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.
Wiz Khalifa Offers Dark and Abstract Visuals for ‘Remember You’ Video
Wiz Khalifa released a very gothic video for 'Remember You,' his latest single from his oft-delayed album 'O.N.I.F.C.' One thing is for sure, this is not your atypical rap video.
Alicia Keys Turns Up the Heat on ‘VH1 Storytellers’
Much like her latest single 'Girl on Fire,' Alicia Keys was on fire (excuse the pun) with her performance on 'VH1 Storytellers.' For an hour, the R&B songbird entertained the audience with amusing anecdotes behind her classic hits and her previously-unreleased songs.
Chris Brown Tells Haters to ‘Get Over’ His Halloween Costume
Last month, Chris Brown and his cronies felt the need to dress up like armed Arab terrorists for Halloween, which generated plenty of backlash from fans and critics. So what is Brown's response to the costume brouhaha? "Get over it!" he says.
Nicki Minaj Gives Fans a Sneak Peek with ‘Re-Up’ Snippets
We have just several days before Nick Minaj's releases her new project 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - The Re-Up,' so the Queen Barbz posted 30-second snippets of the five new tracks appearing on the collection.
Jay-Z + Coldplay to Headline New Years Eve Show in Brooklyn, New York
Jay-Z and Coldplay will ring in the new year with a New Year's Eve concert on Dec. 31 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. This will be the second time the dynamic duo has celebrated the new year onstage together -- their first being in 2010 in Las Vegas.
Pitbull Is Muy Caliente on the Cover of Rolling Stone Magazine
Latin superstar Pitbull graces the "secondary" cover of Rolling Stone magazine's Nov. 22 issue, which features Daniel Craig (as James Bond) on its main cover. Honestly, we think Mr. 305 is way more suave than 007, but we digress.
Stockholm Residents Protest Chris Brown Concert With Pics of Battered Rihanna
Chris Brown is set to kick off his European tour next week, but some folks are not happy that he's coming across the pond. Unknown pranksters in Stockholm, Sweden plastered Breezy's ex-girlfriend Rihanna's battered face on posters in protest of the singer's concert on Nov. 19.
Chris Brown Talks Rihanna + Tattoos, Debuts New Song ‘Nobody’s Perfect’
Chris Brown breaks his silence and talked candidly to Los Angeles radio personality Big Boy about his relationship with Rihanna and his penchant for tattoos. The singer also debuted his new single called 'Nobody's Perfect.'
Cee Lo Green Issues Statement Regarding Sexual Assault Case
Cee Lo Green has finally spoken out after some alarming stories that have surfaced in regards to a sexual-assault case against him. The Grammy-winning singer is accused of allegedly drugging a woman with ecstasy and then raping her while she was unconscious.
B.o.B, T.I. + Juicy J Get in the Zone on ‘We Still in This B—‘ Single
Get ready for your speakers to get blown out with B.o.B's new song, 'We Still in This B----' featuring T.I. and Juicy J. The bass-heavy banger will appear on Bobby Ray's upcoming mixtape 'F--- 'Em We Ball,' which will be available on Nov. 15.