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NoName

Nov. 19
7 p.m.
$20
Hip-Hop

Owing to a long run of guest features on fellow Chicagoans’ songs (not just Chance the Rapper’s Acid Rap fan favorite “Lost,” but also Mick Jenkins’ “Comfortable” and Jamila Woods’ “VRY BLK”), rapper Noname secured a faithful fan base before she ever released a proper project. When Telefonefinally arrived in summer 2016, it fulfilled the potential those fans had sensed. The quietly powerful mixtape grows on you; Noname’s verses are conversational yet dense with thoughts on topics including motherhood and her general pursuit of fulfillment. The bright, soulful production, which primarily comes from Saba, Cam O’bi, and Phoelix, is equally subtle and intricate, perfectly complementing Noname’s contemplations. With Arima Ederra.


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