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.
Nicki Minaj Unveils ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up’ Track Listing
While Nicki Minaj is titillating her U.K. Barbz on her overseas tour, the Young Money starlet unveiled the track listing for her 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded -- The Re-Up' album, which hits stores on Nov. 19.
Chris Brown to Stay On Supervised Probation
Chris Brown will have to remain on probation just a little bit longer. At the singer's progress hearing on Thursday (Nov. 1), a judge granted permission for Brown to go on his upcoming world tour but he must remain on supervised probation.
Lil Wayne A No-Show at His Copyright Infringement Case
Lil Wayne was a no-show in court on Monday (Oct. 29) for his infringement case against producer Quincy Jones III (QDIII) due to his medical scares this past week.
The Weeknd Treated Fans With Hits at Pre-Halloween Concert in New York
The Weeknd brought treats, not tricks, at his pre-Halloween concert in New York on Saturday (Oct. 27). The sold-out concert at the Paradise Theater in the Bronx was filled with fans eagerly awaiting this year's most exciting R&B star.
Breaking News: Usher Has Changed His Name to Üsher
Well, not quite. But Usher made a surprise guest appearance on 'Night News Now,' a hilarious news parody on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.' The R&B crooner played Fallon's new German political correspondent Üsher (pronounced Eww-shur).
Nicki Minaj Takes It Back to the Streets In ‘Come On a Cone’ Video
After glamming it up with Cassie in the wildly entertaining video for 'The Boys,' Nicki Minaj takes it back to the streets in the visual for 'Come On a Cone.'
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.
Kanye West, ‘White Dress’ – Song Review
After a snippet leaked online, the full version of Kanye West's 'White Dress' is now available for your listening pleasure. The song is featured off the soundtrack to the RZA's upcoming martial-arts flick, 'The Man with the Iron Fists.'
Jay-Z Rides the Subway to His Brooklyn Show
Jay-Z did something this past Saturday (Oct. 6) that millions of New Yorkers do everyday -- he rode the subway. Instead of parking the beamer in the arena, the rap mogul took the R train to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Jay-Z to Live Stream His Last Show at the Barclays Center on Saturday
If you're unable to witness the biggest spectacle in Brooklyn, N.Y., which is Jay-Z's residency at the newly opened Barclays Center, don't fret. The rap mogul will stream his last show at the basketball venue live on Saturday (Oct. 6) via the Internet.