In a world where many a MC literally fakes it to make it, Nicki Minaj‘s difficult past comes as one of the only authentic stories to emerge from the field.

Now, as to share her story with ‘Teen Vogue‘s impressionable readers, the Rapper has spoken on the difficulties she faced growing up- dishing on her abusive father, being bullied at school and how this has shaped the way she handles the entertainment industry.

HQ snaps and moving quotes below…


Hip Hop legend DJ Muggs (of Cypress Hill) has praised the genre’s latest contributors this week, praising the likes of Drake, Kendrick Lamar & A$AP Rocky in an interview to push his new album ‘Bass For Your Face‘.

His words below…


Having provided a taste of ‘Fine China’, stage blazer Chris Brown continues his ‘X’ campaign with a brand new single.

Little is known about the track, however fan-footage from the shoot for its accompanying video yesterday has yield some interested tidbits – the most notable being its seeming feature of an Aaliyah sample.

Details and video below…


As they all gear up for the release of their respective new albums, Beyonce, Jay Z & Kanye West (The Throne) have been shown ample love in the UK this week, thanks to prime time TV placements featuring their material.

Details below…


Kelly Rowland set the net ablaze last with the announcement and teaser of new single ‘Dirty Laundry’.

Reliable word tells us the song is all sorts of explosive, a stance BET president Stephen Hill clearly agrees with.

Taking to Twitter, the respected industry figure said the following of The-Dream penned number….


‘Frank’ entertainer Amy Winehouse is to be honoured with a statue in the city of London, it has emerged today.

Wants all the details?

Meet us after the jump…



The second search for ‘The Voice UK’ is underway!

Already a smash in the US (and its original home of Holland), the show has arrived on British shores by way of the BBC last year and takes its place prime-time for another year running. Coaches this side of the pond are Jessie J,, Danny O’ Donoghue, and the legendary Tom Jones.

Billed as the definitive talent-search, many are predicting it to serve as a true contender to The X Factor‘s strong hold.

Judge for yourself below with highlights from episode 7 / series 2 (the second of the battle rounds) below…



Legendary gospel group The Pace Sisters are set to appear on the popular OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) program “Iyanla: Fix My Life”, reports indicate.

Due to air Saturday, May 18 at 9/8 C, the world renowned singing group (comprised of real life sisters Latrice, DeJuaii, Melonda, June, Leslie, Duranice, and Lydia). have lent the gospel realm some of its most memorable hits, but have dealt secretly with longstanding battles against obesity.

In their segment – which will air during the show’s season 2 finale – the sisters consulted life coach Iyanla Vanzant to help them combat the “generational curse”.  The episode will hit television screens just days after their new Teddy Riley produced single “Just Believe” will hit digital outlets May 14th.See the behind the scenes video of its creation by clicking here.Your thoughts?

CBS have pulled the plug on Eddie Murphy‘s forthcoming ‘Beverly Hills Cop TV remake, it has emerged today.

Initially cited as the likeliest network to pick up the series, Deadline reports that the Nancy Tellem company will not air the Barry Sonnenfeld directed series, and has now joined the search for a network to serve as its home.


This news comes almost two months after fans of the movie learned of the show’s conception here , via the above snap pulled from its set.

Keep it locked on TGJ TV for more on the show’s network search.

Your thoughts?

Beyonce‘s talent is ‘Epic’, so only it’s fitting that King B has been tapped to sing the “theme” for the animated blockbuster of the same name.

Penned by Sia, the rousing ballad has been previewed in a new TV spot for the movie. So what are you waiting for? Check ou what the 31-year-old icon will be serving up below…


With Urban radio helping the cut generate further steam this year, Elijah Blake‘s ‘XOX’ has found a new home in mass media company Viacom this week.

For, in continuing on in their efforts to shine light and support new talent, the company have inked a deal with  The Island Def Jam Group, ROC Nation and Stephen Hill‘s BET  to premiere and place the single’s video on heavy rotation on the latter company…this week.

Details below…



That Grape Juice extends a warmhearted “Happy Mothers Day” to all of our readers and their moms!

To celebrate the occasion, join us as we stroll down memory’s lane to revisit some of our favorite moments with musical moms and their kids.

From Whitney Houston duetting with daughter Bobbi Kristina to the introduction of Beyonce‘s bundle of joy Blue Ivy, some of music’s most memorable moments have come from shared screen time of divas and their little darlings.

Tuck in below to peep our top picks and share some of your own:


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