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.
T.I. Gets ‘Serious’ on His Debut Album: October 9 in Hip-Hop History
On this day, Atlanta rhymers T.I. and Bubba Sparxxx released their debut albums and Flo Rida got 'Low' with his first hit single.
LL Cool J, Janet Jackson, Rufus & Chaka Khan Nominated for 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
This will be the fifth time LL Cool J's been considered for induction into the Hall of Fame.
Nile Rodgers Is Born, Cam’ron Drops ‘S.D.E.’ + More: Sept. 19 in Hip-Hop History
On this day, Nile Rodgers is born and Cam'ron, Lupe Fiasco and Nature drop their new albums.
Janet Jackson Releases the Groundbreaking ‘Rhythm Nation 1814′: Sept. 18 In Hip-Hop History
On this day, Janet Jackson gets the nation grooving with her groundbreaking project and Color Me Badd delivers sexy debut album.
9/11 Terrorist Attacks, Jay-Z Drops ‘The Blueprint': Sept. 11 in Hip-Hop History
On this day, we remember the lives lost and the heroes of September 11.
Eazy- E Is Born and 2Pac Gets Shot: Sept. 7 in Hip-Hop History
On this day, we remember two West Coast hip-hop icons and salute Michael Jackson's 'Bad.' Shamone!
Jeezy Is the Man of the People in ‘Put On’ Video With Kanye West
Jeezy reps for the people struggling under the recession in his video for 'Put On.'
20 Rappers Starring In Fun Commercials [VIDEO]
For years, rappers have been the pitchmen for all kinds of products for corporate America.
How ‘The Miseducation’ Influenced the R&B Landscape, Creativity
John Legend, D'Angelo, Jazmine Sullivan and more credit Hill's album for their approach to honest songwriting.
20 Infectious Hooks from Nate Dogg Songs
In honor of what would have been Nate Dogg's 49th birthday, here are 20 classic songs that made him the voice of West Coast hip-hop.