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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.
Jermaine Dupri Royce Rizzy
The Boombox

Jermaine Dupri Gives Royce Rizzy a So So Def Lyrics Quiz [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]

Jermaine Dupri has guided the careers of your favorite R&B and hip-hop superstars. From Kris Kross to Usher to Da Brat to Mariah Carey, JD is a pro at mentoring. Lately, he's been working with rising Atlanta rapper Royce Rizzy. So Dupri wanted to test Rizzy's knowledge with The Boombox's So So Def Lyrics Quiz.

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T-Pain
YouTube

Watch T-Pain’s Impressive Performance Without Auto-Tune [VIDEO]

T-Pain is famously known for using Auto-Tune, which made people assume that he couldn't really sing. Well, you know what happens when you assume, don't you? On Wednesday (Oct. 30), the rappa-ternt-sanga performed an NPR Tiny Desk Concert with just a keyboardist and no Auto-Tune. The result? Amazing.

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Suge Knight
Mark Mainz, Getty Images

Suge Knight Arrested for Stealing Paparazzo’s Camera

You would think after being shot multiple times that Suge Knight would stay out of trouble. But alas, that's not the case. On Wednesday (Oct. 29), the former rap impresario was arrested, along with comedian Katt Williams, for allegedly stealing a paparazzo's camera in an incident that occurred in September.

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Dazed Digital
Dazed Digital

Snoop Dogg Shows Off His Artistic Side in Happy Socks Ad [VIDEO]

Snoop Dogg is more than just a veteran OG in the rap game. He's also an artist, particularly, a painter who knows how to express himself on canvas. To coincide with his collaboration with sock maker Happy Socks, the Doggfather shows off his painting skills in a new ad.

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Nicki Minaj Only
Instagram

Nicki Minaj Dropping New Single ‘Only’ Featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown

After reaching platinum with her booty anthem 'Anaconda,' Nicki Minaj is ready to deliver her next sure-fire hit single called 'Only.' On Sunday (Oct. 26), the Queen Barbz unveiled the cover art to the new song, which also features Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown.

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D'Angelo
YouTube

D’Angelo Is Almost Unrecognizable in Australia Concert Footage [VIDEO]

Soul crooner D'Angelo rose to fame in the mid-90s with his soulful voice and his muscular physique that drove the ladies crazy. If you need proof, watch his suggestive 'Untitled (How Does It Feel)?' video. The 40-year-old crooner still has the velvety voice but he's certainly has packed on the pounds.

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LL Cool J Murda Mook Ron Browz
YouTube

LL Cool J Drops ‘I’m Nice’ Video Featuring Raekwon, Murda Mook & Ron Browz

Throughout his career LL Cool J has been famous for putting other rappers on in his video. From 'I Shot Ya' to '4-3-2-1,' LL is not afraid to share the microphone with his fellow rap peers. In his new video for 'I'm Nice,' he gives Raekwon and battle rapper Murder Mook some shine over Ron Browz's head-nodding productions.

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Rick Ross
YouTube

Rick Ross Talks Weight Loss, ‘Hood Billionaire’ + More with ‘The Breakfast Club’

Rick Ross is certainly in boss mode right now. The Miami rapper just released his new video for 'Keep Doin That' with R. Kelly and preparing his new 'Hood Billionaire' album. The Maybach Music Group honcho talked with Power 105's 'The Breakfast Club' about his new project, his recent weight loss and the future of MMG.

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