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.
Snoop Lion Roars About Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Success’ and ‘Hustle’
Kendrick Lamar's debut album 'good kid, m.A.A.d. City' has garnered rave reviews from critics and from his rap peers in the game. One them is Snoop Dogg/Lion, who also received critical praise for his debut album 'Doggystyle' nearly 20 years ago.
Lil Wayne Is ‘Good’ After Suffering Two Seizures in One Day
Lil Wayne is on the mend after he suffered two seizures on two separate flights within a 24-hour period. On Saturday (Oct. 27), the 30-year-old rhyme-spitter went on Twitter and tweeted, "Thanx for all the prayers! I am good."
Hear a Snippet of Whitney Houston’s ‘Never Give Up’
Whitney Houston may be gone, but her legacy will continue to shine forever. A 30-second snippet of the late pop icon's song 'Never Give Up' recently surfaced online. The ballad will appear on the upcoming posthumous greatest-hits compilation 'I Will Always Love You: The Best of W…
Usher Wins a $12,000 Puppy at Auction
Warm fuzzies alert! Usher is the proud owner of the cutest puppy we have ever seen. The R&B singer bid $12,000 for a goldendoodle puppy during a charity auction on Thursday (Oct. 25), which raises funds to build schools in Guatemala, Laos, Nicaragua and Ghana.
Azealia Banks Talks Kanye West + Lady Gaga Collaborations
Azealia Banks is having a phenomenal year so far with several magazine covers, a hot mixtape and a lipstick launch under her belt. The Harlem native also collaborated with two big music superstars -- Kanye West and Lady Gaga.
Lil Wayne Reportedly Had a Second Seizure on Airplane
Are we having déjà vu or is TMZ pulling our leg? According to the gossip website, Lil Wayne reportedly suffered another in-flight medical scare on an airplane. Apparently, the rapper boarded a flight from Texas to Los Angeles when he suddenly began to have seizure-like convulsions.
The Weeknd Drops Unreleased Track ‘Enemy’
To get everybody in a naughty mood for the weekend, R&B enigma the Weeknd unleashed a brand new song on Twitter that does not appear on his upcoming album 'Trilogy' (due Nov. 13). It's another haunting ballad about sex, drugs and no regrets.
Lil Wayne Hospitalized for Seizure-Like Symptoms
Lil Wayne suffered seizure-like symptoms while traveling on a private jet on Thursday (Oct. 25). According to TMZ, the plane made an emergency landing in an undisclosed location in Texas so Weezy could be rush to a hospital for treatment.
Watch a Young Kanye West at Jermaine Dupri’s 1998 Birthday Party
Wow! A 14-year-old video interview of a young Murda Ma$e and Kanye West recently surfaced online and it's mind-boggling to see. Filmed during Jermaine Dupri's birthday party in September 1998, Ma$e and Yeezy looked like teenagers at a high school dance.
Kanye West Performs at Samsung Galaxy Launch Party, Brings Out 2 Chainz
Kanye West treated fans to an hour-long set at Samsung's Galaxy Note II launch party Wednesday night (Oct. 24) in New York. According to Rap-Up, Yeezy rocked the mic in front of a star-studded crowd that included T.I., Jennifer Hudson, Childish Gambino, Meek Mill and others.