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.
5 Reasons LL Cool J Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Boombox lists five reasons why LL Cool J should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Ice-T Uses His ‘Freedom of Speech': October 10 in Hip-Hop History
On this day, Ice-T tackles censorship in rap with his political album, 'The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech... Just Watch What You Say!'
Rappers in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: A Complete History
The Boombox takes a look back at the rappers who have been honored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Kanye West’s Wild ‘SNL’ Weekend: Trump Rant and Name Change, But No New Album
Kanye West wants to be called Ye now and he believes that Trump is a hero.
Digable Planets Drop Classic Debut ‘Reachin”: Sept. 27 In Hip-Hop History
On this day, Digable Planets changed the rap landscape with their debut album and Lil Wayne is born.
Janet Jackson Releases the Groundbreaking ‘Rhythm Nation 1814′: Sept. 18 In Hip-Hop History
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.
DJ Ready Red, Founding Member of the Geto Boys, Dies at 53 [VIDEO]
Geto Boys members Willie D and Bushwick Bill paid tribute to the pioneering DJ/producer.