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.
Timbaland’s ‘King Stays King’ Mixtape Available for Streaming
Timbaland delivered the ultimate Christmas gift to his fans with his new mixtape, King Stays King. The project boasts a new track featuring the vocals of the late R&B singer Aaliyah.
Donkey Cartel Killed In Shooting at Northlake Mall in North Carolina [VIDEO]
Up-and-coming rapper Donkey Cartel was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer after his involvement in a shooting at the Northlake Mall in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday (Dec. 24).
50 Cent Slaps Rick Ross With $2 Million Lawsuit Over ‘In da Club’ Sample
If you think that 50 Cent is done with trolling his arch nemesis Rick Ross, think again. The G-Unit leader slapped Rozay with a lawsuit just days before Christmas.
Lil Wayne Is Being Sued by His Own Attorney Over Unpaid Legal Fees
Lil Wayne’s legal bills continue to mount as his own attorney is suing him over unpaid legal fees. Ironically, the lawyer that filed the lawsuit was helping Weezy sue Birdman in his ongoing legal case with Cash Money Records.
R. Kelly Walks Out of HuffPost Live Interview [VIDEO]
During his interview on HuffPost Live, R. Kelly didn’t like some of the questions regarding his past sexual misconduct and immediately walked off the set.
DJ Khaled Doles Out Words of Wisdom in New Advice Generator
If you are bored with your life, check out DJ Khaled's advice generator to learn the "Keys to Success."
TDE’s 2nd Annual Holiday Concert & Toy Giveaway Features Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Jay …
Top Dawg Entertainment has a lot to be thankful for this year. Now the label wants to give back to their fans in a major way this holiday season. TDE is presenting their 2nd annual holiday concert and toy giveaway event this week.
DJ Timbuck2 Dies at Age 34, Hip-Hop Community Reacts
The Chicago hip-hop community is mourning the loss of their beloved local hero DJ Timbuck2. The WGCI radio personality passed away today (Dec. 19) after a long bout with cancer. He was 34 years old.
N.W.A Among 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Legendary rap group N.W.A have been selected to be enshrined into the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Kendrick Lamar Explains Why He’s the ‘Chosen One’ in XXL Cover Story
Kendrick Lamar is at the top of his game right now. With 11 Grammy nominations and his critically acclaimed album, 'To Pimp a Butterfly,' appearing at the top of every critics’ year-end list, K.Dot is the man. So it’s fitting that he graces the cover of XXL magazine’s …