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.
Alicia Keys + Beyonce Share Baby Stories With Each Other
Alicia Keys and Beyonce have a lot more in common than just being R&B queens, they are proud mothers of their kids -- 2-year-old Egypt and 9-month-old Blue Ivy, respectively. The piano diva revealed to Capital FM that her and Bey often share baby stories together.
Nicki Minaj to Star In Her Own Reality Show on E! Network
Not only is Nicki Minaj ready to conquer 'American Idol,' she will also star in her own reality series. According to Perez Hilton, Her Minajesty will invite her Barbz into her world on the new show, which will air on the E! network.
Kanye West Calls ‘Cruel Summer’ an Album of ‘Empowerment’
While the G.O.O.D. Music family are making the rounds with the media to promote 'Cruel Summer,' Kanye West is still maintaining his "no press" policy. But Yeezy recently posted a video on his YouTube channel discussing his multi-talented 'Clique' and their new a…
Rita Ora Performs Stevie Wonder Cover + More on ‘MTV Unplugged’
Rita Ora goes acoustic and performs her chart-topping hit songs for 'MTV Unplugged,' which premiered on MTV.com on Monday (Sept. 17). The blond-haired songstress and her backing band offer unique renditions of her singles that appear on her No. 1 U.K. album 'ORA.'
Wiz Khalifa Talks About Balancing His Career + Life in Complex Magazine Interview
Wiz Khalifa is the latest cover star for the October/November issue of Complex magazine. As the Pittsburgh rapper gets ready to drop his long-awaited second effort 'O.N.I.F.C,' he's been walking a tightrope between appeasing his record label, Atlantic, and his die-hard fans.
Chris Brown Album Spotted in London Store With ‘Man Beats Women’ Label
Chris Brown can seem to live down his checkered past. While the crooner may have moved on from his infamous 2009 incident, in which he viciously assaulted his then girlfriend Rihanna, other people still think about his history of domestic violence.
Listen to Kanye West + R. Kelly’s Track ‘To the World’
As you may already know, Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music album has sprung a leak. One song that caught our attention is track No. 1 on the album, 'To the World' featuring R. Kelly.
Brandy Reveals ‘Two Eleven’ Cover Art + Track Listing
R&B songbird Brandy is ready to drop her new album 'Two Eleven,' which is scheduled to hit retailers on Oct. 16. The Grammy-winning artist unveiled the LP's artwork and track listing today (Sept. 12).
Occupy Wall Street to Stage ‘Teach-In’ During Jay-Z Concerts
It looks like Jay-Z will have 99 problems with the 99 percenters. After the rap mogul told the New York Times' T Style magazine that he didn't understand the motives behind Occupy Wall Street, the movement's "Guitarmy" plans to educate Jay with a "teach-in&a…
Frank Ocean to Perform With John Mayer on SNL
When Frank Ocean graces the stage on the season premiere of 'Saturday Night Live' this Saturday (Sept. 15), he will have special guest with him -- singer-guitarist John Mayer. The Odd Future crooner announced the news on his Twitter feed today (Sept. 11). "SNL this weekend. Me and…