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Trent Fitzgerald

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.
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Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars + More Are Hip-Hop Illuminati in New ‘Cleveland Show’ Photos

The urban legend that many of hip-hop's prominent rappers are members of the Illuminati is parodied on the season premiere of FOX's animated series 'The Cleveland Show.' The episode, which airs on Oct. 21, stars Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, will.i.am and the Roots' drummer Questlove.

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Chris Lighty tribute
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Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott, 50 Cent + More Pay Tribute to Chris Lighty at the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards

One of the most touching performances at the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards was the tribute to Chris Lighty, the visionary manager of hip-hop stars, who died from an apparent suicide in September. The tribute was a powerful display of unity among rappers rarely seen in the genre.

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Rick Ross
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Rick Ross Performs ‘Hold Me Back’ + ‘Ice Cold’ at the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards

Despite Rick Ross' brief skirmish with Young Jeezy backstage at the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards, the Miami rapper seemed unfazed by it all as he came out shirtless (of course) with his jeans nearly around his knees during his performance at the awards ceremony.

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Lil Wayne Aaliyah Drake
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Lil Wayne Co-Signs Drake’s Contribution to Posthumous Aaliyah Album

While not everyone is thrilled with the prospect of Drake executive producing the posthumous Aaliyah project, Lil Wayne has told the Associated Press (via RollingStone.com) that it's going to be an "awesome collaboration."

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