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.
Janet Jackson Breaks Boundaries With ‘Velvet Rope': October 7 in Hip-Hop History
On this day, Ms. Jackson unveils her 'Velvet Rope' and Ludacris serves up 'Chicken-n-Beer.' Also, MC Lyte and Toni Braxton celebrate birthdays.
Kanye West’s Wild ‘SNL’ Weekend: Trump Rant and Name Change, But No New Album
Kanye West wants to be called Ye now and he believes that Trump is a hero.
The Best Samples from Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter V’
On 'Tha Carter V' album, Weezy samples several classic songs from G. Dep, 2 Chainz, Dr. Dre and more.
Drake Graduates from ‘Degrassi’ to ‘So Far Gone': Sept. 15 in Hip-Hop History
Drake went from 'Degrassi' to rap stardom with 'So Far Gone.' Plus, we take a look back at Eve's short-lived comedy series.
Chris Brown Arrested on Felony Battery Charge in Florida [VIDEO]
Breezy was charged for felony assault stemming from a 2017 incident in which he allegedly assaulted a photog.
Nicki Minaj Pays Off 37 Fans’ College Tuition, Student Loans [PHOTO]
The Queen Barbz announced the first group of winners for her 'Student of the Game' college fund program.
A Musical About Michael Jackson’s Life is Headed to Broadway
The King of Pop is coming to the Great White Way.
Kanye West Scores Eighth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart with ‘Ye’
Yeezy nabs his eighth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 album chart with 'Ye.'
Diddy on NFL Team Ownership: ‘I Don’t Want to Be Associated with Oppressing Black Men’
The Bad Boy Records mogul told Big Boy that he has no interest in owning an NFL team.
Snoop Dogg Breaks Guinness World Record with Largest Cup of Gin and Juice [VIDEO]
The veteran rapper poured the largest cup of gin and juice in the world.