new music: chicago lyricist noname delivers knock-out debut with ‘telefone’ mixtape

August 4, 2016

Fresh on the heels of her guest spot on Chance the Rappers much loved ‘Coloring Book’, the up-and-coming Chicago native/rapper/poet Noname has released her highly-anticipated debut mixtape, ‘Telefone’. The dazzling release is a refreshingly genuine examination of the self that offers sharp witticisms, highlighting everything from the importance of personal and creative freedoms as people of the African diaspora to light-hearted anecdotes about leaving home and learning how to drive in L.A—all of which presents itself, pretension-free, in a intoxicating and unexpected soundscape that grabs you from bar one. Don’t miss this one.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

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