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Watch Noname rock a medley of songs from Room 25 on Colbert

Noname on Colbert | via twitter.com/colbertlateshow

The last time Noname was on late-night TV was two years ago, accompanying collaborator Chance The Rapper on Saturday Night Live. But last night the Chicago rapper claimed the entire stage for herself with an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Backed by a full band, Noname performed a three-song medley off her flawless new album, Room 25“Blaxploitation,” “Prayer Song,” and “Don’t Forget About Me.” Any jittery nervousness that might have been evident was swept away as she fell into the rhythm of her verses, reinforcing the fact that this woman was born for the spotlight. Continue reading →

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Just Announced: Noname will headline World Cafe Live downstairs in March

Noname | photo by Bryan Lamb | courtesy of the artist
Noname | photo by Bryan Lamb | courtesy of the artist

Chicago rapper Noname lowkey dropped one of the year’s best releases with her long-in-the-works mixtape Telefone — and if you haven’t heard it yet, that’s okay for now. You’ve got plenty of time to catch up and listen up before her headlining gig at World Cafe Live this spring.

Noname has built her name alongside like-minded MCs Saba, Jeremih and of course Chance the Rapper, all leading lights of the Windy City’s hip-hop renaissance of late. She appears on “Finish Line / Drown,” the lively penultimate track on Chance’s Coloring Book, and can also be heard on Saba’s excellent “Church / Liquor Store” from Bucket List Project. Continue reading →