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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20 Infectious Hooks from Nate Dogg Songs
In honor of what would have been Nate Dogg's 49th birthday, here are 20 classic songs that made him the voice of West Coast hip-hop.
Rewind: Lil Mama Crashed JAY-Z and Alicia Keys’ 2009 VMAs Performance [VIDEO]
At the 2009 MTV VMAs, Lil Mama took the stage uninvited and pose next to JAY and Keys. What happened next almost made her suicidal.
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Where rhythm is life and life is rhythm...