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.
Nicki Minaj + Adam Levine Bringing Lifestyle Brands to Kmart
Chart-topping pop stars Nicki Minaj and Adam Levine have partnered with Kmart to bring their respective fashion lines to its stores and the shopping website, ShopyourWay.com.
Kanye West to Record Dr. Seuss Rap for His Unborn Kid
Kanye West may be taking the whole baby daddy thing just a little too far if we are to believe the tabloids. According to Hollywire (via The Sun), Yeezy is penning his own remake of Dr. Seuss's classics 'Green Eggs Ham' and 'The Cat in the Hat.'
Azealia Banks Goes to War with Rap Newcomer Angel Haze on Twitter
Azealia Banks is Twitter beefing again -- this time against up-and-coming rapper Angel Haze. According to The Drop.fm, the bickering is over a tweet the '212' rapper made about Haze not being a native New Yorker.
Drake (Sort Of) Apologizes to Kobe + Vanessa Bryant Over Offensive Rap Lyric
Kobe Bryant's wife, Vanessa Bryant, has finally responded to Drake's infamous rap line from Rick Ross' 'Stay Schemin'.' Drizzy's verse -- "B---- you wasn't with me shooting in the gym" -- was one of the most quoted verse of 2012. According to…
Beyonce Rings In the New Year With Las Vegas Performance
While her husband Jay-Z celebrated the new year with Coldplay at their New York concert, Beyonce was ringing in 2013 at her private show at the Wynn hotel in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve.
Lil Wayne Releases New Track ‘Good Kush & Alcohol (B—-es Love Me)’ Featuring Drake and Fut…
Lil Wayne loves his, um, fans and doesn't care about the haters on his new single, 'Good Kush & Alcohol (B----es Love Me).' The song is set to appear on Weezy's upcoming studio effort 'I Am Not a Human Being II,' now tentatively due out Feb. 19.
Kanye West Wears Outrageous Headpieces at Revel Concert in Atlantic City
Kanye West is known for his fearless stage performances but this one is for the record books. Yeezy kicked off his pre-New Year's Eve concerts on Friday (Dec. 28) in Atlantic City, N.J. wearing -- in our humble opinion -- the most outrageous headpieces we have ever seen this side of Lady Gaga.
Cee Lo Green Getting Healthy with eDiets Partnership
Cee Lo Green is a huge star both literally and figuratively. So the former 'Voice' judge is getting on the health kick in 2013 with his new partnership with eDiets. "My goal for #2013 is to make #health a habit -- who's gonna join me?" tweeted the crooner.
Drake Wants Nightclub Lawsuit Dismissed
Drake made headlines this year when he got into a champagne-throwing brawl with Chris Brown at New York hotspot W.i.P. The club owners eventually filed a $16 million lawsuit against the crooners for the damages they have caused. Now Drake wants a judge to dismiss the owners' lawsuit.
Frank Ocean Debuts Unreleased ‘Django Unchained’ Track ‘Wise Man’
Early Sunday morning (Dec. 23), Frank Ocean released the ballad 'Wise Man,' which originally was supposed to appear in Quentin Tarantino's western/slavery flick 'Django Unchained.' The Odd Future crooner doesn't seem upset by the omission. "django was ill witho…