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.
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.
2 Chainz Embarking ‘Pretty Girls Like Trap Music Tour’ This Summer
2 Chainz is hitting the road this summer.
Lil Wayne Was a No-Show, Pharrell and Solange Delivered the Goods at 2017 Roots Picnic [VI…
Pharrell and Solange rocked the 2017 Roots Picnic.
Yo Gotti Pens Reflective Message In ‘Letter 2 the Trap’ Video [WATCH]
Yo Gotti reflects on his street hustling days.
Migos’ Takeoff Acquires $500,000 Solar System-Inspired Diamond Chain [PHOTO]
Takeoff's chain is truly out of this world.
MF Doom and Jay Electronica Are Dropping a Collaboration This Year
Two reclusive rappers collaborated on a track for Adult Swim.
August Alsina Opens Up to Jada Pinkett Smith About His Liver Disease: ‘I’m Sick All the Ti…
Prayers up for August Alsina.
Bryson Tiller Embarking on ‘Set It Off Tour’ This Summer [PHOTO]
H.E.R. and Metro Boomin are joining Tiller on his trek.
Rosario Dawson Opens Up About Finding Cousin Dead in Her Home [VIDEO]
Rosario Dawson breaks her silence on her cousin's death.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Lil Yachty
Here are 10 things you may not know about the 'King of Teens' Lil Yachty.
Watch Big Boi Having Fun With Adam Levine in BTS Video for ‘Mic Jack’
Big Boi is taking the mic back in "Mic Jack (BTS)."
Meek Mill Is Thankful and Blessed in ‘Glow Up’ Video [WATCH]
Meek Mill is a goal digger.
Nicki Minaj Addresses Nas Dating Rumors: ‘We Have Sleepovers’ [VIDEO]
Everybody wants to know, Nicki...
Vince Staples to Release ‘Big Fish Theory’ This Summer [PHOTO]
The Long Beach, Calif. rapper announced that he will release a new album this summer.
It’s Official! Ice Cube Is Bringing ‘Last Friday’ to the Big Screen
Ice Cube announces 'Last Friday.'
Jay Z and Beyonce Are a Billionaire Couple According to Forbes
That's billion with a B!
Black Youngsta Denies Involvement in Young Dolph Shooting: ‘I’m Innocent’ [VIDEO]
Blac Youngsta remains in custody in Charlotte, N.C.
Chris Brown Performs With Kendrick Lamar on ‘Party Tour’ [VIDEO]
Breezy stays humble and brings out K.Dot.
Solange Sings Luniz Classic During Her Acceptance Speech at Webby Awards [WATCH]
She's got five on it.