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.
Usher Shares Pictures While Skydiving in Dubai
Usher is certainly fearless when it comes to his music -- just listen to his genre-bending album 'Looking 4 Myself.' The R&B superstar recently showed his fans how much of a risk taker he really is on Instagram.
Notorious B.I.G’s Autopsy Report Leaked in Detail
In March 1997, Notorious B.I.G. was slain in Los Angeles when four bullets pierced through his body while he was sitting in the passenger seat of a Chevy Suburban. Now, an unsealed autopsy explains the exact nature of how the late rapper died of his injuries.
Nicki Minaj’s Manager on Grammy Snub
Not only was Justin Bieber shockingly shut out for Grammy Awards nominations, but his 'Beauty and a Beat' co-star Nicki Minaj was no where to be found on the nominations list, as well. Cortez Bryant, who co-manages the Young Money starlet, wasn't happy about the snub and voiced his fr…
Eve Is Two Months Pregnant!
Congrats may be in order for rapper Eve, who reportedly is two-months pregnant with her first child. Although the 'Blow Your Mind' artist has yet to confirm the baby news, gossip websites are reporting that she and boyfriend Maximillion Cooper are going to be expectant parents.
Game + Kanye West + Common Get Spiritual on ‘Jesus Piece’ Song
In a pre-emptive strike, Game leaked his entire new album 'Jesus Piece' on Los Angeles radio station Power 106 yesterday (Dec. 5). One of the songs that caught on with the blogs is the spiritual title track featuring Kanye West and Common.
Rihanna to Star in U.S. Version of ‘Styled to Rock’ Series
After conquering the music and film worlds in 2012, it looks as if Rihanna wants to tackle the reality-TV business. The 'Diamonds' singer is bringing her U.K.-based fashion reality show 'Styled to Rock' to the Style Network next year.
Alicia Keys Is Red Hot on Essence’s January 2013 Cover
Alicia Keys is certainly on fire and she's dressed in a red hot strapless gown for the cover of Essence magazine's January 2013 issue. The 14-time Grammy Award-winning songbird is having a fantastic year so far and is looking forward to 2013.
Jay-Z Meets Old Lady on Subway Who Doesn’t Know Who He Is
You would think that everyone in New York knows who Jay-Z is, right? Uh, wrong. In a cute scene from Hov's online documentary 'Where I'm From,' the Brooklyn rhyme-slinger rides the subway and chats with an elderly woman who doesn't recognize him... at first.
Beyonce to Release New Music Before Super Bowl XLVII
Before Beyonce conquers the Super Bowl stage in February, expect to hear some brand new music from the R&B mama. The songbird's longtime collaborator The-Dream told Billboard that she plans to release a couple of new tracks before her Super Bowl XLVII halftime concert in New Orleans on …
DMX Sings the Holiday Classic ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’
Christmas time is here! And what better way to spread holiday cheer than a Yuletide rap from DMX. Come on!