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.
2015 Billboard Music Awards Finalists Include Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, John Legend, Nicki M…
Chart-topping artists Iggy Azalea, John Legend, Sam Smith, Nicki Minaj, Pharrell Williams and Drake are among a slew of finalists for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards.
DMX Accused of Robbing Man at New Jersey Gas Station
It’s been a minute since DMX has gotten into any real trouble but it appears the rapper got caught up in some criminal activity. Police are currently investigating a report that Darkman X allegedly robbed a man at a gas station in Newark, N.J., on Sunday (April 5).
Rihanna Debuts New Song ‘American Oxygen’ on TIDAL
After debuting her new song "American Oxygen" at the March Madness Music Fest in Indianapolis on Saturday (April 4), Rihanna premiered a CDQ version of the track exclusively on Jay Z’s new streaming service TIDAL.
Beyonce Debuts Anniversary Song ‘Die With You’ Dedicated to Jay Z
In honor of their 7th wedding anniversary, which is today (April 4), Beyonce unveiled a new song dedicated to her hubby Jay Z. “Die With You” is not a morbid tune, but rather a touching ode to Queen Bey’s undying devotion to Hov.
Lil Wayne Selling Miami Mansion After Swatting Incident
Lil Wayne is selling the Miami Beach mansion that was at the center of a “swatting” incident last month.
Is Rihanna Dropping a New Single or New Album? [PHOTO]
Rihanna has the Twitterverse buzzing over what looks to be a new single (or possibly an album) dropping on Thursday (March 26).
Lollapalooza Festival 2015 Lineup Features the Weeknd, Sam Smith, A$AP Rocky & More
Chart-topping artists the Weekend, Sam Smith and A$AP Rocky are among the headliners for the 2015 Lollapalooza music festival this summer in Chicago.
Usher’s ‘All Falls Down’ Featuring Chris Brown Leaks
Last year, Usher and Chris Brown’s budding friendship resulted in the Grammy-nominated single, “New Flame.” The dynamic duo teamed up once again for the slow burner “All Falls Down,” which hit the internet on Sunday (March 22).
T.I.’s Response to ‘Blurred Lines’ Case: ‘I Will Be Exonerated’ [VIDEO]
The “Blurred Lines” case has been a hot topic ever since the Marvin Gaye family won a $7.3 million judgment against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams. Now T.I. is caught in the legal crosshairs of the Gaye estate for his involvement in the hit song. Tip has recently spoke out about t…
Pharrell Speaks Out on ‘Blurred Lines’ Verdict: ‘It Kills Creativity’
A week after being found guilty in the “Blurred Lines” trial, Pharrell Williams finally speaks out about the jury’s $7.4 million verdict that he, along with Robin Thicke, must pay to the Marvin Gaye estate.