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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.
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Drake, Diddy, J. Cole + More Headlining 2014 Super Bowl Concerts

Before Super Bowl XLVIII hits the New York and New Jersey area on Feb. 2, expect plenty of parties and festivities beforehand. Chart-topping artists Drake, J. Cole, TLC and many others will headline major concerts in NYC before the big game.

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Nicki Minaj Raps in Spanish on New Song, Debuts Sexy Photos

Nicki Minaj stays profiling on her Instagram page. On Friday morning (Jan. 10), the rap vixen raised some eyebrows with her collection of titillating pics on the photo-sharing website. She also impressed her followers with her lyrical skills in Spanish. Yes, Minaj is multi-tasking on us.

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Essence Festival 2014 Lineup Includes Mary J. Blige, Lionel Richie, 112, Ledisi + More

R&B veterans Mary J. Blige, Lionel Richie, Ledisi and Erykah Badu have been named as performers for the 2014 Essence Festival. The music and empowerment conference will take place in New Orleans during the Fourth of July weekend.

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Hip-Hop Police Monitoring Rap Videos to Better Understand Gang Rivalries

The hip-hop police have long been investigating criminal activity within the rap industry. It’s been reported that the New York Police Department has a 500-page dossier containing some of the biggest rappers in the game. Now comes word that cops are monitoring rap videos to surveillance inner-city gang rivalries.

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Jeezy Issues Statement Regarding Arrest

Jeezy is looking like a bad father after reports surfaced that he allegedly pummeled his 17-year-old son Jadarius. The Atlanta native surrendered to authorities on Friday (Jan. 3) and was charged with battery, false imprisonment and terrorist threats. Jeezy's PR team has issued a statement regarding the arrest.

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Forbes ’30 Under 30′ List Features Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Drake + More

Chart-topping superstars Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar and Drake are among the musicians gracing Forbes magazine’s annual ’30 Under 30’ list in the music field. Also on the tally are J. Cole, Ryan Lewis, Miguel, Janelle Monae, Wiz Khalifa and others.

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