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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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Dr. Dre Apologizes to ‘Women I’ve Hurt’ After Physical Abuse Allegations

Dr. Dre has finally addressed the physical abuse allegations that have clouded the success of the N.W.A biopic, 'Straight Outta Compton,' and his career. Today, the veteran producer releases a statement to the New York Times apologizing to the women that he abused in the past.

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‘Straight Outta Compton’ Sequel With Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur in the Works

The N.W.A biopic 'Straight Outta Compton' has become a huge box office success for Universal. Now comes word that a sequel involving two of the most respected West Coast icons in hip-hop -- Snoop Dogg and the late Tupac Shakur -- is in the works.

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Dr. Dre’s Attack on Dee Barnes Was in Original ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Script

Hip-hop journalist Denise “Dee” Barnes criticized the producers of the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton of concealing the truth and not include the beating she suffered by the hands of Dr. Dre years ago in the movie. But it turns out that the violent incident was in the film’s original screenplay.

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DJ Mustard Blasts Jidenna and Iggy Azalea for Ripping Off His Sound

R&B newcomer Jidenna‘s “Classic Man” is one of the hottest songs of the summer, but not everyone is feeling the classy club banger. Hitmaker DJ Mustard blasted the Wondaland artist as well as Iggy Azalea for copying his sound.

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