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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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Hip-Hop and R&B Community React to Charleston Church Shooting

Nine people were killed when a white man opened fire at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C., on Wednesday (June 17). Rappers and singers went on Twitter to express their condolences and send their prayers to the people of Charleston.

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XXL Freshman Class: Where Are They Now?

The Boombox decided to look back at the rappers and singers who made it to XXL’s prestigious Freshman Class. Find out where they are now and see what they have been doing in their careers since their recognition from the magazine.

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