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.
Videos Emerge of Rick Ross’ Backstage Fight at 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards
Footage of the infamous scuffle between Rick Ross and Young Jeezy backstage at the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards has surfaced online. TMZ posted a grainy smart phone video capturing the moments after both parties met in the hallway at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center.
Bruno Mars to Host + Perform on ‘SNL’
Bruno Mars will be on double-duty as host and performer of NBC's 'Saturday Night Live' on Oct. 20! This will be the 'Grenade' crooner's second time appearing on the show but his first time as the host.
Jay-Z Celebrates Brooklyn in 1st Concert at New York’s Barclays Center
Jay-Z returned to the borough that raised him for the first of his eight-night concert residency on Friday (Sept. 28) at Brooklyn's new basketball stadium. The rap king was at center court of the newly-opened Barclays Center as he toasted BK and his devoted fans.
Jay-Z, Rihanna, Questlove + J. Cole Attend 40/40 Club Opening at Barclays Center
Jay-Z celebrated the grand opening of the Barclays Center's 40/40 club Thursday night (Sept. 27) in Brooklyn, N.Y. Hov's closest friends like Rihanna, Questlove (of the Roots), J. Cole and other celebrities were in attendance at the club's first party inside the Brooklyn Nets' ne…
Lupe Fiasco + Guy Sebastian Perform ‘Battle Scars’ on ‘Letterman’
Lupe Fiasco is on the promotional trail for his latest album 'Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1.' The Chicago rapper appeared on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' Thursday (Sept. 27) for a performance of 'Battle Scars' with Australian singe…
Nicki Minaj Buys Lil Wayne a $70,000 T-Rex Car for His Birthday
What do you get a man on his birthday who has everything? Nicki Minaj had a phenomenal gift in mind for her Young Money boss Lil Waynefor his 30th birthday on Thursday (Sept. 27).
Big Sean Announces Name of Sophomore Album
Big Sean recently announced that he is calling his second album 'Hall of Fame: Memoirs of a Detroit Player.' The title represents what the Motor City rhyme-spitter wants to achieve in the rap game -- hall of fame status.
Lil Wayne to Drop ‘I Am Not a Human Being II’ in November
Rapper Lil Wayne has penciled in Nov. 13 as the release date for his 10th solo album 'I Am Not a Human Being II,' according to Rap-Up. The collection has already released two singles, 'My Homies Still' (Featuring Big Sean) and the Detail-assisted banger 'No Worries.'
Wiz Khalifa + Amber Rose’s Baby Bump Cover XXL Magazine
Isn't love grand? Wiz Khalifa and his very pregnant wife-to-be, Amber Rose, appear on the cover of the October/November 2012 issue of XXL Magazine. Wiz looks cool as a cucumber standing next to his fiancée, who is in her underwear proudly showing off her belly.
Lil Wayne Breaks Elvis Presley’s All-Time Hot 100 Chart Record
It's official! Lil Wayne is the king of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The Young Money honcho broke Elvis Presley's long-standing record of having the most chart entries than any other male artist.