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.
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.
JAY-Z Stops Show to Tell a Young Fan She Can Be President [VIDEO]
JAY-Z tells a nine-year-old girl that she could be anything, including president.
50 Cent Accused of Jacking New Jersey Rapper’s Beat for ‘On Something’
50 Cent is being accused of beat jacking.
Snoop Dogg Blasts Trump for Criticizing Marshawn Lynch: ‘F— You’ [VIDEO]
Snoop Dogg has some harsh words for President Donald Trump.
Mary J. Blige Among Honorees for Billboard Women in Music Event
Mary J. Blige will be honored at Billboard's Women in Music ceremony.
Tech N9ne Finalizes Divorce
Tech N9ne has officially split from his ex-wife.
Blac Chyna Still Pursuing Legal Action Against Kim Kardashian
Blac Chyna is pursuing legal action against Kim, Kris Jenner and Rob.
B.o.B Releases ‘The Upside Down’ As an Instagram Album [LISTEN]
This is a clever use of social media.
Chrisette Michele’s ‘Black Lives Matter’ Sounds Like A Response to Critics [LISTEN]
Chrisette Michele's new song sounds like a response to her critics.
J. Cole Salutes Colin Kaepernick in GQ Open Letter: ‘He Sacrificed His Dream’
J. Cole is inspired by Kaep's courage.
Eminem Performs ‘Walk on Water’ at 2017 MTV EMAs [VIDEO]
Em also won the Best Hip-Hop award.
Eminem Teases New Single ‘Walk on Water’ [PHOTO]
Em's drops a teaser promo for his brand new single.
Mariah Carey, N.W.A. Among the Nominees for 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame
Isley Brothers and Kool & the Gang are also on the voting ballot.
Fans Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Jay-Z’s ‘American Gangster’
Fans praise JAY-Z's 'American Gangster' on its 10th anniversary.
Cardi B Wants to Be a Better Example to Little Girls [VIDEO]
Cardi B deadass loves her 'wittle ones.'
Chris Brown Questioning Why His LP Only Has Three Days to Chart [PHOTO]
Chris Brown wonders why the RIAA will only count three days towards his album's first week sales.
Chrisette Michele Regrets ‘Everything That Happened’ After Trump Performance [VIDEO]
Chrisette Michele regrets performing for President Trump.
Fans Are Loving Cardi B and Nicki Minaj’s Verses on ‘Motor Sport’
It might be a Migos song, but fans are loving Cardi and Nicki's verses on the track.
Usher’s Herpes Accuser Might Drop Her Lawsuit
One of Usher's accusers might drop her lawsuit against him.
DJ Envy Says Bawdy Snapchat Messages Are Fake: ‘I Don’t Know Where It Came From’ [VIDEO]
DJ Envy says those Snapchat messages are fake.
Tamar Braxton Seeking Full Custody of 4-Year-old Son in Divorce
Tamar Braxton comes out swinging in her divorce from Vincent Herbert.