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.
Alicia Keys Celebrates ‘Girl of Fire’ Release With Empire State Building LED Light Show
In celebration of the release of Alicia Keys new album 'Girl on Fire,' a light show was held at the Empire State Building in New York. The Grammy-winning songbird flipped the switch to launch the LED tower light display, which was also synchronized to her anthemic tunes 'Girl on Fire&…
Broadway to Salute Beyonce
R&B superstar Beyonce is being honored by Broadway. According to Broadway.com, a group of up-and-coming Broadway performers will pay tribute to Mrs. Bey with songs in a musical production called 'Broadway Sings Beyonce.'
Chris Brown to Stay On Supervised Probation
Chris Brown will have to remain on probation just a little bit longer. At the singer's progress hearing on Thursday (Nov. 1), a judge granted permission for Brown to go on his upcoming world tour but he must remain on supervised probation.
Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti Charity Shuts Down Amidst Mishandling of Funds
Wyclef Jean's Yéle Haiti charity organization is no more after years of scrutiny and misappropriation of funds. The New York Times is reporting that the operation closed its doors last month, leaving unpaid debts and broken promises behind.
Cee Lo Green Releases Early Christmas Ditty ‘Run Rudolph Run’
What do you get when you mix Saint Nick with some gorgeous females elves? A rocking holiday visualizer from Cee Lo Green! To get everyone in the Christmas spirit, the Grammy-winning crooner released his ditty, 'Run Rudolph Run.'
Whitney Houston’s Daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown Announces Engagement
After months of speculation, it appears that Whitney Houston's 19-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown is engaged to Nick Gordon, who is often referred to as Whitney's godson.
Alicia Keys + Beyonce Share Baby Stories With Each Other
Alicia Keys and Beyonce have a lot more in common than just being R&B queens, they are proud mothers of their kids -- 2-year-old Egypt and 9-month-old Blue Ivy, respectively. The piano diva revealed to Capital FM that her and Bey often share baby stories together.
Usher Is ‘Excited’ to Be a Mentor on ‘The Voice’
Usher will start a new job next season that will be tailor-made for him -- a coach on NBC's hit reality-competition series 'The Voice.' The R&B crooner and expectant mother Shakira will replace Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera, respectively, who won't be returning to t…