Noname Confronts Chicago Politics & Racism in Striking 'Blaxploitation' Watch

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Noname launched her first-ever music video, for her track “Blaxploitation,” on Tuesday (Dec. four). 

“Blaxploitation” is a considerate observe from the rapper’s critically acclaimed debut album Room 25, which was launched in September. In the track’s metaphorical music video, a baby innocently wanders by way of a small-scale mannequin of a moonlit metropolis. Newscasts claiming that town of Chicago is “below siege” from the “monster child” -- and pictures of a household’s horror on the baby’s look of their window -- demonstrates the methods Noname believes the Chicago authorities has instilled irrational concern in its residents by making a racist divide. Much like her fellow Chicago native Chance the Rapper, Noname makes use of her “Blaxploitation” music video to handle Chicago’s politics and the deep-rooted racism that continues to plague town.

The sometimes non-public artist additionally made her late-night tv debut on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Oct. 17, the place she carried out three songs from the report. Noname will embark on her North American headlining tour starting in Detroit on Jan. 2 and can play 37 exhibits throughout the nation. 

Watch the total “Blaxploitation” video under: