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.
Mary J. Blige Among Honorees for Billboard Women in Music Event
Mary J. Blige will be honored at Billboard's Women in Music ceremony.
Tech N9ne Finalizes Divorce
Tech N9ne has officially split from his ex-wife.
Blac Chyna Still Pursuing Legal Action Against Kim Kardashian
Blac Chyna is pursuing legal action against Kim, Kris Jenner and Rob.
B.o.B Releases ‘The Upside Down’ As an Instagram Album [LISTEN]
This is a clever use of social media.
Chrisette Michele’s ‘Black Lives Matter’ Sounds Like A Response to Critics [LISTEN]
Chrisette Michele's new song sounds like a response to her critics.
J. Cole Salutes Colin Kaepernick in GQ Open Letter: ‘He Sacrificed His Dream’
J. Cole is inspired by Kaep's courage.
Eminem Performs ‘Walk on Water’ at 2017 MTV EMAs [VIDEO]
Em also won the Best Hip-Hop award.
Eminem Teases New Single ‘Walk on Water’ [PHOTO]
Em's drops a teaser promo for his brand new single.
Mariah Carey, N.W.A. Among the Nominees for 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame
Isley Brothers and Kool & the Gang are also on the voting ballot.
Fans Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Jay-Z’s ‘American Gangster’
Fans praise JAY-Z's 'American Gangster' on its 10th anniversary.
Cardi B Wants to Be a Better Example to Little Girls [VIDEO]
Cardi B deadass loves her 'wittle ones.'
Chris Brown Questioning Why His LP Only Has Three Days to Chart [PHOTO]
Chris Brown wonders why the RIAA will only count three days towards his album's first week sales.
Chrisette Michele Regrets ‘Everything That Happened’ After Trump Performance [VIDEO]
Chrisette Michele regrets performing for President Trump.
Fans Are Loving Cardi B and Nicki Minaj’s Verses on ‘Motor Sport’
It might be a Migos song, but fans are loving Cardi and Nicki's verses on the track.
Usher’s Herpes Accuser Might Drop Her Lawsuit
One of Usher's accusers might drop her lawsuit against him.
DJ Envy Says Bawdy Snapchat Messages Are Fake: ‘I Don’t Know Where It Came From’ [VIDEO]
DJ Envy says those Snapchat messages are fake.
Tamar Braxton Seeking Full Custody of 4-Year-old Son in Divorce
Tamar Braxton comes out swinging in her divorce from Vincent Herbert.
Chuck D Plays Principal for the Day at Former Middle School [VIDEO]
The P.E. frontman was the coolest principal at his alma mater.
French Montana Jumps on Fifth Harmony’s ‘He Like That (Remix)’ [LISTEN]
French adds a little bang to Fifth Harmony's latest hit single.
Dave East Blasts Chicago Radio Host Kendra G: ‘I Don’t Move Like That’ [PHOTO]
Dave East responds to Kendra G who slanders him on social media.
Syd and Sampha Pair Up on Elegant Ballad ‘Show Love’ [LISTEN]
Listen to Syd and Sampha's duet 'Show Love'
Chris Brown Drops Three Songs: ‘Confidence,’ ‘Tempo’ and ‘Only 4 Me’ [LISTEN]
Chris Brown is rolling out the hits.
Big K.R.I.T. Releases Inspirational ‘Keep The Devil Off’ Video
Big K.R.I.T. gets spiritual in new visual.
Metro Boomin Doesn’t Trust Atlantic Records: ‘Don’t Let Them Steal Your Soul’
If young Metro don’t trust you...
Smithsonian Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Hip-Hop and Rap Anthology [VIDEO]
Smithsonian needs your support for their Hip-Hop & Rap Anthology.
Debra Antney on Gucci Mane’s Autobiography: ‘Half the Book Is False’ [VIDEO]
Debra Antney says Gucci's book is full of falsehoods.
Tamar Braxton Hospitalized After Allergic Reaction to Flu Meds: ‘This Bluebird Is Not Happ…
Tamar Braxton is feeling ill.
Kelela Covers Sade’s ‘Like a Tattoo’ on BBC Radio 1 [VIDEO]
Watch Kelela's performance on BBC Radio 1's 'Piano Sessions.'
Is Eminem Dropping His New Album in November?
Em might drop his new project before Thanksgiving.
Chance The Rapper Livestreams Chicago Traffic Stop — Just In Case [VIDEO]
Chano takes precautionary measures after getting stop by police.