Telefone by Noname on Apple Music

10 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Chicago native finds wonder in her jazzy conversational rap tunes. Fresh off her appearance on Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book, Noname returns to a similar backdrop of jazzy musicality, nimble rhyming, and disarming personal insight. Though she walks through the same rainbow-tinted environs as Chance, don’t let this 24-year-old’s humble disposition disguise the maturity and musical imagination brimming from every even-keeled song.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Chicago native finds wonder in her jazzy conversational rap tunes. Fresh off her appearance on Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book, Noname returns to a similar backdrop of jazzy musicality, nimble rhyming, and disarming personal insight. Though she walks through the same rainbow-tinted environs as Chance, don’t let this 24-year-old’s humble disposition disguise the maturity and musical imagination brimming from every even-keeled song.

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About Noname

Chicago rapper and poet Noname (formerly Noname Gypsy) brings an observant eye and quiet patience to a soulful R&B-meets-hip-hop style influenced by Lauryn Hill, Andre 3000, and Buddy Guy. Born Fatimah Warner in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood, Noname frequented open-mike nights and slam poetry competitions when she wasn't volunteering with the local YOUMedia arts program. Befriending fellow Chicagoan Chance the Rapper proved fortuitous: she appeared on "Lost" from Chance's Acid Rap mixtape in 2013, helping her gain a wider audience. She guested on Mick Jenkins' The Waters the following year, before announcing her own project. Before her debut, she contributed to Mont Jake's Shadow EP and "Finish Line/Drown" on Chance's 2016 hit Coloring Book. Three years in the making, her first album, Telefone, arrived in the summer of 2016. The coming-of-age blend of soul vocals, atmospheric textures, and Noname's spoken-word featured production by Chance associate Cam O'bi, Phoelix, Saba, Monte Booker, and Them People. ~ Neil Z. Yeung

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