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.
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.
Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone Make Great Workout Songs According to Spotify
Need to get fit, listen to Eminem, Kendrick and Post.
Erica Garner Declared Brain Dead, Common and MC Lyte Send Prayers
Prayers up for Erica Garner and her family.
JAY-Z Drops ‘Family Feud’ Teaser Starring Beyonce and Blue Ivy [VIDEO]
JAY-Z's video for 'Family Feud' will premiere on Tidal.
Cardi B and Offset Squash Cheating Rumors, Get Raunchy on Instagram Live
Cardi and Offset are still engaged.
Cardi B Addresses Nude Video Leak: ‘I Know I Got a Nice Body’
Cardi B is not going to let a nude video stop her grind.
Eminem Scores His Eighth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With ‘Revival’
Eminem is back on top.
Report: Missing 2Pac Murder Weapon Was Destroyed by ATF
The mystery behind the missing 2Pac murder weapon has been solved.
Fans React to Alleged Cardi B Sex Tape Leaking Online
A grinch tried to ruin Cardi B's Christmas.
Nicki Minaj Sparks Debate Over White Rappers Ruling iTunes Rap Chart
Is hip-hop now pop music?
Beyonce Is Not Planning a Destiny’s Child Reunion at Coachella
Beyonce may not be reuniting with Destiny's Child after all.
LAPD Cop Says 2Pac Murder Weapon Was Rejected by Las Vegas Police
A detective claims LAPD had the 2Pac murder weapon last before it disappeared.
2 Chainz Calls Out Walmart for Copying His Dabbin’ Santa Sweaters [PHOTO]
Walmart has some explaining to do.
T.I., John Legend and More Salute Doug Jones’ Alabama Senate Win
Rappers and singers breathed a sigh of relief after Doug Jones' victory.
XXXtentacion Drops ‘A Ghetto Christmas Carol’ EP for the Holidays [LISTEN]
XXXtentacion is no Scrooge on new holiday project.
Ma$e Drops Boastful ‘Rap Rushmore’ Feat. Puff Daddy and DJ Khaled [LISTEN]
Take that, take that.
Dame Dash Ashamed of ‘Big Pimpin” Video: ‘I’m Embarrassed By It’ [WATCH]
Dame Dash is not happy with how he treated women in the 'Big Pimpin'' video.
Eminem Unveils Star-Studded Track List for ‘Revival’ [PHOTO]
Em's 'Revival' track list features some interesting collaborations.
Rapper Lud Foe Arrested for Domestic Battery in Illinois
Rapper Lud Foe caught a case.
DMX Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion [VIDEO]
DMX is owning up to his responsibilities.
Prince’s Final Year on Earth Will Be Explored in New Documentary
A new Prince documentary is in the works.
Cardi B Addresses Topless Video: ‘It’s My Body I Do What I Want’
Cardi B brushes off topless video.