Kiana Fitzgerald,

Kiana Fitzgerald

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Past articles by Kiana:

Is Beyoncé Actually A Good Rapper?

Beyoncé's appearance on the "Savage (Remix)" is her latest attempt at rapping — and it’s her most well-oiled performance thus far as a rapper. → Read More

Kanye West, ‘Jesus Is King,’ And The Unspoken Bipolarism In Between

The polarizing artist is releasing a new project on September 27 that will reportedly be a gospel album. One writer shares a theory as to why Kanye might be so dedicated to spirituality. → Read More

2019 Grammys Predictions: Who Should Win and Who Will Win

From Best New Artist to Best Rap Album, here are the Grammy nominees we think will win, should win, and possibly could win, in a perfect world. → Read More

The Best New Music This Week

Look no further than this list for the best new music out right now, including songs from Toro Y Moi, Saba, XXXTentacion, and more. → Read More

5 Times Cardi B Showed Love to Nicki Minaj

While Nicki Minaj asserts Cardi B has never shown her "genuine love," history tells a different story. → Read More

Zack Fox Wants to Make You Laugh, and He’s Willing to Rap to Do It

The Awful Records mainstay is constantly working on expanding his creative palate, from illustration, to writing, to stand-up comedy—and now, rapping. → Read More

Kanye, Eminem, and Nas Are Working Faster Than Ever—Is That a Good Thing?

From Kanye to Eminem, the legends of hip-hop are rolling out albums faster than ever. It could be a sign that they’re reacting to a time of instant feedback. → Read More

The Legacy of XXXTentacion as a Rapper

The late Florida MC was the definition of polarizing—but his short time in the rap game will have a lasting impact. → Read More

Kodak Black Is Free. Can He Stay That Way?

Kodak Black was sent to jail in January. Seven months later, he’s finally out, and his friends and lawyer say he’s on the straight-and-narrow. → Read More

This Sound Is All Over Hip-Hop Today—And It Comes From an Unexpected Place

A sound debuted in 1995 has become a staple in dozens of hip-hop songs, some released as recently as last month. → Read More

By the Numbers: Breaking Down Kanye West's Unprecedented 5-Week G.O.O.D Music Run

Now that the smoke from the bonfires has cleared and the final numbers are in, we've combed through every aspect of Yeezy SZN 2018 to assess the impact of Kanye's historic production run. → Read More

With Each Release, Future Continues to Distance Himself From Other Rappers

The Atlanta rapper is back like he never left with the release of his latest mixtape, ‘BEASTMODE 2.’ It's a reminder that he is prolifically consistent. → Read More

7 Things You Missed on Your First Listen of 'Scorpion'

If you caught any of these references—job well done. → Read More

Dad Bars: All of Drake’s References to His Son on “Scorpion”

Champagne Papi has fessed up to being a real-life papi. We broke down his dad-related bars on 'Scorpion.' → Read More

WTF is Drake's "Ratchet Happy Birthday" Trying to Do, Exactly?

“Ratchet Happy Birthday” is neither ratchet nor happy—discuss. → Read More

Here's Everything We Want Drake to Address on 'Scorpion'

Drake has been relatively quiet in the lead-up to his upcoming album, 'Scorpion.' A little too quiet, in fact. Here's what we're hoping he'll address. → Read More

Best Rap Verses of 2018 (So Far)

Artists like JAY-Z, Pusha-T, Cardi B, Drake, and Beyoncé (yes, Beyoncé) came through with some dominant verses in 2018. These are the best 10 so far this year. → Read More

Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Kanye West and the Evolution of the Album Rollout

One of music's most powerful couples, JAY-Z and Beyoncé, released their first joint album 'Everything Is Love' on June 16. The surprise drop has shifted attention away from Kanye West, who's been dominating the hip-hop conversation for weeks. → Read More

Here's What Happens When a Headliner Pulls Out of a Festival

Chance The Rapper was set to headline the small but impassioned FORM Arcosanti music festival in May. Two days before he was scheduled to perform, he pulled out. → Read More

Premiere: Nuez, Lil Baby and Hoodrich Pablo Juan Link Up to "Gamble"

In the first release from his $outhern Giants label, Broward County producer Nuez joins forces with Atlanta's Hoodrich Pablo Juan and Lil Baby. → Read More