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.
Watch a Young Kanye West at Jermaine Dupri’s 1998 Birthday Party
Wow! A 14-year-old video interview of a young Murda Ma$e and Kanye West recently surfaced online and it's mind-boggling to see. Filmed during Jermaine Dupri's birthday party in September 1998, Ma$e and Yeezy looked like teenagers at a high school dance.
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.
Kendrick Lamar Is California Dreamin’ on Complex Digital Cover
To celebrate the release of Kendrick Lamar's new album 'good kid, M.A.A.d city,' Complex magazine featured the Compton rapper on their digital issue. The animated cover shows K-Dot wearing headphones and nodding his head to some cool music most likely from his own album.
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.
Chris Brown + Rihanna Beating Reenacted in Controversial Pep Rally Skit
In a controversial photo that has gone viral on the Internet, three white students from New York's Waverly High School are dressed in blackface and are reenacting a 2009 incident in which Chris Brown assaulted his then-girlfriend Rihanna. WTF?
Eminem Covers VIBE in 10-Year Anniversary Celebration of ‘8 Mile’
Eminem covers the October/November 2012 issue of VIBE magazine but he's not promoting a new album. The Grammy-winning rhyme-spitter chats with the publication in commemoration to tenth anniversary of his classic 2002 flick '8 Mile.'
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.
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…
Rihanna Sends Chris Brown Sentimental Tweets, Calls Him ‘Baby’
The Twitter-verse was atwitter today (Sept. 24) after Rihanna sent some lovingly tweets to Chris Brown on his timeline. The pop siren this morning wrote to Breezy, "Praying for you baby, my best wishes are with you today! Remember that whatever God does in our lives, it is WELL DONE!!! #1Lo…