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.
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.
Zhane – ‘Hey Mr. D.J.': Throwback Video of the Day
Zhané changed the R&B landscape with their party anthem, 'Hey Mr. D.J.'
20 Great Hip-Hop/Jazz Albums of the ’90s
Musician Wynton Marsalis may not like rap, but jazz and hip-hop have been synonymous with each other since the 1990s.
15 Best Rap and R&B Songs from Spike Lee’s Movies
Spike Lee knows how to perfectly curate music for his movies. Here are some of the best rap and R&B songs from his popular films.
Bobby Brown Denies Hitting Whitney Houston: ‘The Public Record Is Wrong’
The R&B vet lashed out at reporters questioning him about domestic violence incidents between him and his late ex-wife Whitney Houston.
Foxy Brown – ‘Big Bad Mama’ Feat. Dru Hill: Throwback Video of the Day
Fox Boogie is the belle of the ball in this fun video for her 1997 track.
20 Rappers Who Dabbled in Reality TV
These rappers kept it real.
12 Classic Mary J. Blige Videos That Deliver The Drama
We take a look back at the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul's classic drama-filled music videos.