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.
Prince’s Estate Reportedly Want Out of Tidal Deal
The siblings of the late musician feel that JAY-Z-owned streaming service is being disingenuous with their streams and want out of their deal.
JAY-Z Lands Creative Director Role with Puma
The rap mogul joins the sneaker brand as president of basketball operations.
Beanie Sigel Retiring From Rap to Focus on His Family [VIDEO]
Beanie Sigel told his fans that he's falling back from music so he can focus on his family's well-being.
Ne-Yo, Alicia Keys, Nas and More Celebrate Father’s Day [PHOTO]
Several rappers and singers went on social media to celebrate Father's Day.
JAY-Z Addresses His Estranged Relationship With Kanye West on ‘Everything Is Love’
Not everything is love between Hova and Yeezy.
T.I. Shares an Anti-Marriage Post on Instagram, Tiny Claps Back [VIDEO]
Tip unwisely shared an IG post about why men aren't marriage material and Tiny wasn't having it.
Popular ’90s R&B Group 702 to Be Profiled on TV One’s ‘Unsung’ [VIDEO]
'90s R&B group 702 are in the spotlight on the latest episode of TV One's 'Unsung.'
Kurupt Accused of Abandoning His Ex-Wife After Cancer Diagnosis
Former Dogg Pound rapper is accused of dumping his estranged wife at her time of need.
Queen Latifah to Rock the Mic With Missy Elliott at 2018 Essence Festival
All hail the queens! Queen Latifah and Missy Elliott will perform at the 2018 Essence Festival in New Orleans.
50 Cent Announces Lloyd Banks Departure From G-Unit, New Mixtape Coming Soon [PHOTO]
According to Fif, Lloyd Banks is no longer an artist on G-Unit Records.
Swizz Beatz & Timbaland Want to Take Their Beat Battle on the Road [VIDEO]
The two hitmakers are thinking of taking their unfinished beat battle on tour.
15 Classic Rap Videos That Sparked Dance Crazes
From MC Hammer to Will Smith and Chingy, rappers not only rocked the mic, but they owned the dance floor too. Here are 15 classic rap videos that started dance crazes nationwide.