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.
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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. . . '
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The R&B vet lashed out at reporters questioning him about domestic violence incidents between him and his late ex-wife Whitney Houston.
Foxy Brown – ‘Big Bad Mama’ Feat. Dru Hill: Throwback Video of the Day
Fox Boogie is the belle of the ball in this fun video for her 1997 track.
12 Throwback Rap Album Covers Inspired by Jazz/R&B Album Artwork
These rappers paid homage to their favorite old-school jazz and R&B albums with their iconic LP cover art.
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.
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.
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Michel'le's journey into R&B came with a lot of pain and abuse. But behind the drama, was some great music.