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.
Jay-Z Salutes Brooklyn With Beyonce in Final Show at the Barclays Center
After seven sold-out shows, Jay-Z concluded his run with one final concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Saturday (Oct. 6). The rap mogul saluted his hometown with 19,000 people in attendance, and he also shared it with 60,000 viewers who were watching live via YouTube.
Frank Ocean Covers Snatch Magazine
Frank Ocean's notoriety has now reached overseas in France as the singer-songwriter graces the cover of the latest issue of French magazine Snatch. Despite the magazine's dubious title, the publication features interviews with celebrities and music artists.
Wiz Khalifa Curtails Smoking Weed for Amber Rose
Wiz Khalifa loves to smoke the sticky icky (marijuana, for the uninitiated), but now that Amber Rose is pregnant, he's actually cut down on puffing around her. "Everything is all about smells, man," he tells MTV.
Jay-Z to Live Stream His Last Show at the Barclays Center on Saturday
If you're unable to witness the biggest spectacle in Brooklyn, N.Y., which is Jay-Z's residency at the newly opened Barclays Center, don't fret. The rap mogul will stream his last show at the basketball venue live on Saturday (Oct. 6) via the Internet.
Snoop Dogg Shares Hilarious List of Reasons Why You Should Vote Obama + Not Romney
If after watching the presidential debates, you're still undecided on who to vote for in the November elections, then let Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion) help you out.
T.I. Saved Scott Stapp’s Life After Botched Suicide Attempt
We all know that T.I. is a loving father, dedicated actor and a helluva rapper ... but a guardian angel? That's what Creed frontman Scott Stapp calls him after Tip saved his life following a botched suicide attempt.
Watch Nicki Minaj on Set for ‘The Boys’ Video
Nicki Minaj is in her own neon world in her new video for 'The Boyz.' The Harajuku Barbie unveiled a behind-the-scenes look at the production of clip on her Twitter page Wednesday (Oct. 3).
Kendrick Lamar Performs ‘Swimming Pools’ on ‘Jimmy Fallon’
Beloved indie rapper Kendrick Lamar made his late-night debut on NBC's 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' on Tuesday night (Oct. 2). Backed by the Roots, the Compton, Calif. rapper performed his cautionary ode, 'Swimming Pools (Drank)' for the TV audience.
Machine Gun Kelly Says He Didn’t Trash Microsoft Store
Machine Gun Kelly says that he's a 'Wild Boy' and apparently he got too wild for the folks at the Microsoft Store in Atlanta last weekend. MGK's in-store performance got a little crazy as the Bad Boy rapper stomped on a table that displayed some expensive computers.
Ne-Yo + Wiz Khalifa Toast the Classy Ladies on ‘Don’t Make Em Like You’
Ne-Yo certainly loves the ladies and on his new single, 'Don't Make 'Em Like You,' the balladeer raises a musical toast to them for being strong and independent. The uplifting ode will appear on his fifth album 'R.E.D.,' which is due in stores on Nov. 6.