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.
Chris Brown Signs Modeling Deal with Wilhelmina Agency
It looks like Chris Brown wants to expand his presence into the fashion world. According to Women's Wear Daily, the R&B crooner has signed with the management division of the Wilhelmina modeling agency.
Ne-Yo Gets Audience Members Jumping on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’
R&B superstar Ne-Yo is on his promotional grind for his latest album 'R.E.D.' and he stopped by 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' for an energetic performance of his Top 10 hit 'Let Me Love You.'
Big Boi Denies OutKast Beef, Won’t Answer Anymore OutKast Questions
This is beginning to sound like a broken record. For the umpteenth time, Big Boi has denied that he has beef with Andre 3000 and doesn't know when an OutKast album will happen.
He’s Alive! Lil Wayne Spotted at French Montana’s Birthday Party
Lil Wayne has remained relatively quiet since his medical scares a month ago. But after a few weeks of rest and relaxation, it looks like Weezy is back in action.
Wiz Khalifa Offers Dark and Abstract Visuals for ‘Remember You’ Video
Wiz Khalifa released a very gothic video for 'Remember You,' his latest single from his oft-delayed album 'O.N.I.F.C.' One thing is for sure, this is not your atypical rap video.
Alicia Keys Turns Up the Heat on ‘VH1 Storytellers’
Much like her latest single 'Girl on Fire,' Alicia Keys was on fire (excuse the pun) with her performance on 'VH1 Storytellers.' For an hour, the R&B songbird entertained the audience with amusing anecdotes behind her classic hits and her previously-unreleased songs.
Chris Brown Tells Haters to ‘Get Over’ His Halloween Costume
Last month, Chris Brown and his cronies felt the need to dress up like armed Arab terrorists for Halloween, which generated plenty of backlash from fans and critics. So what is Brown's response to the costume brouhaha? "Get over it!" he says.
T-Boz Hits Back at the Barbz + Stands by Her ‘American Idol’ Criticisms
The Barbz (aka Nicki Minaj's fans) weren't so happy with Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins' remarks about rappers and artists "who can't sing" that are now judging on reality competition shows. Despite the Twitter backlash, the TLC singer stood by her com…
Jay-Z + Coldplay to Headline New Years Eve Show in Brooklyn, New York
Jay-Z and Coldplay will ring in the new year with a New Year's Eve concert on Dec. 31 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. This will be the second time the dynamic duo has celebrated the new year onstage together -- their first being in 2010 in Las Vegas.
Stockholm Residents Protest Chris Brown Concert With Pics of Battered Rihanna
Chris Brown is set to kick off his European tour next week, but some folks are not happy that he's coming across the pond. Unknown pranksters in Stockholm, Sweden plastered Breezy's ex-girlfriend Rihanna's battered face on posters in protest of the singer's concert on Nov. 19.