Pretty Hurts’ {#WhatIsPretty}

Here at That Grape Juice, we’re always eager to hear what the masses are saying about the hottest topics.

As such, this Summer we hit the streets of London Town – in association with the campaign for Beyonce‘s award-winning single ‘Pretty Hurts’ – to ask the simple question…’What Is Pretty?’

Logistics had kept this in our vault…until today.

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Watch: The Word On…The Real Housewives Of Atlanta

What Are The Streets Saying About The Bravo Hit

After bidding farewell on Sunday night, ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ gave many a fan much to talk about this season. Indeed, while the Bravo smash served up LOL’s aplenty, it also delivered drama that went some way to tear once unbreakable bonds between the ladies.

Now, before its fiercely anticipated reunion touches down this week, we hit the streets of LA to see what you thought about the likes of Nene and co, finding out which of the ‘Wives’ get your vote, and which you feel need the boot!

Check out ‘The Word…On The Real Housewives Of Atlanta’.

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The Word…On Madonna vs Lady GaGa

Since announcing the arrival of her new album ‘MDNA’, Madonna has ensured she be the subject of many a headline. And while her “Pop royal” status was always going to command the attention of the masses, it’s her comments on megastar Lady GaGa which has drawn the most gasps.

Indeed, the Material Girl has not held back in relaying her belief that the ‘Born This Way’ singer’s output has been “reductive” and lifted from her own.

Ever keen to hear what the masses think, That Grape Juice hit the streets of Hollywood to hear what folk are saying about the matter.

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The Word…On Madonna vs Lady GaGa

Since announcing the arrival of her new album ‘MDNA’, Madonna has ensured she be the subject of many a headline. And while her “Pop royal” status was always going to command the attention of the masses, it’s her comments on megastar Lady GaGa which has drawn the most gasps.

Indeed, the Material Girl has not held back in relaying her belief that the ‘Born This Way’ singer’s output has been “reductive” and lifted from her own.

Ever keen to hear what the masses think, That Grape Juice hit the streets of Hollywood to hear what folk are saying about the matter.

Hit ‘PLAY’ and get into ‘The Word…On Madonna vs Lady GaGa’.

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The Word On…Rihanna

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As one of music’s biggest forces, naturally Rihanna finds herself the topic of intense debate. Is she actually talented? Can she even sing? Why is she so successful? These are questions which find themselves a staple on message boards, phone convo’s, BBM, and even right here on your favourite site and mine!

Ever keen to hear what the masses are thinking, That Grape Juice hit the streets of Louisville (on the eve of the release of the singer’s new single ‘We Found Love’) to find out just what the streets are saying about the Bajan sensation.

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‘The Word’ Special – "The Light Skin / Dark Skin Debate"

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For years, the debate surrounding light skin and dark skin has raged on in many a spectrum – not least Popular music.

While the musical landscape boasts a multi-ethnic presence, some maintain a stance that success in Pop is unevenly orientated towards acts with fairer complexions. Indeed, one look at the charts arguably lends compelling credence to such statements.  For, with every Fantasia, Kelly Rowland, Jennifer Hudson, there exists the more successful Beyonce’s, Rihanna’s, and Alicia Keys’ of the world; artist’s whose success is oft built on the ability to “sell” them.  Which begs the question: is the music industry bias towards light skin acts?

As such, in our quest to continually push the envelope, That Grape Juice took to the streets of Hollywood to hear what the masses had to say on the matter. This, ladies and gentleman, is…’The Word’.

Be sure to let us know what YOU think below…

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The Word On…Usher

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Seemingly back on top, the climate was altogether quite different for R&B crooner Usher back in 2008.

Indeed, some years removed from the record-breaking success of global smash ‘Confessions‘, the singer found himself in somewhat of a tricky spot with his fans. Billed as a ‘lothario’ of sorts, the new married-with-a-child Usher did little to help such a cause; a cause which -until- had arguably been his biggest selling-point. Paired with a very public dispute with his mother over his wife and life, Mr Raymond‘s musical release that year – ‘Here I Stand‘  – seemed almost destined to perform poorly. Indeed, though being certified Platinum, the project’s lack of hits beyond first single ‘Love In This Club’, sunk it faster than the titanic.

Fast forward to today and one could be forgiven for believing the above-mentioned never took place. For, off the back of gargantuan hits such ‘OMG’ and ‘DJ Got Us Falling In Love’, Usher is every bit the chart force he was for much of the previous decade.

However, for some, this renewed success has come at a price – his R&B roots. Yes, his latest effort ‘Raymond vs Raymond’ served up Urban geared cuts such as ‘Lil Freak’ and ‘Hey Daddy’. Yet, some argue, there’s no coincidence that it was the Dance flavoured songs which received the most backing and ultimately the most success. As such, Usher in 2011 has emerged as quintessentially Pop. A problem, it seems, for some of the R&B enthusiasts who helped propel him in the first place.

As such, That Grape Juice took to the streets of Hollywood to hear what the people think of Usher in 2011. Did he sell out? Are they still fans? How does he compare to the new breed? This is ‘The Word…On Usher’.

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The Word…On Janet Jackson

Love her or loathe her, Janet Jackson is Pop royalty.

At 45, the singer boasts a career spanning more than three decades, and a hit catalogue even the most established of acts would be envious of. Indeed, in every which way, Jackson is iconic.

However, after a lengthy spell at the top, her success has slowed notably over the last 7 years; a fact, no doubt, attributable due to her infamous “wardrobe malfunction” at the 2004 Super Bowl and the bevy of starlets who established themselves since then.

Yet, with the success of her recent ‘Number Ones: Up, Close, & Personal Tour’, many are itching for new material from the youngest of the Jackson clan.

As such, That Grape Juice took to the streets of Hollywood to hear what the people think of Ms. Jackson. What went wrong with her career? Can she make a comeback? Should she even bother?  This is ‘The Word…On Janet Jackson’.

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The Word…On Chris Brown

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After a tumultuous two years, R&B star Chris Brown has staged what many billing as a comeback of biblical proportions.

Indeed, the year following the ‘incident’ saw the promising talent cast as the new Bobby Brown of music. Fast forward to today, and the 22 year old appears to have picked up right where he left off – at the top of the charts. This year’s ‘F.A.M.E’ has spurned numerous hits including ‘Look At Me Now’ and ‘Yeah 3x’, and the LP itself is riding on to Platinum status.

Despite this, a sect of folk remain pessimistic about Brown and the legitimacy of his ‘comeback’. A stance not helped by his headline-grabbing antics.

So, to hear what the masses really think, we hit the streets of Hollywood to get The Word on Chris Brown!

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The Word…On Nicki Minaj v Lil Kim

For over a year, there has been much publisized bad-blood between Hip-Hop femcee’s Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim. Billed as a battled of the old generation vs the new, the feud has spilled over into their respective fan groups, with debate raging on the daily as to who is better, who’s ‘past it’, and who never was ‘it’.

Ever keen to hear what the streets are saying, That Grape Juice hit Hollywood to hear what the public think of ‘beef’, allegations of copying, and whole lot more.

This is ‘The Word…On Nicki Minaj v Lil Kim’

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The Word…On Britney Spears

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For more than 10 years Britney Spears has reigned as one of Pop’s most formidable forces.

However, after a much publicized breakdown, tragic performances, and barely-there interviews, debate intensifies as to whether the Pop starlet is really ‘with it’ anymore.

Her brand and ever-growing hit catalogue may be strong as ever, yet doubt remains surrounding whether or not she can hold a candle to the competition in the current musical climate.

Ever keen to hear what the masses are saying, That Grape Juice hit the streets of Hollywood to get The Word…on Britney Spears.

Let us know what you think below…

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