After years of delays and false starts, Noname (formerly Noname Gypsy)'s debut project Telefone is finally here. The project runs 10 tracks long and features Saba. Telefone includes the previously released "Freedom Interlude." It also boasts appearances from Saba, theMIND, Raury, Eryn Allen Kane, and more.
Noname first gained recognition for her dynamite contribution to Chance the Rapper' Acid Rap. She appears on the song "Let's Get Lost." Since then, she's teamed up with him three other times. They released "Israel (Sparring)" as a SoundCloud loosie, and she popped up on Surf ("Warm Enough") and Coloring Book ("Finish Line/Drown"). Although she's released a handful of songs over the past few years, a full project never materialized until now. She made it on to Complex's "Rappers to Watch" list at the top of 2015, but it's only now that she's finally making her first solo artistic statement. Is it too late for her to capitalize on her buzz, or is Telefone just the start of big things for Noname?
We'll have to see, but in the meantime, you can stream and download Noname's Telefone project below or check it out on her website, nonamehiding.com.