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.
JAY-Z’s Footnotes for ‘The Story of O.J.’ Explores Being Black in America [VIDEO]
“I’m not black, I’m O.J...Okay."
Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Damn’ Is the Best-Selling Rap Album of 2017, So Far
Kendrick Lamar is the top-selling rapper in the game.
JAY-Z’s ‘4:44′ Album Is Available for Downloading
Good news for non-Tidal subscribers.
Chief Keef Is a New Father Without Taking a DNA Test
Chief Keef has another mouth to feed.
Lupita Nyong’o Appears in Emotional Trailer for JAY-Z’s ‘4:44′ [WATCH]
Lupita Nyong’o is visibly angry in new trailer for JAY-Z's '4:44.'
Kendrick Lamar Releases Provocative Video for ‘Element’ [WATCH]
Kung Fu Kenny drops another visually stunning video.
Eminem and Kendrick Lamar Deliver a Lyrical Tribute to Prodigy [LISTEN]
Em and K.Dot pay lyrical tribute to the H.N.I.C.
Rick Ross Is Really Shedding the Pounds, Credits His ‘RossFit’ Regime [PHOTO]
Here's the skinny on Rick Ross.
Wu-Tang Clan Returns With the In Your Face Banger ‘Don’t Stop’ [LISTEN]
Wu-Tang still ain't nothing to f--- with.
JAY-Z Pens Essay for Change: ‘Social Justice Isn’t a Political Issue, It’s a Human Issue’
JAY-Z is using his platform for social justice.
Ice Cube Pays Tribute to Prodigy: ‘He Represented the Resurgence of New York’
Ice Cube salutes the late rapper Prodigy.
Migos’ Takeoff Adds to His Bling Collection – Acquires $33,000 Ring [VIDEO]
Takeoff receives an icy ring for his birthday.
Beyonce’s Dad Mathew Knowles Gets Dragged Over Twins Announcement Tweet
The Beyhive is stinging Mathew Knowles on Twitter.
‘All Eyez on Me’ Surpasses Expectations And Nets $27.1 Million at the Box Office
The 2Pac biopic did well at the box office.
Monica Recovering After Having Surgery for Endometriosis [PHOTO]
Monica is happy and healthy.
Beyonce and Jay Z Welcome Twins: ‘Bey and Jay Are Thrilled,’ Says Source
Blue Ivy is a big sister!
Karrueche Tran Gets Her 5-Year Restraining Order Against Chris Brown
Karrueche Tran wins court battle against Chris Brown.
Nicki Minaj, Andre 3000, Rakim and More Salute Jay Z for His Songwriters Hall of Fame Indu…
Jay Z is being ushered into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
2 Chainz Launches Virtuality Reality ‘Trap House’ Ahead of His New Album [VIDEO]
2 Chainz wants you to hang out at his VR trap house.
The Grammys Are Switching to Online Voting, Make Changes in Album of the Year, Rap Categor…
The Grammys have established a new set of voting rules.
Azealia Banks Sued by Credit Card Company for $137,000 Debt
Broke with expensive taste.
Drake Really Loves Sade — Gets Another Tattoo of the R&B Legend [PHOTO]
Drake’s love for Sade has no bounds.
Nas Performs Bluesy Rendition of ‘One Mic’ for ‘American Epic’ Series [VIDEO]
Nas redos his classic song for 'American Epic' series.
Lil Wayne Still Has No Love for Birdman; Tells Him to ‘Suck My D—!’ [VIDEO]
Lil Wayne wants his cash money.
Snoop Dogg Wants You to Fight for Your Rights in ‘Revolution’ Video [WATCH]
Snoop says the Revolution will be televised.
The Game Celebrates His Son’s Graduation: ‘I’m Just So Proud of My Boy’ [PHOTO]
The Game's son is a valedictorian.
Gucci Mane Hangs Out With Fifth Harmony In Their New Video for ‘Down’ [WATCH]
Guwop flexes in Fifth Harmony's new 'Down' video.
Atlanta Rapper Grip Plyaz Dies From Cancer, Killer Mike, Phonte and More React [PHOTO]
The ATL hip-hop community lost a legend in the game.
Bryson Tiller Helps Repair Louisville Basketball Courts: ‘It’s Possible Here’ [VIDEO]
Bryson Tiller gives back to his Louisville community.