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 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.
Chris Brown Signs Modeling Deal with Wilhelmina Agency
It looks like Chris Brown wants to expand his presence into the fashion world. According to Women's Wear Daily, the R&B crooner has signed with the management division of the Wilhelmina modeling agency.
Ne-Yo Gets Audience Members Jumping on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’
R&B superstar Ne-Yo is on his promotional grind for his latest album 'R.E.D.' and he stopped by 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' for an energetic performance of his Top 10 hit 'Let Me Love You.'
Big Boi Denies OutKast Beef, Won’t Answer Anymore OutKast Questions
This is beginning to sound like a broken record. For the umpteenth time, Big Boi has denied that he has beef with Andre 3000 and doesn't know when an OutKast album will happen.
He’s Alive! Lil Wayne Spotted at French Montana’s Birthday Party
Lil Wayne has remained relatively quiet since his medical scares a month ago. But after a few weeks of rest and relaxation, it looks like Weezy is back in action.