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.
5 Reasons LL Cool J Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Boombox lists five reasons why LL Cool J should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Digable Planets Drop Landmark Album ‘Blowout Comb': October 18 in Hip-Hop History
On this day, Digable Planets released their landmark album 'Blowout Comb.' In addition, Scarface and Bun B dropped their solo projects.
Masta Ace Saves His Career: October 16 in Hip-Hop History
On this day, Masta Ace and Angie Stone delivered career-defining albums, and 'Black Dynamite' proved he was a bad mother...shut your mouth!
Digital Underground Board the Mothership: October 15 in Hip-Hop History
On this day, West Coast icons Digital Underground and Xzibit released noteworthy albums. Also, Eric Benet, Keyshia Cole and Ginuwine celebrate birthdays.
Ice-T Uses His ‘Freedom of Speech': October 10 in Hip-Hop History
On this day, Ice-T tackles censorship in rap with his political album, 'The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech... Just Watch What You Say!'
T.I. Gets ‘Serious’ on His Debut Album: October 9 in Hip-Hop History
On this day, Atlanta rhymers T.I. and Bubba Sparxxx released their debut albums and Flo Rida got 'Low' with his first hit single.
LL Cool J, Janet Jackson, Rufus & Chaka Khan Nominated for 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
This will be the fifth time LL Cool J's been considered for induction into the Hall of Fame.
Salt-N-Pepa and Naughty By Nature Join ‘MixTape Tour’
Salt-N-Pepa and Naughty By Nature are taking fans back to the '80s with tour and new song.
Rappers in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: A Complete History
The Boombox takes a look back at the rappers who have been honored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Janet Jackson Breaks Boundaries With ‘Velvet Rope': October 7 in Hip-Hop History
On this day, Ms. Jackson unveils her 'Velvet Rope' and Ludacris serves up 'Chicken-n-Beer.' Also, MC Lyte and Toni Braxton celebrate birthdays.