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.
Alicia Keys Repairs Broken Relationship With Estranged Dad After Grandmother’s Death
Alicia Keys reportedly has reunited with her estranged father, Craig Cook, whom she has hasn't spoken to for many years. The R&B diva felt resentment towards him after he her left mother, Teresa, when she was only 2 years old.
Swizz Beatz, Chris Brown + Ludacris Jump Around at the 2012 American Music Awards With ‘Ev…
Swizz Beatz, Chris Brown and Ludacris had the audience jumping out of their seats at the 2012 American Music Awards with their celebratory song 'Everyday Birthday.' The trio performed the song to wish the AMAs its 40th birthday. How nice!
Nicki Minaj Gives a Wintery Performance of ‘Freedom’ at the 2012 American Music Awards
Nicki Minaj looked like a snow bunny during her solo performance of 'Freedom' at the 2012 American Music Awards on Sunday (Nov. 18). Wearing a pink-colored wig, white fur coat, matching booty shorts and white boots, the Harajuku Barbie brought winter to the AMAs.
Usher Nabs Favorite Soul/R&B Album at the American Music Awards 2012
Usher won the Favorite Soul/R&B Album honor Sunday (Nov. 18) at the 2012 American Music Awards for his latest album 'Looking 4 Myself.' The is the R&B crooner's eighth AMA trophy and his fourth in this category. Wow!
Nicki Minaj Takes Home 2012 American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album
Nicki Minaj took home the Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album trophy Sunday (Nov. 18) at the 2012 American Music Awards. The Queen Barbz won the honor for her second album, 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.'
Usher Kicks Off the 2012 American Music Awards With a Climatic Performance
R&B superstar Usher kicked off the 40th annual American Music Awards on Sunday (Nov. 18) with an energetic performance of three songs from his latest album 'Looking 4 Myself.'
Nicki Minaj Hosting Online Album Release Party for ‘Re-Up’ Album
Attention Barbz! Nicki Minaj is hosting an online album release party via Facebook on Monday (Nov. 19), the same day her 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded -- The Re-Up' is in stores.
Jennifer Hudson + Usher Honor Whitney Houston on Tribute Special
R&B superstars Jennifer Hudson and Usher were among the singers and celebrities who paid tribute to Whitney Houston during the CBS special 'We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston,' which aired Friday (Nov. 16).
Big Sean Pushes Back Release Date of ‘Hall of Fame’ Album to 2013
Rapper Big Sean dropped some bad news today, Nov. 16. His second album 'Hall of Fame: Memoirs of a Detroit Player' will now be released in early 2013 instead of Dec. 18, as originally planned.
Rihanna + Eminem Go ‘Numb’ on Hot New Track
Uh-Oh! It's looks like Rihanna's new album 'Unapologetic' has sprung a leak. First, we heard Rihanna and Chris Brown's infectious duet 'Nobody's Business' and now we get another collaborative smash with her destined club hit 'Numb,' featuring Eminem.