If you thought Telefone was Noname at her best, brace your ears for the Chicago native’s second album, Room 25 – one of this year’s most important albums.
Noname, a poet and a self-effacing lyricist ablaze, is undoubtedly, a rare breed. She puts pen to paper with mere power, reflecting on the past, the present and her place in a world ever-changing and in return, gifts the rap game with raw emotion.
Room 25 is pure poetry, an eclectic fusion of cosmic jazz and neo-soul, flawlessly crowned by Noname’s immersive lyrical raps. The 27-year-old begins the album with an intellectually-soothing note to “Self“, before chopping things up with an A1 rap in “Blaxploitation“.
Noname paves the path as a prodigy for lyrical chameleons, spitting real truths while delivering bliss in “Don’t Forget About Me“, “Montego Bae” and “Ace“. A tip-top state of mind is impeccably scattered throughout the album, featuring Smino, Saba, Ravyn Lenae, Yaw, Phoelix and more.
Enter Room 25 below.