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.
Michel’le: From Compton to Ruthless, an ‘Unsung’ Hero in R&B [VIDEO]
Michel'le's journey into R&B came with a lot of pain and abuse. But behind the drama, was some great music.
July 13 in Hip-Hop History: Gerald Levert Is Born, Run-DMC Rocks Live Aid + More
On this date in hip-hop history, we remember the late Gerald Levert, salute Run-DMC's Live Aid moment and 'tip' our hats to the Roots.
Prince’s Bible, Navy Silk Suit, Personal Copy of ‘Purple Rain’ and More Up for Auction
There are some real cool Prince memorabilia in this latest auction haul.
Russell Simmons Issues Statement Following New Rape Allegations: ‘I’m Deeply Saddened’
This is the 16th accusation against the Def Jam Records co-founder.
July 11 in Hip-Hop History: Lil’ Kim is Born, Timbaland Grabs the Spotlight + Shaggy Gets …
On this date in hip-hop history, we celebrate the birthday of Lil' Kim, Shaggy's proud love for his own manhood and Timbaland's move to center stage.
Diddy Slams Music Industry for Not Investing in Black Executives: ‘Embrace the Evolution’
The music mogul slams the music industry for giving black executives a seat at the table.
Is Beyonce Pregnant Again? The Internet Wants to Know [VIDEO]
The Beyhive want to know — are Beyonce and JAY-Z expecting their fourth child?
Queen Latifah Performs With Missy Elliott, Brandy and More at Essence Fest 2018 [VIDEO]
Queen Latifah rocked the mic with Missy Elliott, Brandy, Remy Ma and more at Essence Fest.
Brandy Says ‘The Boy Is Mine’ is Her Song, Monica Claps Back [PHOTO]
Brandy rekindles decades-long beef at Essence Fest, while Monica gets the strap.
Queen Latifah Pays Tribute to Her Late Mother: ‘I Watched Her Give Back All My Life’
Queen Latifah says her late mother inspired her to give back to others.