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.
A$AP Rocky to Join Rihanna On Her Diamonds World Tour 2013
Rihanna has added some extra swag to her Diamonds World Tour with the recent addition of suave rapper A$AP Rocky. The Harlemite will join the Bajan songbird on the North American leg of the trek in 2013.
Director Says Kanye West Is Not Involved in ‘Cruel Winter’ Film Trailer
It looks like someone play a cruel joke on us. The 54-second 'Cruel Winter' trailer that recently surfaced online apparently does not involved Kanye West.
Listen to Whitney Houston’s ‘Never Give Up’
Whitney Houston continues to inspire people long after her untimely death on her new single, 'Never Give Up.' The uplifting tune, produced by Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox, will appear on the greatest-hits collection, 'I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston.'
Broadway to Salute Beyonce
R&B superstar Beyonce is being honored by Broadway. According to Broadway.com, a group of up-and-coming Broadway performers will pay tribute to Mrs. Bey with songs in a musical production called 'Broadway Sings Beyonce.'
Chris Brown to Stay On Supervised Probation
Chris Brown will have to remain on probation just a little bit longer. At the singer's progress hearing on Thursday (Nov. 1), a judge granted permission for Brown to go on his upcoming world tour but he must remain on supervised probation.
Nicki Minaj Unveils ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up’ Track Listing
While Nicki Minaj is titillating her U.K. Barbz on her overseas tour, the Young Money starlet unveiled the track listing for her 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded -- The Re-Up' album, which hits stores on Nov. 19.
Sources Say Cee Lo Green Apologized to Alleged Sexual Assault Victim
Cee Lo Green reportedly apologized to the victim he allegedly sexually assaulted. According to TMZ, the woman secretly taped a conversation with Green admitting that he did drugged her and then had sex with her.
Eminem’s Hat Sale Hints at a New Album in 2013
Although the Detroit Tigers lost to the San Francisco Giants in the World Series on Sunday (Oct. 28), Eminem has launched his own winning cap -- the "Eminem Baseball Tribute Champ Hat."
Flo Rida Donates Bizarre New Uniforms to His Old High School Football Team
Rapper Flo Rida is helping out his high school alma mater by donating brand new uniforms to its football team. While the Miami native's gesture is extremely thoughtful, it's the newly-designed outfits that are raising eyebrows.
Breaking News: Usher Has Changed His Name to Üsher
Well, not quite. But Usher made a surprise guest appearance on 'Night News Now,' a hilarious news parody on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.' The R&B crooner played Fallon's new German political correspondent Üsher (pronounced Eww-shur).
Snoop Lion to Release ‘Reincarnated’ Documentary + Album in February
Fans will be able to see Snoop Dogg's documentary 'Reincarnated' in theaters next February. The film chronicles the veteran rhyme-slinger's spiritual journey to Jamaica and his transformation into the Rastafarian named Snoop Lion.
Nelly Left ‘Baffled’ Following Texas Tour Bus Raid
Nelly says he is still "baffled" over his surprise tour bus raid that occurred a few weeks ago. On Oct. 11, authorities in Sierra Blanca, Texas pulled over his vehicle and found over 10 pounds of marijuana, multiple bags of heroin and a loaded .45 caliber handgun.