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.
Ne-Yo Reunites with Rihanna, Dropping ‘R.E.D.’ in November
Ne-Yo is a busy guy. Not only does he have a new album, titled 'R.E.D.' (an acronym for "Realizing Every Dream"), set for release in November, he also used his magic pen to write a few songs with Rihanna.
DMX Gets Confused by Google, Questions the Word ‘Blog’
DMX may know how to rock the mic, but when it comes to computers, he is simply out of touch. Radio station Power 105.1 asked the New York rapper to use Google on a laptop and his response is hilarious, albeit a little troubling.
Ne-Yo Talks Meeting Michael Jackson on VH1’s ‘Behind the Music’
It's no secret that Ne-Yo's musical hero was the late and great Michael Jackson. On an upcoming episode of VH1's 'Behind the Music,' the 'Lazy Love' singer reminisces about working with the King of Pop on his new album before his untimely death.
Cee Lo Green’s Christmas LP Track List Features Muppets + Christina Aguilera
Cee Lo Green is ready to spread some yuletide merriment with his Christmas album 'Cee Lo's Magic Moment.' The crooner unveiled the track listing to the 12-song collection, which features his reinterpretations of holiday classics.
Lil Wayne Ties Elvis Presley’s Billboard Hot 100 Record
Not only is Lil Wayne the king of rap, he's also a king on the Billboard charts, as well. The rapper has tied with Elvis Presley for the most appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with his appearance on Juicy J's strip club anthem 'Bandz a Make Her Dance.'
Lupe Fiasco’s Anti-Voting Stance Causes Debate on Twitter
Lupe Fiasco has always been outspoken about the America's political system and President Obama's overall leadership. So as Americans try to figure out who to vote for in the upcoming presidential elections, the Chicago rhyme-slinger has stated that he's not planning to vote on Nov. 6.
Justin Timberlake in No Rush to Release a New Album
One of the biggest questions in pop music has to be, "When is Justin Timberlake going to bring his 'SexyBack'?" It's been six years since the release of his second album 'FutureSex/LoveSound' and still no new music from the pop crooner. What's up with …
Hear Drake + Dawn Richard’s Previously Unreleased Track ‘Where Were You’
Drake hasn't been seen or heard in a while, so it's always good to hear something new from the Canadian superstar. A previously unreleased track featuring the VMA winner and Diddy-Dirty Money alum Dawn Richard recently surfaced online. It's a haunting song that features Drake's t…
Bruno Mars Shows What Kind of Man He Is in Funny or Die Parody Video
Bruno Mars is the man! From swooning the ladies with his voice to being the best-dressed guy at awards shows, the pop crooner is a stud. But if you want further proof of his manliness, check out Bruno's hilarious Funny or Die parody called 'Whatta Man.'
Usher, Estelle + R. Kelly Lead Nominee Pack for the 2012 Soul Train Awards
Usher leads the pack of nominees for the 2012 Soul Train Awards with five nominations, including Album of the Year for 'Looking 4 Myself.' Following behind Usher is R&B songbird Estelle with three nods including Song of the Year ('Thank You').