Kiana Fitzgerald Kiana Fitzgerald is a freelance music journalist, cultural critic, and DJ. She writes for the world from deep in the heart of Texas.
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Kiana Fitzgerald

Kiana Fitzgerald

Kiana Fitzgerald is a freelance music journalist, cultural critic, and DJ. She writes for the world from deep in the heart of Texas.

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Tuesday

Quinta Brunson in Abbott Elementary. Gilles Mingasson/Disney hide caption

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Friday

Hip-Hop's game changers: Three 6 Mafia

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Friday

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Eric B. & Rakim change the flow of rap with 'Paid in Full'

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Tuesday

Travis Scott, UGK, Megan Thee Stallion and Geto Boys. Collage by Jackie Lay / NPR. Suzanne Cordeiro / Pam Francis / Rich Fury / Richard Shotwell/Getty Images / AP hide caption

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Tuesday

American rapper, singer and songwriter Kurtis Blow, circa 1980. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Kurtis Blow breaks hip-hop nationally with his 1980 debut

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Wednesday

Dominique Fishback stars as Dre in Swarm. Warrick Page/Prime Video/Prime Video hide caption

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Tuesday

Radha Blank stars in her directorial debut film, The Forty-Year-Old Version. Jeong Park/Netflix hide caption

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'The Forty-Year-Old Version' is about getting older and finding yourself

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Monday

Rihanna performs onstage during Super Bowl LVII. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images hide caption

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We recap the 2023 Super Bowl

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Monday

Beyoncé accepts the award for best dance/electronic music album during the Grammys. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy hide caption

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Monday

Beyonce's Renaissance is the singer's seventh studio album. Parkwood Entertainment hide caption

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Beyoncé's Grammy-nominated 'Renaissance' is a thotty and ethereal work of art

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Thursday

Remembering pioneering rapper Gangsta Boo, dead at 43

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Tuesday

Bashir Salahuddin in South Side. Adrian S. Burrows Sr./HBO Max hide caption

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Monday

Bad Bunny, performing in Miami on Aug. 12, 2022. The Puerto Rican superstar's wordplay was front-of-mind for Alt.Latino co-host Anamaria Sayre this year. Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images hide caption

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Monday

In Mood, Nicôle Lecky plays Sasha Clayton, a young woman who gets pulled into the worlds of social media and sex work. Natalie Seery/BBC Studios/Bonafi hide caption

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Friday

Lyric Ross voices Kat, a rebellious new student at Rust Bank Catholic School for Girls. Netflix hide caption

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Friday

Dale (voiced by Andy Samberg) and Chip (voiced by John Mulaney) in Chip 'N Dale: Rescue Rangers on Disney+. Courtesy of Disney Enterprises hide caption

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Kathy Najimy, Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker in Hocus Pocus 2. Matt Kennedy/Disney hide caption

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Thursday

Beyoncé returns with Renaissance, her first solo studio album since 2016's Lemonade. Carlijn Jacobs/Parkwood Entertainment hide caption

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Monday

Jack Harlow and Brandy perform onstage during the 2022 BET Awards. Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images for BET hide caption

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Friday

Friday

ABC's Abbott Elementary stars Sheryl Lee Ralph, Quinta Brunson, Tyler James Williams and Lisa Ann Walter. Gilles Mingasson/ABC hide caption

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Thursday

The Weeknd returns with his fifth studio album Dawn FM. Courtesy of Republic Records hide caption

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Courtesy of Republic Records