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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.
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Nas and Russell Simmons Join Millions March Protest in New York [PHOTO]

In New York, Washington, D.C., and around the globe, thousands of demonstrators marched on Saturday (Dec. 13) in protest of police violence on black men and women. Among the demonstrators were members of the hip-hop community including Nas and Russell Simmons.

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Chris Brown Calls Out Karrueche Tran for Cheating With Drake

It looks like Chris Brown is not done trashing Karrueche Tran after calling her a bitch during his performance at Power 106's Cali Christmas event. The singer and his ex-boo went tit-for-tat on social media and revealed some shocking details about their tumultuous relationship.

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Wu-Tang Clan Sends Urgent Message in ‘A Better Tomorrow’ Video

The Wu-Tang Clan has dropped a powerful video for 'A Better Tomorrow,' their socially conscious track from their latest album of the same name. The clip is especially timely given the nationwide protests following the non-indictments of police officers in the Mike Brown and Eric Garner cases.

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2015 Grammy Nominations Include Beyonce, Sam Smith, Pharrell and More

It's that time of year. A partial list of nominees for the 2015 Grammy Awards were announced on Friday morning (Dec. 5), and right from the jump, Beyonce, Sam Smith and Pharrell Williams are in the running for the coveted trophy.

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Listen to Eminem Freestyle on Baruch College Radio in 1997

Before Eminem became one of the best rappers in hip-hop, he was just Slim Shady making noise on the underground rap scene. In 1997, he appeared on Baruch College's radio show called Solo Vibes and threw down several crazy freestyles. Over the weekend, audio from that radio appearance surfaced online.

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Busta Rhymes Falls Off Stage During O.T. Genasis’ Concert Performance [VIDEO]

It's no secret that Busta Rhymes likes to turn up onstage, but during a concert performance in New York with his protege O.T. Genasis, the veteran rhymer turned up just a little bit harder than expected. Bussa-Buss fell off the stage and "Busta" his head on the concrete. And it was all caught on video.

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50 Cent Catches Flack for Fat Shaming With Diddy Diss [PHOTO]

Rapper 50 Cent often pokes fun at his rivals on his Instagram page, but his latest joke recently backfired on him. In an attempt to promote his EFFEN vodka line, the G-Unit leader dissed his competitor, Diddy and Ciroc, by posting a photo of the rap mogul humping a large woman.

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Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Lopez’s Butts Worry ABC Censors

We are just days away from the American Music Awards telecast and the head honchos at ABC are already nervous about Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Lopez performing their 'Booty (Remix)' for the show. The executives are worried that the duo's raunchy performance will be too hot for TV.

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