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.
Nicki Minaj Narrowly Avoids A Wardrobe Malfunction on ‘Pink Friday’ U.K. Tour
Nicki Minaj cunningly avoided another Nipplegate scandal when she performed in Manchester, England on Tuesday (Oct. 22) as part of the Pink Friday: Reloaded U.K. tour. As the Queen Barbz was rocking the mic, her breasts was slowly making a guest appearance out of her black top.
Watch Kanye West Go After a Paparazzi
Kanye West's hatred for the paparazzi has been well-documented by the media. So when photos surfaced of Yeezy grabbing for a photographer's camera after said photog asked a rather rude question, we figured the outcome wouldn't turn out well.
Usher Breaks Through the Walls of Pain in ‘Numb’ Video
In Usher's somber video for 'Numb,' the R&B singer breaks through the turmoil and pain that have boxed him in for the past several months.
Nelly Tour Bus Raid: Police Find Heroin, Weed + a Loaded Gun
Nelly's tour bus was raided in Texas on Wednesday (Oct. 10), and authorities found massive amounts of weed, heroin and a loaded gun. According to TMZ, the bus was stopped at a border patrol checkpoint and a police canine detected the presence of contraband in the vehicle.
Cee Lo Green Releases Early Christmas Ditty ‘Run Rudolph Run’
What do you get when you mix Saint Nick with some gorgeous females elves? A rocking holiday visualizer from Cee Lo Green! To get everyone in the Christmas spirit, the Grammy-winning crooner released his ditty, 'Run Rudolph Run.'
Whitney Houston’s Daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown Announces Engagement
After months of speculation, it appears that Whitney Houston's 19-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown is engaged to Nick Gordon, who is often referred to as Whitney's godson.
Nicki Minaj Announces Release Date for ‘Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up’
The wait is finally over Barbz! Nicki Minaj announced on Wednesday the in-store date for her re-release album 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - The Reup.' The collection will hit stores on Nov. 19 just in time for the holiday season.
Kanye West Quits Twitter, Comes Back to Honor Steve Jobs
What's up with Kanye West? After deleting all of his tweets from his timeline for no reason, he returned to Twitter on Friday (Oct. 5) to salute Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs on the one-year anniversary of his death.
Jay-Z Salutes Brooklyn With Beyonce in Final Show at the Barclays Center
After seven sold-out shows, Jay-Z concluded his run with one final concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Saturday (Oct. 6). The rap mogul saluted his hometown with 19,000 people in attendance, and he also shared it with 60,000 viewers who were watching live via YouTube.
Jay-Z to Live Stream His Last Show at the Barclays Center on Saturday
If you're unable to witness the biggest spectacle in Brooklyn, N.Y., which is Jay-Z's residency at the newly opened Barclays Center, don't fret. The rap mogul will stream his last show at the basketball venue live on Saturday (Oct. 6) via the Internet.
T.I. Saved Scott Stapp’s Life After Botched Suicide Attempt
We all know that T.I. is a loving father, dedicated actor and a helluva rapper ... but a guardian angel? That's what Creed frontman Scott Stapp calls him after Tip saved his life following a botched suicide attempt.
Alicia Keys + Beyonce Share Baby Stories With Each Other
Alicia Keys and Beyonce have a lot more in common than just being R&B queens, they are proud mothers of their kids -- 2-year-old Egypt and 9-month-old Blue Ivy, respectively. The piano diva revealed to Capital FM that her and Bey often share baby stories together.