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.
Lollapalooza Festival 2015 Lineup Features the Weeknd, Sam Smith, A$AP Rocky & More
Chart-topping artists the Weekend, Sam Smith and A$AP Rocky are among the headliners for the 2015 Lollapalooza music festival this summer in Chicago.
Rihanna Throws Subtle Jab at Chris Brown When Discussing Dating Record [VIDEO]
Did Rihanna throw a subtle jab at her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. Well, maybe. While promoting her upcoming animated flick 'Home,' the R&B superstar discussed briefly her past relationship in reference to her favorite animated movie.
Pharrell Speaks Out on ‘Blurred Lines’ Verdict: ‘It Kills Creativity’
A week after being found guilty in the “Blurred Lines” trial, Pharrell Williams finally speaks out about the jury’s $7.4 million verdict that he, along with Robin Thicke, must pay to the Marvin Gaye estate.
Adorable Little Girl Dances to LL Cool J’s ‘Going Back to Cali’ [VIDEO]
LL Cool J has million of fans but there’s one little girl who is totally obsessed with the veteran rapper. Three-year-old Bostyn is an internet sensation thanks to a video in which she's shown dancing to LL’s classic hit “Going Back to Cali.”
The Roots Picnic 2015 Lineup Features Erykah Badu, the Weekend, A$AP Rocky + More
The beloved hip-hop band the Roots will headline the 8th Annual Roots Picnic alongside Erykah Badu (backed by the Illadelph band), the Weekend and A$AP Rocky. The annual event will take place on May 30 at Philadelphia’s Festival Pier.
Amber Rose Fights Back Against Slut Shaming By Posting Sexy Photos
When it comes to posting sexy selfies on Instagram, Amber Rose is, undoubtedly, the best at it. Some of her photos almost crash the Internet. Recently, she’s been accused of having a fake derriere, which caused haters to troll her account and slut shame her. However, the blonde-haired bombshe…
Kanye West Gives Public Apology to Beck and Bruno Mars
After explaining himself numerous timese, Kanye West has apologized for his ill-informed remarks about Beck during the 2015 Grammy Awards. On Thursday (Feb. 26), the mercurial rapper went on Twitter to say he’s sorry for slandering the veteran rocker after he won Album of the Year for 'M…
Watch Senior Citizens Get Down to Mark Ronson’s ‘Uptown Funk’ [VIDEO]
If Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ song “Uptown Funk” doesn’t make you want to shake your butt, then you need to check your pulse. The single is the No. 1 song in America and everybody is dancing to it including senior citizens. In a fun-filled viral video, senior citizens ge…
Kanye West Cries During Expansive Interview with Zane Lowe [VIDEO]
Kanye West has done plenty of interviews in the past few weeks, some of which were very revealing and informative. On Thursday (Feb. 26), Yeezy visited BBC Radio 1 host Zane Lowe again for an expansive interview in which he discussed a myriad of topics including his new Adidas sneaker collaboration,…
Erykah Badu Invades Local Newscast While Stranded at Dallas Airport [VIDEO]
The winter season has caused havoc in some major cities this month, with the Northeast and Southern regions hit hard by snow and ice. In Dallas, Texas, hundreds of flights had to be canceled on Monday (Feb. 23) due to icy conditions, which left travelers stranded at Dallas-Fort Worth airport, includ…
Essence Music Festival 2015 Lineup Includes Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Common & More
Grammy-winning artists Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige and Common are among the headliners set to perform at the 2015 Essence Music Festival. The 21st annual event, which takes place in New Orleans on July 2 through 5, features empowerment seminars during the day and hot music performances at night.
Iggy Azalea Leaves Twitter After Epic Rant
Iggy Azalea has had enough. After fighting with Azealia Banks and other trolls on Twitter, the Aussie rhymer is calling it quits. The "Fancy" creator announced that she’s leaving social media after unflattering photos of her butt surfaced online.