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.
LL Cool J, Janet Jackson, Rufus & Chaka Khan Nominated for 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
This will be the fifth time LL Cool J's been considered for induction into the Hall of Fame.
5 Reasons LL Cool J Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Boombox lists five reasons why LL Cool J should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Veteran Actor Bill Paxton Dies at 61; Tom Hanks, Jordan Peele & More React
Emmy-nominated actor Bill Paxton has passed away.
Run-DMC Slaps Walmart and Amazon With $50 Million Lawsuit Over Fake Merchandise
Run-DMC are the kings of lawsuits.
Kanye West Backtracks on Running for President in 2020: ‘I Don’t Have Views on Politics’
Kanye West backpedals on his remarks about running for president in 2020.
50 Cent Slaps Rick Ross With $2 Million Lawsuit Over ‘In da Club’ Sample
If you think that 50 Cent is done with trolling his arch nemesis Rick Ross, think again. The G-Unit leader slapped Rozay with a lawsuit just days before Christmas.
Lil Wayne Is Being Sued by His Own Attorney Over Unpaid Legal Fees
Lil Wayne’s legal bills continue to mount as his own attorney is suing him over unpaid legal fees. Ironically, the lawyer that filed the lawsuit was helping Weezy sue Birdman in his ongoing legal case with Cash Money Records.
Paris Attacks Lead to More Than 100 Deaths, Hip-Hop and R&B Community React
The world is in a state of shock as a number of coordinated terrorists attacks happened throughout Paris tonight (Nov. 13). According to ABC News, over 100 people are dead in a series of assaults that included explosions, shootings and a hostage situation.
Jay Z’s Unreleased Freestyle From 1999 Is Gold
Listen to Jay Z spit a crazy freestyle, which was recorded back in 1999, for London radio DJ Tim Westwood.