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.
Tyga Explains Paul McCartney Door Snub on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’
Tyga has come forward to explain his side of 'McCartneyGate' after the rock legend was denied entry at a Grammy after-party.
New Music Releases – February 2016
From Kanye West to BJ the Chicago Kid to Macklemore and more, find out which of your favorite rappers and singers are releasing new music in February.
Beyonce Releases Summery Song ‘Standing on the Sun’
Just in time for the summer of 2013, a new Beyonce song called 'Standing on the Sun' has been released. You might be familiar with the track, as it appears in the songbird's H&M commercial for her swimwear line.
Jury Selection for Michael Jackson’s Wrongful Death Trial Begins in Los Angeles
Jury selection in the Michael Jackson wrongful-death trial begins today (April 2) in Los Angeles. The case stems from the late singer's mother, Katherine Jackson, who is suing the concert promoter AEG Live for negligence.
Kanye West to Record Dr. Seuss Rap for His Unborn Kid
Kanye West may be taking the whole baby daddy thing just a little too far if we are to believe the tabloids. According to Hollywire (via The Sun), Yeezy is penning his own remake of Dr. Seuss's classics 'Green Eggs Ham' and 'The Cat in the Hat.'
Frank Ocean Covers Radiohead’s ‘Fake Plastic Trees’ at Spotify Event
Frank Ocean wowed audiences last week when he appeared in New York for an intimate performance for Spotify and covered Radiohead's 1995 song 'Fake Plastic Trees.'
Nicki Minaj Gives a Wintery Performance of ‘Freedom’ at the 2012 American Music Awards
Nicki Minaj looked like a snow bunny during her solo performance of 'Freedom' at the 2012 American Music Awards on Sunday (Nov. 18). Wearing a pink-colored wig, white fur coat, matching booty shorts and white boots, the Harajuku Barbie brought winter to the AMAs.
Usher Nabs Trophy for Favorite Soul/R&B Album at the 2012 American Music Awards
Usher won the Favorite Soul/R&B Album honor Sunday (Nov. 18) at the 2012 American Music Awards for his latest album 'Looking 4 Myself.' The is the R&B crooner's eighth AMA trophy and his fourth in this category. Wow!
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.'
Occupy Wall Street to Stage ‘Teach-In’ During Jay-Z Concerts
It looks like Jay-Z will have 99 problems with the 99 percenters. After the rap mogul told the New York Times' T Style magazine that he didn't understand the motives behind Occupy Wall Street, the movement's "Guitarmy" plans to educate Jay with a "teach-in&a…