Chicago rapper Noname appears to be far more fascinated by activism than music lately. After opening the Radical Hood Library in Los Angeles final autumn, she insinuated that she was achieved with music, apologizing to followers for stringing them alongside concerning her long-awaited third studio album, Manufacturing unit Child. Nonetheless, only a few weeks later, she posted a photograph from her house studio, musing within the caption that “perhaps 30 is just too younger to retire.”
If that was an encouraging signal for longtime followers hoping that Noname would rediscover her spark for music, then her newest put up ought to have them feeling ecstatic — or no less than cautiously optimistic. In a brand new put up, Noname introduced that she’d be performing once more for the primary time since earlier than the pandemic earlier than releasing the album. Within the caption she gave her reasoning, which fluctuated between exasperated obligation and outright bravado. “First i’ll play a number of exhibits as a result of my mortgage doesn’t care about my politics,” she wrote. “Then i’ll drop an album as a result of it looks like individuals forgot i’m that bitch.”
The primary present in query will probably be on the upcoming Afropunk pageant in Minneapolis on June 19, the place she’ll be part of a lineup together with Ari Lennox, Mereba, Sango, and Pink Siifu. Then, I suppose we’ll see what occurs.