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.
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Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine Slapped with $100 Million Lawsuit Over Beats Royalties
Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine are being sued over royalties owed by a former partner.
Diddy on NFL Team Ownership: ‘I Don’t Want to Be Associated with Oppressing Black Men’
The Bad Boy Records mogul told Big Boy that he has no interest in owning an NFL team.
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Michael Bivins received an honorary high school diploma from his alma mater.
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The Boombox ranks every song from EMPD's classic 1988 album, arguably one of the funkiest rap albums of the "Golden Era" of hip-hop.
Wyclef Jean Announces ‘The Carnival’ Anniversary Show in New York City
The legendary rapper will perform 'The Carnival' with Fa special guest on the turntables.
The Last Poets’ Jalal Mansur Nuriddin, the Grandfather of Rap, Dead at 74
The 'Grandfather of Rap,' has passed away.
Trey Songz Being Sued By Cop & Photographer Over 2016 Assault
The R&B singer is in legal trouble again.
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Tina Brown regrets taking the infamous picture that is now Pusha T's controversial album cover.