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.
Lil Wayne Is Being Sued by His Own Attorney Over Unpaid Legal Fees
Lil Wayne’s legal bills continue to mount as his own attorney is suing him over unpaid legal fees. Ironically, the lawyer that filed the lawsuit was helping Weezy sue Birdman in his ongoing legal case with Cash Money Records.
R. Kelly Walks Out of HuffPost Live Interview [VIDEO]
During his interview on HuffPost Live, R. Kelly didn’t like some of the questions regarding his past sexual misconduct and immediately walked off the set.
Kendrick Lamar Explains Why He’s the ‘Chosen One’ in XXL Cover Story
Kendrick Lamar is at the top of his game right now. With 11 Grammy nominations and his critically acclaimed album, 'To Pimp a Butterfly,' appearing at the top of every critics’ year-end list, K.Dot is the man. So it’s fitting that he graces the cover of XXL magazine’s …
Wiz Khalifa & Sam Smith Receive Golden Globe Nominations for Best Original Song
Just days after receiving three Grammy nominations for “See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa garnered a nod today (Dec. 10) for Best Original Song for the 2016 Golden Globe Awards.
Nicki Minaj Posts $100,000 Bail for Brother Accused of Raping Teen
Nicki Minaj bailed out her brother, Jelani Maraj, who has been charged with allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl.
Big Sean’s House Burglarized, Jewelry and Music Stolen
Big Sean had a phenomenal year in music, but it looks like his year is going to end on a sour note. The Detroit rhymer’s home was burglarized while he was out of town.
Bobby Shmurda’s $2 Million Bail Package Denied
Bad news for Bobby Shmurda. It looks like he won’t be released from jail before the end of the year. The “Hot Boy” rapper was denied bond for the sixth time by a judge at a hearing in Manhattan Supreme Court on Thursday (Dec. 3).
20 Best R&B Albums of 2015
The R&B game this year was filled with breakthrough efforts, trap-soul introductions, vintage soul debuts and classic albums from your favorite artists. So we compiled a list of the Best R&B Albums of 2015.
Ice-T and Coco Welcome Daughter Chanel Nicole [PHOTO]
Congratulations are in order for Ice-T and his wife, Coco. The couple welcomed a beautiful baby girl on Saturday morning (Nov. 28).
Kendrick Lamar Crashes a Wedding, Dabs to Whitney Houston Song [VIDEO]
Kendrick Lamar can be a comedian when the moment is right. Remember his phone call prank on Jay Rock? Hilarious. Well, the Compton rhymer is at it again. This time he crashed a wedding reception in Columbus, Ohio, over the weekend.
Patti LaBelle’s Sweet Potato Pie Is Causing Hysteria on Social Media [PHOTOS]
Patti LaBelle is known for her sweet soul music, but it’s her sweet potato pie that has fans going bonkers on social media.
Nicki Minaj Hit With Lawsuit By Las Vegas Nightclub for Reneging on Contract
Nicki Minaj has been hit with a lawsuit by a Las Vegas nightclub for being tardy to the party and then leaving early. Owners of the Chateau Nightclub in the Paris hotel claim the Queen Barbz reneged on her contract and now they want their money back.