Noname has been on television the night before. Two years ago, when her friend and collaborator Chance The Rapper was a musical guest at Saturday night live, took Noname to the stage, and played "Finish Line / Drown" together. The entrance of Noname, dazed, shy and embarrassed, with a huge smile while dancing a bit in the center of the stage, is something I will always remember. It is perhaps the main mental image I have of Noname, and probably also my favorite one SNL Performance of recent years. But until last night, Noname had never been alone on television.
Last month, Noname released his long-running solo debut. Room 25. It's great. And last night, she was the musical guest at Stephen Colbert Show late, where she ran through a mix of three songs from the Room 25 track "Blaxploitation", "Prayer Song" and "Don & # 39; t Forget About Me". He played with his touring band, and although the live performances of the band can be an awkward jump for many rappers, Noname seemed to be at home. they. It's the only way I should act.
That same dizziness, nervous energy that Noname brought to that. SNL the performance was totally evident in Colbert last night. She seemed so happy, and also so self-conscious, as she was not sure she knew what she was doing on that stage, but since she knew it was a good thing and that she was going to make the most of it. She hit her ass, too, of course. His laugh at the end of the performance just killed me. Look at the performance below.
The self-edited Room 25 is out now