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.
Kevin Gates Charged With Battery After Kicking Female Fan in Florida [VIDEO]
Rapper Kevin Gates is in trouble with the law after he viciously kicked a female fan during a concert in Florida on Aug. 28.
2015 MTV Video Music Awards Red Carpet Photos
The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards is being presented live from Los Angeles at the Microsoft Theater. But before the show gets underway, the hottest superstars in hip-hop and R&B hit the red carpet to show off their best ensembles.
Jay Z Deletes His Instagram Page After One Day, Wishes Michael Jackson Happy Birthday
Grand opening, grand closing. Jay Z joined Instagram for one day and then abruptly terminated his account. However, he did pay tribute to Michael Jackson.
Fetty Wap Unveils Bold Cover Art for Debut Album
After dropping hit singles “Trap Queen,” “My Way” and “679," Fetty Wap is finally ready to drop his debut album. On Wednesday (Aug. 26), the New Jersey rhymer unveiled the cover art for the project.
‘Straight Outta Compton’ Tops Box Office Again, Crosses $100 Million Threshold
The N.W.A biopic 'Straight Outta Compton' retained its No. 1 position at the box office for the second consecutive weekend. The F. Gary Gray-directed movie pulled in an estimated $26.8 million over the three-day period.
Kelis Reveals Her Baby Bump at 2015 AfroPunk Festival [VIDEO]
R&B songbird Kelis, who just celebrated her 36th birthday, surprised concertgoers at the 2015 AfroPunk Festival by showing up pregnant.
Wiz Khalifa Arrested at LAX for Riding a Hoverboard [VIDEO]
Rapper Wiz Khalifa was arrested at LAX on Saturday (Aug. 22) after he refused to get over his hoverboard.
‘Straight Outta Compton’ Sequel With Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur in the Works
The N.W.A biopic 'Straight Outta Compton' has become a huge box office success for Universal. Now comes word that a sequel involving two of the most respected West Coast icons in hip-hop -- Snoop Dogg and the late Tupac Shakur -- is in the works.
The Weeknd Announces The Madness Fall Tour
If you missed the Weeknd when he was on his summer trek, you’ll have another shot to catch him again in the fall. Today (Aug. 20), the R&B enigma announced dates for his upcoming The Madness Fall Tour.
‘Straight Outta Compton’ Tops Weekend Box Office With $56 Million
As expected, the N.W.A biopic 'Straight Outta Compton' went straight to No. 1 at the box office, raking in an estimated $56.1 million over the three-day weekend.
Nicki Minaj Stops Bay Area Show to Assist Injured Fan [VIDEO]
Nicki Minaj’s fans like to get turned up at her shows but never to the point where a full-scale brawl breaks out. That’s what happened when the Queen Barbz brought her Pinkprint Tour to the Bay Area on Friday (Aug. 14).
Busta Rhymes Under Investigation for Threatening to Slap Fans
It’s looks like Busta Rhymes can’t control his temper. The veteran rapper is being investigated for allegedly threatening to slap two fans at the 2015 BET Awards.