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 Unveils ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up’ Track Listing
While Nicki Minaj is titillating her U.K. Barbz on her overseas tour, the Young Money starlet unveiled the track listing for her 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded -- The Re-Up' album, which hits stores on Nov. 19.
Lil Wayne A No-Show at His Copyright Infringement Case
Lil Wayne was a no-show in court on Monday (Oct. 29) for his infringement case against producer Quincy Jones III (QDIII) due to his medical scares this past week.
Eminem’s Hat Sale Hints at a New Album in 2013
Although the Detroit Tigers lost to the San Francisco Giants in the World Series on Sunday (Oct. 28), Eminem has launched his own winning cap -- the "Eminem Baseball Tribute Champ Hat."
Nelly Left ‘Baffled’ Following Texas Tour Bus Raid
Nelly says he is still "baffled" over his surprise tour bus raid that occurred a few weeks ago. On Oct. 11, authorities in Sierra Blanca, Texas pulled over his vehicle and found over 10 pounds of marijuana, multiple bags of heroin and a loaded .45 caliber handgun.
Wiz Khalifa + Amber Rose Are Expecting a Baby Boy
Although they have been keeping it secret, Wiz Khalifa's fiancé Amber Rose may have spilled the beans on the their baby's gender. The pregnant model tweeted out a photo on Sunday (Oct. 21) of a gift from a friend and purposely revealed the sex of their unborn child.
Watch Kanye West Go After a Paparazzi
Kanye West's hatred for the paparazzi has been well-documented by the media. So when photos surfaced of Yeezy grabbing for a photographer's camera after said photog asked a rather rude question, we figured the outcome wouldn't turn out well.
Frank Ocean + Alicia Keys In the Studio Together
In Frank Ocean's recently posted open letter, he writes of penning a song for someone because they paid for his flight and hotel. So who could've been this mysterious "someone?" It looks as if it could have been Alicia Keys.
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.
Cee Lo Green Releases Early Christmas Ditty ‘Run Rudolph Run’
What do you get when you mix Saint Nick with some gorgeous females elves? A rocking holiday visualizer from Cee Lo Green! To get everyone in the Christmas spirit, the Grammy-winning crooner released his ditty, 'Run Rudolph Run.'
Nicki Minaj Announces Release Date for ‘Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up’
The wait is finally over Barbz! Nicki Minaj announced on Wednesday the in-store date for her re-release album 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - The Reup.' The collection will hit stores on Nov. 19 just in time for the holiday season.
Whitney Houston’s Daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown Announces Engagement
After months of speculation, it appears that Whitney Houston's 19-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown is engaged to Nick Gordon, who is often referred to as Whitney's godson.
Kanye West Quits Twitter, Comes Back to Honor Steve Jobs
What's up with Kanye West? After deleting all of his tweets from his timeline for no reason, he returned to Twitter on Friday (Oct. 5) to salute Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs on the one-year anniversary of his death.