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.
LL Cool J, Janet Jackson, Rufus & Chaka Khan Nominated for 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
This will be the fifth time LL Cool J's been considered for induction into the Hall of Fame.
‘Soul Train’ Is Ready to Board, Ja Rule and More: October 2 In Hip-Hop History
On this day, Don Cornelius becomes the conductor of 'Soul Train' and Ja Rule releases his most successful album, 'Pain Is Love.'
Janet Jackson Releases the Groundbreaking ‘Rhythm Nation 1814′: Sept. 18 In Hip-Hop Histor…
On this day, Janet Jackson gets the nation grooving with her groundbreaking project and Color Me Badd delivers sexy debut album.
Was There a Feud Between Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle?
The two R&B divas may have had a simmering feud with each other.
Tale of the Tape: Lauryn Hill Vs. Best R&B Album Grammy Nominees
This is not a competition, but albums by Erykah Badu, Brandy, Aretha Franklin and Maxwell were also great and deserve recognition.
‘Living Single’ Breaks the Glass Ceiling on Fox: August 22 in Hip-Hop History
GZA is born, 'Living Single' premieres on Fox, Janet Jackson drops 'Miss You Much' and more on this day.
Nelly – ‘Dilemma’ Feat. Kelly Rowland: Throwback Video of the Day
Nelly and Kelly Rowland are boo'd up in their romantic video for 'Dilemma.'
20 Rap Songs That Sample Aretha Franklin
Hip-hop adores the Queen of Soul.
New Political Party Wants LL Cool J or Busta Rhymes to Run for New York Governor
A new hip-hop political party is on the rise.
Diddy’s Best Song Ever? A Breakdown of ‘It’s All About the Benjamins’
The song and video solidified the Bad Boy Records mogul as a fearless hip-hop visionary.