I came across this artist while listening to one of my favorite bands, “The Internet,” on a YouTube mix. Let’s just say I’m pretty much big happy I came across Noname. Fatimah Warner, better known as Noname is an American poet turned hip-hop recording artist from Chicago, IL. At 25, she has been rapping and performing slam poetry in Chicago since 2010. She rose to nationwide recognition after being featured on “Lost” from Chance the Rapper’s mixtape Acid Rap.
I’d describe her sound as a mix of Chance the Rapper’s conversational lyrics mixed with Erykah Badu’s soulful vibration and The Internet’s melodic tune. She also has a track with Atlanta’s own “Raury,” which perfectly compliments her new-aged, hipster, black renaissance energy.
Her first mixtape released as a digital download in Summer 2016 titled “Telefone” is Noname’s soft introduction to the musical scene. Noname exemplifies the new age of “Woke Rap,” pioneered by fellow Chi-Town natives Common and Old Kanye (just saying).
Check out her album by clicking the image below and let me know what you think!