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Noname, Arima Ederra

  • Majestic 115 King Street Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)

Noname is the stage name of rapper and Chicago native Fatimah Nyeema Warner. She's been involved in slam poetry and hip-hop since 2010, and started to gain some traction with feature verses on songs by fellow Chicagoans Chance The Rapper, Saba, and Mick Jenkins. In 2016, Noname self-released her widely acclaimed mixtape Telefone. This intricate and soulful collection is part coming of age story, part healing, and deeply focused on life as a black woman in Chicago. Warner's hip-hop has a strong narrative bent, with spoken-word delivery that centers around open-ended conversations in the form of phone calls in the mixtape. Her work feels nostalgic in the conversational approach, but her delivery and production are soothing and glowing. Noname's work is tethered to many of the issues that face Chicago, such as police brutality, poverty, and gentrification. She also recently appeared on NPR's  Tiny Desk Concert with some stripped-down versions of her songs. Opening up this show is Los Angeles based rapper Arima Ederra, whose newest album, Temporary Fixes, offers a soulful and glitchy approach to R&B. —John McCracken

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