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Noname biography: 13 things about rapper, poet from Bronzeville, Chicago, Illinois

Professionally known as Noname, Fatimah Nyeema Warner is an African-American rapper, poet and record producer. She hails from Bronzeville, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

As a writer, Noname considers author Toni Morrison and poet Patricia Smith as her influences. Among the Bronzeville native’s influences in terms of music are Avril Lavigne, Missy Elliott, Nina Simone, André 3000 and Kanye West.

Growing up in Bronzville, Noname was raised by her grandparents until she was in middle school. Here are 13 more facts about the African-American rapper, poet and record producer:

  1. She was born in Chicago on September 18, 1991.
  2. She started rapping and performing slam poetry in 2010.
  3. When she was a teenager, she spent time in the YOUMedia project, a space for young artists to create and network, which was then based in the Harold Washington Library in Chicago.
  4. She once competed in Louder Than a Bomb, an annual youth poetry slam in Chicago, and placed third.
  5. She is member of the trio Ghetto Sage along with rappers Christopher “Smino” Smith Jr. of St. Louis, Missouri, USA and Tahj Malik “Saba” Chandler of Austin, Chicago.
  6. She was featured in “Lost,” one of the 11 tracks in “Acid Rap,” the second mixtape of Chancelor Johnathan “Chance the Rapper” Bennett that was released on April 30, 2013.
  7. She co-wrote “Lost” with Chance the Rapper, Nate FoxPeter Wilkins and Willie Hutch.
  8. She was featured in “Comfortable,” one of the 15 tracks in “The Waters,” Mick Jenkins’ fourth mixtape released on August 12, 2014.
  9. She contributed vocals to “Last Dance,” one of the six tracks in “Free (Based Freestyles Mixtape),” a collaborative mixtape Chance the Rapper and Brandon Christopher “Lil B” McCartney released on August 5, 2015.
  10. Among with Faheem Rasheed “T-Pain” Najm, Kirk Franklin and Eryn Allen Kane, she was featured in “Finish Line / Drown,” one of the 14 tracks in Chance the Rapper’s third mixtape “Coloring Book,” which was released on May 13, 2016.
  11. On July 31, 2016, she released her debut mixtape titled “Telefone,” which featured several guest artists including Smino, Saba, Ravyn Lenae and Raury.
  12. She contributed vocals to “The Tragedy,” one of the nine tracks in the first disc of “Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama,” a collaborative Christmas mixtape Chance the Rapper and Jeremih Phillip Felton, who is mononymously known as Jeremih, released on December 22, 2016.
  13. Executive produced by Phoelix, her debut studio album “Room 25,” which contained 11 tracks, was released on September 14, 2018.

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