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.
Joe Jackson, Patriarch of the Jackson Family, Dies at 89
The controversial patriarch of the Jacksons, pop music's most successful family, has died at the age of 89 after a battle with cancer.
A Musical About Michael Jackson’s Life is Headed to Broadway
The life and music of Michael Jackson will be celebrated on Broadway soon.
Diddy on NFL Team Ownership: ‘I Don’t Want to Be Associated with Oppressing Black Men’
The Bad Boy Records mogul told Big Boy that he has no interest in owning an NFL team.
Kanye West Reveals He Has a ‘Mental Condition': ‘It’s Not a Disability, It’s a Superpower’
Yeezy talks to Big Boy about his 'mental condition' and how it's affects his art.
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.
‘Whitney’ Documentary Reveals Dark Family Secret: Singer Was Abused As a Child
Houston's brother and former assistant dropped a major bombshell in the 'Whitney' documentary.
Poll: Kanye West Most Popular Among White People
Kanye West may not be seeing eye to eye with black folks right now, especially after his slavery was “a choice” remark, but it appears he’s in good standing with white people.
Michael Jackson and Ray Charles to Be Featured on Limited-Edition Pepsi Cans
Music icons Michael Jackson and Ray Charles will be honored with their own Pepsi cans this summer.
James Comey Once Sang Beyoncé’s ‘Sandcastles’ During FBI Briefing
James Comey is Beyonce fan. Who knew?
Roberta Flack Recovering After Being Rushed to Hospital from Apollo Theater
Roberta Flack was hospitalized in New York.