NoName – “Song 31″

Chicago rapper Noname has released a new single titled "Song 31." The song follows her excellent debut album Room 25, which dropped back in September.
Rob Arcand / January 1, 2019

The 101 Best Songs of 2018

This year gave us a Post Malone song we wish we didn’t like so much, a bunch of Kanye music we wish we liked more,…
SPIN Staff / December 20, 2018

The 51 Best Albums of 2018

Across publications, tastemakers, even members of our own staff, there was little consensus about who made the best music of 2018. Reliable superstars were either…
SPIN Staff / December 12, 2018

Video: Noname – “Blaxploitation”

Noname has released a music video for "Blaxploitaton" from her September album Room 25. Directed by Alex Lill (Sampha, Phoebe Bridgers), the clip tells the story of…
Tosten Burks / December 4, 2018

Noname Announces Room 25 Tour

Noname has announced dates for a new North American tour in support of her recent album Room 25. Beginning in January in Detroit, the tour…
Will Gottsegen / November 29, 2018

Watch Noname Perform Songs From Room 25 on Colbert

Noname, who previously performed on Saturday Night Live with Chance the Rapper in 2016, returned to late night television last night.
Gwen Aviles / October 18, 2018

Noname’s ‘Room 25′ Is One of the Most Quietly Powerful Rap Albums of 2018

Noname’s artistry initially bloomed out of an eclectic Chicago poetry scene that received far less coverage than the once-ubiquitous drill movement. Honing…
Jesse Fairfax / September 27, 2018

Noname Searches for Immortality on the Gorgeous “Don’t Forget About Me”

It makes sense that Noname, the Chicago spoken word poet-turned-rapper, namechecks D'Angelo on the song "Don't Forget About Me" off of her endearing new album Room…
Israel Daramola / September 14, 2018

Stream Noname’s New Album Room 25

Fatimah Warner, better known as the Chicago rapper Noname, has released her debut full-length album Room 25. The follow up to her acclaimed 2016 mixtape Telefone—which featured …
Isabella Castro-Cota / September 14, 2018

Noname Announces Release Date for New Album Room 25

Chicago rapper Noname has announced the release date for the followup to her 2016 mixtape Telefone. Room 25 is due out Friday (September 14) and is being…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 10, 2018

Father John Misty, Waxahatchee, Thee Oh Sees Performing at Kurt Vonnegut Conference

Indiana University is well-known for music studies and located in the notable Midwest music town of Bloomington, Indiana, so perhaps it shouldn't come as too much of…
Anna Gaca / March 23, 2018

Watch Noname’s Smooth Tiny Desk Concert

Chicago rapper Noname visited NPR recently to play a Tiny Desk Concert to promote her upcoming US tour. She performed several songs from her 2016 mixtape Telefone, including…
Geena Kloeppel / April 3, 2017

New Music: Saba (Feat. NoName) – “Church / Liquor Store”

A few years into his career, Chicago’s Saba is becoming a known commodity — mostly because he’s scored features on all of Chance the Rapper’s…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 19, 2016

Chicago Rhymer Noname Drops Debut Mixtape ‘Telefone’

Chicago has had a pretty good year with both its blockbuster acts (Kanye West, Chance the Rapper) and relative newcomers (Joey Purp, Jamila Woods). Today…
Brian Josephs / August 1, 2016

Jamila Woods Puts the Focus on Chicago and Black Life

The literary organization Young Chicago Authors lists a pretty simple but powerful mission statement on its website: To transform "the lives of young people by cultivating their…
Brian Josephs / July 15, 2016