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.
Jury Selection for Michael Jackson’s Wrongful Death Trial Begins in Los Angeles
Jury selection in the Michael Jackson wrongful-death trial begins today (April 2) in Los Angeles. The case stems from the late singer's mother, Katherine Jackson, who is suing the concert promoter AEG Live for negligence.
Kanye West’s ‘Rich Black American’ Album / Track Listing Photo Is a Hoax
Remember that image of the track listing from Kanye West's rumored new album 'Rich Black American'? Well, forget about it -- it was all a cruel hoax.
Lil Wayne Releases New Track ‘Good Kush & Alcohol (B—-es Love Me)’ Featuring Drake and Fut…
Lil Wayne loves his, um, fans and doesn't care about the haters on his new single, 'Good Kush & Alcohol (B----es Love Me).' The song is set to appear on Weezy's upcoming studio effort 'I Am Not a Human Being II,' now tentatively due out Feb. 19.
Notorious B.I.G’s Autopsy Report Leaked in Detail
In March 1997, Notorious B.I.G. was slain in Los Angeles when four bullets pierced through his body while he was sitting in the passenger seat of a Chevy Suburban. Now, an unsealed autopsy explains the exact nature of how the late rapper died of his injuries.
Nicki Minaj’s Manager Calls Grammy Snub ‘Bulls—‘
Not only was Justin Bieber shockingly shut out for Grammy Awards nominations, but his 'Beauty and a Beat' co-star Nicki Minaj was no where to be found on the nominations list, as well. Cortez Bryant, who co-manages the Young Money starlet, wasn't happy about the snub and voiced his fr…
Veteran Songwriter Might Sue Alicia Keys Over ‘Girl on Fire’ Song
Alicia Keys might be on fire right now but there's a songwriter looking to extinguish her flame. Roger Friedman of Showbiz411.com is reporting that veteran composer Earl Shuman is considering filing a lawsuit against the R&B singer for her song 'Girl on Fire.'
Team Coco Posts Bizarre Twitpic of Rihanna + Chris Brown
Let's get this out of the way -- Rihanna and Chris Brown are boo'd up. Ri-Ri's photo that has gone viral on the Internet confirms it. But it doesn't mean everyone approves of it. Team Coco decided to poke some fun at the picture and posted a rather macabre parody of the phot…
Chris Brown Not Facing Charges in Phone Snatching Case
Well, looky here. Chris Brown received some good news today (Nov. 30). The Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office told NBC Miami that they are not prosecuting the singer for allegedly snatching a Miami woman's iPhone back in February.
Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary
Although there's been much ado about Michael Jackson's influential 'Bad' album, nothing eclipses the unparalleled achievements of its predecessor 'Thriller.' 30 years ago, Michael's sixth album conquered the music world both with its astonishing sales records and m…
Big Sean Hopes to Collaborate with Eminem on ‘Hall of Fame’ Album
Big Sean, who plans to release his second album 'Hall of Fame: Memoirs of a Detroit Player' in 2013, teases that he has some great features on the upcoming LP. However, the 'Finally Famous' rapper is still trying get fellow Detroit spitfire Eminem for his project...