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.
Kanye West Wears Outrageous Headpieces at Revel Concert in Atlantic City
Kanye West is known for his fearless stage performances but this one is for the record books. Yeezy kicked off his pre-New Year's Eve concerts on Friday (Dec. 28) in Atlantic City, N.J. wearing -- in our humble opinion -- the most outrageous headpieces we have ever seen this side of Lady Gaga.
Cee Lo Green Getting Healthy with eDiets Partnership
Cee Lo Green is a huge star both literally and figuratively. So the former 'Voice' judge is getting on the health kick in 2013 with his new partnership with eDiets. "My goal for #2013 is to make #health a habit -- who's gonna join me?" tweeted the crooner.
Game and Tyga Celebrate Christmas with Families in Compton
Christmas came early for families living in Compton, Calif. Hometown rappers Game and Tyga visited their old neighborhood on Friday (Dec. 21) bearing gifts and toys for children as part of their annual toy drive. Game shared several photos of the event on his Instagram page.
A$AP Rocky Enlists Kendrick Lamar, Joey BadA$$,Yelawolf + More on ‘1 Train’ Track
A$AP Rocky grabs seven of the hottest emcees in the game for the biggest posse track we have ever heard in 2012. The banging '1 Train' features Kendrick Lamar, Joey BadA$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson and King B.R.I.T. Whoa!
Lil Wayne Reportedly Involved in Brawl at Power 106’s ‘Cali Christmas’ Concert
Lil Wayne reportedly was involved in a major brawl after performing at Power 106's 'Cali Christmas Show' last Friday (Dec. 14) in Los Angeles. According to Hollyscoop, Weezy got into a fight with an unidentified person backstage at the concert for some unknown reason.
Odd Future Possibly Facing Lawsuit After Fan Beatdown
We haven't heard anything crazy from Odd Future this year, so it's kind of odd that the group has remain relatively quiet in 2012. That is, until last week. According to TMZ, a fan is preparing to sue Odd Future for a recent assault at their concert.
Nicki Minaj One-Ups Beyonce with $5 Million Hosting Gig in Las Vegas
Nicki Minaj may be the queen of rap, but she's also the queen of getting paid. The 'Freedom' rapstress is hosting a New Years' Eve party at Pure nightclub in Las Vegas for a reported $5 million. The fee tops Beyonce's paycheck of $4 million for her invitation-only Sin City s…
Rick Ross Cancels the Rest of His Tour
After canceling two of his concerts in North Carolina because of gang threats, Rick Ross has decided to scrap the second leg of his U.S. tour altogether. However, the Maybach Music Group honcho is blaming the "promoters" for the scrapped shows.
Veteran Songwriter Might Sue Alicia Keys Over ‘Girl on Fire’ Song
Alicia Keys might be on fire right now but there's a songwriter looking to extinguish her flame. Roger Friedman of Showbiz411.com is reporting that veteran composer Earl Shuman is considering filing a lawsuit against the R&B singer for her song 'Girl on Fire.'
Lil Wayne Plans Retirement After the ‘Carter V’ Album
Rapper Lil Wayne is planning to release his new album 'I Am Not a Human Being II' in February, but his album after that could be his last, the Young Money honcho told MTV News.
Chris Brown Signs Modeling Deal with Wilhelmina Agency
It looks like Chris Brown wants to expand his presence into the fashion world. According to Women's Wear Daily, the R&B crooner has signed with the management division of the Wilhelmina modeling agency.
Stockholm Residents Protest Chris Brown Concert With Pics of Battered Rihanna
Chris Brown is set to kick off his European tour next week, but some folks are not happy that he's coming across the pond. Unknown pranksters in Stockholm, Sweden plastered Breezy's ex-girlfriend Rihanna's battered face on posters in protest of the singer's concert on Nov. 19.