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.
20 Best Female Rap Posse Songs
These all-female posse tracks help shape the hip-hop movement in the 1990s and beyond.
15 ‘I’m All Grown Up’ Albums
These albums are when artists announced that they are adults now.
Bobby Brown Denies Hitting Whitney Houston: ‘The Public Record Is Wrong’
The R&B vet lashed out at reporters questioning him about domestic violence incidents between him and his late ex-wife Whitney Houston.
Foxy Brown – ‘Big Bad Mama’ Feat. Dru Hill: Throwback Video of the Day
Fox Boogie is the belle of the ball in this fun video for her 1997 track.
Scarface – ‘Smile’ Feat. 2Pac: Throwback Video of the Day
Scarface and 2Pac teamed up on an inspiring song for those who are struggling through difficult times.
12 Throwback Rap Album Covers Inspired by Jazz/R&B Album Artwork
These rappers paid homage to their favorite old-school jazz and R&B albums with their iconic LP cover art.
The Rise, Fall and Return of Irv Gotti’s Murder Inc.
Murder Inc. was once a powerhouse label in the early 2000s. Can Irv Gotti revive it with a propose reunion tour?
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.