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.
Hopsin Threatens to Leave Funk Volume Due to ‘Having Issues’ With CEO Damien Ritter
Hopsin has threatened to leave Funk Volume, a label he started seven years ago, due to his "difficult" partner and the label’s co-founder Damien Ritter.
50 Cent Releases Gritty Short Film for ‘I’m the Man’
50 Cent kicks off the new year with a brand new visual for “I’m the Man,” which is from his latest mixtape, 'The Kanan Tape.'
Natalie Cole Dies at 65, R&B & Hip-Hop Community React
Legendary songbird Natalie Cole, the daughter of soul icon Nat King Cole, has passed away at the age of 65. Her publicist, Maureen O’Connor, said the singer died on Thursday (Dec. 31).
Kanye West Spazzes Out on ‘Jumpman’-Inspired Song ‘Facts’
It’s 2016 and Kanye West is feeling himself. On his new song “Facts,” West spits braggadocios rhymes while name-dropping several celebrity names in the process.
Meadowlark Lemon, Beloved Harlem Globetrotter Great, Dies at 83, Questlove & More React
The sports world is mourning the loss of beloved Harlem Globetrotter great George “Meadowlark” Lemon. The veteran athelte, dubbed “the clown prince of basketball," passed away at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Sunday (Dec. 27). He was 83.
Fetty Wap Gifts Fellow Remy Boy Monty a New BMW for Christmas [VIDEO]
Despite a few setbacks, Fetty Wap had a phenomenal year. On Christmas Day, the New Jersey rhymer spread some wealth to his Day one homie, fellow Remy Boy Monty.
Shy Glizzy Addresses Chain-Snatching Incident
Prior to the holiday weekend, Shy Glizzy reportedly had his chain snatched by a couple of local rappers in Memphis. The DMV rhymer recently went on Twitter to addressed the alleged robbery incident.
Fabolous & Chris Brown Channel ‘House Party’ In ‘She’s Wildin” Video
Although Fabolous pushed back his mixtape, 'The Young OG Project 2,' the Brooklyn rhymer delivered a great video for his latest single, “She’s Wildin’” featuring Chris Brown. The song is actually from Fabo’s 2014 mixtape, 'The Young OG Project.'
William Guest, Gladys Knight and the Pips Member, Dead at 74
William Guest, who was a member of Gladys Knight and the Pips, has passed away. He was 74.
King Louie Asks Fans for Prayers, Meets Louis Farrakhan from Hospital Bed [PHOTOS]
King Louie is on the mend after being shot in the head in Chicago on Wednesday (Dec. 23). On Christmas Day, the 28-year-old rhymer went on Instagram to ask his fans to keep him in their thoughts.