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.
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.
Jay-Z Salutes Brooklyn With Beyonce in Final Show at the Barclays Center
After seven sold-out shows, Jay-Z concluded his run with one final concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Saturday (Oct. 6). The rap mogul saluted his hometown with 19,000 people in attendance, and he also shared it with 60,000 viewers who were watching live via YouTube.
Jay-Z to Live Stream His Last Show at the Barclays Center on Saturday
If you're unable to witness the biggest spectacle in Brooklyn, N.Y., which is Jay-Z's residency at the newly opened Barclays Center, don't fret. The rap mogul will stream his last show at the basketball venue live on Saturday (Oct. 6) via the Internet.
Watch Nicki Minaj on Set for ‘The Boys’ Video
Nicki Minaj is in her own neon world in her new video for 'The Boyz.' The Harajuku Barbie unveiled a behind-the-scenes look at the production of clip on her Twitter page Wednesday (Oct. 3).
Ne-Yo + Wiz Khalifa Toast the Classy Ladies on ‘Don’t Make Em Like You’
Ne-Yo certainly loves the ladies and on his new single, 'Don't Make 'Em Like You,' the balladeer raises a musical toast to them for being strong and independent. The uplifting ode will appear on his fifth album 'R.E.D.,' which is due in stores on Nov. 6.
New Footage of Gunplay’s Fight With 50 Cent’s G-Unit Crew Surfaces Online
Just days after video surfaced of Gunplay getting into a scuffle with 50 Cent's G-Unit crew at the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards, new footage has emerge of the skirmish. The video shows the Maybach Music Group associate being pummeled by five G-Unit members including rapper Mike Knox.
Alicia Keys + Beyonce Share Baby Stories With Each Other
Alicia Keys and Beyonce have a lot more in common than just being R&B queens, they are proud mothers of their kids -- 2-year-old Egypt and 9-month-old Blue Ivy, respectively. The piano diva revealed to Capital FM that her and Bey often share baby stories together.
Jay-Z Celebrates Brooklyn in 1st Concert at New York’s Barclays Center
Jay-Z returned to the borough that raised him for the first of his eight-night concert residency on Friday (Sept. 28) at Brooklyn's new basketball stadium. The rap king was at center court of the newly-opened Barclays Center as he toasted BK and his devoted fans.