Wow! What a year. It’s kinda hard to believe that That Grape Juice has been around for one year already.
When I dreamt up the idea of starting a ‘music blog’, I never envisioned reaching the height we’re at now. I simply set out to share my passion for music with like minded people around the world. Fast forward 12 months later; with thousands of daily readers, That Grape Juice is undeniably one of the net’s premier Urban entertainment sources.
From celebrity interviews and shout-outs, to competitions, to the ever-increasing media recognition, That Grape Juice is definitely growing from strength to strength.
So, I take this opportunity to say a big thank you to the following (I feel like I’m giving an award speech lol):
Personal: God, my parents, my sisters, Kwame (TGJ’s self-appointed, but greatly appreciated publicist!) and the friends who have supported my vision (you know who you are).
Bloggers: Kevin (Kevipod) and Toya (Toya’s World), my reasons for starting That Grape Juice – thanks for all your support. Soul Man (SOHH), Angel and the crew over at Concrete Loop, Fresh (Crunktastical), Sandra Rose, Jawn Murray, B. Scott (Splendiferous!) and all our affiliates.
Industry: Amina and Co (T.Tank), K. Scully, EA Games UK, BBC 1 Xtra, Sony BMG (UK), Def Jam UK, Music World Music, T.O Organisation, A. Silberstein, Bambus, DJB, Code Black and everyone else that have been instrumental to bridging That Grape Juice with ‘the industry’.
A special thanks to Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Rihanna; Boy, do you get people talking!
Most important of all are YOU, the That Grape Juice readers. Without you all, this wouldn’t be possible – trust me! For that, I’m eternally grateful. Despite the site’s success, I know my vision for That Grape Juice and anticipate you will all continue this journey with me.
Believe me when I say, this really is the ‘Diet Coke’ version of what I’m feeling to express (we’d be here all day if I posted it all lol). So, once again, to everybody, THANK YOU!
Remember to keep it locked on That Grape Juice!
• You will notice a few changes on the site in the weeks and months ahead.
• Some great interviews are lined-up (several confirmed already). Wish I could disclose, but patience is a virtue.
• Expect more ways for you guys to interact with the site. In the meanwhile, lets keep them comments coming in – let your voice be heard..