Chicago rapper Noname has returned with her first track of the new year, entitled “RAINFOREST”.
Produced by The Kount, the groove-influenced song also features vocals from Adam Ness. Noname billed the song as a “letter from me to me”. Factory Baby, the upcoming new album from Noname, is due out in 2021, although an exact release date has not yet been announced.
Last we heard from Noname in music was the release of the saddening, revolutionary track “Song 33”. The song, produced by Madlib, dropped in the summer of 2020, and is speculated to be a response to J. Cole’s “Snow on tha Bluff”. Before the release of “Song 33”, Noname hadn’t released a project since the 2018 album Room 25.
Noname took some time away from her music over the last year and a half to pursue other outlets. The Chicago rapper took 2020 to develop and expand the book club that she started in 2019. Noname Book Club is dedicated to uplifting the voices of people of color. Each month, book club members receive two books written by authors of color. The work Noname is doing with her book club fits hand-in-hand with the work she has been doing as a voice of activism in the fight for racial equality. She spoke in-depth about the book club in a conversation with Boots Riley, as well as in an interview on Desus & Mero.
Listen to Noname’s new single, “RAINFOREST”, below.