Hip-hop artist, poet and activist Noname was once low-key in the underground, but now that she has emerged from her hiding place.
The Chicago-based artist found himself embroiled in two oxen. First of all, she and her fellow hip-hop artist J. Cole got down to it. Now Noname has experienced the wrath of the hive after mentioning Beyoncé in a tweet, Uproxx reported.
Noname, born Fatimah Nyeema Warner, is known for mixtapes such as “Telefone” and her self-funded debut CD, “Room 25”.
She recently tweeted: “I wish Angela had the love Beyoncé receives.”
The tweet accompanied a retweet of a photo showing activist and former Black Panther Angela Davis speaking in Madison Square Garden behind a bulletproof glass enclosure in 1972.
Noname seems to call out black celebrities exploiting black struggle against capitalism – celebrities who have been silent about black struggle but are now gaining attention to speak out. She also seems to point the finger at the public that blindly follows such celebrities, without realizing what she considers “real” activism, like that of Davis in the 1960s.
Noname deleted the tweets after Beyoncé fans sued her. Among the online responses she received were these: “Beyoncé’s name shouldn’t have been a part of this, instead of criticizing this black woman people can let her live so much”, by Kara @KaraDitsie.
Swavey @Ojswavey tweeted: “The way she communicates and tries to deliver information is just poor!”
But others seem to understand where Noname was coming from and have tweeted in his support, like deenaan @dinanigans, “… I say NoName has objectively done more for the community and has always been outspoken and is constantly vilified when his friends who are we show love to men. Relax. “
This latest Twitter attack on Naname follows an online altercation she had with J. Cole fans when she criticized her song, “Snow on the bluff”, On which he recalls how the tone of a young activist bothers him.
Some saw “Snow On Tha Bluff” as a back door reference to Noname’s work.
The song came after Noname’s tweets called out the “best-selling rappers” for their silence on the ongoing demonstrations against police brutality. She tweeted: “Poor black people across the country are putting their bodies in danger to protest for our collective safety and all of you top-selling rappers don’t even want to post a tweet. The entire discographies of N **** deal with the plight of blacks and they are nowhere to be found. “
J. Cole also took to Twitter. “Morning. I’m behind every word of the song that fell last night,” he began. “True or false, I can’t say it, but I can tell it was honest. Some assume to know who the song is about. It’s okay with me, it’s not my job to tell anyone what to think or feel about work. I accept all conversations and reviews. But let me use this moment to say this Follow @noname. I love and honor him as a leader in these times. She’s done and is reading, listening and learning on the path that she truly believes is right for our people. Meanwhile, a… one like me, I’m rapping.
Others think that “Snow On Tha Bluff” is not an answer to Noname.
J. Cole later described to Uproxx how he had read the tweets of “a young woman over there, she is much smarter than me”. Yet in the lyrics he raps, “She’s mad at our ignorance, she wears her heart on her sleeve.” She’s mad at celebrities, low key, I think she’s talking about me.
Still, Noname returned with a response track called “Song 33. On this, Noname calls on black men to help support women as well as themselves. She complains in the song that black men “can reject the real struggles that come with the intersectionality of being a black woman. “, Emerald of the day reported.
But Noname had doubts about his Madlib-produced track “Song 33” after its release. She apologized on Twitter, saying, “I thought about it a lot and I’m not proud of myself for responding with song 33. I tried to use it as a moment to draw attention to the issues that hold me back. heart but I didn’t get to respond. my ego got the best of me. I apologize for any further distraction this caused, “reported Billboard.
She then tweeted, “Madlib killed that beat and I see there are a lot of people resonating with the words, so I’m leaving it out, but I will be donating my share of the revenue from the songs to various fundraising funds.” ‘mutual aid. black radical unit.
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Music has long been a tool of protest. “Many prominent musicians such as Beyoncé, Anderson .Paak and Noname have released music that talks about the confusing world we all go through, as well as music that intertwines with the spirit of the BLM (Black Lives Matter) movement” , Daily Emerald reported.
These are just two recent examples. The hit of 2018 “This is americaChildish Gambino’s resurfaced as a track used in conjunction with the Black Lives Matter movement.
They may be contemporary songs, but protest songs go back to slave chants and carry on in blues, soul and hip hop.
Cole “instead of criticizing people who don’t have access to the same information as you, maybe try to educate them instead, but you don’t have to be patronizing, we’re all fighting the same fight”
NoName “you love Beyoncé so much but dgaf about Angela Davis LMAOOOOO”
– thin sideshow. (@MissKilahMarie) June 24, 2020
Beyoncé’s name shouldn’t have been a part of that, instead of going after this black woman people can let her live so much.
– Kara (@KaraDitsie) June 24, 2020
John Boyega being awake and outspoken has made him this ultimate eligible bachelor and dream boat, while NoName is attacked, demonized and scrutinized and is under a constant microscope.
You have to laugh.
By laughing I mean to sigh deeply.
From a place of deep pain.
– deenaan (@dinanigans) June 24, 2020
nah kim can redistribute this wealth too https://t.co/OH4WYBTYHX
– Unnamed (@noname) June 30, 2020