Noname has today announced her debut album, Room 25, scheduled for September 14 release.
Noname—real name Fatimah Warner—grew up in Bronzeville, a historic neighbourhood on the Southside of Chicago. She discovered her love for wordplay while taking a creative writing class as a sophomore in high school, and became enamoured with poetry and spoken word, pouring over Def Poetry Jam clips on YouTube and attending open mics around the city. She appeared on our radars when her guest verse on fellow Chicagoan Chance The Rapper’s "Lost. She followed this with her debut mixtape, Telefone, which arrived to almost universal acclaim. She's since spent two years playing shows backed by a full band; only over the last few months has she started to tease new material.
We're told that the 11-track album, released independently, sees Noname return as "a more mature and experienced artist."
The album artwork is provided by Chicago artist Bryant Giles.
03. Prayer Song
05. Don't Forget About Me
07. Montego Bae
09. Part of Me
10. With You
11. no name
Room 25 LP will land on September 14.