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.
Nick Minaj with Verbal Shots at Steven Tyler
Nicki Minaj is mad as hell and she's not gonna take it anymore! The Queen Barbz fired some verbal shots at former 'American Idol' judge Steven Tyler over comments he made about the new 'Idol' judges.
Lil Wayne Plans Retirement After the ‘Carter V’ Album
Rapper Lil Wayne is planning to release his new album 'I Am Not a Human Being II' in February, but his album after that could be his last, the Young Money honcho told MTV News.
Game + Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Celebrate Life and Death in ‘Celebration (Remix)’ Video
While families were giving thanks on Thanksgiving Day, Game came through with the 'Celebration (Remix)' video featuring Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. The clips features the Compton MC and the Cleveland rap group celebrating life and those who have untimely passed away.
Drake Remembers Maternal Grandmother Who Passed Away on Thanksgiving Day
While family and friends were giving thanks on Thanksgiving Day, Drake had to unfortunately deal with the sad loss of his maternal grandmother, Evelyn Sher. The Canadian rap star went on Twitter Thursday night (Nov. 22) to reveal the somber news to his fans.
Nicki Minaj Says Big-Box Stores Are Refusing to Stock ‘The Re-Up’ Album
The holiday shopping season is underway and shoppers are hitting the big-box stores to grab the best deals they can find. However, music fans looking to buy discounted albums are having a hard time finding Nicki Minaj's 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded -- The Re-Up' at some retailers. Wha…
J. Cole Returns For His Second RESPECT. Cover
What a difference a year makes for J. Cole. A year ago, the Roc Nation artist had the No. 1 album with 'Cole World: The Sideline Story' and graced the cover of RESPECT. magazine's two-year anniversary issue. Now Hollywood Cole comes back for the magazine's three-year anniversary …
T.I. Brings Blaxploitation Look to ‘Trouble Man’ Cover Art + Posts Track Listing
Rapper T.I. is taking fans back to the Blaxploitation Era with his cover art of his upcoming album 'Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head.' The Atlanta rhyme-spitter is looking very mack-ish while holding a gun his hand.
Nicki Minaj on Critics: ‘I’ve Already Mastered Rap’
When Nicki Minaj released 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' back in April, critics frowned at the over abundance of dance-pop songs on the collection. With the 'Re-Up,' Minaj returns to her original sound that ushered her into the rap spotlight. And now she has a few choice words for…
Kid Cudi Ends Tumultuous Custody Battle Over His Daughter
Kid Cudi has called a truce in his ongoing custody dispute with his baby mama over their daughter. According to TMZ, the rhyme-slinger has agreed to surrender full custody of his daughter Vada after a yearlong battle for joint custody.
Ne-Yo to Perform on ‘SNL’ in December While Jamie Foxx Will Host
Ne-Yo and Jamie Foxx will reunite once again, but not for a new song. The R&B crooner and the actor-comedian will perform and host, respectively, on the Dec. 8 edition of 'Saturday Night Live.'