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.
The Last Poets’ Jalal Mansur Nuriddin, the Grandfather of Rap, Dead at 74
The 'Grandfather of Rap,' has passed away.
Ice Cube Confirms New Album and ‘Friday’ Movie Are In the Works
Ice Cube reveals that he's dropping a new album very soon.
Rare ‘Pre-Fame’ Photos of Prince to Be Shown at Exhibit in San Francisco
Photographer Robert Whitman will present rare 'pre-fame' photos of Prince at upcoming San Francisco exhibit.
Whitney Houston’s Family ‘Disgusted’ By Pusha T’s Artwork for ‘DAYTONA’
Producer Damon Elliott, who is the son of Dionne Warwick, thinks Pusha T and Kanye West are exploiting their family tragedy.
Wynton Marsalis Addresses Backlash About His Comments on Rap: ‘I Stand by What I Say’
The jazz musician clarifies his harsh critique about rap being more damaging than a Robert E. Lee statue.
Brandy Salutes Issa Rae on Her GQ ’90s Black TV Icons Photo Shoot
The actress/screenwriter portrays Moesha, the Fresh Prince and other black '90s TV icons for her GQ cover shoot.
Queen Latifah Partners With Strayer University to Boost Students’ Confidence
Latifah will provide an online course that focuses on building confidence levels among her students.
Wendy Williams on Kanye West: ‘I Feel Very, Very Bad for [Him]’
Wendy Williams chimes in on Kanye West and his erratic behavior: 'He’s not well.'
Snoop on Kanye: “He Doesn’t Have No Black Women in His Life”
The Doggfather offers his thoughts on today's rappers and Yeezy's weird behavior.
Michael Jackson to Be Honored With Detroit Street Named After Him
The music icon will have a Detroit city street named after him during this year's Detroit Music Festival.