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.
Janet Jackson Releases the Groundbreaking ‘Rhythm Nation 1814′: Sept. 18 In Hip-Hop Histor…
On this day, Janet Jackson gets the nation grooving with her groundbreaking project and Color Me Badd delivers sexy debut album.
Lloyd Recreates ‘A Bronx Tale’ in Heartwarming ‘Southside’ Video
Lloyd goes on his first big date in his tender video that pays homage to Robert De Niro's classic film.
Rewind: When Timbaland Once Called Scott Storch ‘A Piano Man’
...and then a feud erupted.
How ‘The Miseducation’ Influenced the R&B Landscape, Creativity
John Legend, D'Angelo, Jazmine Sullivan and more credit Hill's album for their approach to honest songwriting.
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Geto Boys members Willie D and Bushwick Bill paid tribute to the pioneering DJ/producer.
Rewind: The Game Got Dumped on ‘Change of Heart’ [VIDEO]
Before he became a big-time rapper, the Compton rhymer appeared on 'Change of Heart.' It didn't end well for him.
Nelly – ‘Dilemma’ Feat. Kelly Rowland: Throwback Video of the Day
Nelly and Kelly Rowland are boo'd up in their romantic video for 'Dilemma.'
New Political Party Wants LL Cool J or Busta Rhymes to Run for New York Governor
A new hip-hop political party is on the rise.
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.