The Spill: India Arie, Elle Varner, Rico Love, Dionne Warwick, August Alsina, Tyrese Addresses TGT Split Rumors, & More

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Ever keen on keeping the masses abreast of fresh and/or often underrated talent, That Grape Juice presents ‘The Spill’ – a renewed look at not-so-new, yet active, acts.

Much like its ‘Freshly Squeezed’ sister segment, this revived assay aims to put the magnifying glass on talents who may not appeal to the buying public on a broad scale yet are still serving material that could easily spin side-by-side with some of today’s top hits.

Covering a kaleidoscope of genres, ‘The Spill’ is set to feature some names you probably know and love as well as some you’ll (soon) be glad to know.  Click below to find out the spill on TGT, Rico Love, Dionne Warwick, India Arie, August Alsina, Jessie J & Robin Thicke, Elle Varner and much more…

Dionne Warwick Taps Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo, Stevie Wonder, Cee-Lo Green, & More For New Album

Fresh from her stirring tribute at the 2013 Soul Train Music Awards, music icon Dionne Warwick readies her signature vocals for a new album. Titled ‘Feels So Good’, the album is set to make its debut on shelves May 2014 and feature some pretty high profile guests.

Tapping the likes of Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo, CeeLo Green, Stevie Wonder and many more, Warwick’s 28th album is said to feature a number of covers as well as new material.


New Video:  Rico Love – ‘Strip Club’

He’s given a host of TGJ favorites some of their biggest hits, now Rico Love is looking to see if he can do the same for himself.

Already gaining moderate buzz for the tune “They Don’t Know”, now Love shares a NSFW music video for the provocative tune “Strip Club” featured on his debut EP ‘Discrete Luxury.’

See it above.


Hot Shot:  Elle Varner Unveils ‘F*ck It All’ Artwork

If you’ve been awaiting a ‘refill’ of music as served by R&B beauty Elle Varner, then you are in luck.  The songstress recently took to Instagram to unveil the artwork to song ‘F*ck It All’ – the expected first single from the new album tentatively titled ‘Four Letter Word’.

No word on the date of debut for the single or the album, but we hear the album is jam-packed with features from the likes of Hit-Boy, Elijah Blake, Da Internz, Wale, and more.

As always, keep it locked to That Grape Juice for more on this story as it develops!


New Video:  India Arie – ‘Break the Shell’



After blessing fans with ‘Cocoa Butter’ and ‘Just Do You’ – the two lead singles from her latest top 10 album ‘Songversation’ [in stores now] – Grammy winning songstress India Arie breaks out ‘Break The Shell’ – another gem from the critically acclaimed set.

An ode to her present touring schedule, the video sees Arie doing what she does best aboard a hectic tour schedule.  We like.  Do you?


New Video:  August Alsina ft. B.O.B. & Yo Gotti – ‘Numb’

Still riding high off the success of his #1 single ‘I Luv This Sh*t’ [featuring Chris Brown & Trey Songz], this week saw R&B newcomer August Alsina shares a new video in the form of ‘Numb’ [featuring Yo Gotti & B.O.B.].

The ‘Ghetto’ follow-up, directed by Payne Lindsey, sees the young crooner and co. show us how he really parties.  From the looks of things, we’ll be looking for an invite to the next one!


Tyrese Addresses TGT Split Rumors / Announces New Single

Photo Credit: Marc Baptiste

Despite earning his first ever Grammy nomination with group TGT, R&B crooner Tyrese has certainly had a rough week.  First, the death of friend/actor Paul Walker [‘Fast & Furious franchise] rocked headlines and featured a bevy of photos of the grief-stricken singer morning his co-star’s loss.

Amidst this were rumors that he and TGT bandmates Ginuwine and Tank were suffering animosity within the group.  However, taking to Instagram, the singer squashed the rumors by stating:

“I’m starting to get calls about TGT….. Our group.? Us breaking up.? Us not rockin anymore.?? NOT TRUE AT ALL… TGT 10+ years of music and friendship and nothing is gonna stop the music…. Our album 3 Kings was #1 in 9 countries our videos are out there…. Our next single is NEXT TIME AROUND… I love @ginuwineforever1015 and @therealtank that will never change…… I miss my brothers can’t wait to your again at the top of the year…. #3KingsForLife”

A day later he learned of his Grammy nomination and stated:

“#TGT Landed a Grammy Nomination for BEST R&B ALBUM!!!!!!! My brothers my family @therealtank and @ginuwineforever1015 WE DID IT!!! We are of proud of this nomination- the timing of this good energy is answered prayer. It’s been a rough week…. Thank you father God and everyone in in the Grammy voting family…. I feel like we’ve already won! We had a VISION, MOVED on the vision, and landed a nom…”

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  1. nobitchassness December 7, 2013

    Thanks for this coz it’s like some artists have forgotten a word called PROMO!

  2. King B Agent December 7, 2013

    Love TGT as a group

  3. common December 7, 2013

    its not tyreses first grammy nomination! get your facts straight

  4. Robyn fenty December 8, 2013

    Elle slays when will your mediocre fave?

  5. Navy nick December 8, 2013

    TGT album is so amazing, i love it

  6. How Many Drinks (Miguels Wifey) December 8, 2013

    I love Elle Varner

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