I’ve had this album on repeat since I heard it. Noname: Rapper, poet, and record producer. Highly talented, not afraid to speak her mind, and the kind of artist the music industry needs, regardless of if she wants to be part of it or not. The production is so creative, varied, and of a very high level. It’s got a great vibe throughout. It’s a kinda throwback to the Jazz Funk era in parts, but not once does it sound dated or “on the nose” in any way shape or form. This album will definitely transmit well to a live show, and I’ll be on the lookout for a Noname tour, even if she wants me there or not, and hope she has a band in tow. There’s so many highlights, it’s a “no skips” album, but at this moment, my absolute standout is “Hold Me Down”. Maaaaaaaaan, the Gospel feel to it gave me goosebumps. There’s so much to unpack in this album. Political, nihilistic at times, but never waivering in self critique either. Guest verses from Jay Electronica, Billy Woods and Common only elevate an inspired and expertly crafted album.

This is a GREAT album, I can’t speak highly enough about it, and I highly recommend it.


DJ Alkemy