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.
Fats Domino, Rock & Roll Legend, Dies at 89, Celebs Pay Tribute
Music icon Fats Domino has passed away.
Otis Clay, Blues and Soul Legend, Dies at 73
Chicago blues singer Otis Clay has passed away. The Grammy-nominated crooner died of a heart attack on Friday (Jan. 9). He was 73.
Janet Jackson Undergoing Tests for Possible Throat Cancer
According to reports, the reason why Janet Jackson canceled her Unbreakable tour is because doctors found a tumor on her vocal cords and it has to be taken care of immediately.
Watch a Rapping Staff Sergeant Give Cast Rules to a Patient [VIDEO]
For kids, going to the doctors can be an unpleasant experience. But one doctor made a young patient’s visit a fun experience with a rap.
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.
Before Car Accident, Chris Brown Visited Debbie Allen Dance Academy
Despite crashing his Porsche into a wall Saturday (Feb. 9) because of, allegedly, nagging paparazzi, Chris Brown did managed to pay a visit to the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles.
Kanye West’s ‘Rich Black American’ Album / Track Listing Photo Is a Hoax
Remember that image of the track listing from Kanye West's rumored new album 'Rich Black American'? Well, forget about it -- it was all a cruel hoax.
Kanye West’s Alleged ‘Rich Black American’ Album Track Listing Revealed
The Internet is abuzz over a screenshot (pictured left) of an iTunes track list for what appears to be Kanye West's new album 'Rich Black American.'
Lil Wayne Debuts Kanye West-Designed Artwork for ‘I Am Not a Human Being II’ Album
Lil Wayne recently unveiled the cover art to his long-delayed album 'I Am Not a Human Being II,' which is the sequel to the original LP of the same name. The artwork was designed by Kanye West through his creative content company DONDA.
Nelly Heads to the Desert to Shoot Video for ‘Hey Porsche’ Single [Pics]
Nelly got down and dirty at his video shoot Tuesday (Jan. 29) for his latest single, 'Hey Porsche.' The St. Louis rhymer film the clip in the desert outside of Los Angeles. Nelly decided to share some pictures from the set on his Instagram page.
Unreleased Aaliyah Song ‘Quit Hatin” Hits the Internet
Just a few days after what would have been her 34th birthday, an unreleased Aaliyah track has surfaced online. The song titled 'Quit Hatin' features the late songbird's smokey vocals over a contemporary productions.