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.
Lil Wayne Laughs at the Skateboarding Haters
When Lil Wayne announced last year that he's taken up skateboarding, many thought it would only be a hobby for him. But Weezy has been very serious about his newfound passion. Nevertheless, the skateboarding haters think he should just quit the sport and stick to rapping.
Nick Minaj to Steven Tyler: ‘Go F— Yourself’
Nicki Minaj is mad as hell and she's not gonna take it anymore! The Queen Barbz fired some verbal shots at former 'American Idol' judge Steven Tyler over comments he made about the new 'Idol' judges.
Nicki Minaj Says Big-Box Stores Are Refusing to Stock ‘The Re-Up’ Album
The holiday shopping season is underway and shoppers are hitting the big-box stores to grab the best deals they can find. However, music fans looking to buy discounted albums are having a hard time finding Nicki Minaj's 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded -- The Re-Up' at some retailers. Wha…
Lil Wayne Plans Retirement After the ‘Carter V’ Album
Rapper Lil Wayne is planning to release his new album 'I Am Not a Human Being II' in February, but his album after that could be his last, the Young Money honcho told MTV News.
T.I. Brings Blaxploitation Look to ‘Trouble Man’ Cover Art + Posts Track Listing
Rapper T.I. is taking fans back to the Blaxploitation Era with his cover art of his upcoming album 'Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head.' The Atlanta rhyme-spitter is looking very mack-ish while holding a gun his hand.
Nicki Minaj on Critics: ‘I’ve Already Mastered Rap’
When Nicki Minaj released 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' back in April, critics frowned at the over abundance of dance-pop songs on the collection. With the 'Re-Up,' Minaj returns to her original sound that ushered her into the rap spotlight. And now she has a few choice words for…
Nicki Minaj Takes Home 2012 American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album
Nicki Minaj took home the Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album trophy Sunday (Nov. 18) at the 2012 American Music Awards. The Queen Barbz won the honor for her second album, 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.'
Usher Kicks Off the 2012 American Music Awards With a Climatic Performance
R&B superstar Usher kicked off the 40th annual American Music Awards on Sunday (Nov. 18) with an energetic performance of three songs from his latest album 'Looking 4 Myself.'
Nicki Minaj Hosting Online Album Release Party for ‘Re-Up’ Album
Attention Barbz! Nicki Minaj is hosting an online album release party via Facebook on Monday (Nov. 19), the same day her 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded -- The Re-Up' is in stores.
Rihanna + Eminem Go ‘Numb’ on Hot New Track
Uh-Oh! It's looks like Rihanna's new album 'Unapologetic' has sprung a leak. First, we heard Rihanna and Chris Brown's infectious duet 'Nobody's Business' and now we get another collaborative smash with her destined club hit 'Numb,' featuring Eminem.