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.
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.
Madonna Reveals 2Pac Prison Letter Is ‘Intensely Personal’ to Her In Affidavit
Madonna wants to stop an auction house from selling personal 2Pac items.
EarthGang Releases New Single ‘Robots’ Ahead of EP [LISTEN]
Check out EarthGang's new song.
Suge Knight Claims Dr. Dre Put a $20,000 Bounty on His Head
Suge Knight claims Dr. Dre wanted him killed.
PARTYNEXTDOOR Arrested for Drug Possession Near the Canadian Border
PND gets busted for alleged drug possession.
Mariah Carey Was Caught Off Guard by Las Vegas Shooting Question on Live TV [VIDEO]
Fans are upset with the way 'Good Morning Britain' host, Piers Morgan, handled the interview.
Fan Throws Shoe at Jennifer Hudson on Stage: ‘Where I Come From, That’s a Compliment’ [VID…
Don't worry— it was a good thing.
Young Dolph Tweets for the First Time Since Shooting, Fans Rejoice
It appears that Young Dolph is on the mend.
Rihanna Slams Trump Again: ‘Don’t Let Your People Die Like This’
RiRi, much like America, is disappointed with Trump.
Eminem Fans Will Be Able to Invest in Royalties from His Catalog
Eminem's music is headed to the stock market.
Jennifer Lopez to Donate $1 Million for Hurricane Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico [VIDEO]
J.Lo is helping hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico in a big way.
Beyonce and JAY-Z Bought $26 Million Mansion in the Hamptons and It’s Gorgeous
Bey and JAY's new crib is no joke.
Chris Brown Settles Civil Lawsuit by Woman Who Claims Singer Assaulted Her
Chris Brown is looking to put one legal case behind him.
Kodak Black Is a Frequent Flyer in ‘No Flockin 2 (Bodak Orange)’ Video [WATCH]
Kodak is flossing at the airport.
JAY-Z and Beyonce Spotted at a New York Art Gallery Viewing Prince Tribute
Hov and Bey getting some culture in.
Former Cop Jason Stockley Found Not Guilty in Black Man’s Shooting Death, Twitter Reacts
Ex-cop is acquitted in murder trial.
Yo Gotti and Nicki Minaj Perform ‘Rake It Up’ on ‘Tonight Show’ [WATCH]
Yo Gotti and Nicki raked it up for Jimmy Fallon.
XXXTentacion Says KKK Member Threatened Him Over ‘Look at Me’ Video: ‘We’re Coming for Ya!…
XXXTentacion's video has pissed a lot of people off.
Trae Tha Truth Honors Hurricane Harvey Survivors in ‘Trying To Figure It Out’ Video [WATCH…
Trae Tha Truth delivers the truth in heartbreaking Hurricane Harvey visual.
Lil’ Kim and Remy Ma Hit the Studio to Work on Collaborative Song [PHOTO]
Queens recognize queens.
Suge Knight’s Girlfriend Indicted on Charges of Selling Hit-and-Run Video
Did Suge's fiancée sell sealed evidence from his trial?