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 Notorious Hip-Hop Trials: They Fought the Law
The Boombox takes a look back at some infamous legal cases that had rappers fighting for equal justice.
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.
Get Clean Like DJ Khaled: Rap Mogul to Launch a Line of Soaps [VIDEO]
The rap mogul wants to take over the beauty market.
The Greatest Dancer: Eminem Shows Off Racy Dance Moves on U.K. Tour [VIDEO]
Eminem knows how to bump and grind.
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.
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.
50 Cent and Papoose Engage in Instagram War Over Remy Ma [PHOTO]
It all started because of a compliment...
July 10 in Hip-Hop History: KRS-One Preaches and Teaches, P. Diddy Celebrates
We take a look back at today's biggest events and album anniversaries in hip-hop and R&B history.
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.
GZA Says Today’s Rap Music Is ‘Nowhere Near a Golden, Sliver or Bronze Age’
GZA is not a huge fan of today's rap music, but don't call him a hater.