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.
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.
20 Great Hip-Hop/Jazz Albums of the ’90s
Musician Wynton Marsalis may not like rap, but jazz and hip-hop have been synonymous with each other since the 1990s.
15 Best Rap and R&B Songs from Spike Lee’s Movies
Spike Lee knows how to perfectly curate music for his movies. Here are some of the best rap and R&B songs from his popular films.
Lil Zane – ‘Callin’ Me’ Feat. 112: Throwback Video of the Day
In the summer of 2000, Lil Zane became a matinee rap idol with his hit single, 'Callin' Me.'
The Evolution of N.O.R.E.: From C-N-N to ‘5E’
N.O.R.E. continues to reinvent himself and be successful outside of the rap game.
Jagged Edge – ‘Let’s Get Married': Throwback Video of the Day
J.E. delivered the ultimate wedding song for the millennial generation.