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.
Janet Jackson Releases the Groundbreaking ‘Rhythm Nation 1814′: Sept. 18 In Hip-Hop Histor…
On this day, Janet Jackson gets the nation grooving with her groundbreaking project and Color Me Badd delivers sexy debut album.
Drake Graduates from ‘Degrassi’ to ‘So Far Gone': Sept. 15 in Hip-Hop History
Drake went from 'Degrassi' to rap stardom with 'So Far Gone.' Plus, we take a look back at Eve's short-lived comedy series.
Eminem Vs. Everybody: Slim Shady’s Greatest Rap Feuds
Eminem has a history of pissing off your favorite rappers.
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!
The Roots Reach a Crossroads: August 29 in Hip-Hop History
On this day, we celebrate Michael Jackson's birthday and remember albums by the Roots, Daz Dillinger, Junior M.A.F.I.A. and DJ Clue?
20 Rappers Starring In Fun Commercials [VIDEO]
For years, rappers have been the pitchmen for all kinds of products for corporate America.
Was There a Feud Between Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle?
The two R&B divas may have had a simmering feud with each other.
Tale of the Tape: Lauryn Hill Vs. Best R&B Album Grammy Nominees
This is not a competition, but albums by Erykah Badu, Brandy, Aretha Franklin and Maxwell were also great and deserve recognition.
DJ Ready Red, Founding Member of the Geto Boys, Dies at 53 [VIDEO]
Geto Boys members Willie D and Bushwick Bill paid tribute to the pioneering DJ/producer.
‘Living Single’ Breaks the Glass Ceiling on Fox: August 22 in Hip-Hop History
GZA is born, 'Living Single' premieres on Fox, Janet Jackson drops 'Miss You Much' and more on this day.
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.
Rewind: Lil Mama Crashed JAY-Z and Alicia Keys’ 2009 VMAs Performance [VIDEO]
At the 2009 MTV VMAs, Lil Mama took the stage uninvited and pose next to JAY and Keys. What happened next almost made her suicidal.