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.
Big Sean’s House Burglarized, Jewelry and Music Stolen
Big Sean had a phenomenal year in music, but it looks like his year is going to end on a sour note. The Detroit rhymer’s home was burglarized while he was out of town.
Bobby Shmurda’s $2 Million Bail Package Denied
Bad news for Bobby Shmurda. It looks like he won’t be released from jail before the end of the year. The “Hot Boy” rapper was denied bond for the sixth time by a judge at a hearing in Manhattan Supreme Court on Thursday (Dec. 3).
20 Best R&B Albums of 2015
The R&B game this year was filled with breakthrough efforts, trap-soul introductions, vintage soul debuts and classic albums from your favorite artists. So we compiled a list of the Best R&B Albums of 2015.
Ice-T and Coco Welcome Daughter Chanel Nicole [PHOTO]
Congratulations are in order for Ice-T and his wife, Coco. The couple welcomed a beautiful baby girl on Saturday morning (Nov. 28).
J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar Release a Pair of ‘Black Friday’ Freestyles
Chart-topping rappers J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar gifted fans with a real treat on Black Friday (Nov. 27). The two rhymers a pair of freestyle tracks in which they spit hot bars over each other’s beats.
Erykah Badu Unveils Cover Art & Track List for ‘But You Caint Use My Phone’
In a couple of days, Erykah Badu will release her highly anticipated mixtape, But You Caint Use My Phone. On Wednesday (Nov. 25), the R&B icon unveiled the artwork and track list to her project.
Adele Delivers Brilliant Renditions of ‘Hello’ & ‘When We Were Young’ on ‘SNL’
As Adele’s new album, '25,' is set to break a first-week sales record, the British songbird appeared on 'Saturday Night Live' as the musical guest over the weekend. During her visit, she delivered heart-warming renditions of “Hello” and “When We Were Y…
Patti LaBelle Gets Dragged on Twitter for Taking Credit for Sweet Potato Pie Success [VIDE…
Patti LaBelle is taking credit for her pies selling out at Walmart despite many attributing it to James Wright's hilarious viral video.
Lil Wayne Tour Bus Shooter Gets Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison
The man who shot up Lil Wayne’s tour bus after an Atlanta show in April has pleaded guilty to the shooting.
Patti LaBelle’s Sweet Potato Pie Is Causing Hysteria on Social Media [PHOTOS]
Patti LaBelle is known for her sweet soul music, but it’s her sweet potato pie that has fans going bonkers on social media.