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.
DMX Is Headed to Rehab, Again, After Judge Lifts Travel Ban
X is going to rehab.
Chance The Rapper and Taylor Bennett Team Up on ‘Throw Away’ Track ‘Gimmie A Call’ [LISTEN…
Chano and brother reunite on gospel-tinged song.
Dave Chappelle Honored for His Charitable Work in New York [VIDEO]
Dave Chappelle was honored in New York.
Chuck D, Questlove and More Salute Late Comedian and Philanthropist Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis will be sorely missed.
Beyonce’s ‘How to Make Lemonade’ Box Set Is Here, Her Coffee Table Book Looks Amazing [PHO…
Get your Beyonce 'Lemonade' box set.
Spotify Removes Hate Music from Their Service: ‘Material That Favors Hatred or Incites Vio…
Spotify is cracking down on hate music on their service.
T.I. Slams Donald Trump for Blaming ‘All Sides’ in Charlottesville Tragedy: ‘F— Him’ [VIDE…
Tip is not here for President Trump's backpedaling.
Barack Obama Salutes Chance the Rapper at Free Chicago Show [VIDEO]
Former President Barack Obama praised Chano for his activism in Chicago.
JAY-Z Premieres ‘MaNyfaCedGod’ Video Starring Lupita Nyong’o [WATCH]
Hov drops a moving visual for 'MaNyfaCedGod.'
Wesley Snipes Talks About Stealing Prince’s Lead Role in Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’ Video [WA…
The movie star confirmed the story that Prince was MJ's first choice.
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.