Mon, February 20, 2017
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm
This event is all ageshttp://www.valleybarphx.com/event/1379445/
Noname grew up in Bronzeville, a historic neighborhood on the southside of Chicago that famously attracted accomplished black artists and intellectuals of all types. Noname first discovered her love for words while taking a creative writing class as a sophmore in high school.
She became enamored with poetry and spoken word, pouring over Def Poetry Jam clips on YouTube and attending open mics around the city. Noname regularly attended and performed at an open mic at Harold Washington Library,YouMedia's Lyricist Loft.
After sessions at YouMedia, Noname would participate in cyphers and started getting into freestyling. When she was just a senior in high school, she placed third in "Louder Than A Bomb", a poetry competition with 120 Chicago high schools in participation. She remained connected with the artists she met at YouMedia and in 2013, her verse on Chance the Rappers "Lost" attracted the beginning of her large fan base, most of whom have been following her every move since.
On July 31st, Noname released her debut project entitled Telefone which was 3 years in the making and highly anticipated by fans and media alike. The project instantly gained critical acclaim, with a rave review in Pitchfork and praise from major outlets like Rolling Stone, Complex, and Dazed & Confused. Noname has been hailed by The FADER, Complex, and Rolling Stone as one of the most exciting and important new artists of 2016.
Thanks to Telefone's success, Noname played some shows in support of Ms. Lauryn Hill, who handpicked Noname to open for her on tour. When first approaching the project, Noname set out to emulate the feeling of talking on the phone with someone for the first time. She describes Telefone as "an introductory conversation with someone you're interested in". But as Noname continued to work on the tape, it also transitioned a bit into mortality: the idea of life and death and the duality between those two things.
Her career has taken the world by storm in such a short amount of time. She has dropped 2 visuals an 3 songs in just under 6 months. Songs released being Blossom Dearie produced by Monte Booker along with Mr. Sun produced by him as well. She has performed on numerous shows. Also just headlining the African Fest in Chicago on September 4,2015. She was also just noticed by Live Nation and was placed in Hype Magazine. Her fan base is constantly growing from all over. Which surprises her. She also was just booked in Iowa which will be her first out of town show along with another show in Atlanta in October. Her most recent accomplishment was becoming Verison and WGCI Big Break's Artist. Wgci being a clear channel station has gained her national attention. Not only that she just received a scholarship from her Highschool in Performing Arts. Her latest Ep dropped on August 25th entitled "MoonShoes" It was premiered on Fake Shore Drive and can be downloaded from her soundcloud or My Mixtapez. Her sultry sounds will surprise you.
She is a 16 year old with sounds that make your remember Jill Scott an Erykah Badu with just a twist of an island sound.
Get ready too constantly hear about this amazing young woman.
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