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.
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!
Team Coco Posts Bizarre Twitpic of Rihanna + Chris Brown
Let's get this out of the way -- Rihanna and Chris Brown are boo'd up. Ri-Ri's photo that has gone viral on the Internet confirms it. But it doesn't mean everyone approves of it. Team Coco decided to poke some fun at the picture and posted a rather macabre parody of the phot…
Chris Brown + Big Sean Cover XXL Magazine’s Year-End Issue
Chris Brown and Big Sean are blinged out on the cover of XXL magazine's year-end issue. Interestingly, the two covers are perfectly timed as both artists are experiencing various highs and lows with their careers in 2012.
Wiz Khalifa Flies High on ‘Rise Above’ Featuring Pharrell Williams, Tuki Carter + Amber Ro…
Expectant parents Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose share a song together on 'Rise Above,' which appears on 'O.N.I.F.C.' The tune also features both production and verses from Pharrell Williams and fellow Taylor Gang rhymer Tuki Carter.
Chris Brown Not Facing Charges in Phone Snatching Case
Well, looky here. Chris Brown received some good news today (Nov. 30). The Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office told NBC Miami that they are not prosecuting the singer for allegedly snatching a Miami woman's iPhone back in February.