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.
The Roots Reach a Crossroads: August 29 in Hip-Hop History
On this day, we celebrate Michael Jackson's birthday and remember albums by the Roots, Daz Dillinger, Junior M.A.F.I.A. and DJ Clue?
Was There a Feud Between Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle?
The two R&B divas may have had a simmering feud with each other.
Tale of the Tape: Lauryn Hill Vs. Best R&B Album Grammy Nominees
This is not a competition, but albums by Erykah Badu, Brandy, Aretha Franklin and Maxwell were also great and deserve recognition.
20 Infectious Hooks from Nate Dogg Songs
In honor of what would have been Nate Dogg's 49th birthday, here are 20 classic songs that made him the voice of West Coast hip-hop.
Warren G – ‘Regulate’ Feat. Nate Dogg: Throwback Video of the Day
Where rhythm is life and life is rhythm...
Nelly – ‘Dilemma’ Feat. Kelly Rowland: Throwback Video of the Day
Nelly and Kelly Rowland are boo'd up in their romantic video for 'Dilemma.'
Eminem’s Anti-Kim Movement Moves to Divorce Court: August 16 in Hip-Hop History
'Black Panther' star Angela Bassett is born; Eminem finally divorces his wife after a long and tumultuous legal battle.
20 Great Hip-Hop/Jazz Albums of the ’90s
Musician Wynton Marsalis may not like rap, but jazz and hip-hop have been synonymous with each other since the 1990s.
15 Best Rap and R&B Songs from Spike Lee’s Movies
Spike Lee knows how to perfectly curate music for his movies. Here are some of the best rap and R&B songs from his popular films.
Jagged Edge – ‘Let’s Get Married': Throwback Video of the Day
J.E. delivered the ultimate wedding song for the millennial generation.