“It” Rapper Noname Brings Her Poetry Of Emotions To The City Of Sisterly Love

Telefone, Noname’s debut mixtape, was our number-four hip-hop album of 2016, while her first studio LP, Room 25, was our number-three hip-hop record last year. So whatever the Chicago rapper/poet releases in 2022 will probably end up at the top of that year’s list. But in the meantime, Noname just mesmerized the Philly crowd at Union Transfer with a little help from her killer live band and new backup singers. Fellow Windy City rapper Elton opened the show. MAGNET photographer Chris Sikich checked in to room 25 and was sorry he couldn’t make it an extended stay.