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Sep 16, 2020 at 10:00. 3 comments

Noname Says Her Platform Pushes Her To Be More Radical

Noname Says Her Platform Pushes Her To Be More Radical

In the Autumn 2020 issue of Dazed Digital, there is a short package about abolition guest-edited by Chicago rapper (and radical book club founder) Noname. Through Noname Book Club, the rapper has spent the last year committed to not only uplifting the voices of writers and thinkers of color through her monthly book selections, but also to learning with and providing resources and support to...

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Ashley Ray-Harris Ashley Ray-Harris Jan 07, 2019.

Jamila Woods on the experiences that turned Chicago into HEAVN

<a href="https://music.avclub.com/jamila-woods-on-the-experiences-that-turned-chicago-int-1798252440" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Jamila Woods on the experiences that turned Chicago into <i>HEAVN</i></a>

In Under The Influence, The A.V. Club asks a musician to pair three of their songs with a non-musical influence.

Jamila Woods splashed onto the scene singing hooks for rappers like Chance The Rapper and Macklemore, but her debut album, HEAVN, finally lets her take center stage. The Chicago singer, poet, and activist presents a complex, honest picture of black womanhood on HEAVN, bridging...

Dianca London Potts Dianca London Potts Oct 21, 2018.

Noname opens up, and invites us to do the same, on the unapologetic Room 25

<a href="https://music.avclub.com/noname-opens-up-and-invites-us-to-do-the-same-on-the-1829142334" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Noname opens up, and invites us to do the same, on the unapologetic <i>Room 25</i></a>

In 2016, Noname made waves when she debuted with Telefone, a vivid, soulful collection of jazz-rap establishing her voice among friends and fellow Chicago MCs like Chance The Rapper and Saba. On her sophomore LP, Room 25, she further proves that her songs aren’t just memorable, but necessary. Room 25 opens to the breezy licks of guitar and piano of “Self,” with Noname—real name Fatimah...

The A.V. Club The A.V. Club Jul 11, 2018. 21 comments

The 28 albums we can’t wait to hear in 2018’s second half

The 28 albums we can’t wait to hear in 2018’s second half

A couple of weeks ago, we ran down our list of the year’s best albums so far, already a lineup that makes for a solid year in music. But there’s still a whole six months’ worth of releases coming our way. In addition to the records we were anticipating at the beginning of the year that still haven’t come to pass—like My Bloody Valentine, Vampire Weekend—here are 28 albums we can’t wait to hear...

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