Kiana Fitzgerald

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Amber Mark's 'Three Dimensions Deep' turns grief into undeniable beauty

Friday, January 28, 2022

On her debut album, Amber Mark turns to the cosmos for answers.


What's making us happy: A guide for your weekend reading and viewing

Friday, January 21, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: the Netflix show Twentysomethings: Austin, a look back at 20 years of The Onion and more.


Janelle Monáe's 'Turntables' Stresses 'Liberation, Elevation, Education'

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

This song, part of our 'We Insist' timeline of 2020's noteworthy protest music, was released Sept. 15.


Beyoncé Releases New Song 'Black Parade' In The Final Hours Of Juneteenth

Saturday, June 20, 2020

"Black Parade," a call to action and a salve for a wounded nation, is the latest example of Beyoncé using her pop domination to put Black pride front and center.


Andre Harrell, Founding Father Of Hip-Hop Soul, Dead At 59

Saturday, May 09, 2020

Andre Harrell, a record executive who shepherded the careers of Mary J. Blige and Sean "Diddy" Combs and combined the sounds of R&B and hip-hop with his label, Uptown Records, has died.


Why Country Music Classifications Often Fall Along Racial Lines

Monday, April 01, 2019

Last month, Billboard removed the country-trap song, “Old Town Road,” from its country chart. The decision has highlighted how music genres are often classified along racial lines.


Beyoncé Is The 21st Century's Master Of Leveling Up

Friday, October 12, 2018

Through her career, Bey has shown that there are more levels to her artistry than we could have imagined. And she's using those levels to delve further into her personalized elevation of black women.


5 Essential R&B Albums You Slept On In 2016

Saturday, December 17, 2016

While you were watching Frank Ocean build a staircase, NPR Music contributors Bobby Carter and Kiana Fitzgerald were listening to these records.


5 Essential Hip-Hop Albums You Slept On In 2016

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Chance the Rapper and A Tribe Called Quest received deserved accolades, but there were many more rap records worthy of celebration this year.


Isaiah Rashad Dusts Himself Off And Tries Again

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Depression and addiction stymied the rapper after a promising debut on the same label that launched Kendrick Lamar. On The Sun's Tirade, he sounds like a new man, refreshed and self-aware.


AfroPunk Acts To Free Your Mind And Your ... Ears

Sunday, August 28, 2016

This year's AfroPunk Festival in Brooklyn features artists who are expanding the universe of punk and ideas about who belongs there.


First Listen: Sango And Dave B, 'Tomorrow'

Friday, July 15, 2016

The two — one the face of a new-age quiet storm entity and the other a low-key rapper making small, but steady, waves at home — are convincing. Seattle has something to say.


Songs We Love: denitia and sene., 'olive.'

Friday, July 01, 2016

With an assist from producer Sly5thave, the R&B-adjacent duo transitions from a precipitous moment into a stone-cold jam session with a lustfully bubbly mood.


Songs We Love: IGBO, 'ThunderLove'

Monday, June 13, 2016

We could all use a little extra light, with just a hint of cheesiness. That's exactly what the Brooklyn duo offers in its new video.


First Watch: Alexis Roberts, 'Play House'

Friday, June 10, 2016

Seemingly banal at surface level, the visuals for the Atlanta singer-songwriter's only song to date represent the impossibility of meeting in the middle once a relationship is beyond repair.


Watch D∆WN's Fashion Film, 'Wake Up'

Friday, June 10, 2016

The powerhouse singer and her army of beautifully diverse women turn out a post-apocalyptic land.


First Watch: Tunji Ige, 'War'

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

The Philadelphia rapper continues to set himself apart visually with a surrealist twist in this video for the standout track from his Missed Calls EP.


First Listen: Kitty Cash, 'Love The Free Vol. 3'

Monday, June 06, 2016

The Brooklyn DJ's final installment of her curated mixtape series is a patient journey toward personal excellence, crafted with a steady hand and a discerning ear fixed to the streets.


Chance The Rapper's 'Coloring Book' Reveals Shades Of Gospel

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Chicago rapper's new mixtape, Coloring Book, walks a line between the secular and the religious, bringing gospel sounds to listeners who may not have darkened the doors of a church in a while.


First Listen: Oddisee, 'The Odd Tape'

Thursday, May 05, 2016

The Brooklyn rapper-producer's latest instrumental album is evenly weighted from front to back. There's never an off moment — or even a precarious one.