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.
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.
Snoop Lion Covers the Hollywood Reporter
When Snoop Dogg announced that he's a practicing Rastafarian and that he changed his name to Snoop Lion, it left people scratching their heads. But the veteran rhyme-slinger is serious about his newfound spiritual calling and he talks about it in the Oct. 5 issue of The Hollywood Reporter.
Rihanna Sends Chris Brown Sentimental Tweets, Calls Him ‘Baby’
The Twitter-verse was atwitter today (Sept. 24) after Rihanna sent some lovingly tweets to Chris Brown on his timeline. The pop siren this morning wrote to Breezy, "Praying for you baby, my best wishes are with you today! Remember that whatever God does in our lives, it is WELL DONE!!! #1Lo…
Cee Lo Green’s Christmas LP Track List Features Muppets + Christina Aguilera
Cee Lo Green is ready to spread some yuletide merriment with his Christmas album 'Cee Lo's Magic Moment.' The crooner unveiled the track listing to the 12-song collection, which features his reinterpretations of holiday classics.
Lil Wayne Ties Elvis Presley’s Billboard Hot 100 Record
Not only is Lil Wayne the king of rap, he's also a king on the Billboard charts, as well. The rapper has tied with Elvis Presley for the most appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with his appearance on Juicy J's strip club anthem 'Bandz a Make Her Dance.'