Noname Performs ‘Telefone’ Cuts for NPR Tiny Desk Concert
NPR's Tiny Desk hit it out of the park yet again thanks to a dope set by Noname. The Chicago rapper is the latest hip-hop act to appear on the media org's YouTube series. Backed up by her four-piece band, Noname delivers her spoken-word style rhyming, bringing smiles to everyone within earshot for the 15-minute set. Noname performs "Diddy Bop," "Yesterday," "Reality Check," "Casket Pretty," and "Bye Bye Baby," all cuts from her 2016 album Telefone for the mini-concert. The skilled MC takes time to make her audience feel comfortable and even prompts them to sing some of the choruses with her.
Throughout her music career, Noname has built up a crazy loyal fanbase just by putting out sporadic songs and collabing with the likes of fellow Windy City natives Chance The Rapper and Saba. But all that changed last July when she dropped Telefone, Noname's first official project and one of the strongest rap albums of the year.
Other rappers who've paid a visit to the Tiny Desk Concert series include Gucci Mane, Anderson .Paak, D.R.A.M., Run The Jewels and more. Check out a full list of the best Tiny Desk rap moments here and peep Noname's performance below.
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