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.
Dido Partners with Kendrick Lamar on ‘Let Us Move On’
Many of you are probably familiar with Dido as the singer who Eminem sampled on his classic 2000 song 'Stan.' The pop chanteuse is back and she enlisted in-demand rapper Kendrick Lamar for the haunting tune 'Let Us Move On.'
Happy Wiz Khalifa Day!
It's time to celebrate, Taylors! Rapper Wiz Khalifa was honored by the city of Pittsburgh with a proclamation declaring Dec. 12, 2012 (aka 12-12-12) as "Wiz Khalifa Day."
Frank Ocean Covers Radiohead’s ‘Fake Plastic Trees’ at Spotify Event
Frank Ocean wowed audiences last week when he appeared in New York for an intimate performance for Spotify and covered Radiohead's 1995 song 'Fake Plastic Trees.'
Rick Ross Denies Tour Cancellation Was Due to Gang Threats
Rick Ross is not going to let gang threats hold him back. After canceling the second leg of his Maybach Music Tour due to threats from the Gangster Disciples, the Bawse addressed the situation on Miami radio station 99 Jamz.
Big Sean Credits Hard Work and Determination for His Success
It took a few years before Big Sean became 'Finally Famous.' As he reveals on MTV's 'This Is How I Made It,' the Detroit rapper had to work hard to prove to the record labels that he could be a proven star.
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.