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.
Watch Kanye West Rap With His Late Mom Donda
It's no secret that Kanye West adores his late mother Dr. Donda West. He has dedicated songs to her ('Hey Mama') and has launched a design company in honor of her called DONDA Foundation. The strength of their mother-and-son bond recently surfaced in a dated video on YouTube.
Chris Brown Album Spotted in London Store With ‘Man Beats Women’ Label
Chris Brown can seem to live down his checkered past. While the crooner may have moved on from his infamous 2009 incident, in which he viciously assaulted his then girlfriend Rihanna, other people still think about his history of domestic violence.
Wiz Khalifa Talks About Balancing His Career + Life in Complex Magazine Interview
Wiz Khalifa is the latest cover star for the October/November issue of Complex magazine. As the Pittsburgh rapper gets ready to drop his long-awaited second effort 'O.N.I.F.C,' he's been walking a tightrope between appeasing his record label, Atlantic, and his die-hard fans.
Chris Brown Shares New Rap Song
When Chris Brown is not getting a controversial tattoo placed somewhere on his body, he's working on his rapping skills. The R&B singer recently posted a WhoSay video of himself in the studio working on a new rap song.
Kanye West + G.O.O.D. Music Album ‘Cruel Summer’ Leaks Online
As expected, Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music compilation 'Cruel Summer' leaked online Wednesday night (Sept. 12), much to the chagrin of his record label Def Jam. In recent years, album leaks on the Internet have become more exciting than the actually release date.
Brandy Reveals ‘Two Eleven’ Cover Art + Track Listing
R&B songbird Brandy is ready to drop her new album 'Two Eleven,' which is scheduled to hit retailers on Oct. 16. The Grammy-winning artist unveiled the LP's artwork and track listing today (Sept. 12).
Nicki Minaj to Drop New Single ‘The Boys’ Featuring a ‘Real Pretty’ Artist
While Nicki Minaj continues to work on her upcoming re-release of 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded -- The Re-Up,' she is set to drop the first single from the collection called 'The Boys.' Although details are scarce, the Queen Barbz did drop a few hints on Twitter about the song.
Occupy Wall Street to Stage ‘Teach-In’ During Jay-Z Concerts
It looks like Jay-Z will have 99 problems with the 99 percenters. After the rap mogul told the New York Times' T Style magazine that he didn't understand the motives behind Occupy Wall Street, the movement's "Guitarmy" plans to educate Jay with a "teach-in&a…
President Obama Addresses Nicki Minaj’s Mitt Romney Lyric
Rapper Nicki Minaj sparked an unnecessary controversy over her Mitt Romney line, "I'm a Republican voting for Mitt Romney, you lazy b----es is f---ing up the economy," on Lil Wayne's 'Mercy (Freestyle).' President Obama called in to Orlando station Pow…
See What Rick Ross Looks Like Without Sunglasses
Rick Ross loves to wear sunglasses. Being a Miami native, where the sun always shines bright, the Bawse can't go anywhere without a fresh pair of shades on his face. Recently, Rozay posted a pic of himself on Twitter without his sunglasses on.