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.
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.
Snoop Lion Covers the Hollywood Reporter
When Snoop Dogg announced that he's a practicing Rastafarian and that he changed his name to Snoop Lion, it left people scratching their heads. But the veteran rhyme-slinger is serious about his newfound spiritual calling and he talks about it in the Oct. 5 issue of The Hollywood Reporter.
Chris Brown Blasts Off Into Outer Space in ‘Don’t Judge Me’ Video
Chris Brown goes into outer space in the special-effects driven video for 'Don't Judge Me,' his yearning ballad from his 'Fortune' album. The blond-haired singer plays an astronaut who's about to embark on a dangerous mission for the "sake of the country.&q…
Azealia Banks In Another Twitter Feud With Producer Munchi
Azealia Banks is caught in another Twitter feud, this time with a remixer named Munchi over the song 'Esta Noche.' The song, which appears on the '212' rapper's mixtape 'Fantasea,' was supposed to be released on Tuesday via iTunes but Munchi thwarted those plans.
Nicki Minaj to Star In Her Own Reality Show on E! Network
Not only is Nicki Minaj ready to conquer 'American Idol,' she will also star in her own reality series. According to Perez Hilton, Her Minajesty will invite her Barbz into her world on the new show, which will air on the E! network.