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.
Zhane – ‘Hey Mr. D.J.': Throwback Video of the Day
Zhané changed the R&B landscape with their party anthem, 'Hey Mr. D.J.'
20 Rappers Who Pay Homage to Hip-Hop In Their Songs
These rappers give thanks to hip-hop and its creator DJ Kool Herc in their lyrics.
20 Best Female Rap Posse Songs
These all-female posse tracks help shape the hip-hop movement in the 1990s and beyond.
T-Pain – ‘Can’t Believe It’ Feat. Lil Wayne: Throwback Video of the Day
T-Pain has a mansion in Wiscansin in his inventive video for 'Can't Believe It' featuring Lil Wayne.
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.
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.