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.
Lil Uzi Vert Named King of SoundCloud, Debuts New Hair Color (PHOTO)
Lil Uzi Vert's good year continues. The rapper is nominated for Best New Artist at the 2018 Grammy Awards.
Eminem Slams White Privilege and Racism on ‘Untouchable’
Eminem delivers a blistering critique on institutional racism on much-anticipated new track. Listen to 'Untouchable.'
Drake Scores 9 of Pandora’s Most-Liked Tracks of 2017
The superstar rapper beat out Migos, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd as the artist with the most thumbed-up tracks on the streaming services annual list.
Eminem Unveils Star-Studded Track List for ‘Revival’
Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys, Pink, and Beyonce all make guest appearances.
SZA Yearns for Her Lover on Maroon 5’s New Single ‘What Lovers Do’ [LISTEN]
SZA teams up with Maroon 5 on poppy new single.
2015 BET Hip Hop Awards Red Carpet
The green carpet arrivals at the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards did not disappoint as your favorite rappers and singers donned their most fashionable threads for the 10th annual event.
Beyonce Releases Summery Song ‘Standing on the Sun’
Just in time for the summer of 2013, a new Beyonce song called 'Standing on the Sun' has been released. You might be familiar with the track, as it appears in the songbird's H&M commercial for her swimwear line.
Kid Ink, ‘Almost Home’ – EP Review
Kid Ink has been making big moves ever since he signed with RCA Records earlier this year. The Los Angeles native recently grabbed over 2 million views on YouTube with his 'Bad A--' video and he's currently on tour with Kendrick Lamar.
Top 10 Brooklyn Songs
Brooklyn, N.Y., has played a huge part in the development of hip-hop, which is probably why there are so many "Brooklyn songs" in existence. Artists such as Jay-Z, Lil Kim, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), Foxy Brown, Beastie Boys and the late Notorious …
Jury Selection for Michael Jackson’s Wrongful Death Trial Begins in Los Angeles
Jury selection in the Michael Jackson wrongful-death trial begins today (April 2) in Los Angeles. The case stems from the late singer's mother, Katherine Jackson, who is suing the concert promoter AEG Live for negligence.