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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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Beyonce Throws 60th Birthday Party for Her Mother Tina Knowles

When Beyonce throws a party, she really knows how to throw a party. On Saturday (Jan. 11), Queen Bey and her sister, Solange, gave their mother, Tina Knowles, an epic 60th birthday party at Muriel's Jackson Square in New Orleans. How epic was it?

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Drake Introduces Toronto Raptors Starting Lineup [VIDEO]

Drake might have found his second calling while hosting the Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets basketball game at the Air Canada Centre Saturday night (Jan. 11). As part of "Drake Night," the Raptors allowed Drizzy to be the P.A. announcer and introduce the team’s starting lineup.

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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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