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.
Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins Gets Her Own Reality Show
TLC songbird Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins will star in her own reality series, ironically, with cable network TLC (aka The Learning Channel). According to TMZ, the show is called 'Totally T-Boz' and it will air on TLC in 2013.
Bruno Mars to Host + Perform on ‘SNL’
Bruno Mars will be on double-duty as host and performer of NBC's 'Saturday Night Live' on Oct. 20! This will be the 'Grenade' crooner's second time appearing on the show but his first time as the host.
Nicki Minaj Buys Lil Wayne a $70,000 T-Rex Car for His Birthday
What do you get a man on his birthday who has everything? Nicki Minaj had a phenomenal gift in mind for her Young Money boss Lil Waynefor his 30th birthday on Thursday (Sept. 27).
Big Sean Announces Name of Sophomore Album
Big Sean recently announced that he is calling his second album 'Hall of Fame: Memoirs of a Detroit Player.' The title represents what the Motor City rhyme-spitter wants to achieve in the rap game -- hall of fame status.
Snoop Lion Covers the Hollywood Reporter
When Snoop Dogg announced that he's a practicing Rastafarian and that he changed his name to Snoop Lion, it left people scratching their heads. But the veteran rhyme-slinger is serious about his newfound spiritual calling and he talks about it in the Oct. 5 issue of The Hollywood Reporter.
Chris Brown Blasts Off Into Outer Space in ‘Don’t Judge Me’ Video
Chris Brown goes into outer space in the special-effects driven video for 'Don't Judge Me,' his yearning ballad from his 'Fortune' album. The blond-haired singer plays an astronaut who's about to embark on a dangerous mission for the "sake of the country.&q…
Nicki Minaj to Star In Her Own Reality Show on E! Network
Not only is Nicki Minaj ready to conquer 'American Idol,' she will also star in her own reality series. According to Perez Hilton, Her Minajesty will invite her Barbz into her world on the new show, which will air on the E! network.
Lil Wayne Wilds Out During Lawyer Deposition Over Quincy Jones III Lawsuit
Lil Wayne doesn't like to be asked questions, especially from a lawyer. In one of the most insane videotaped legal proceedings ever, Weezy is downright hostile and forgetful in a deposition with Quincy Jones III's attorney Pete Ross.
Kanye West Cancels Paris Fashion Show
Kanye West has canceled his runway show for his 2013 spring/summer collection at Paris Fashion Week because his clothing line has not been well-received by critics, according to Women's Wear Daily.
Usher Is ‘Excited’ to Be a Mentor on ‘The Voice’
Usher will start a new job next season that will be tailor-made for him -- a coach on NBC's hit reality-competition series 'The Voice.' The R&B crooner and expectant mother Shakira will replace Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera, respectively, who won't be returning to t…
Wiz Khalifa Being Investigated for Alleged Hit-and-Run Incident
Uh-oh! It looks like Wiz Khalifa is in trouble with the law again. Authorities reportedly wants to speak with the Pittsburgh rhyme-spitter after supposedly leaving the scene of a hit-and-run accident last Wednesday (Sept. 19).
Ne-Yo Reunites with Rihanna, Dropping ‘R.E.D.’ in November
Ne-Yo is a busy guy. Not only does he have a new album, titled 'R.E.D.' (an acronym for "Realizing Every Dream"), set for release in November, he also used his magic pen to write a few songs with Rihanna.