Album Stream: Noname - Room 25 | Def Pen
Artwork by Bryant Giles

It’s been over two years since the poet of Chicago released her debut project, Telefone. After taking time to enjoy her success and tour the country performing her debut project, Noname is back with a new body of work called Room 25. In a recent interview with The Fader, the Chicago poet described the transition from her last project to this one by saying, “Telefone was a very PG record because I was very PG. I just hadn’t had sex.” She also noted, “It came to a point where it was, like, I needed to make an album because I need to pay my rent. I could’ve done another Telefone tour, but I can’t play those songs anymore. Like, I could, but I physically hate it because I’ve just been playing them for so long.”

Her sophomore project arrives with eleven new songs and features from Smino, Ravyn Lenae, Saba, Phoelix, Adam Ness, Yaw and Benjamin Earl Turner. As described in her interview, the project shows Noname maturing and experiencing new things. With that being said, she still has her soulful style and heart. Check out Noname’s newest project and help her pay her rent this month. Stream Room 25 now!



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