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.
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.
Paris Attacks Lead to More Than 100 Deaths, Hip-Hop and R&B Community React
The world is in a state of shock as a number of coordinated terrorists attacks happened throughout Paris tonight (Nov. 13). According to ABC News, over 100 people are dead in a series of assaults that included explosions, shootings and a hostage situation.
2 Chainz Accused of Attempting to Kill Woman Suing Him
2 Chainz's recent legal drama comes straight out of a scene from 'Goodfellas.' The rapper is being accused of putting a hit out on a woman suing him.
Two Stabbed at RZA’s Home in New Jersey
Police are currently investigating a double stabbing that occurred at the RZA’s house in Millstone, N.J., early Saturday morning (Nov. 7). It’s unclear if the Wu-Tang Clan founder was home at the time of the incident.
Jay Z’s Unreleased Freestyle From 1999 Is Gold
Listen to Jay Z spit a crazy freestyle, which was recorded back in 1999, for London radio DJ Tim Westwood.
Justin Timberlake Performs Bluesy Version of ‘Drink You Away’ With Chris Stapleton at 2015…
Justin Timberlake teamed up with country maverick Chris Stapleton to deliver a bluesy rendition of "Drink You Away" at the 2015 CMA Awards on Wednesday (Nov. 4).
Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’ Gets Hilariously Parodied for Halloween [VIDEO]
Drake's chart-topping song "Hotline Bling" gets hilariously parodied for Halloween.