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.
9/11 Terrorist Attacks, Jay-Z Drops ‘The Blueprint': Sept. 11 in Hip-Hop History
On this day, we remember the lives lost and the heroes of September 11.
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.
Nelly – ‘Dilemma’ Feat. Kelly Rowland: Throwback Video of the Day
Nelly and Kelly Rowland are boo'd up in their romantic video for 'Dilemma.'
Diddy’s Best Song Ever? A Breakdown of ‘It’s All About the Benjamins’
The song and video solidified the Bad Boy Records mogul as a fearless hip-hop visionary.
The Sugarhill Gang – ‘Rapper’s Delight': Throwback Video of the Day
'I said a hip, hop, the hippy to the hippy / To the hip hip hop, you don’t stop. . . '
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.
Jagged Edge – ‘Let’s Get Married': Throwback Video of the Day
J.E. delivered the ultimate wedding song for the millennial generation.
15 ‘I’m All Grown Up’ Albums
These albums are when artists announced that they are adults now.