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.
Wynton Marsalis Addresses Backlash About His Comments on Rap: ‘I Stand by What I Say’
The jazz musician clarifies his harsh critique about rap being more damaging than a Robert E. Lee statue.
Jamie Foxx to Host 2018 BET Awards
The Oscar-winner returns to host the 2018 BET Awards.
R. Kelly Says the Mute Movement Can’t Silence Him: ‘It’s Too Late’ [VIDEO]
The R&B king says it's too late to mute him and his music is here to stay.
Wynton Marsalis Slams Rap, Says It’s ‘More Damaging Than a Statue of Robert E. Lee’
The Grammy Award-winning jazz man feels that rap music is not good for black America.
R. Kelly’s Lawsuit Dismissed After He’s a No-Show in Court
The R&B singer loses the case against Comcast Spectacor.
Afroman Reaches Settlement With Woman He Punched at a Show [VIDEO]
The 'Because I Got High' rapper will sign off on a settlement with a woman he punched onstage in 2015.
Diddy Acquires the Most Expensive Painting by a Living Black Artist
You won't believe what the music mogul paid for this beautiful piece of art.
Snoop on Kanye: “He Doesn’t Have No Black Women in His Life”
The Doggfather offers his thoughts on today's rappers and Yeezy's weird behavior.
Will Smith Makes Cameo in DJ Jazzy Jeff’s ‘Skaters Paradise’ Video [WATCH]
Jeff's visual also features rappers Rhymefest and Dayne Jordan traveling from Tokyo to Bali.
Lyor Cohen on Kanye West’s Polarizing Comments: ‘I Don’t Love His Politics’
The former Def Jam executive isn't the biggest fan of West's politics, but he really likes the new music.