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.
Mary J. Blige Drops #TimesUp Anthem ‘Bounce Back 2.0′ [LISTEN]
Check out Mary J. Blige's girl-power anthem.
T.I. Says No to Owning the Panthers: ‘I Don’t Want to Answer to the NFL’ [VIDEO]
Tip has no interest in owning a sports team.
Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone Make Great Workout Songs According to Spotify
Need to get fit, listen to Eminem, Kendrick and Post.
Erica Garner Declared Brain Dead, Common and MC Lyte Send Prayers
Prayers up for Erica Garner and her family.
JAY-Z Drops ‘Family Feud’ Teaser Starring Beyonce and Blue Ivy [VIDEO]
JAY-Z's video for 'Family Feud' will premiere on Tidal.
Cardi B and Offset Squash Cheating Rumors, Get Raunchy on Instagram Live
Cardi and Offset are still engaged.
Cardi B Addresses Nude Video Leak: ‘I Know I Got a Nice Body’
Cardi B is not going to let a nude video stop her grind.
Eminem Scores His Eighth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With ‘Revival’
Eminem is back on top.
Report: Missing 2Pac Murder Weapon Was Destroyed by ATF
The mystery behind the missing 2Pac murder weapon has been solved.
Fans React to Alleged Cardi B Sex Tape Leaking Online
A grinch tried to ruin Cardi B's Christmas.
Nicki Minaj Sparks Debate Over White Rappers Ruling iTunes Rap Chart
Is hip-hop now pop music?
Beyonce Is Not Planning a Destiny’s Child Reunion at Coachella
Beyonce may not be reuniting with Destiny's Child after all.
LAPD Cop Says 2Pac Murder Weapon Was Rejected by Las Vegas Police
A detective claims LAPD had the 2Pac murder weapon last before it disappeared.
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.