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.
20 Rap Songs That Sample Aretha Franklin
Hip-hop adores the Queen of Soul.
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.
New Political Party Wants LL Cool J or Busta Rhymes to Run for New York Governor
A new hip-hop political party is on the rise.
Rick Ross Solo Albums, Ranked
In celebration of the 12th anniversary of 'Port of Miami,' The Boombox is ranking all of Rozay's studio albums. It's deeper than rap.
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.
Zhane – ‘Hey Mr. D.J.': Throwback Video of the Day
Zhané changed the R&B landscape with their party anthem, 'Hey Mr. D.J.'
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.
Nate Dogg’s Music Still Generating Royalties Seven Years After His Death
Nate Dogg's music still brings in a steady cash flow to his family.
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. . . '
1520 Sedgwick Ave Births Hip-Hop: August 11 in Hip-Hop History
Forty-five years ago today, DJ Kool Herc gave birth to hip-hop at a party in the Bronx.