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.
Eminem’s Anti-Kim Movement Moves to Divorce Court: August 16 in Hip-Hop History
'Black Panther' star Angela Bassett is born; Eminem finally divorces his wife after a long and tumultuous legal battle.
15 Best Rap and R&B Songs from Spike Lee’s Movies
Spike Lee knows how to perfectly curate music for his movies. Here are some of the best rap and R&B songs from his popular films.
20 Great Hip-Hop/Jazz Albums of the ’90s
Musician Wynton Marsalis may not like rap, but jazz and hip-hop have been synonymous with each other since the 1990s.
20 Rappers Who Pay Homage to Hip-Hop In Their Songs
These rappers give thanks to hip-hop and its creator DJ Kool Herc in their lyrics.
15 ‘I’m All Grown Up’ Albums
These albums are when artists announced that they are adults now.
20 Best Female Rap Posse Songs
These all-female posse tracks help shape the hip-hop movement in the 1990s and beyond.
20 Rappers That Dabbled in Reality TV
These rappers kept it real.
20 Notorious Hip-Hop Trials: They Fought the Law
The Boombox takes a look back at some infamous legal cases that had rappers fighting for equal justice.
12 Classic Mary J. Blige Videos That Deliver The Drama
We take a look back at the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul's classic drama-filled music videos.
The Greatest Dancer: Eminem Shows Off Racy Dance Moves on U.K. Tour [VIDEO]
Eminem knows how to bump and grind.
July 11 in Hip-Hop History: Lil’ Kim is Born, Timbaland Grabs the Spotlight + Shaggy Gets …
On this date in hip-hop history, we celebrate the birthday of Lil' Kim, Shaggy's proud love for his own manhood and Timbaland's move to center stage.
Diddy Slams Music Industry for Not Investing in Black Executives: ‘Embrace the Evolution’
The music mogul slams the music industry for giving black executives a seat at the table.