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.
Hip-Hop and R&B Made Up 50% of the Most Streamed Songs in 2017
Kendrick, Drake and Future are the kings of streaming.
Jennifer Hudson’s Ex-Fiance Claims Singer Is Violating Gag Order
The custody battle between Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga is getting petty.
Atlantic Records Accused of Calling LPs ‘Mixtapes’ to Avoid Paying Producers
Atlantic (and other record labels) under fire for shafting producers.
Songs by JAY-Z, SZA and Others Among Barack Obama’s Favorites of 2017
Barack Obama has great taste in music.
Vincent Herbert Denies Getting Laura Govan Pregnant: ‘Not True at All’ [VIDEO]
Tamar Braxton's ex denies baby rumors.
Mariah Carey Makes Triumphant Return to ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ [VIDEO]
...and she did not lip sync.
Laura Govan Denies She Slept With Vince, Addresses Tamar’s Rant
Laura Govan says the gossip reports are all lies.
Dave Chappelle Dropped Two Netflix Specials, Fans Are Loving Them
Fans are praising Dave's two standup specials on Netflix.
Erica Garner, Activist and Mother, Dies at 27 Following Coma
Erica Garner, a tireless activist for police reform, has passed away.
Erica Garner Declared Brain Dead, Common and MC Lyte Send Prayers
Prayers up for Erica Garner and her family.