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.
Run-DMC’s ‘It’s Like That’ Gets EDM Treatment: October 5 in Hip-Hop History
On this day, Jason Nevins remixes Run-DMC and veteran hip-hoppers De La Soul, Wyclef Jean and Digital Underground drop new projects.
Will Smith Albums, Ranked from Worst to Best
The Boombox takes a look back at the rap veteran's discography, both solo and with DJ Jazzy Jeff, and ranked them from worst to first.
Every LL Cool J Album Ranked, Worst to Best
LL Cool J is undeniably the G.O.A.T. in hip-hop. So we take a look back at his historic albums and ranked them from worst to best.
‘Soul Train’ Is Ready to Board, Ja Rule and More: October 2 In Hip-Hop History
On this day, Don Cornelius becomes the conductor of 'Soul Train' and Ja Rule releases his most successful album, 'Pain Is Love.'
Kanye West’s Wild ‘SNL’ Weekend: Trump Rant and Name Change, But No New Album
Kanye West wants to be called Ye now and he believes that Trump is a hero.
The Best Samples from Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter V’
On 'Tha Carter V' album, Weezy samples several classic songs from G. Dep, 2 Chainz, Dr. Dre and more.
Digable Planets Drop Classic Debut ‘Reachin”: Sept. 27 In Hip-Hop History
On this day, Digable Planets changed the rap landscape with their debut album and Lil Wayne is born.
OutKast Releases Their Classic Double Album: Sept. 23 In Hip-Hop History
On this day, OutKast released 'Speakerboxxx/The Love Below,' and Jermaine Dupri and LisaRaye McCoy celebrate birthdays.
Nile Rodgers Is Born, Cam’ron Drops ‘S.D.E.’ + More: Sept. 19 in Hip-Hop History
On this day, Nile Rodgers is born and Cam'ron, Lupe Fiasco and Nature drop their new albums.
Janet Jackson Releases the Groundbreaking ‘Rhythm Nation 1814′: Sept. 18 In Hip-Hop History
On this day, Janet Jackson gets the nation grooving with her groundbreaking project and Color Me Badd delivers sexy debut album.