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.
1520 Sedgwick Ave Births Hip-Hop: August 11 in Hip-Hop History
Forty-five years ago today, DJ Kool Herc gave birth to hip-hop at a party in the Bronx.
T-Pain – ‘Can’t Believe It’ Feat. Lil Wayne: Throwback Video of the Day
T-Pain has a mansion in Wiscansin in his inventive video for 'Can't Believe It' featuring Lil Wayne.
Bobby Brown Denies Hitting Whitney Houston: ‘The Public Record Is Wrong’
The R&B vet lashed out at reporters questioning him about domestic violence incidents between him and his late ex-wife Whitney Houston.
Foxy Brown – ‘Big Bad Mama’ Feat. Dru Hill: Throwback Video of the Day
Fox Boogie is the belle of the ball in this fun video for her 1997 track.
Scarface – ‘Smile’ Feat. 2Pac: Throwback Video of the Day
Scarface and 2Pac teamed up on an inspiring song for those who are struggling through difficult times.
12 Throwback Rap Album Covers Inspired by Jazz/R&B Album Artwork
These rappers paid homage to their favorite old-school jazz and R&B albums with their iconic LP cover art.
Pusha T Gets Married, Pharrell Is the Best Man [PHOTO]
King Push marries his longtime girlfriend Virginia Williams.
20 Notorious Hip-Hop Trials: They Fought the Law
The Boombox takes a look back at some infamous legal cases that had rappers fighting for equal justice.
Michel’le: From Compton to Ruthless, an ‘Unsung’ Hero in R&B [VIDEO]
Michel'le's journey into R&B came with a lot of pain and abuse. But behind the drama, was some great music.
Russell Simmons Issues Statement Following New Rape Allegations: ‘I’m Deeply Saddened’
This is the 16th accusation against the Def Jam Records co-founder.