Almost 3 years after we first reported actress/singer Jennifer Lopez had her sights set on bringing the life story of Colombian drug lord Griselda Blanco to HBO (click here to read), the ‘Jenny from the Block’ beauty’s booked a better platform for the biopic:  the big screen.

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Mary J. Blige has already conquered music, film, and the television format via Netflix’s ‘Umbrella Academy,’ now the songbird’s soaring over to premium cable TV courtesy of a starring role in the newly announced spinoff of STARZ ‘Power.’

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Welcome to a special edition of Retro Rewind, the TGJ original feature carved out to celebrate TV and Film’s brilliant past

Here at TGJ HQ, we’ve been looking for an excuse to shine a light on the  impactful sights and sounds of T-Boz and how her art (and art inspired by her ) played an influential role in the careers of artists who now deemed to be more influential than her.

Much like Prince and Janet Jackson, the magic in T-Boz‘ voice lay in its uniquely powerful and poignant tone and her ability to carry stories without the sprawling ranges some of her peers were blessed with.


Criminally underrated, T’s influence can heard found of Britney Spears’ debut single ‘Baby One More Time’, Toni Braxton‘s ‘Breathe Again’ and Madonna‘s ‘Human Nature’…the first two being tracks originally penned with her in mind.

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A fresh look at videos, performances and interviews celebrating one of of the most important women in Popular culture.



H.E.R. has seen her star blast into the stratosphere over the last year – a frame in which she also turned 21.

The singer-songwriter has been signed and in development since age 13. But she’s more than met her moment over the last 12 months – racking up critical acclaim and two Grammy Awards in the process.

With ample excitement surrounding her long-awaited album debut, she continues to bridge that wait with fresh material. The latest comes in the form of the aptly titled ’21.’

Watch and listen after the jump…


It’s here! Chance The Rapper has unleashed his debut album ‘The Big Day’!

Long anticipated, the project functions as the Hip-Hop star’s first LP and follows breakthrough offering ‘Coloring Book.’

That set was worked as a mixtape and yet netted the Chi-Town native three Grammy Awards. In the process establishing high expectations for his inaugural studio effort.

Now here, the 22-song set – which in trademark form is being released independently – looks poised to dispel any doubt surrounding Chance’s viability.

What are you waiting for? Give ‘The Big Day’ – which features Nicki Minaj and Megan Thee Stallion – below…


Chris Brown and Drake settle their differences once and for all…with a dance battle.

The former foes mend fences with hit single ‘No Guidance’ – which already moonwalked its way into the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. 

Given the song an added boost, the pair have unleashed the track’s accompanying video.

Clocking in at a colossal 9-minutes, the hilarious clip sees C. Breezy and Drizzy square off like never before.

Watch the Chris Robinson directed ‘Indigo’ offering after the jump…


It’s sophomore season for Jidenna!

And for his second studio album ’85 To Africa,’ the Classic Man is getting both personal and visual.

Details after the jump…


Lizzo is enjoying top 10 success with current single ‘Truth Hurts,’ but her team-up with Missy Elliott proves her major label debut ‘Cuz I Love You’ is packing plenty more heat.

The Atlantic label mates turn up the ‘Tempo’ on this club jam that has now been paired with a potent video.

Watch Lizzo and Missy in action after the jump…


Big Sean is wasting no time igniting his comeback campaign.

For, fresh from releasing the ‘Overtime’ freestyle, he follows up a day later with official new focus offering ‘Single Again.’

Unleashed via G.O.O.D Music/Def Jam, the track serves as Sean Don’s first solo charge since topping the charts with 2017’s ‘I Decided’ album.

Speaking on the release, which features additional vocals from ex Jhene Aiko and Ty Dolla $ign, the rapper explained:

“I never knew that I didn’t know how to be alone in life. I always would find so much joy n happiness in a relationship or being with friends, but I didn’t know how important it was to be in a relationship with yourself.

There’s beauty in being your own source of happiness and fun and working on yourself. That’s the process I been going through personally and it can be a scary thing.”

Take a listen to the track, which samples Carl Thomas‘ 2000 hit ‘I Wish,’ below…


It’s an international link-up!

Afrobeats superstar Davido teams with Chris Brown for flavorsome new single ‘Blow My Mind.’

Following the worldwide success of ‘If’ and ‘Fall,’ could this jam serve as the Nigerian’s next global “moment”?

Listen below and let us know….


Burna Boy sets summer ablaze with scorching new album ‘African Giant.’

The Nigerian supernova has been drumming up buzz on a global scale with hits such as ‘Ye,’ ‘Location (with Dave)’, and ‘Ja Are E’ from Beyonce‘s ‘Lion King: The Gift.’

Now, he intensifies the spotlight on himself with a star-studded 19-track offering.

Joining him on the set are the likes of Jorja Smith, Future, YG, and Damian Marley. 

With the Afrobeats wave reaching new heights, take a listen to one of its premier acts in action…