Trent Fitzgerald is a New Jersey-based freelance writer who is obsessed with hip-hop and pop culture. Currently, he's a music writer for Townsquare Media properties. When he's not writing about your favorite rapper, he's copping sneakers and blogging on his personal rap blog, BeatsandRants.com. He also goes tumbling at beatsnrants.tumblr.com. When it's all said and done, he strives for good music and journalism excellence. Follow him on twitter @BeatsandRants.
20 Notorious Hip-Hop Trials: They Fought the Law
The Boombox takes a look back at some infamous legal cases that had rappers fighting for equal justice.
Mary J. Blige to Star in Horror Thriller ‘Body Cam’
The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul has secured her next big movie role.
A Musical About Michael Jackson’s Life is Headed to Broadway
The King of Pop is coming to the Great White Way.
J. Cole Earns Fifth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With ‘KOD’
J. Cole's 'KOD' is the No. 1 album in the U.S.
Ice Cube to Tackle Racism and Corruption in New Film Project
Ice Cube is working on a new film with director Carl Franklin.
JAY-Z and Beyonce Add More Dates to ‘OTR II’ Tour
JAY-Z and Beyonce added more dates to their "On the Run II" tour.
Rick Ross Gives Update on His Health: ‘Ain’t Nothing Like Home’ [PHOTO]
Ricky Rozay hollers at his fans while recovering at his home: 'I love y'all!'
Kendrick Lamar Wants to Play a Villain in Possible ‘Black Panther’ Sequel
Kendrick would love to have a cameo in a 'Black Panther' sequel.
R. Kelly Tries to Board Flight to Wakanda, Twitter Blocks Him at the Border
R. Kelly thought he was getting in on the fun but was told to beat it.
Drake Says He Plans to Top ‘God’s Plan’ Video by Continuing to Help People
The rap superstar said that giving out $1 million to people in need was one of the 'best things he’s ever done in his life.'
Ja Rule Joins Protest Against Poor Housing Conditions in New York [VIDEO]
'City Hall, New York City, the Mayor, the Governor they should all be ashamed of themselves.'
Lil Wayne Partners With Neiman Marcus for Young Money Clothing Line [PHOTO]
Wayne's Young Money apparel will be sold exclusively at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Nelly Denies Latest Sexual Assault Allegations: ‘I’m Innocent’ [VIDEO]
Nelly denies reports that he sexually assaulted a woman in England.
Kendrick Lamar’s Reps Say Fans Can Use Cell Phones at His Shows
Kendrick Lamar's reps deny reports that he's banning cell phone use at his show.
JAY-Z Calls Trayvon Martin a ‘Beacon of Light and Hope’ at Peace Walk In Miami [VIDEO]
The annual march honors Martin, the unarmed 17-year-old who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in 2013.
August Greene Salutes Mississippi Activists, Culture in ‘Optimistic’ Video [WATCH]
Brandy, Robert, Common and Karriem show us how to be optimistic in new visual.
Mary J. Blige Gets ‘Straight Up’ About Financial Drama: ‘You Have to Pay Those Taxes’
In the midst of divorce drama, Mary J. Blige has found her power as a woman.
Usher Donated $10,000 to Complete Colin Kaepernick’s $1 Million Pledge [VIDEO]
Usher helps out Kaep in his $1 million pledge challenge.
‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Toys, Animated Series In the Works
A Fresh Prince of Bel-Air cartoon and toys are in the planning stages.
Atlanta Reporters Salute Rakim on His 50th Birthday [VIDEO]
These Atlanta reporters didn't sweat the technique.
JAY-Z’s Snub at the Grammys Has Fans Upset: ‘JAY-Z Was Robbed’
Fans are angry over Grammys snub of JAY-Z's '4:44' album.
New Notorious B.I.G. Billboard Now Towers Over His Murder Scene
The billboard is promoting the new USA Network series about the murders of Biggie and Tupac.
Prince Tribute Concert Will Feature Unreleased Material
Prince’s estate has announced plans to show a live concert featuring recorded video and audio of the late music icon.
Dr. Dre, Public Enemy Among 2018 GRAMMY Hall of Fame Inductees
The Recording Academy ushers in Dr. Dre, Public Enemy, Jimi Hendrix and others into the 2018 Grammy Hall of Fame.
Travis Scott, Chris Brown, Diddy and More Honor MLK: ‘Thank U Mr. King!’
Rappers and singers salute Martin Luther King Jr. on his national holiday.
50 Cent Salutes Naturi Naughton After NAACP Image Awards Win [PHOTO]
'Power''s Naturi Naughton won a NAACP Image Award.
Cardi B Calls Out ‘Disgusting’ Trump: ‘I Hate Him So Much’
Cardi B is not feeling President Trump.
Mary J. Blige Drops #TimesUp Anthem ‘Bounce Back 2.0′ [LISTEN]
Check out Mary J. Blige's girl-power anthem.
T.I. Says No to Owning the Panthers: ‘I Don’t Want to Answer to the NFL’ [VIDEO]
Tip has no interest in owning a sports team.