Kanye West‘s ‘Donda’ is here!

The rapper has spent the last month showcasing the album to the masses by stadium “listening experiences” – which have included real-time fine-tuning of the LP and theatrical “performances” of its material.

Now, after a lengthy delay, a fast-evolving list of features, and confusion around the release date, ‘Donda’ has finally arrived.

After all the hype? Does it deliver?

Listen below and let us know…

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Kanye West‘s ‘Donda’ has proven quite the experience – despite not even being released yet.

The rapper has made a grand show of the album by way of several “listening events” in stadiums, which have seen him play, finalize, tweak, and act out the project real-time in front of a capacity crowd.

Word is that the LP was finally nearing release.

However, according to Ye the latest hold-up is due to… DaBaby.

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Aaliyah has been quite the hot topic for the last week.

In addition to fan tributes from around the world pouring in to commemorate the 20th anniversary of her untimely passing, the late R&B singer’s penultimate studio album – ‘One in a Million’ – was finally released to streaming outlets by her record label, Blackground Records.

The imprint’s CEO Barry Hankerson – despite objection from Aaliyah’s estate – is not only moving forward with the release of her entire catalog to streaming platforms, but he is also working on her first posthumous LP (which will reportedly feature Chris Brown, Future, Drake, and many more of today’s hitmakers).

Those topics and many more were among the talking points Hankerson addressed when he visited ‘The Rickey Smiley Morning Show’ earlier this week.

Hop inside to see what he had to say about the R. Kelly trial, why Aaliyah’s music has been held from digital outlets for so long, and so much more.

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Lupita Nyong’o paid a heartfelt tribute to Chadwick Boseman – who died a year ago today aged just 43.

The ‘Black Panther’ star’s passing shocked the world, given that his four-year battle with the colon cancer that took his life was largely unknown to most.

Still, his impact lives on.

A sentiment Nyong’o echoed within her impassioned remarks.

Her words below…

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‘Candyman’ is proving a sweet treat for cinemas Stateside.

For, the box office forecasts are in and show that revival of the classic franchise is slashing through the competition.

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Cop a gander of Jesy Nelson!

The former Little Mix star has set sail on her solo journey and is strutting on full steam to the release of her new single ‘Boyz,’ which is believed to feature none other than Nicki Minaj. 

Now, she’s revving up the hype machine.

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Here at That Grape Juice, we love all things R&B! So, fittingly, we’ve teamed up with DJ Ace – one of the UK’s most revered R&B connoisseurs and host of BBC 1Xtra‘s weekly series Everything RNB (which airs Sundays at 10pm).

Each week he’ll be rounding up his latest show and previewing what’s upcoming on the next episode. Right here on That Grape Juice.

Without further ado, check out the latest installment with DJ Ace below…

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Readers of That Grape Juice know how passionate we are about music – whether that be past or present.

However, unlike our other segments – Retro Rewind, TGJ Replay, and From The Vault – The Pop Stop is the most in-depth look at Pop songs that may have flown under the radar over the last week that you should know, rather they be from music’s biggest stars or those on the rise.

This week, we want to highlight cuts from Kacey Musgraves, Kim Petras, Sigrid, and Boys World.

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Chloe Bailey is readying new music.

Half of the duo Chloe x Halle has revealed that a “dream” of hers came true. That dream: working with The Neptunes.

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Outkast is celebrating.

On the anniversary of their ‘ATLiens’ project, they have shared a new animated video for their song ‘Two Dope Boyz (In a Cadillac).’

The new visual is a video game-inspired animated music video and features plenty of action throughout.

Despite drifting through several dimensions, the duo actually never lave Atlanta. Rather, it is the lyrics that transport the listener to another world.

In addition to the video, Outkast is repackaging the project with 14 previously unreleased instrumental tracks and a limited edition 25th anniversary 12 inch vinyl. A video game will also be released to coincide with the anniversary.

Watch the visual for ‘Two Door Boyz’ below…

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As longtime fans of music legend Diane Warren get acquainted with her long-awaited debut album, ‘The Cave Sessions’ (click here to stream), the Academy Award-nominated and GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter lifts the lid on the star-studded project’s next single – ‘Seaside.’

Featuring vocals from Rita Ora, Mexican superstar Sofia Reyes, and Mexican Pop band REIK, the Latin-infused track is the summery homage to relaxation and stress free living we didn’t know we needed.

“I’ll be seaside / Sitting on the sand drinking a Mai Tai / Waking up and soakin up the sunlight,” Ora croons on the tune’s catchy hook.

Look inside to see how the Reyes, Ria, and Diane made a splash in the beach-filmed music video (directed by John Tashiro).

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To commemorate the August 27 release of ‘See You Next Wednesday,’ the star-studded third studio album of Palestinian-Canadian rapper Belly, fans were introduced to the song’s The Weeknd and Nas-assisted cut, ‘Die For It.’

What’s more, the tune was brought to life via a post-apocalyptic music video directed by James Lareese.

Speaking on the collaborative venture, Belly shared:

“This collaboration felt like something special from the jump. Nas is someone I’ve always looked up to and learned from my whole life and getting a verse from him was definitely on my bucket list. An artist like Abel comes around once in a lifetime, being able to work with him has been one of my greatest blessings.” 

Hop inside to see it in full and stream ‘Wednesday.’

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