That Grape Juice Update

Published: Monday 14th Jul 2008 by Sam
That Grape Juice Update
I’ve been meaning to update you all on a number of issues for a short while now; so without further ado:

Where’s the Ashanti interview?: I have received many of your emails regarding the Ashanti interview. Please bear with us; the interview is 110% confirmed, however, at present, we are awaiting a revised interview slot, as Ashanti’s schedule caused for the first to have to be rescheduled. Stay tuned .

• ….& Ne-Yo, too?: In news that is a pretty good look for the site, our interview with Ne-Yo will now take place in-person during the R&B star’s stop here in the UK next week.

• Signed, sealed…almost delivered: Kelly Rowland competition winners, you should be receiving your signed ‘Ms. Kelly: Deluxe’ CD’s through the post this week/early next. Matter of fact, they are next to me right now as I type.

• Your input: Many thanks to all of you who offered your suggestions as how to make That Grape Juice even better. It was both insightful and entertaining sifting through all your comments. You should start to see a lot of the suggestions – especially the recurring ones i.e. site design – begin to be implemented in the weeks and months ahead. In the meanwhile, if there’s anything you wish to express regarding That Grape Juice, feel free to drop me an email at sam@thatgrapjuice.net

• “Sam, where you at?”: LOL, sorry I’m cracking myself up with these lil’ captions (sad, I know). Anyway, for those whose emails have seemingly gone unanswered, please accept my apologies. The site literally receives upwards of 100 emails daily, so it can become a little difficult sifting though them all – even harder to respond to them all. Rest assured that I’m trying my hardest to respond to as many as possible – as much as time permits.

• One more thing: Would you like to see more Hip-Hop on That Grape Juice or are you content with the current mix?

• Randomess: Has anyone else read ‘A Piece of Cake’ by Cupcake Brown? Just finished it…all I can say is WOW. Highly recommended…h-i-g-h-l-y.

Thank you all for the support; it’s very very very much appreciated.

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  1. Anonymous July 14, 2008

    No added HipHop. I love the site as it is

  2. Toya July 14, 2008

    Toya from Toya’s World checking in, lol.

    I finished reading ‘A Piece of Cake’ last year. Cupcake had a very hard upbringing. From being a drug addict, a prostitute, a gang banger and now a qualified lawyer today, she’s an amazing inspiration to us all! I cried when I read the r*** chapter when she and her brother were sent to the torturous children’s home. She was only 12 when it happened. But the whole book really touched me.

  3. Luís! July 14, 2008

    Please, no more Hip-Hop! =P

    As for the Ne-Yo interview, it would be cool if you could ask him what artists is he currently working with! I recently read an article that said he was working with singer and songwriter Anastacia! As she is not an rnb artist, it would be cool to know what kind of songs is he working on with her!

  4. DMagicthaking July 14, 2008

    Sam, sounds like you need a staff to help you with this. Im here to help!! lol really, and the current mix is fine. You should put a poll and have majority rules.

  5. ND July 14, 2008

    How about more news of artists kickin’ it in the UK!!!

  6. Anonymous July 14, 2008

    Yup i read ‘A Piece of Cake’ last year aswell, speaking as a guy the r*** scene did leave me with a lump in my throat. So sad but one of theee most inspiring books ever. If she can come through that, theres more than enough hope for the rest of us!!!

  7. Shon July 14, 2008

    no more hip hop. we like the current mix.

  8. Anonymous July 14, 2008

    Yess I read the book A Piece of Cake like 2 years ago! Its very good, long, but good.

  9. Anonymous July 14, 2008

    I like the current mix so no more hip hop needs to be added..

  10. Anonymous July 14, 2008

    NO HIP HOP PLEASE!!!! Your blog is great the way it is, we don’t need that thanks.

  11. Anonymous July 14, 2008

    i’m so glad you followed up with an update regarding the neyo interview
    i was beginning to think that it wasnt going to happen anymore
    i just cant wait
    thanks for being true to your word

  12. bajan_princess July 15, 2008

    I love the blog! The only thing that i would say is to get more up and coming singers and more British singers on your site! Your site is so big! It really can get someone a break!

  13. Anonymous July 15, 2008

    are we going to be able to not only hear and read the things that you and neyo will be saying
    but how about upload an actual video
    that would be something new and interesting
    besides i love neyo and enjoy watching his facial expressions when he is being interviewed
    either way im just grateful that you are going to even have this interview
    so its all good

  14. LadyVicious July 15, 2008

    I love that book its one my favorites.

  15. JT July 15, 2008

    i’m personally not a huge fan of hip-hop, but i guess throwin’ a little more of that in the mix would be a good idea to appease those folks.

    i love the current mix though. you’re my fav blog!

  16. jbnee July 15, 2008

    Yea im on the last chapter few chapters as we speak.. When she’s just relapsed and realised she was an alchie.. LOL.. Its been great so far..

    Yea bit more hip hop would be wicked.. but da site is great as it stands.

  17. Anonymous July 15, 2008

    this site is great as is….please no more added hip hop.
    keep up the great work.!

  18. Anonymous July 16, 2008

    No hip hop PLEASE!!!

    I think the current mix is purrrrfect.. I think more successful UK artists like the sugababes should be featured.. maybe booty luv too they have a pretty big tie with the current genre of most of the artists you talk about.

  19. Anonymous November 30, 2008

    i think it is fine as is………but a lil more hip hop wont hurt

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