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.
Chuck Freeze, of ’80s Rap Group Jazzy 5, Dies at Age 54
The hip-hop community mourns the lost of pioneering emcee Chuck Freeze.
Lost 2Pac ‘Killuminati’ Liner Notes Dissing Dr. Dre, JAY-Z Up for Auction
2Pac had some choice words for Dr. Dre, JAY-Z, De La Soul and others in his original liner note.
Chuck D, Estelle, Rapsody and More React to the Death of Winnie Mandela
Winnie Mandela, anti-apartheid leader and politician, has died at 81.
Snoop Dogg and Charlie Wilson Release Spiritual Video for ‘One More Day’ [WATCH]
Snoop Dogg and Charlie Wilson deliver a message of hope in their new video.
A Tribe Called Quest Drops Their Final Video ‘The Space Program’ [WATCH]
A Tribe Called Quest bids farewell in their intergalactic video for "The Space Program."
Craig Mack’s Memorial Service Held, No One Famous Shows Up
DJ Scratch says it's 'very weird' he's the only celebrity that showed up at Craig Mack's memorial service.
Snoop Dogg Scores His First No. 1 Gospel Album With ‘Bible of Love’
Snoop Dogg earns his first No. 1 album as a gospel rapper.
Boyz II Men’s Shawn Stockman Says Quit Hating on Chris Brown: ‘People Should Stop’ [VIDEO]
Shawn Stockman wants people to stop picking on Chris Brown.
LL Cool J to Be Honored at We Are Family Foundation Gala
Uncle L is getting another prestigious honor - this time from legendary musician Nile Rodgers.
Who Run The World: 10 Best Women Rap Anthems of the ‘90s
The Boombox pays homage to female rappers who made noteworthy anthems in the 1990s.