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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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Common Talks Oscars, Family, Single Life & More on ‘Ebro in the Morning’ [VIDEO]

Common has a new name now -- it’s Oscar winner Common. That’s how Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning crew acknowledged the Chicago rhymer during this interview. Com is still beaming from his Academy Award win for Best Original Song for “Glory.” The “Nobody’s Smiling” creator also discussed a myriad of topics as well.

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See Every KING Magazine Cover Ever Created [PHOTOS]

To celebrate the magazine's print run, we assembled every cover shot since its start in 2002. Go down memory lane and take a look at some of the beautiful women that grace the cover of KING magazine.

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Robin Thicke & Pharrell Williams Found Guilty of Copying Marvin Gaye Song for ‘Blurred Lines’

After a lengthy legal battle, the Marvin Gaye family has come out victorious in their copyright-infringement case against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams. On Tuesday (March 10), a California federal jury found Thicke and Williams guilty of copying Gaye’s 1977 song “Got to Give It Up” for their 2013 hit “Blurred Lines.”

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The Roots Picnic 2015 Lineup Features Erykah Badu, the Weekend, A$AP Rocky + More

The beloved hip-hop band the Roots will headline the 8th Annual Roots Picnic alongside Erykah Badu (backed by the Illadelph band), the Weekend and A$AP Rocky. The annual event will take place on May 30 at Philadelphia’s Festival Pier.

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‘The Simpsons’ Greatest Rapper and Singer Cameos [PHOTOS]

In honor of Sam Simon, we take a look at some of the famous rappers and singers who paid a visit to the wacky world of Springfield. From 50 Cent to Pharrell Williams to Lionel Richie to even Tupac Shakur as a hologram, these artists and others poked fun at themselves on the show.

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