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.
Missy Elliott Signs With Powerhouse Talent Agency WME
Missy is about to make some big moves in entertainment.
Rihanna Rocking Turquoise Hair for Barbados’ Crop Over Festival [PHOTO]
RiRi is rocking an edgy new hairstyle.
Fetty Wap Fires Former Assistant for Allegedly Stealing $250,000 from Him
Fetty Wap is pursuing legal action against an ex-employee.
Kamasi Washington’s ‘Harmony of Difference’ EP Arriving in September
Kamasi Washington is dropping a new EP in the fall.
The Notorious B.I.G. Playground Renaming Ceremony Set for Unveiling in Brooklyn
Biggie's family will be there in attendance.
A$AP Rocky Announces A$AP Mob’s ‘Cozy Tapes Too’ Project Is Finished
A$AP Mob's 'Cozy Tapes Too' is coming.
Vic Mensa on R. Kelly’s ‘Sex Cult’ Scandal: ‘He Needs to Be Locked Away Forever’ [VIDEO]
Vic Mensa shares his thoughts on R. Kelly.
Z-Ro Released on Bail Following Arrest for Aggravated Assault [VIDEO]
Z-Ro is out on bail.
J. Cole and Royce 5’9” Creating ‘Magical Moments’ in Detroit Studio [PHOTO]
Royce 5’9” was in heaven.
Drake Pokes Fun at JAY-Z’s Money Phone Line on ‘4:44′ [VIDEO]
Drizzy loves his money phones.
Does Kanye West Have a Response to JAY-Z’s ‘4:44′ Ready?
Hov got some digs in at his former friend--and Ye is in the lab.
Tyga Says He Warned Rob Kardashian About Blac Chyna: ‘I Told Him What the Play Was’ [VIDEO…
Tyga warned Rob he couldn't handle Chyna.
Yo Gotti Shoots Sexy Video for ‘Rake It Up’ With Nicki Minaj and Blac Chyna [WATCH]
Yo Gotti rakes it up with Nicki Minaj and Blac Chyna.
Stevie Wonder Marries Longtime Fiancee in Lavish Ceremony
Stevie Wonder is officially a married man.
Beyonce Statue at Madame Tussauds Looks Nothing Like Her, Twitter Reacts [PHOTO]
Fans are shocked over Madame Tussauds' New Beyonce wax figure.
Sisqo Remakes ‘Thong Song’ Into a Sexy EDM Summer Anthem [VIDEO]
Sisqo teams up with JCY to remake 'Thong Song.'
Vic Mensa Survives Fiery Plane Crash in ‘Rage’ Video [WATCH]
Vic Mensa is immortal in new video.
JAY-Z Nabs 14th No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With ‘4:44′
Congrats to Hov!
Logic’s ‘1-800-273-8255′ Is Helping Save Lives
The most important song he ever wrote.
Happy Birthday, Charlie Murphy! 5 Hilarious Classic Moments [VIDEO]
Here are five memorable Charlie Murphy characters and sketches.
Lil Yachty Cops $150,000 Chain Replica of Himself [PHOTO]
Lil Yachty gets narcissistic with his new jewelry piece.
Dr. Dre Reflects on Dee Barnes Attack: ‘I F—ed Up, I Apologize for It’ [VIDEO]
Dr. Dre says attack left a major blemish to his character.
Lawsuit Claims Atlanta Hawks Security Discriminated Against Future, Kanye West and Others
Atlanta Hawks franchise facing lawsuit over alleged discrimination.
Al Sharpton Has No Beef With JAY-Z: ‘I Thank Him for the Plug’ [VIDEO]
Al Sharpton wasn't offended by JAY-Z's lyric.
Why Did JAY-Z Receive His Platinum Plaque Before ‘4:44′ Was Released?
Here's how JAY-Z's '4:44' album went platinum.
Russell Simmons Defends JAY-Z Over ‘4:44′ Lyric Deemed Anti-Semitic
Uncle Rush supports JAY-Z's lyrics on 'Story of O.J.'
Young Buck Drops ‘Amber Alert’ Video Featuring Boosie Badazz [WATCH]
Young Buck and Boosie Badazz are not here for the haters.
Rae Sremmurd’s Slim Jxmmi Loses His $100,000 Chain at Paris Concert [VIDEO]
This was a costly mistake on Slim Jxmmi's part.
Iggy Azalea Confirms Collaboration With Former Rap Rival Azealia Banks
So it looks like their beef has been officially squashed.