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 Boombox takes a look back at some infamous legal cases that had rappers fighting for equal justice.
The Rise, Fall and Return of Irv Gotti’s Murder Inc.
Murder Inc. was once a powerhouse label in the early 2000s. Can Irv Gotti revive it with a propose reunion tour?
Michel’le: From Compton to Ruthless, an ‘Unsung’ Hero in R&B [VIDEO]
Michel'le's journey into R&B came with a lot of pain and abuse. But behind the drama, was some great music.
Walk This Aid: Run-DMC Performs at Live Aid in 1985 [VIDEO]
The Kings from Queens were the first and only rap act performing at Live Aid.
July 13 in Hip-Hop History: Gerald Levert Is Born, Run-DMC Rocks Live Aid + More
On this date in hip-hop history, we remember the late Gerald Levert, salute Run-DMC's Live Aid moment and 'tip' our hats to the Roots.
Get Clean Like DJ Khaled: Rap Mogul to Launch a Line of Soaps [VIDEO]
The rap mogul wants to take over the beauty market.
The Greatest Dancer: Eminem Shows Off Racy Dance Moves on U.K. Tour [VIDEO]
Eminem knows how to bump and grind.
Prince’s Bible, Navy Silk Suit, Personal Copy of ‘Purple Rain’ and More Up for Auction
There are some real cool Prince memorabilia in this latest auction haul.
Russell Simmons Issues Statement Following New Rape Allegations: ‘I’m Deeply Saddened’
This is the 16th accusation against the Def Jam Records co-founder.
July 11 in Hip-Hop History: Lil’ Kim is Born, Timbaland Grabs the Spotlight + Shaggy Gets …
On this date in hip-hop history, we celebrate the birthday of Lil' Kim, Shaggy's proud love for his own manhood and Timbaland's move to center stage.