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.
Eminem Releases Action-Packed Video for ‘Phenomenal’
Rapper Eminem portrays an action hero in his cinematic video for “Phenomenal,” which premiered exclusively on Apple Music.
Nicki Minaj Makes a Big Mistake During 2015 BET Awards Acceptance Speech [VIDEO]
Nicki Minaj was a big winner at the 2015 BET Awards on Sunday (June 28), taking home a trophy for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist and the other was for, well, the rapper actually forgot the name of the award she was receiving.
Kanye West’s Glastonbury Show Interrupted By Stage Crasher [VIDEO]
Kanye West’s headlining gig at the 2015 Glastonbury Festival on Saturday (June 27) was briefly interrupted by a stage crasher who strolled onto the stage and forced ‘Ye to restart his song.
DMX Arrested Before New York Concert for Unpaid Child Support
Rapper DMX had a run-in with the law on Friday night (June 26). The rapper was arrested in New York before his performance at an old-school rap show.
Bobbi Kristina Brown Moved to Hospice Care As Her Condition Worsens
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s condition has worsened and she’s been moved to hospice care.
Happy Father’s Day: Rappers and Singers Salute Their Dads on Social Media
Happy Father’s Day! Today (June 21), your favorite rappers and R&B singers went on social media to salute their dads with inspiring and heartfelt tweets and photos.
Lil Wayne’s New Deal With Jay Z Explained
Lil Wayne’s manager, Cortez Bryant, has come forward to squash the rumors that Weezy may have signed with Jay Z’s Roc Nation imprint.
Kalief Browder’s Suicide Prompts John Legend to Speak Out: ‘He Died Because Our System Is …
R&B singer John Legend has weighed in on the death of Kalief Browder in a thought-provoking essay, in which he states that Browder died because the criminal justice system is broken.
Ben E. King, ‘Stand By Me’ Singer, Dead at 76
R&B legend Ben E. King, who performed the classic song “Stand By Me,” has died. His publicist, Phil Brown, confirmed his passing to NBC News.
Kanye West Reacts to Bruce Jenner Transitioning Into a Woman [VIDEO]
Former Olympian Bruce Jenner came out as a transgender in his 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer on Friday night (April 24). The legendary athlete revealed that he identifies himself as a woman and it has been a difficult journey for him. But one person who has been very supportive of him transitioni…
Kanye West Stuns Fans With Surprise Performance During the Weeknd’s Coachella 2015 Show [V…
A 3.2-magnitude earthquake shook the the desert in Indio, Calif., but that was nothing compare to the roar of cheering fans when Kanye West made a surprise appearance at the the Coachella Music & Arts Festival on Saturday night (July 18).
Beyonce Shares Hawaiian Vacation With Fans [VIDEOS]
When Beyonce and her husband, Jay Z, celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary, they did it in a big and tropical way. The couple went to Hawaii and it’s safe to say that they both got lei’d.