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.
Natalie Cole Dies at 65, R&B & Hip-Hop Community React
Legendary songbird Natalie Cole, the daughter of soul icon Nat King Cole, has passed away at the age of 65. Her publicist, Maureen O’Connor, said the singer died on Thursday (Dec. 31).
William Guest, Gladys Knight and the Pips Member, Dead at 74
William Guest, who was a member of Gladys Knight and the Pips, has passed away. He was 74.
Lil Wayne Is Being Sued by His Own Attorney Over Unpaid Legal Fees
Lil Wayne’s legal bills continue to mount as his own attorney is suing him over unpaid legal fees. Ironically, the lawyer that filed the lawsuit was helping Weezy sue Birdman in his ongoing legal case with Cash Money Records.
Patti LaBelle Gets Dragged on Twitter for Taking Credit for Sweet Potato Pie Success [VIDE…
Patti LaBelle is taking credit for her pies selling out at Walmart despite many attributing it to James Wright's hilarious viral video.
Bobbi Kristina Brown Moved to Hospice Care As Her Condition Worsens
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s condition has worsened and she’s been moved to hospice care.
Anthony Mason, Former New York Knicks Player, Dies at 48, Celebrities React
Former New York Knicks forward Anthony Mason has died of congestive heart failure on Saturday (Feb. 28). He was 48 years old.
Essence Music Festival 2015 Lineup Includes Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Common & More
Grammy-winning artists Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige and Common are among the headliners set to perform at the 2015 Essence Music Festival. The 21st annual event, which takes place in New Orleans on July 2 through 5, features empowerment seminars during the day and hot music performances at night.
NAACP Image Awards 2015 Winners Include Pharrell, Beyonce & John Legend
Chart-topping artists Pharrell Williams, Beyonce and John Legend were among the winners in the music categories for the 2015 NAACP Image Awards. The annual event recognizes achievements made by African-Americans in television, music, film and literature.