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.
Rita Ora + Snoop Dogg Shoot Video for ‘Torn Apart’ in Thailand [Pics]
Pop star Rita Ora was having a dog day afternoon, but it was all in good fun. The 'R.I.P' songbird was recently in Thailand shooting a new video for 'Torn Apart,' her new collaborative song with Snoop Dogg.
Beyonce Announces New Destiny’s Child Single, Greatest Hits Album
For those of you hankering to hear some new music from Destiny's Child you are in luck. Beyonce just announced on her Facebook page that a new song titled 'Nuclear' will appear on the group's greatest hits compilation 'Love Songs.'
A$AP Rocky + Florence Welch Song ‘I Come Apart’ Hits the Internet
Rapper A$AP Rocky's new album 'Long.Live.A$AP' boasts an array of big-name collaborations including one with Florence Welch called 'I Come Apart.' The song will appear on the deluxe version of the album, which hits stores Jan. 15.
Nicki Minaj + Adam Levine Bringing Lifestyle Brands to Kmart
Chart-topping pop stars Nicki Minaj and Adam Levine have partnered with Kmart to bring their respective fashion lines to its stores and the shopping website, ShopyourWay.com.
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.'
Nelly Goes For a Ride with ‘Hey Porsche’ Single
Nelly is back and he's eyeing the pop charts with his radio-friendly single 'Hey Porsche.' The song follows the formula of his 2010 hit 'Just a Dream' with its twangy rock guitar riffs and sing-songy rap flows.
Lil Wayne’s Reps Deny Pixar Movie Rumors
Lil Wayne playing an animated character in a movie may sound good on paper, but, unfortunately, it's not going to happen anytime soon. Weezy's managers told MTV News that the Young Money honcho is not starring in any Pixar movie about dinosaurs.
Azealia Banks Goes to War with Rap Newcomer Angel Haze on Twitter
Azealia Banks is Twitter beefing again -- this time against up-and-coming rapper Angel Haze. According to The Drop.fm, the bickering is over a tweet the '212' rapper made about Haze not being a native New Yorker.
Drake (Sort Of) Apologizes to Kobe + Vanessa Bryant Over Offensive Rap Lyric
Kobe Bryant's wife, Vanessa Bryant, has finally responded to Drake's infamous rap line from Rick Ross' 'Stay Schemin'.' Drizzy's verse -- "B---- you wasn't with me shooting in the gym" -- was one of the most quoted verse of 2012. According to…
Azealia Banks Kicks Off 2013 With New Song ‘BBD’
Azealia Banks starts the new year on an energetic note with her new single, 'BBD,' which stands for "Bad B----es Doit." The song is not from her upcoming album, 'Broke With Expensive Taste,' but it's a preview of things to come from the Harlem rapper.
Beyonce Rings In the New Year With Las Vegas Performance
While her husband Jay-Z celebrated the new year with Coldplay at their New York concert, Beyonce was ringing in 2013 at her private show at the Wynn hotel in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve.
Lil Wayne Reportedly to Star in Pixar Movie ‘The Good Dinosaur’
Rapper Lil Wayne is quite an animated figure in the rap world, but it looks like he's going to bring his unique personality to film. According to ScreenCrush, Weezy will reportedly voice a character in a new Pixar flick titled 'The Good Dinosaurs.'