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.
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 this summer. According to ScreenCrush, Weezy reportedly will voice a character in a new Pixar flick titled 'The Good Dinosaurs.'
Cee Lo Green Getting Healthy with eDiets Partnership
Cee Lo Green is a huge star both literally and figuratively. So the former 'Voice' judge is getting on the health kick in 2013 with his new partnership with eDiets. "My goal for #2013 is to make #health a habit -- who's gonna join me?" tweeted the crooner.
Nicki Minaj’s Manager Calls Grammy Snub ‘Bulls—‘
Not only was Justin Bieber shockingly shut out for Grammy Awards nominations, but his 'Beauty and a Beat' co-star Nicki Minaj was no where to be found on the nominations list, as well. Cortez Bryant, who co-manages the Young Money starlet, wasn't happy about the snub and voiced his fr…
Veteran Songwriter Might Sue Alicia Keys Over ‘Girl on Fire’ Song
Alicia Keys might be on fire right now but there's a songwriter looking to extinguish her flame. Roger Friedman of Showbiz411.com is reporting that veteran composer Earl Shuman is considering filing a lawsuit against the R&B singer for her song 'Girl on Fire.'
Wiz Khalifa Rocks Jimmy Kimmel Live with ‘Remember You’ + ‘It’s Nothin’ Performances
Wiz Khalifa visited Jimmy Kimmel Live to perform his latest single 'Remember You' from his upcoming album 'O.N.I.F.C.' (in stores Dec. 4). You can tell that the Pittsburgh rhymer is a bona fide rockstar -- he has scarves wrapped around his microphone stand like Steven Tyler.
Alicia Keys Celebrates ‘Girl of Fire’ Release With Empire State Building LED Light Show
In celebration of the release of Alicia Keys new album 'Girl on Fire,' a light show was held at the Empire State Building in New York. The Grammy-winning songbird flipped the switch to launch the LED tower light display, which was also synchronized to her anthemic tunes 'Girl on Fire&…
Nicki Minaj Says Big-Box Stores Are Refusing to Stock ‘The Re-Up’ Album
The holiday shopping season is underway and shoppers are hitting the big-box stores to grab the best deals they can find. However, music fans looking to buy discounted albums are having a hard time finding Nicki Minaj's 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded -- The Re-Up' at some retailers. Wha…
Kelly Rowland Brings the Heat in ‘Ice’ Video
Splish, splash! Kelly Rowland gets a little wet in her sizzling hot video for 'Ice,' from her upcoming fourth LP 'Year of the Woman.'
Jay-Z + Coldplay to Headline New Years Eve Show in Brooklyn, New York
Jay-Z and Coldplay will ring in the new year with a New Year's Eve concert on Dec. 31 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. This will be the second time the dynamic duo has celebrated the new year onstage together -- their first being in 2010 in Las Vegas.
J. Cole to Return with Second Album ‘Born Sinner’ In January
It seems as if J. Cole is embarking on a spiritual journey with second album 'Born Sinner.' The North Carolina rapper unveiled on his Dreamville blog the Jan. 28 release date for his sophomore project along with a teaser video.