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.
LL Cool J, Janet Jackson, Rufus & Chaka Khan Nominated for 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
This will be the fifth time LL Cool J's been considered for induction into the Hall of Fame.
Rappers in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: A Complete History
The Boombox takes a look back at the rappers who have been honored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
20 Rap Songs That Sample Aretha Franklin
Hip-hop adores the Queen of Soul.
20 Great Hip-Hop/Jazz Albums of the ’90s
Musician Wynton Marsalis may not like rap, but jazz and hip-hop have been synonymous with each other since the 1990s.
Bobby Brown Denies Hitting Whitney Houston: ‘The Public Record Is Wrong’
The R&B vet lashed out at reporters questioning him about domestic violence incidents between him and his late ex-wife Whitney Houston.
Get Clean Like DJ Khaled: Rap Mogul to Launch a Line of Soaps [VIDEO]
The rap mogul wants to take over the beauty market.
Diddy Slams Music Industry for Not Investing in Black Executives: ‘Embrace the Evolution’
The music mogul slams the music industry for giving black executives a seat at the table.
Queen Latifah Performs With Missy Elliott, Brandy and More at Essence Fest 2018 [VIDEO]
Queen Latifah rocked the mic with Missy Elliott, Brandy, Remy Ma and more at Essence Fest.
Not So Fast! Keyshia Cole Is Not Pregnant, She Was Only Trolling [PHOTO]
Keyshia Cole initially confirmed that she was pregnant but now says she's only trolling.
Michelle Williams and Fiancé Chad Johnson Nab Reality Show on OWN
Michelle Williams and her boo will star in their own reality series.