King Charles III, the reigning monarch of the UK, has been diagnosed with cancer.

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MDLBEAST Soundstorm returned for its 2023 installment and turned the volume up like never before.

Housed in Riyadh and boasting a main stage that holds the Guinness World Record for the tallest structure of its kind, this year’s edition of the festival stands as its most

Only at Soundstorm could there boast a lineup that fuses EDM, Hip-Hop, R&B, Afrobeats, Metal, and more. A true toast and testament to music being a unifier and a universal language.

Taking place over December 14-16, the extravaganza brought it with titan-sized sets from the likes of Chris Brown, David Guetta, Will Smith, Metallica, Travis Scott, Pusha T, Wiz Khalifa, Steve Aoiki, the Black Eyed Peas, and MENA region favorites such as Asayel, Dafencii, and Cosmic Cat.

Join us below as we recap the most resonating Soundstorm to date and tally our top performances from an unforgettable weekend…

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A jury could not reach a verdict in the case of the former Louisville police detective, Brett Hankison, who was charged with violating the civil rights of Breonna Taylor during a raid that resulted in her fatal shooting by police in March 2020.

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Rapper Abra Cadabra is renowned for his magic Midas touch musically. Now, he’s flexing his creative muscles the more by making his acting debut in ‘Trapping.’

Directed by Penny Woolcock (who helmed ‘Ackley Bridge’), the hard-hitting flick lassos the masses into an underground world. One where youngsters are drawn on by gangs to do their dirty work – such as carrying and selling drugs, leaving their homes, schools, and lives at large behind in favor of staying at “trap houses.”

The ‘Trapping’ narrative centers on Londoner Daz (Louis Ede), whose increasingly deeper dive into the murkiness of gang life (amplified by the antics of Abra Cadabra’s character, Magic) sees him relocate to Kent – where further chaos ensues.

Currently available on The Drop streaming service (which was launched by Femi Oyeniran and Nicky ‘Slimting’ Walker), the film has been supported by a variety of impressive activations.

That Grape Juice was in the house at the star-studded premiere in Central London, while there was also a resonating discussion at the House of Parliament – which saw the themes of the film explored.

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Donald Trump continues to make history for all the wrong reasons.

The former President of the United States has become the first with that title to face criminal charges and now the first to pose for a mug shot.

The oft-controversial figure has been formally hit with a dozen charges after allegedly attempting to overturn the Georgia result of the 2020 presidential election – which he lost to Joe Biden.

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JAY-Z has long made clear that he’s not just a businessman, he’s a…business, man.

And the mega mogul may be set to reinforce that in earnest by way of buying one of the most renowned soccer clubs of all time.

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For over 100 years, Warner Bros. Studios has towered tall as one of the most iconic and impactful entities across the global entertainment sphere.

Serving as the home of a rich tapestry of movies, TV shows, and franchises, the juggernaut (which was founded by the Polish-born  Warner Brothers: Albert, Jack, Harry, and Sam) uniquely boasts a colossal collection of classic titles as well as a contemporary dominance of the media arena by way of new hits such as current blockbuster smash ‘Barbie.’

As ever, That Grape Juice‘s Meet The Makers shines a spotlight on the people, places, and spaces behind the scenes that make the magic happen.
For a special installment of the feature, we journeyed to Warner Bros. Studios Hollywood for a close-up exploration of Warner’s stunning history, present productions, and evergreen excellence.
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Carlee Russell has been charged in the aftermath of her kidnapping hoax.

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Carlee Russell has confessed that the kidnapping that had many across the world praying for her safe return was…a hoax.

As reported, the Hoover, Alabama native disappeared on the night of July 13 after calling the police and claiming that she witnessed an abandoned toddler wandering alone on the interstate.

Responding officers found Russell’s wig and phone, igniting a mass search for the seemingly “missing” victim – as well as the child she alleged to have seen.

The first dramatic turn occurred when the 25-year-old returned to her parent’s home on July 15 and the second when Hoover Police gave a press conference that appeared to cast a huge cloud of doubt over the feasibility of her story.

Now, Russell herself is admitting that she made up the entire episode and is now facing possible criminal charges.

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The case of “missing” woman Carlee Russell gripped more than the nation, it gripped the globe.

As widely reported, the Hoover, Alabama native vanished on the evening of July 13 after calling the police and claiming that she witnessed an abandoned toddler wandering alone on the interstate.

Responding officers found Russell’s wig and phone, prompting a mass search for the seemingly “missing” victim – as well as the child she alleges to have seen.

The 25-year-old surfaced at her parent’s home on July 15, generating jubilation amongst the many who had willed her safe return.

However, a press conference held by Hoover Police Department today (July 19) has revealed that there’s way more to the case. The type of “more” that can – and already is – raising eyebrows.

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This September will see KPOP NATION unite some of the biggest names in KPOP for an extravaganza like no other.

Warsaw, Poland will play host to the hotly anticipated festival – which is set to serve as the largest celebration of the genre in the world.

Fittingly, then, a stellar lineup has been unveiled. One that is sure to magnetize the masses.

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More than ever before, the world of music functions as a global village.

And Riyadh’s XP Music Futures continues to stand as one of the most potent platforms for bulldozing barriers and building bridges. All with a view of spotlighting homegrown talent and celebrating international game-changers who are leaving an indelible mark on the industry at large.

After an epic 2022 run (which saw the likes of DJ Khaled, David Guetta, and Mathew Knowles serve as keynote speakers), the conference is back for what is shaping up to be its biggest edition yet.

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