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.
Usher Nabs Trophy for Favorite Soul/R&B Album at the 2012 American Music Awards
Usher won the Favorite Soul/R&B Album honor Sunday (Nov. 18) at the 2012 American Music Awards for his latest album 'Looking 4 Myself.' The is the R&B crooner's eighth AMA trophy and his fourth in this category. Wow!
Nicki Minaj Takes Home 2012 American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album
Nicki Minaj took home the Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album trophy Sunday (Nov. 18) at the 2012 American Music Awards. The Queen Barbz won the honor for her second album, 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.'
Usher Kicks Off the 2012 American Music Awards With a Climatic Performance
R&B superstar Usher kicked off the 40th annual American Music Awards on Sunday (Nov. 18) with an energetic performance of three songs from his latest album 'Looking 4 Myself.'
Jennifer Hudson + Usher Honor Whitney Houston on Tribute Special
R&B superstars Jennifer Hudson and Usher were among the singers and celebrities who paid tribute to Whitney Houston during the CBS special 'We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston,' which aired Friday (Nov. 16).
Ne-Yo Gets Audience Members Jumping on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’
R&B superstar Ne-Yo is on his promotional grind for his latest album 'R.E.D.' and he stopped by 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' for an energetic performance of his Top 10 hit 'Let Me Love You.'
Alicia Keys Turns Up the Heat on ‘VH1 Storytellers’
Much like her latest single 'Girl on Fire,' Alicia Keys was on fire (excuse the pun) with her performance on 'VH1 Storytellers.' For an hour, the R&B songbird entertained the audience with amusing anecdotes behind her classic hits and her previously-unreleased songs.
Jay-Z + Coldplay to Headline New Years Eve Show in Brooklyn, New York
Jay-Z and Coldplay will ring in the new year with a New Year's Eve concert on Dec. 31 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. This will be the second time the dynamic duo has celebrated the new year onstage together -- their first being in 2010 in Las Vegas.
Pitbull Is Muy Caliente on the Cover of Rolling Stone Magazine
Latin superstar Pitbull graces the "secondary" cover of Rolling Stone magazine's Nov. 22 issue, which features Daniel Craig (as James Bond) on its main cover. Honestly, we think Mr. 305 is way more suave than 007, but we digress.
Stockholm Residents Protest Chris Brown Concert With Pics of Battered Rihanna
Chris Brown is set to kick off his European tour next week, but some folks are not happy that he's coming across the pond. Unknown pranksters in Stockholm, Sweden plastered Breezy's ex-girlfriend Rihanna's battered face on posters in protest of the singer's concert on Nov. 19.
Chris Brown Talks Rihanna + Tattoos, Debuts New Song ‘Nobody’s Perfect’
Chris Brown breaks his silence and talked candidly to Los Angeles radio personality Big Boy about his relationship with Rihanna and his penchant for tattoos. The singer also debuted his new single called 'Nobody's Perfect.'
Cee Lo Green Issues Statement Regarding Sexual Assault Case
Cee Lo Green has finally spoken out after some alarming stories that have surfaced in regards to a sexual-assault case against him. The Grammy-winning singer is accused of allegedly drugging a woman with ecstasy and then raping her while she was unconscious.
Cee Lo Green Reportedly Had An Ongoing Relationship With Sexual Assault Accuser
New information has surfaced in the sexual battery case against Cee Lo Green. According to StarCrush (via TMZ), the 'Voice' judge and his accuser reportedly had an ongoing relationship for almost a year.