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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.
Alex Boye Uptown Funk Video
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Watch Senior Citizens Get Down to Mark Ronson’s ‘Uptown Funk’ [VIDEO]

If Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ song “Uptown Funk” doesn’t make you want to shake your butt, then you need to check your pulse. The single is the No. 1 song in America and everybody is dancing to it including senior citizens. In a fun-filled viral video, senior citizens get down to Ronson’s hit song.

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Kanye West Cries During Expansive Interview with Zane Lowe [VIDEO]

Kanye West has done plenty of interviews in the past few weeks, some of which were very revealing and informative. On Thursday (Feb. 26), Yeezy visited BBC Radio 1 host Zane Lowe again for an expansive interview in which he discussed a myriad of topics including his new Adidas sneaker collaboration, his relationship with Kim Kardashian and new music.

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Travi$ Scott & Eric Bellinger Join Forces for Tommy Brown-Produced ‘Trippin’ On Me’

Rapper Travi$ Scott and R&B crooner Eric Bellinger join forces on Tommy Brown’s new song "Trippin' On Me." Brown is a Grammy-nominated songwriter-producer who has crafted tracks for Chris Brown, T.I., Ariana Grande and others. Now the Pittsburgh, Penn., native is ready to venture out on his own.

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Rihanna Delivers New Song ‘Towards the Sun’ From ‘Home’ Soundtrack

Rihanna has just released a new song that’s a big departure from her folksy tune “FourFiveSeconds.” The R&B singer, who has been working with Kanye West on her 'R8' album, dropped a bombastic song called “Towards the Sun,” which is from the soundtrack of the upcoming DreamWorks animation flick, 'Home.'

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Watch This Cute Little Girl Perform Nicki Minaj’s ‘All Things Go’ [VIDEOS]

Nicki Minaj has millions of fans, young and old, but the cutest little member of the Barbz so far has to be Instagram user @Million.Dollar.Bby. The tyke's account is full of videos featuring her singing the rapper's songs like "All Things Go," off 'The Pinkprint.'

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French Montana & Jeremih Salute Sexy Ladies in ‘Bad Bitch’ Video

If there’s one thing we know about French Montana, it's that he certainly loves sexy women. The Bad Boy Records rapper has been linked with several hot babes including Trina and Khloe Kardashian. In his new video for ‘Bad Bitch,’ Frenchy and R&B crooner Jeremih give props to the beautiful ladies that catches their eye.

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Wiz Khalifa Goes on Emotional Twitter Rant Championing Father’s Rights

Rapper Wiz Khalifa was supposed to celebrate his son Sebastian Taylor Thomaz’s second birthday on Saturday (Feb. 21) but was allegedly denied to do so by his ex-wife Amber Rose. Wizzy went on Twitter to show the birthday party he had thrown but revealed that his son wasn’t present.

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Essence Music Festival 2015 Lineup Includes Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Common & More

Grammy-winning artists Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige and Common are among the headliners set to perform at the 2015 Essence Music Festival. The 21st annual event, which takes place in New Orleans on July 2 through 5, features empowerment seminars during the day and hot music performances at night.

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Kanye West Slams Amber Rose, Talks New Album & Tyga’s Relationship With Kylie Jenner on ‘The Breakfast Club’ [VIDEO]

Kanye West visited Power 105.1’s 'The Breakfast Club' and gave one of the most insightful interviews since his infamous argument with Sway last year. In the hour-long interview, the mercurial rapper addressed several topics including his Grammy “artistry” comment, married life with Kim Kardashian, his new album and his ex-girlfriend Amber Rose.

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Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Cause No Children Rule at New York Fashion Week

No matter where they go, it seems that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are stirring up a little controversy. As New York Fashion Week comes to a close, organizers have erected a new rule that bans children at fashion shows. This news surfaces after daughter North’s temper tantrums during the events.

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Waka Flocka Flame Reads ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ Hilarity Ensues [VIDEO]

Waka Flocka Flame likes to get turned up in the club so how does he feel getting turned on by the 2011 erotic book, Fifty Shades of Grey? The Atlanta native was invited to read a few passages from the novel by the good folks at XXL magazine. The end result is hilarious.

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These Beyonce Photos Without Any Retouching Prove She’s Just Like You

Beyonce may not be so “Flawless” after all. On Wednesday (Feb. 18), a slew of Queen Bey's photos -- 224 to be exact -- that were never retouched leaked online and were showcased on the site the Beyonce World, which sent her loyal fan base, otherwise known as the BeyHive, into a tizzy.

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Geraldo Rivera
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Geraldo Rivera Says Hip-Hop Ruins Black Lives, Twitter Reactions Show Outrage

Fox News pundit Geraldo Rivera made a controversial statement about hip-hop during his interview on HuffPost Live. The veteran journalist, who calls himself a “militant moderate,” said that hip-hop has been more damaging to black and brown people than racism over the last decade.

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Tyga Talks Drake Beef, Denies Dating Kylie Jenner on ‘The Breakfast Club’ [VIDEO]

Tyga entered the lion’s den of Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club Tuesday morning (Feb. 17) to address some of the rumors and beef he’s involved in as of late. The "Ayo" rhymer was eager to answer questions that Angela Yee, Charlamagne tha God and DJ Envy put in front of him.

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Man Gets Drake’s Mixtape Cover Art Tattooed on His Neck [PHOTO]

There’s no question that Drake’s mixtape, 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late,' is one of the hottest releases of the past week. Apparently, one fan loved the project so much that he decided to get a tattoo of the typographic cover art on his neck. Yep, you read that correctly.

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