That Grape Juice Celebrates 3 Years Online

Published: Sunday 11th Jul 2010 by Sam

Stars Wish That Grape Juice A Happy Birthday

{Interrupting your regularly scheduled programming}

Three years. For such a lengthy spell of time, it sure has passed with lightening speed. Indeed, I can vividly recall the humble beginnings of That Grape Juice.

Aged 18 and having just started university, I remember being fascinated by the then-emerging trend of blogs – particularly those of the Urban persuasion. From Concrete Loop to The YBF to Kevipod, and even Toya, I was hooked. So much so, that I decided to marry my fixation with the blogging platform with my love for all things Urban Pop Culture, hence the creation of That Grape Juice in 2007.

A spin on Marvin Gaye’s ‘Heard It Through The Grapevine’, I sought for my grapevine to be unlike the unreliable, gossipy one described in the song. My grapevine was going to be concrete, legit; yet at the same time equally – if not more – entertaining!

Fast forward three years, and I’m so proud to see that this has been realised and then some!

Indeed it only really hit me when watching the video above, just how much has been achieved with what simply started out as ‘little ol’ me’ sharing my love for music.

Today That Grape Juice stands as one of the net’s premier sources for all things Urban Pop Culture – news, reviews, cutting edge interviews and so much more; and for that I am infinitely thankful.

All this could not have been possible without…

God: Need I say more?

My Family: To my mother, father, and two beautiful sisters, thank you SO much for all of your support; morally, financially, and the countless ways you’ve all been there for me. I will never EVER forget. From mother pushing me to interview everybody (cue Naija accent “Is Kelly Rowland in town?”), to my sisters telling any-and-everyone about their brother’s ‘amazing site’, I love, thank, and appreciate you more than words can describe!

Trent: Where do I begin?! An asset in every sense of the word; Trent you truly are the backbone of That Grape Juice. You’ve brought so much to the site – both on the front and back end (to an extent only you and I will really know). Above all, you’ve become one of my closest friends (ironic for a number of reasons). Let’s take it to the top!

Dustin Gary: You are truly, truly heaven sent. Cheesy-sounding, perhaps, but I cannot stress how much that statement holds true. I firmly believe that certain people come into our ‘little worlds’ for a reason, and Dustin definitely has bettered mine (in an immeasurable amount of ways). A great teacher, a great friend, and a great person, I thank you for EVERYTHING. God bless you…(hell, He is already!) More power to ya!

Special thanks

Sean Leopold: Thank you for coming on my ‘lil’ journey. Thank you for your words of wisdom. Thank you for believing in me. Thank you for being YOU!

Kwame: There in the beginning and here now. GMB!

Jamell (Mr Damaje): So much of ‘this’ wouldn’t be possible without your talent, time, and friendship. A blessing!

Seye (Iizsik): I really do credit you with bringing the quality of the site’s original content (video, image) up to par with that of the editorial content. Amazingly talented and a pleasure to work with!

Leon McFarlane, Glynn, Antoine, Joanne, Clifford, Alistair, Nathan Devonte, Sade, Sandra, Jade, Hilario, Luca M, Bisi, Luka, Tobbie and everyone else who has been there for me (in one way or another) on this journey…thank you!

Blogging friends/inspirations: Thank you Angel, Brian and all over at Concrete Loop, Necole Bitchie, B Scott, Sandra Rose, Rap-Up, Miss Jia, AOL Black Voices (Jawn), Michael (The Cynical Ones), Kevin (The Skorpion), Fresh (Crunk & Disorderly), Gossip on This, The YBF, and Kevipod (gone but not forgotten!)

To every label, every artist, every manager, every PR, every radio personality, and every ad agency we’ve ever worked with…Thank you!

Above all, I thank YOUthe That Grape Juice faithful! Those who have been with the site since the beginning, to those who are here for the first time, to those who ever told a friend about us, to you ALL ….thank you so much!

Here’s to many more years!

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  1. te amo July 5, 2010

    I love That grape Juice

  2. “Dj Y2k Malone” July 5, 2010

    you guys may hate on my Rihanna but I love this Blog keep up the work

  3. hihihihi TRANSFORMING INTO A GOAT July 5, 2010

    WOW U ACTUALLY ACKNOWLEDGE TOYA

    WOW WOW WOW

    DO U ACTUALLY HQAVE A HEART?????????????????????????????

    WOW SAMA

    AND [email protected] GOD= NEED I SAY MORE????

    ACTUALLY YES

    THANK HIM FOR YOU BLESSINGS

  4. DANBOFFICIAL (AALIYAH/XTINA/RIHANNA) (STAN) July 5, 2010

    I’ve been coming here since the start sweetie, If im being really honest this site could do without Trent, he brings nothing but “hate” to generate comments/views on posts whereas sam is harsh at certain times but always, ALWAYS, ALWAYS tells the truth which is one thing I love, this site was 100% better when it was just sam and I know most the people who come here agree with me, anyways.

    Happy Birthday TGJ <3

    *WHO OWNS THE THRONE?*

    *YOU DO MOMMY!*

  5. hihihihi TRANSFORMING INTO A GOAT July 5, 2010

    ^^I AGREE BUT NO HAPPY BDAY FROM ME

  6. Go Naija! July 5, 2010

    I had no clue that you were Nigerian also. . . .GO NAIJA! I’ve been following your site for the longest – keep up the great work….I’m sure your success has satisfied your parents – if they are like other Naija parents, they probably were pushing you to be a lawyer or doctor! lol

  7. spring July 5, 2010

    love TGJ ALWAYS….
    Thanks for the acknowledgement..
    kisses

  8. DANBOFFICIAL (AALIYAH/XTINA/RIHANNA) (STAN) July 5, 2010

    I just watched the video LOL…..VERY well put together AND funny !!!!
    I don’t even remember how I came across this site, I think I found it whilst searching through other blogs and looking for music…….theres about two blogs I go too, TGJ and alisblog…..I’d like the interviews more if you showed your face though.. it’s more fun watching an interview when you can see the interviewer and interviewee vibeing off each other…..you know like alyson on this morning ? she’s f***** hilARIOUS !!!!

    Please KEEP TGJ, THATGRAPEJUICE and don’t turn into a hate site like
    Perez-Fame-W****-Hilton……

    Thanks for always posting about Aaliyah too on her birthdays etc……. <3 <3 <3

    *WHO OWNS THE THRONE?*

    *YOU DO MOMMY!*

  9. DANBOFFICIAL (AALIYAH/XTINA/RIHANNA) (STAN) July 5, 2010

    Xtina shits on all your fav singers….

    Xtina >Mooooriah (who can no longer sing and just mimes all her whistles)

    Xtina >Thiefyonce (over performs steals music and screeches in her forced falsetto voice)

    Xtina >Crackney Houston (f***** up her voice on drugs and now sounds like a bag of spanners ) crack isnt wack Honey B…your busted up voice is.

    Xtina > Strainy Jblige (The american version of gabrielle, suicide music and terrible ghetto hoodrat vocals)

    Xtina > The rest of the female hoodrats you stan for….you mad sweeties ?

    STAY MAD

    *XTINA OWNS THE THRONE!*

  10. Jamie July 5, 2010

    Congrats TGJ!!!! I love this site, and I really appreciate the Kelly Rowland love and support you give. It really makes me feel good as a #TeamKelly Member. I also appreciate your credibility, and I wish you nothing but the best and expect nothing but great things to come!!!!

  11. S*** July 5, 2010

    Wow, 3 yrs huh. good for yall (& Us). Ive been on here for a while, since it was Flopping but traffic has grown a lot recently. This really is 1 of my favorite blogs. Its better than all the ones yall named (combined actually) & even mediafakeout sometimes. Those other blogs are boring. I dont know how I feel about some of yall’s(Sam & Trentisha’s) comments & opinions though, some of it should be kept to self.

  12. DMAC143 July 5, 2010

    Congratulations guys! I’m really proud of your accomplishments AND acknowledgments. 3 Years and Counting…this is only the begining….

  13. S*** July 5, 2010

    @ DumbO

    LMAO, FAIL. You’d be lucky if your Idol PleaseDontScreamOrFlopIrrelevantina could s*** on RiYAWNna or Lady Shitga much less the QUEEN BEY. Even Basic FlopStink will do way better than your FlopTina. LMAO #FAIL

    http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/263/zkidcj.jpg

    ———————————–

    Oh & Congrats TGJ

  14. Curtis July 5, 2010

    well yes, this blog is such a damn mess that I LOVE coming here… thank you… i secretly loveTGJ… for all the wrong reasons still.

  15. Stay Mad! July 5, 2010

    I used to kinda enjoy this blog back in 2007 even though y’all were still hating on Queen Rihanna, but now y’all go overboard with all the hate. And that long toothed Trinidadian known as Trent, needs to stop hating. It’s obvious that y’all don’t hate certain artists as much as y’all claim to, and y’all are just doing it because the blog began to flop. This shitty blog did not used to be like that. Now y’all post news late and purposely start s***!

    By they way, I just come here to defend Queen Rihanna because I know she’s y’all favorite person to post about.

    I’m not wishing y’all no damn happy birthday. All the flops in that video already took care of that.

    STAY MAD!

  16. Muni July 5, 2010

    Happy Birthday, Thank you guys for updating KELLY ROWLAND news. THANK YOU!!!!!

  17. DANBOFFICIAL (AALIYAH/XTINA/RIHANNA) (STAN) July 5, 2010

    As soon as Trentishinaqua is gone, this will actually be the best blog on the net my sweeties.

    *WHO OWNS THE THRONE?*

    *YOU DO MOMMY!*

  18. ADE July 5, 2010

    Congratulations! Keep up the good work. I can’t lie I love this site and all the tomfoolery that goes on here lol. I could do without Trent though ¬_¬

  19. MaZ July 5, 2010

    hApPY biRtHdaY tHaT gRApe jUicE !!!!!

    Wish u the very best! Keep Doing you thing!

    I’ve watched u start guys and spent the past 3 years with u, still a pleasure!

    Sometimes y’all bloggers make me laugh, sometimes angry when you touch my favorite artists but it’s all cool! It’s all about Music!

  20. hihihihi TRANSFORMING INTO A GOAT July 5, 2010

    @STAY MAD:

    CO F****** SIGN

    TRUE TRUE TRUE

  21. DANBOFFICIAL (AALIYAH/XTINA/RIHANNA) (STAN) July 5, 2010

    @STAY MAD

    PREACH SISTAAAAAAAAAAA !!!

    SO TRUE

    AND LMAO @ THE LONG TOOTHED TRINIDADIAN THAT SLAYED ME LOL LMAO LOL

    I do love our TGJ community……

  22. deejaybaps July 5, 2010

    happy bday TGJ !!! thanks for bringing that music news hehe you are one of my fave blogs!! 🙂

  23. malyeh July 5, 2010

    Congrats ! Been there since the beginning and the site is my everyday stop for entertainment news.
    Keep on the good work !

  24. SDW July 5, 2010

    I’ve been visitng since 2007 and this is really become my #1 favorite blog to visit. Your opinions do count; so much stuff you said mentioned about the fabulous Kelly (so much Kelly news, that’s why I visit 20 times a day!) back in 07-08 was true and I think without the blogs telling these artists straight up what isn’t going to work and what will help their career and image, they actually took note!

    I don’t know what happened with you and toya or proph but I visit them as well. But NO blog can compare t the realness of TGJ, ap-Up and Concreteloop!

    Happy Birthday! Heres to many more! Love you Sam and Trent and everyone behind the scenes!

  25. Veebz July 5, 2010

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

    I HAVE BEEN COMEING HERE FOR ABOUT 6 MONTHS AND I LOVE THIS SITE BECUASE YOU TELL THE TRUTH!!!!! AND YOU PROMO WHO NEEEDS THE PROMO.
    AND YOU DON’T HYPE PEOPLE UP WHO HAVE NO TALLENT “Rhianna Black Whole Of Tallent”Comment was CLASSIC!

    KEEP DOING WHAT YOU DOING BECUASE YOU ARE 1 OF THE ONLY UK BLOGS THAT I VIST BECUASE YOU ARE SO ON THE BALL

    P.S in the future I wan’t so see you interview Alicia Keys!

    MUCH LUV

  26. Tohamy July 5, 2010

    where is kevinpod now?

  27. Tohamy July 5, 2010

    anyway more power sam………

  28. KRow July 5, 2010

    Well done and congrats…the only thing that has upset me is you thanking TRENT!! WHAT THE HELL!! What has he done for this blog? Apart from make it s***, it was much better before, he adds NOTHING, apart from his ‘bajan model’ hate and stupid s*** like that. Get rid of him. I don’t want to be hating but you know he’s gotta go!!

  29. HATING IS A TERRIBLE THING July 5, 2010

    CONGRATS TO U. I HOPE GOD CONTIUES TO BLESS U. ITS FUNNY THOUGH THAT THE GENNERAL IDEA IS THAT THIS SIGHT WOULD BE BETTER WITHOUT TRENT. I UNDERSTAND THAT U DONT THINK CERTAINE ARTIST ARE TALENTED AND U ARE ENTITLED TO UR OPINION, BUT THE CONSTANT ATTACKS THAT TRENT GIVES RIHANNA AND SOMETIMES XTINA IS NOT RIGHT. THE GIRL CAN’T EVEN VISIT HER MOTHER WITHOUT SHADE. TRUST ME I LIKE RIRI BUT I DONT HAVE MY HEAD UP HER ASS, BUT I DO SEE SOME VERY UNFAIR THINGS. THE SITE HAS LOST INTERGRITY SINCE TRENT CAME ALONG. I STARTED TALKING TO TRENT ABOUT GOD ON TWITTER AND HE BLOCKED ME. I TOLD HIM THAT GOD DOES NOT FIND FAVOR IN U WHEN UR SUCESS IS BASED ON TAIRING OTHERS DOWN. THEN HE BLOCKED ME. I FOUND THAT SAD, BECAUSE I KNEW I TOUCHED A NERVE. ANYWAY I DONT HATE TRENT, I JUST THINK HE IS MISGIDED. BY CREATING CONTUING TO PRAISE CB AND HATE ON RIHANNA U HAVE MADE VERY YOUNG PEOPLE COME TO THIS SITE AND HATE TWO PEOPLE THEY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT. U HAVE SAID DOMESTIC VILOLENCE IS OK BECUASE I HATE RIHANNA AND HAVE PLAYED INTO THE HATRED OF OTHER YOUNG GIRLS TOWARDS HER. I AM ALMOST 34, SO LIFE HAS TAUGHT ME A FEW HARD LESSONS. MY MOTHER ALWAYS TOLD ME THAT U R SUCESSFUL PERSON WHEN U HAVE MADE A POSTIVE IMPACT. IT’S NOT WHAT U HAVE. U MAY BE CLIMBING TO THE TOP, BUT TRENT IS NOT THE REASON OUTS A DARK CLOUD OVER THIS SITE. I SURE CB FANS (IM ONE) LOVE HIM BUT HE SHOULD NOT BE PROUD OF THAT. THE DEVIL WILL TRICK U INTO THINKING U R BEING BLESSED

  30. thatmangojuice July 5, 2010

    y’all need to sit the f*** down, if you don’t have anything nice to say shut your mouth .. this is celebratory post get your hating asses out of here ..

    Anyway congrats TGJ =)

  31. LoveGagaLoo July 5, 2010

    Trent, I love you.

    Happy Birthday 🙂

  32. DANBOFFICIAL (AALIYAH/XTINA/RIHANNA) (STAN) July 5, 2010

    @KROW

    seems like no one likes that ghetto hoodrat queen Trentishinaqua, it’s not even so much the hating, it’s just coming here and reading the same “bajan model” “matt kemps girlfriend”, “billy goat” it’s just so TIREEEEEED AND BORINGGGGGG……

    -_-

    I don’t think sam & Trentishinaqua get how Booooooooring it is my sweeties…….

    no tea, no shade but

    I just want to come here and read whats going on in the music industry, the insulting artist thing is just pathetic, unless were talking about Lord CaCabignose (the biggest attention w**** in the game)

    I’m actually boring myself just thinking/talking about Trentishinaqua he’s just such a boring tired ass old wet blanket…..he’s as funny as cancer….urgh.

    NEXTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

    *WHO OWNS THE THRONE?*

    *YOU DO MOMMY!*

  33. e11 July 5, 2010

    happy bday!
    wat song is used on the video?

  34. Crack is wack July 5, 2010

    Rihanna was around before you and she will be here after you losers

  35. ADE July 5, 2010

    So the general consensus is that Trent must go huh? Sam I think you should listen to your readers (you know…the people that keep this blog afloat) and kick that Trinidadian monkey to the curb

  36. raraskils July 5, 2010

    wow sam u really are dramatic o:

    congrats!!!
    ive been wit yall since the beginning and uve gone so far already, only place u can go from here is higher!

  37. raraskils July 5, 2010

    does ur mama actually read this?

  38. Diane July 5, 2010

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TGJN!

  39. Curtis July 5, 2010

    LMFAO!!!!! Spam and Rent are modifying posts u dont want ppl to know the things you say and exactly what u credit ur blog to… off pure connections and not hard work like the other blogs??… why are you guys censoring what I say except the good parts???… that a REALLY BAD thing to do on a blog!!! I love this place but you two are some damn fools sometimes, one is cocky and arrogant and the other is a complete tool… and both are spiteful of Princess RiRi but the shade throwing can be funny what not consistent.

    But real talk making sure you put Toya on there was very honorable despite the beef… giving credit where credit is due… thats what its all about in the end.

  40. EXPOSED July 5, 2010

    WOW, WUT A TOTAL SET UP. ASKING CELEBS TO SAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY ON PURPOSE WEEKS AGO, LOL. SAM IS REACHING FOR HITS.

  41. Curtis July 5, 2010

    ADE
    July 5, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    So the general consensus is that Trent must go huh? Sam I think you should listen to your readers (you know…the people that keep this blog afloat) and kick that Trinidadian monkey to the curb

    OMFG!!!!!!!! DEAD

    and this comment is good too “Rihanna was around before you and she will be here after you losers”

    except TGJ is fine in my book,

  42. Fleur July 5, 2010

    Happy BDAY TGJ. You and I have come a long way. Now, yours is the first blog site I almost always check. Keep up the quality work TGJ.

  43. EXPOSED July 5, 2010

    NOTICE SAM DOESNT MENTION THE PROPHETBLOG, TMZ, PEREZ HILTON, BLAKMUSIKFIRST, AND OTHER BLOGS THEY SWIPE MATERIAL FROM. NICCCE!!

  44. Tootie July 5, 2010

    Yes congrats TGJ! I’ve been visiting this site since Dec 09 and will continue to visit. It says alot when commentors come on here and complain yet they continue to visit this site faithfully! I also appreciate the support for actual artists with talent! Also I love that this site always supported Chris Brown and continue to support him… THE ARTIST… (not what he did as the “other” stans say.) But the commentors(the good, bad, and the UGLY) are what keep me drawn to this site. Rock on Sam and I love you too Trent <3

  45. Tootie July 5, 2010

    Exactly my point about the commentors. Y’all are a MESS and but I low key love it especially the Rihanna, Beyonce, and Chris Brown fans…

  46. nothing but my opinion July 5, 2010

    Happy birthday TGJ!!!!
    and i love both Trent & Sam!!! wish y’all many more years! <3333

  47. Elle July 5, 2010

    Happy B-day and congrats! Loved the video it was entertaining

  48. Mimi July 5, 2010

    Congrats!! This is the second site I go to daily behind Necole Bitchie. I see the Trent haters are out smh Dont hate on Trent it’s not his fault y’all support artist(s) with lack of talent. Keep up the good work!

  49. DANBOFFICIAL (AALIYAH/XTINA/RIHANNA) (STAN) July 5, 2010

    @ADE

    Trinidadian “monkey” ?

    *Uneducated bucktoothed Gorilla* fits the bill better my sweetie.

    *SACK TRENTISHINAQUA*

    *WHO OWNS THE THRONE?*

    *YOU DO MOMMY!*

  50. Dustin July 5, 2010

    Happy Birthday That Grape Juice! And a big congratz goes out to Sam and Trent for all of the hard work they put into this site. Coming from a fellow blogger, I know how rough it is sometimes but you two keep it on point ALWAYS. Continue to do that and this site will continue to grow and thrive over the years just as it has been doing and is still doing today. I’m so proud of TGJ! Keep up the good work guys…

  51. Wack July 5, 2010

    ***

  52. bjksolo July 5, 2010

    CONGRATS TGJ!!!
    ======================================================
    CIARA- BASIC INSTINCTS IN STORES AUGUST 17TH!!!!!!!!!

  53. Bacqui July 5, 2010

    GO TGJ ITS YO B’DDAY!,,,SAM IS NIGERIAN!,SO HAPPY FOR U MY BLACK BROTHER.. MOTHERLAND’S DIAMONDS KEEP SPARKLING THROUGH 🙂

    REMOVE DAT SANDRA ROSE B****’S NAME,,,I HATE DAT H**…

    HAPPY 3 YEARS AND KEEP DA GRAPE JUICE CUMIN

  54. Bacqui July 5, 2010

    I LOVE TRENT HE IS DA DEFINATION OF TRUTH

    I LOVE TRENT HE IS DA DEFINATION OF TRUTH

    I LOVE TRENT HE IS DA DEFINATION OF TRUTH

    I LOVE TRENT HE IS DA DEFINATION OF TRUTH

    I LOVE TRENT HE IS DA DEFINATION OF TRUTH

  55. bjksolo July 5, 2010

    LOL @BACQUI I CAN’T STAND PERSON EITHER (I CANT HER A FEMALE CAUSE SHE DON’T EVEN LOOK HUMAN….LMAO)
    ====================================================================

  56. B**** I’m Special July 5, 2010

    TO ALL THE RIHANNA STANS STOP POSTING ON HERE. TRENT AND SAM ARE AWARE THAT THE RIHANNA POST BLOWS UP WHICH MEANS MORE MONEY. YOU ARE ONLY PUTTING MORE MONEY IN THEIR POCKETS. HERE IS TRENT BRAGGING ABOUT THE MONEY HE MAKE OFF THE RIHANNA POST

    TrentGrapeJuice

    @SandraRose of course they are; I think about them every time I see our ad revenue lol

  57. Fred July 5, 2010

    Happy Bday I only come here and to Nicole Bitchie pretty much keep up the good work!

  58. bjksolo July 5, 2010

    SORRY MY BAD IM TYPING 2 FAST I MEANT 2 SAY
    “LOL @BACQUI I CAN’T STAND THAT PERSON EITHER (I CANT CALL HER A FEMALE CAUSE SHE DON’T EVEN LOOK HUMAN….LMAO)
    ===================================================================
    CIARA- BASIC INSTINCTS IN STORES AUGUST 17TH!!!!!!!!!

  59. DANBOFFICIAL (AALIYAH/XTINA/RIHANNA) (STAN) July 5, 2010

    Sandra rose is a f****** b****, she accepted my friend request on twitter then removed me from her friends list after I owned the b****, f****** slag.

    *WHO OWNS THE THRONE?*

    *YOU DO MOMMY!*

  60. bjksolo July 5, 2010

    BRUH SHE TALK SHYT ABOUT EVERYBODY N THE PPL THAT DESERVED 2 BE TALKED ABOUT SHE DON’T HAVE NUTHIN BAD 2 SAY BOUT DEM (I.E. KEYSHA COLES AND HER ULGY HAIR DO’S)
    =======================================================================
    CIARA- BASIC INSTINCTS IN STORES AUGUST 17TH!!!!!!!!!

  61. Marquis / Ciara STAN/FAN July 5, 2010

    Happy 3 Year’s Grape Juice.com!!!! Let’s Last Another 3 Year’s 😉

  62. flofidagirl July 5, 2010

    I just wanted to tell u guys keep up the good work, I love u guys. Sam, I’m glad u added Trent u both make a great team.

  63. Rico Newson July 5, 2010

    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I read you blog daily, like several times a day and this is my first time commenting, i love you blog, and wish you so much more success!!!

  64. Drop top girl July 5, 2010

    The general consensus is NOT for Trent to go, only the Rihanna stans dislike him. I love this site and I love Trent. I follow him on Twitter and he is super funny, insightful and jst plain entertaining (it also helps that he is so adorable).

    Happy Birthday ThatGrapeJuice and congrats on all of your success Sam & Trent!

  65. bluekid July 5, 2010

    Happy Birthday “That Grape Juice” 🙂

    I love Sam and Trent, keep up the good work!

  66. Happy bday GrapeJuice July 5, 2010

    Congrats Grapejuice on your amazing site 3 Years, I find this site fun, honest, refreshing and yes very entertaining.

    One of the few blog sites with personality, some blogs can be bland and feel like no one is behind it all but not with the GrapeJuice, the visitors over the years have got to know you both ( Sam & Trent ) and as much as we like to know what’s up in showbiz, all the latest news gossip in Urban culture, we always wanna hear you views on the subjects too, many thanks for giving us that and so much more, well done Sam and Trent and everyone else involved with the GrapeJuice

    Your a bit like the blog version of The Skorpion Show > That’s a good thing, so please don’t take it the other way lol

  67. hayhay! July 5, 2010

    congrats! i love yall! and i sur love me some trent *me-ow*

  68. Ken_E July 5, 2010

    IS THERE A WAY TO REPORT THIS SITE SO THEY WON’T HAVE ANYMORE BIRTHDAYS TO CELEBRATE?

    BECAUSE THIS SITE PROMOTES NOTHING BUT SHADE AND HATRED TOWARDS REAL TALENT SUCH AS CHRISTINA!

    ALL THATGRAPEJUICE DOES IS TEAR ARTISTS DOWN THEY DON’T EVEN KNOW AND THATS WHAT TURNS FANS AWAY FROM THE TALENT BECAUSE THEN THEY START BELIEVNG IT!

  69. The Truth July 5, 2010

    LOVE this site! Happy Birthday Sam and Trent and That Grape Juice family!

  70. Drop top girl July 5, 2010

    @Trent

    I saw your comment on Twitter! I love you too! Lol =)

  71. @MsBlakBuddafli July 5, 2010

    Happy BDAY TGJ, wish you nothing but Success…
    Dead @ the #shade #TeamTrent ALLDAY

  72. geronimo deuces July 5, 2010

    congratssssss TGFJ, job well done

  73. Symone July 5, 2010

    Happy B-Day to ThatGrapeJuice…This is definitely one of my favorite sites in spite of the nut jobs that frequent this site. Sam and Trent are two of my favorites.

  74. Symone July 5, 2010

    “The truth always upset liars” and those who are MOST critical of Trent and Sam can’t stand them yet for some reason,they can’t stay away from TGJ.

  75. Marquis / Ciara STAN/FAN July 5, 2010

    THE FACT THAT Tony BRAXSTON or whatever Said that Beyonce Has More Talent Than Ciara And Rihanna Is Wrong!!!!! CIARA DANCE’S WAY BETTER THAN BEYONCE!!! AND BEYONCE CAN SING WAY MORE BETTER SO HOW DOES SHE HAVE MORE!!! AND EVERYONE HAS MORE TALENT THAN RIHANNA LMAO NOSHADE!!! LOL !!!!!!

  76. ico July 5, 2010

    Congrats!
    Great video!

  77. MarcViciousss July 5, 2010

    That Grape Juice is the buisness! Happy Birthday, Todays my Bday too. Great people/things happen together! Now lets wait for Kelly Rowland to work! Its about damn time! Haha<3

  78. monique July 5, 2010

    CONGRATS….BEEN VIEWING UR WEBSITE FOR A YEAR NOW…..KEEP EM COMING…..I LIVE IN THE USA AND ITS COOL TO KNOW THAT THE SAME URBAN TOPICS ON THE OTHER BLOGS ARE NOT ON URS……U THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX!!!

  79. rap beats July 5, 2010

    nothing is better than this website..great blog, the best ever in US

  80. hihihihi TRANSFORMING INTO A GOAT July 5, 2010

    * That Grape Juice Rocks!

  81. NikkiIsChillin July 5, 2010

    Congrats! I love this site!!! Keep up the good work.

  82. jmoore July 5, 2010

    Congrats on the 3rd anniversary…this is mos def the #1 blog. Biggup!

  83. Jay July 5, 2010

    lol. Congrats Sam!!
    I always knew you had some Naija in you!!!

  84. Blu Majik July 5, 2010

    Congrats on all of the accomplishments That Grape Juice has triumphed over the past 3 years. I was introduced to the site from a friend back in 2007 and was hooked ever since. Here’s to many more years and blessings!

  85. hihihihi TRANSFORMING INTO A GOAT July 5, 2010

    **

  86. Last Boy on Earth July 5, 2010

    I love this site, it is addictive, I would love more if Trent wasn’t here and I bet when he reads this comments he gets happy thinking “haters make me famous” or that we are jealous like all the queens do when they are hated but no, we are not jealous, you just ruin a blog that could be perfect.
    Anyway, I love That Grape Juice and the mess that are the people that comment here, hope it lasts for a few more years

  87. Red Crayon July 5, 2010

    uhhh….am I the only one who read between the lines on Sam’s thank you to Trent? “ass-et”, “backbone”, “front & backend”….Sam…..honey….are ya’ll sexual partners? I mean it all makes sense now…..Trent gets to write his lil dissertations on the music industry, after he breaks your back….or you break his who knows you both come off as bottoms…well with that being said…..Happy BIrthday, bust one for me….**throws up**

  88. BEYDABESS (DA REAL ONE) July 5, 2010

    SAM N TRENT GOT DA BESS SITE ACROSS DA POND

    HATTAS STAY MAD,STEELIN DUDES STORYS YALL NEED TOO STAY CALM

    TOYAZ WORLD STRAIT B TRIPPIN COPYIN YO SH*T,B*** SHE LAME AS HELL N I HERD SHE HAD A D*CK!!

    I GOT A LAME INPERSINATER ON HERE TRYNNA B ME,ITS JUSS A PRESSED CI-ERROR STAN MAD DAT I SPEEK DA TRUTH

    CANT HELP IT IF YUR FAVS CAREAR IS FALIIN THRU DA ROOF!!!

    YALL LAMES CULD NEVA B ME,JUSS LIKE YO FAVS CULD NEVA B LIKE BEY.

    SO TAKE DISS RAP N MEDITATE ON IT F***,REMEMBA IN DA ONLY BEYDABESS(DA REAL ONE) N CANY NO ONE TAKE MY PLACE

    DONT STEP TOO ME OR IMMA STRAIT CUT YO FACE!!!

  89. Simon July 5, 2010

    I love TGJ, always a reguarly updated site and good with Urban news…

    But I think all the “hating” you do sometimes does cheapen the site… I’m not hating at all, I love the site, but the whole the Rihanna hate is 1) becoming tiresome 2) makes the site have less worth.

  90. Last Boy on Earth July 5, 2010

    funny how Jason Derulo wishes you happy birthday after the shade you throwed at him after his performance

  91. PLAIN AND SIMPLE July 5, 2010

    Happy B-day That Grape Juice

  92. BEYDABESS July 5, 2010

    …….

  93. BEYDABESS (DA REAL ONE) July 5, 2010

    ^^^^EPIC PHAIL AT TRYNNA B ME U PRESSED CI-ERRORO STAN!!!

  94. Symone July 5, 2010

    Congrats to Sam and Trent!

    LMAO @ making fun of the funny looking BeyDaBess by posting some outrageously fat obese woman in their avatart! I am too done after that spoof! Neither picture is flattering!

  95. Symone July 5, 2010

    I meant “avatar”

  96. bjksolo July 5, 2010

    BRUH WE ALL KNO DATS U STOP TRYNA CONVINCE PPL THAT BEYDABESS
    AND BEYDABESS (DA REAL ONE) R 2 DIFF PPL….U LOSER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ===========================================================
    CIARA- BASIC INSTINCTS IN STORES AUGUST 17TH!!!!!!!!!

  97. BEYDABESS (DA REAL ONE) July 5, 2010

    @SYMONE,DATS ACTUALY A PICTURE TRENTS MOTHER 🙁

    DONT MAKE FUN OF HER.

    N PHAIL AT WHOMEVA TRYNNA B ME.

    U CANT CUZ IM DA ORIGINAIL ALL DAY ERRDAY!!

  98. Last Boy on Earth July 5, 2010

    @Symone
    You know you are wrong for that, that girl is really Beydabess…
    I LOVE YOU BEYDABESS, YOUR COMMENTS BRING JOY TO MY LIFE

  99. BEYDABESS (DA REAL ONE) July 5, 2010

    @Last Boy on Earth,DATS MY PIC B*** DAT AINT ME CUZ WEN IM ON BLOGS,I DONT USE MY REEL PIC I USE BEYS.

    SUMONE STOLE MY PIC FRUM YOUTUBE!!

  100. Last Boy on Earth July 6, 2010

    @Beydabess (Da Real One)
    Chill, you are beautiful my lady, trust

  101. C July 6, 2010

    Ok, not one of these singers thought let me sing happy birthday and only Kesha bring the acapella, I rate her she is not scurred at all> Happy Birthday **where is the cake?**

  102. S*** July 6, 2010

    Dont worry BEYDABESS, ill send a search team out there for you to help you find your Neck.

  103. Symone July 6, 2010

    What are you talking about BeyDaBess…I’m just laughing at the picture but like I said,neither picture is flattering.

  104. Symone July 6, 2010

    LOL @ Last Boy on Earth.

  105. Trika July 6, 2010

    Congrats! You guys do a great Job!

    You guys R*****, Blazing Swarms, Propet Blog And TOYAs World are the best blogs out hands down!

    I really could do with out the HATEFUL comments though, they get old after a while.

  106. MUSIC LOVER July 6, 2010

    Love you guys and this blog! Keep up the good work and continue to ignore the haters! <3

  107. Reasonable Voice July 6, 2010

    I didn’t bother reading the whole post, so I don’t know if it’s already mentioned. If TGJ hasn’t already, you need to thank RihannaDaily, considering that they do most of your reporting on her for you.

  108. chelsie July 6, 2010

    congratulations Sam

  109. S*** July 6, 2010

    @ Symone
    I actually like that pic of Bey LOL. To me it says “Whos the Queen??”. Its also very fitting for that lunatic’s Blog Persona. & ROTF @ who evers impersonating her.

    @ BEYDABESS, that search team is on there way now, they’ll be finding your neck in no Time Babs. Hold tight.

  110. Mawuena July 6, 2010

    I love That Grape Juice! Happy three years and many more! Please keep the Rihanna insults coming because they are hilarious! LOL You all inspired me to make my own blog
    http://www.momoluve.blogspot.com and I hope to become as successful as you. Keep up the excellent work guys. Much love!

  111. Mawuena July 6, 2010

    And another thing, these people on the comments who are not fans of Sam and Trent, why do you come on here? You are only helping them! They must be doing something right!

  112. right round July 6, 2010

    wow ONLY 3 years?
    well I started coming on here about a year and a half ago and I’ve been hooked since then. I used to visite Concrete Loop and YBF for years but I don’t really like them anymore. This site and theprophetblog(sorry I know y’all have beef) are my favorites.

    Keep up the good work! Your haters are only secret… or not so secret admirers lol

  113. Elease Drennen July 6, 2010

    Please Vote for me on TubeGirlsExposed.com

  114. hihihihi TRANSFORMING INTO A GOAT July 6, 2010

    **

  115. DANBOFFICIAL (AALIYAH/XTINA/RIHANNA) (STAN) July 6, 2010

    @BEYDABESS we all know that fat chick is you sweetie, give it up !

    *WHO OWNS THE THRONE?*

    *YOU DO MOMMY!*

  116. ~Team Weezy~ July 6, 2010

    Happy Birthday TGJ! I love this site! <3

    If only idiots like @HIHIHI/@Nicky and @DanB would be deleted ASAP it would be PERFECT!

    By the way: I LOVE YOU TRENT! 🙂

  117. DANBOFFICIAL (AALIYAH/XTINA/RIHANNA) (STAN) July 6, 2010

    @TEAM WEEZY

    I don’t get deleted honey, I’ve been here since the start, so have yourself a seat sweetie.

    *WHO OWNS THE THRONE?*

    *YOU DO MOMMY!*

  118. Wack July 6, 2010

    I love That Grape Juice!

  119. RANDOM July 6, 2010

    african ownership that fills in a lot of blanks for me.

  120. E July 6, 2010

    congrats man keep it up i´m an ghanian from germany love your site!

    Deuces

  121. Oggie July 6, 2010

    Happy Birthday, ya’ll know I gotta have my daily regular glass of Grape juice, here is to bigger success, more great interviews and exclusives!

  122. ~TeAM WeeZY~ July 6, 2010

    @DanBOfficial

    Yeah, but now that it’s summer and you don’t have school, you have been overloading this damn site with your constant B*******! Maybe it can be arranged where you’re deleted during the summer time. Hmmmm, good idea. Sam/Trent, please?

  123. e11 July 6, 2010

    what song is playing in the background! someone TELL ME please!!!!

    here’s to bigger interview, more funding and great success!

  124. joe sullivan July 6, 2010

    still cant believe anyone answered that more talented question… beyonce would never have answered that haha

  125. DANBOFFICIAL (AALIYAH/XTINA/RIHANNA) (STAN) July 6, 2010

    @TEAM WEEZY

    I finished school years ago sweeties, so like I said, take a seat and hush it up !

    *WHO OWNS THE THRONE?*

    *YOU DO MOMMY!*

  126. Gary July 7, 2010

    I wanna Congratulate you sam for that amazing site you created , today is the perfect day to exemple of how much i am addicted to this site : I’m on my vacation spot , i got 1 week without Internet because the mobile outlet we bought is messy …

    Anyway , so i was telling my mom every single day ” I need to go to Thatgrapejuice.net NOW , NOW NOW !!! ” she was so sick of hearing it ! LOL and of course once i got it back i DIRECTLY rushed to TGJ ( & Michelle Williams Twitter account lol #Noshade )and all day was about going back to the ” old ” posts i missed , read it , watch it , check the comments …. And i’m not even done yet !

    That just shows how active you are ! I LOVE THIS SITE SO MUCH !
    It might even be a extra reason of why i love music so much , now that’s BIG !
    Congrats to Trent cuz man your a part the Hottest site in the game !!!!!

    See yall in 2.000.000.000.000 Views , 80 interviews , and 8 millions readers by day later guys

    All the luck in the world to this site and i wish you the best Sam ! (& Trent sure !)

  127. dDJk July 7, 2010

    Congratulations!:)
    Happy 3rd Anniversary !
    The grapejuice.net is one of the most fatest, latest,
    and exclusive urban, pop music blog in the world !!!

  128. Keesha July 7, 2010

    ~Team Weezy~
    July 6, 2010 at 2:29 pm
    Happy Birthday TGJ! I love this site! <3

    If only idiots like @HIHIHI/@Nicky and @DanB would be deleted ASAP it would be PERFECT!

    By the way: I LOVE YOU TRENT!
    ______________________________________________________________________
    You forgot Gucci too! And Happy Bday to TGJ! 🙂

  129. ~TeAM WeeZY~ July 7, 2010

    @DanBOfficial

    Hmmm, well why is it that you’ve said that you were 18 years old on many occasions? Make up ya mind on what lie you wanna tell today, K?

  130. Blair July 7, 2010

    happy birthday you guys….toni braxton made that video for me…i live lol

  131. Blair July 7, 2010

    @E11 btw its called ‘luv’ by janet off her discipline album : )

  132. Wack July 7, 2010

    I hate thatgrapejuice, its s***! I never said i loved it, so please trent or sam rathar restore my true comment that is not it, your actions only proof my point.

  133. hihihihi TRANSFORMING INTO GOATiiiiiii July 7, 2010

    F*** YOU H***

  134. FUTURESTARdelux July 7, 2010

    “a la la la la long, a la la la la long, a la la la la long girl i want to make you sweat, sweat til you cant sweat no more and if you cry out i’m gonna push it, push it, push it some more”

    #BackInTheDay

    Happy Birthday to SAM that dumb crack ho Trent can go back to his tin shack on the beach and cry over the land Riri got for free lol

  135. Jazybelle July 7, 2010

    Congrats Guys and Thanks for always Keeping it real much love.

  136. DanDan July 7, 2010

    Leave Trent to F**k alone. None of you F**kers could do any better if you were in his shoes.

    I LOVE YOU TRENT KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

  137. DANBOFFICIAL (AALIYAH/XTINA/RIHANNA) (STAN) July 7, 2010

    @TEAM WEEZY

    school in england ends at age 16 sweetie !!!!

    so have a seat……..

    *WHO OWNS THE THRONE?*

    *YOU DO MOMMY!*

  138. Tia July 7, 2010

    Congrats!! Doing a great job …Luv this site

  139. JAZYBELLE July 7, 2010

    And yah #Teamtrent

  140. Chry5ta1 July 7, 2010

    brap #thatisall xxxx

  141. DANBOFFICIAL (AALIYAH/XTINA/RIHANNA) (STAN) July 7, 2010

    this post has been pinned for a little too long now, its f****** annoying having to scroll past this s*** every second to get to the actual posts……..

    -_-

  142. BEYDABESS (DA REAL ONE) July 8, 2010

    THIS IS BEYS WORLD N YALL JUSS LIVIN IN IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  143. ~TeAM WeeZY~ July 8, 2010

    @DanBOfficial

    So is it safe to say that you have absolutely no life, in that you are conveniently here during the summer months but not the others? Maybe you should try and increase your education because you lack serious brain function.

    And why do constantly complain about this site (this post in particular) but you can’t stay away? Make up your mind, do you like the site or not! If you have a problem then LEAVE! Geez!

  144. DANBOFFICIAL (AALIYAH/XTINA/RIHANNA) (STAN) July 8, 2010

    @TEAM WEEZY

    your embarassing yourself sweetie.

    have a seat !

    *WHO OWNS THE THRONE?*

    *YOU DO MOMMY!*

  145. GangsterA July 8, 2010

    Love tgj you guys rocks keep the good world

  146. GangsterA July 8, 2010

    *work* sorry

  147. RANDOM July 8, 2010

    changing people comment wont change their opinion of you

    #trinipieceofshit#

  148. Martyn July 8, 2010

    “TRENT: You’ve brought so much to the site – both on the front and back end (to an extent only you and I will really know).”

    Sounds ominous 😉

  149. nic July 9, 2010

    lol

  150. nic July 9, 2010

    yall a trip

  151. nic July 9, 2010

    Bionic best mainstream pop album of the year!!!

  152. Terrell July 9, 2010

    Happy Burfday to That Grape Juice. I love a site that can always deliver exclusivity and this is one of them. I hope to become an affliate!

    I co-sign with the help and appreciation for Dustin. He truly does inspire is an unbelievably hard worker I see a lot sh*t under his name in the future.

  153. lala July 11, 2010

    I want to know what Beyonce or Rihanna is better has to do about tgj birthday. Whatever to toni braxton. rihanna and ciara only have a little experience compared to beyonce doesn’t mean she is more talented, just more yes men.

  154. yall need to get a life July 11, 2010

    congrats, but when are yall gonna take this down? im tired of scrolling past this when i come on here!

  155. lebron james shoes July 12, 2010

    where is kevinpod now?

  156. lebron james shoes July 12, 2010

    Love tgj you guys rocks keep the good world

  157. jay July 13, 2010

    LOVE YOU SAMMIE XXXX

  158. satsamulley August 7, 2010

    порнография фото

  159. dallas December 3, 2010

    Great post! Nice!

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