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.
Digital Underground Board the Mothership: October 15 in Hip-Hop History
On this day, West Coast icons Digital Underground and Xzibit released noteworthy albums. Also, Eric Benet, Keyshia Cole and Ginuwine celebrate birthdays.
LL Cool J, Janet Jackson, Rufus & Chaka Khan Nominated for 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
This will be the fifth time LL Cool J's been considered for induction into the Hall of Fame.
Rappers in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: A Complete History
The Boombox takes a look back at the rappers who have been honored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Janet Jackson Breaks Boundaries With ‘Velvet Rope': October 7 in Hip-Hop History
On this day, Ms. Jackson unveils her 'Velvet Rope' and Ludacris serves up 'Chicken-n-Beer.' Also, MC Lyte and Toni Braxton celebrate birthdays.
Janet Jackson Releases the Groundbreaking ‘Rhythm Nation 1814′: Sept. 18 In Hip-Hop Histor…
On this day, Janet Jackson gets the nation grooving with her groundbreaking project and Color Me Badd delivers sexy debut album.
Drake Graduates from ‘Degrassi’ to ‘So Far Gone': Sept. 15 in Hip-Hop History
Drake went from 'Degrassi' to rap stardom with 'So Far Gone.' Plus, we take a look back at Eve's short-lived comedy series.
Kanye West Disrupts the VMAs, Biggie Uncorks a Classic: September 13 in Hip-Hop History
'I'mma let you finish..."
Eminem Vs. Everybody: Slim Shady’s Greatest Rap Feuds
Eminem has a history of pissing off your favorite rappers.
9/11 Terrorist Attacks, Jay-Z Drops ‘The Blueprint': Sept. 11 in Hip-Hop History
On this day, we remember the lives lost and the heroes of September 11.
20 Rappers Starring In Fun Commercials [VIDEO]
For years, rappers have been the pitchmen for all kinds of products for corporate America.