Juice Rap News Wrap-up

Juice Rap News Wrap-up

Dear friends from all around the world, we have a special announcement to make about Juice Rap News.

We know that for many of you it will be sad news… but by the end of this little video, we hope you will join us in celebrating what we collectively achieved with Juice Rap News; and that you might be as excited as we are about what’s to come on this channel, the Juice Media.

We want to thank you for your support over the past 6 years; everyone who liked and shared our videos; everyone who donated to this project over the years; all our translators from around the world who volunteered their time; and all the people who contributed their craft, skills, talents and time to Rap News over the years.

Thanks to you, we have been able to do some very valuable work. It’s been an incredible adventure, and we bring it to a conclusion with a sense of sincere accomplishment, and gratitude, for the opportunity we’ve been given to play a part.

*And don’t worry – this is NOT the end of the Juice Media!*

After a bit of a hiatus, there’s going to be some new content coming. The format might change, but when the time comes, you can be sure it’s going to have many of the qualities which you enjoyed about the content, satire and philosophies of Juice Rap News.

In the meantime, I (Giordano) am curious to know: what type of content you would like to see here on the Juice Media? I will be relying also on YOUR input to guide me as I go about planning the next phase of the Juice Media. So please leave your comments and thoughts below.

Regards & respect
your friends on the Internet,
Giordano & Hugo

  • rodrigo garnica

    Your loss Hugo, you could be having so much fun right now with all this shit happening! but srly, good luck in your projects, you will be missed. Keep up the good work, the format is not important, the content that you deliver is what should never be lost!

  • DavidML

    Missing you guys. We could use your help with this Trump thing … would love to see your Bernie impression. Maybe you should do the debate, if Trump is too afraid to.

  • Stuba

    As teacher, i would like to thank you.
    You brought me powerfull tools to introduce complex world problems at school. Your work is awesome because it brings to my teenagers the desire to know more and to discuss about some topics we study. Your media is (sometimes) more appropriate than 2-3 pages of my lesson to help them to
    take consciousness of some things without getting depressed.
    Professionally, i’m very happy to have videos with all great qualities
    that Mark highlighted (“astonishing, singular, entertaining and
    inspiring, profound and hilarious”).
    I’m a little bit jealous but your art touched me deeply too.

    What would i like for the futur Juicy media?
    Hard and disturbing question: everything seemed so perfect to me.
    For me, videos with the same spirit could be cartoons, sketches or anything else. The important fact is, for me, that i can create new ties between today facts and the historical evolution of our societies to understand which logic are adopting world leaders.

    See you soon.

    • Hi Stuba, thank you so much for this comment here. SOOO glad to hear Rap News provided you with such a useful clasroom tool. Thank you for being such a teacher, one who is on the look out for better ways to engage your students and make them interested in what’s happening in the world. And on a more personal note, it’s so wonderful to hear our work touched you deeply, too. We could not have hoped for a better outcome to this project! Thank you for your encouragement and suggestions going forward from here.

  • hyp3rcrav3

    Amazing guys. I’ll miss the rap News take on Tronald Dump. Thanks for amazing stuff. You’ve made hideous news bearable.

  • Nik Tarace

    hello Juice Rap News. I’m a fan of your media, I live in Switzerland, one of the banksters country with UK, USA and some more :-)) I hear about you not so long ago. Perhaps 2 years. I have see all your content, vids, text,…. This is a very good job. Congratulations and I’m confident that the future content will be as good as the old one. You had a real real good idea when you have created this media. Like our ancesters said in the past middle age “long life for our King” I say “long life for the Juicemedia.

  • Hey everyone – thank you so much for all your great comments, feedback and suggestions on this blog post – this has been a huge source of encouragement. Anyway, I thought I should let you know the good news, that I just uploaded the first new video to the Juice Media. I hope you dig it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4EEa0HAqzQ ~G

  • team up with PandoDaily in the US https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/pandodaily

  • Dave Dann

    I discovered you guys only recently at the end with the Internet. I was just blown away by the incredible work you’ve done. The format and creative depth resonates on many levels, I’m curious how you’ll top that as you’ve clearly worked the bar so high over the years. I donated which I’d rarely ever do and that clearly means you’ve got something special here. I wish I had gotten in earlier to follow the ride. It’s sad to hear Hugo departing and I understand it, its a long time and there are new things to explore so I wish him all the best. Looking forward to see what the future brings in.

    • Thanks for your message Dave… sorry you only found out about Rap News towards the end… but glad you found it in the end! As for future content, well…. I just uploaded the first new video since the wrap-up of Rap News. Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4EEa0HAqzQ – I hope you enjoy it. G~

  • JD

    Really bummed at that news. Every time something important happened, I was sure to check if a new rap news came up. I’ve been a fan since you started – you guys gave a really great perspective with a lot of fantastic song writing. Always was sure to bug my friends to watch every time a new one came out and throw a few bucks here and there (not many – can only assume it wasn’t enough to keep it going).

    Good luck to all of you, and I’ll be sure to keep an eye out for whatever you do next. I hope you keep up with Juice News. Even though you guys didn’t get the attention and numbers you deserved, your voice is important to a lot of us. Rap News was always a hilarious beam of light through the fog, and I’ll miss it. Much love.

  • Brian Slater

    I am standing up in my bedroom right now next to my 4month old here near Seattle ,USA and give you a round of applause. Absolutely amazing. I just shared rap news with my somewhat estranged and newly politaclly active 15 year old son on facebook. I have been watching for 2 or 3 years and I would like to thank you for an awesome time and product. Cannot wait to see the next absolutely brilliant round of……. I’m not sure what to call it, but from the other side of the globe I hear resonating what I don’t hear anywhere within kilometers from my home, what’s going on in a format that I appreciate in ways unimaginable. I can’t imagine a failure on any level for the next project short of it not taking of. Thank you.

    • Hey Brian, thank you for the sweet message, feedback and encouragement. Standing up here at Juice HQ, taking a grateful bow πŸ™‚

  • Norse Kode

    How about Angela Merkal twerkin??your amazingly inspirational and hilarious insights into the circus of the earth and her politics will sure be missed …look forward and good luck with future projects x

  • Thuto Molefi

    How about a podcast to keep us up to date whilst waiting between episodes

  • Mark

    Wow. Your work has been astonishing, singular, entertaining and inspiring, profound and hilarious… and it’s grown so much… yet I feel you pulled the plug just at the right time, before it became formulaic and stale. All the characters had made their basic points, and had enough time playing together to achieve epiphanies beyond what each could do alone, but how much longer before we’d be tuning in just to see Gen. Baxter and Terrence Moonseed go at it again. You’ll move on to new projects… which will be new astonishment, I’m sure, but not another run at the same old glory… Another thing entirely. We won’t be waiting. You’ll have to start again. But it will be better that way.

    • Hey Mark, thank you for stopping by and leaving this insightful, and rather sobering, message. This, together with so much other great feedback from the Juice Rap News audience, is helping to distill the “new astonishment” πŸ™‚ Gx

  • Giulius Canteri

    You guys rock!
    Your JRN work makes current political issues so much more accessible to young people.
    Revive, renew and PLEASE continue.
    Best regards,
    Giulius Canteri

    • Thank you, Giulus. And yes, that is pretty much the plan for the future πŸ™‚

  • ff

    less political correctness and less alignment with the policies of the establishment !

  • Robert

    Don’t try to continue the Juice Rap News format. I was deeply saddened to see you split up, but if there’s one thing I have learned is that trying to continue what you had before will be shallow and incomplete. Create something new and original. You did it before, you can do it again.

    • Robert, thanks for the feedback – which will be seriously considered; and for the encouragement – which is greatly appreciated πŸ™‚ ~Gio

  • JR Ryan

    Very sad to see this transition, but just as excited to see what comes next! Change is always hard, but it must happen. In fact is always happening. Good luck to Hugo, I subscribe to both of your channels already, and I’m looking forward to what he has time to create now as well. Hopefully it won’t be the last we see of him on Juice though?

    As for what I’d like to see in terms of new content, Rap News was a stellar achievement, both in scope and format. I hope there is more of it’s ilk, but the one thing I always felt uneasy about the reports was that the tone sometimes slipped too far into satire for such important issue.

    Actually, that’s not true, it wasn’t the satire that made it uncomfortable, it was the lack of a strong call to action, as if to say, “oh well, it’s just a Youtube video after all”.

    Your messages brought enlightenment to a great many people, and you have made a difference. You’ve built an international reputation and a powerful network of like minded viewers as well as important allies, artists and activists.

    What I’d like to see next is the bar raised.

    Love and peace mates! I know you’ll do us proud!

    • JuiceRapNews

      Hi Ryan, thanks for your message and awesome suggestions – much appreciated!

  • Ulven

    rly sad to see hugo leaving and i hope the juice news will be able to continue shining the light

    on all the fukked up shit going on in the world. history is happening and i rly think i will be able to show my kids as they grow up that nothing just happens out of the blue. ppl just dont care to listen to the warnings, even when they were communicated through awesome rapnews!
    sent you some bc-love. money well spent! lets hope for the value to keep soaring :). to the moon!

    • JuiceRapNews

      Thank you for your message and support, Ulven. Do hope you enjoy what’s coming up next on the Juice Media πŸ™‚

    • Mike K

      TO THE MOON!