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.
Meek Mill, Nas, John Legend + Rick Ross are Celebratory On ‘Maybach Curtains’
After years of toiling around in the underground rap scene, Meek Mill is finally famous. So on 'Maybach Curtains,' the Philly spitfire lifts the drapes and exposes how he made it to Ray-Bans and Maybachs. Joining him on the reflective song are music heavyweights Nas, John Legend and Rick R…
Big Sean ‘In-Vests’ in a Winter Style for GQ Magazine
Big Sean gets suited and booted for the autumn season in the November issue of GQ magazine. The Detroit rhyme-slinger gives readers some stylish tips on how men can layer their clothes up with a warm vest during the cold winter months.
Frank Ocean Writes Future Career Plans in Open Letter
The last time Frank Ocean wrote an open letter to his fans he drop a bombshell about his sexuality. While his new letter on his Tumblr page doesn't raise any eyebrows, it is quite revelatory.
Jay-Z + Ludacris Premiere Sleek Cognac Commercials
Jay-Z and Ludacris want to get you drunk. Well, not actually. The entrepreneurial duo have just released their commercials for their new cognac brand liqueurs.
Chris Brown + Rihanna Beating Reenacted in Controversial Pep Rally Skit
In a controversial photo that has gone viral on the Internet, three white students from New York's Waverly High School are dressed in blackface and are reenacting a 2009 incident in which Chris Brown assaulted his then-girlfriend Rihanna. WTF?
Jay-Z Urges People to Utilize Their ‘Voice’ in Obama Campaign
While the presidential debates are a laughing matter to some, the importance of voting in the upcoming November election is plenty serious. In a new video, released on Monday (Oct. 15), rap mogul Jay-Z is encouraging people to exercise their right to vote.
Wiz Khalifa Dropping ‘Cabin Fever 2′ Mixtape
Before Wiz Khalifa drops his second album 'O.N.I.F.C,' he will drop another mixtape for his Taylor fans. The 'Cabin Fever 2' mixtape is 14 track of songs that should garner a buzz for his upcoming full-length LP.
Wiz Khalifa Wilds Out in the Desert in ‘It’s Nothin’ Video With 2 Chainz
Wiz Khalifa is on a mission to tear some s--- up in his latest video for "It's Nothin'.'
T.I. + Lil Wayne Take It to the Club on ‘Ball’ Single
Rappers T.I. and Lil Wayne brag about how they get loose in the club on their collaborative single, 'Ball.' The certified club banger will appear on T.I.'s upcoming album 'Trouble Man.'
Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti Charity Shuts Down Amidst Mishandling of Funds
Wyclef Jean's Yéle Haiti charity organization is no more after years of scrutiny and misappropriation of funds. The New York Times is reporting that the operation closed its doors last month, leaving unpaid debts and broken promises behind.