By TGJ on Sunday 17th Feb 2013 | Filed Under Rihanna
When it comes to mostRihanna performances, you should always expect three P’s: “p-patting (or popping)”, “pitch problems”, and “pain” (see: ears of viewers). No further evidence of such is needed than the stagewalker’s 2011 NBA ‘All Star Game’ Halftime show. Indeed, hoping to best (or at least match) the great NBA All-Star halftime shows of idol Beyonce (2004), Destiny’s Child (2005), Christina Aguilera (2007), and Toni Braxton before her, the Barbadian came armed with a slew of hits from her critically ashamed album ‘Loud’.
With mentors Jay Z and Beyonce amongst onlookers in the crowd, Ri turned to favorite collaborators Drake and Kanye West to join her in belting out ‘What’s My Name’, ‘Only Girl In the World’, and more much to fan delight. If such delight was shared by non-Navy members, on the other hand, is a different story. For, after a promising opening, the performance quickly went downhill – leaving the hitmaker to showcase her consistent inconsistency with breathlessness and Tinman-inspired dance moves.
We at TGJ are certainly proud to say she has comes leagues from this performance and truly wish her continuance on her path to betterment. And, while we anxiously await Alicia Keys’ NBA All-Star game performance today, here’s hoping this showing was not one she studied to ensure her performance goes in the history books – for the right reasons.
By David on Sunday 17th Feb 2013 | Filed Under Drake
When it comes to selling Rap music on a global scale, very few do it better than ‘OVO‘ frontman Drake.
That fact, albeit obvious, was proved once more in the UK tonight when his new single ‘Started From The Bottom’ went a long way to prove just how powerful his brand of authentic Hip Hop is in today’s market.
Just days after the announcement that ‘Lip Gloss’ rapstress Lil’ Mama was set to shine in the role of Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes and actress/singer Drew Sidora is to portray T-Boz in a forthcoming TLC biopic, now reports have surfaced that actress/singer Keke Palmer has been cast as Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas….
Ever keen to broaden our musical scope, recent months have seen That Grape Juice venture into a number of new musical landscapes including, most recently, gospel.
Spearheaded by well-received interviews with gospel singers Joshua Rogers, Dorinda Clark Cole, Israel Houghton, and more, TGJ is now offering readers ‘The Overflow’ – a collection of the top gospel-themed news stories from the week.
Tuck in below for the latest news on Queen of Funk Chaka Khan as well as Kirk Franklin, Donald Lawrence, Alexis Spight, and more:
Peep these snaps of ‘Stay’ star Rihanna, stepping out with Rita Ora‘s pal Cara Delivingne in London last night.
Arriving at ‘The Box‘, Rihanna and Cara were joined by the former’s best friend Mellisa Forde, hours after she hit the runway for her new fashion venture with River Island and days after the aforementioned ‘Stay’hit #1 on US iTunes.
As reported here, multi-octave songbird Mariah Carey is hoping to take flight up charts again with her newest single due Tuesday (February 19).
Entitled ‘Almost Home’, the Stargate produced track comes as the lead single from Disney’s highly anticipated ‘Oz: The Great And Powerful’ soundtrack and will also see MC collaborate with longtime friend/photographer David LaChapelle for its accompanying visual.
While we certainly await what the two are cooking up, fans looking to get a taste of what ‘Home’ is offering sonically should tuck in below for a 30 second snippet: