Preview Some Artists You Should Have Already Heard About.
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Sure, you’re main stream but we want you in the know.
Meet Brianna Perry
Who is so sick with a Meek Mill-esque flow & relatable lyrics.
But you should have already heard about her. Ms. Perry has been on the music scene for a minute. Previously being signed to Missy Elliot‘s label, under Atlantic Records, after her hit single Marilyn Monroe.
In a recent Breakfast Club interview Perry explains the reason for her break from the industry; to bag a business degree from the University of Miami!
Brianna expressed her unease with the direction the music industry was going at the time. This made her hiatus much easier. However she was recently inspired to get back in the studio by actual artists dropping bars like…Meek Mill.
& she’s back.
& we are glad.
Last December, 2018; Brianna Perry, 28, dropped first body of work since her break. Titled; Fortune Cookie.
From the album cover it seems this word play mami is still inspired by the woman she initially rapped about & paid homage to in her breakthrough hit song.
One of our favorites tunes off the album is On God- Brianna Perry.
The Florida native runs circles arround her music consumers with metaphors & word plays like; “Fuck a nigga on my Kylie Jennner” on verse 1 & “Never let a broke nigga fuck up your position, I had to learn that from Khole & Tristan” on her 2nd verse.
Brianna Perry administers straight bars that you haven’t heard on the radio.
Couldn’t Love Me – Brianna Perry you hear the direct influence of Meek Mill. The way Perry structures her verses on the beat & the delivery of her flow is reminiscent of the cool Philly rappers lean flow. Her hook on the song is also very Mid 2008 Hip-hop/Rap; so only the crème de la crème.
The most cohesive collaboration –in our opinion– with the best chemistry on the album was Collins- Brianna Perry featuring new kid on da block; Hood Brat.
Perry sound like a better Takeoff –we know…but that’s how good she is– she seems to have mastered the art of multiple flows, keeping listeners entertained throughout the duration of her music.
Some other notable features on her album was Monkey Bussiness – Brianna Perry ft Offset & You absolutely want to give Slow Dance- Brianna Perry ft BlocBoy JB a listen because BlocBoy delivers on the track.
Brianna has grown since her first debut in the industry. You can hear it. & she delivers on the track.
We stan a queen that knows “being broke ain’t no excuse“.
Fatima Nyema Warner the artist better know as Noname formerly called Noname gypsy. Who would probably hate that we put her actual name out there because she values privacy. & rarely gives interviews. But. We are lowkey messy –lol– & it’s on public record.
Anyways, if you haven’t heard of the nameless artist by now, you live under a rock. Simple.
Noname has been on the scene for a while now. Although just now finally getting her well deserved shine, real music heads wonder why Noname isn’t a superstar already. She definitely has the talent to back it.
To wet your eardrums & get you acquainted to this talent –if you aren’t already– give Mary Jane Love – Noname Gypsy a listen. She dropped that tune 3 years ago.
Noname raps in what she calls “scramble think”, she has a soft-spoken-voice but she spits hard poetic rhymes. Not surprising, as she did start out as a spoken word poet. On Diddy Bop – Noname ft. Raury & Cam O’bi –from of her album Telefone– Noname poetically raps in black opulence.
With lyrics like “You about to get your ass beat for stealing that 20 dollars baby you should have just asked me“, she explains what life was like growing up in the Chi, hitting the diddy bop with her friends. Messing around in the neighbourhood.
The Chicago native has also been featured in fellow Chicagoan; Chance The Rapper‘s album titled Acid Rap.
Watch Noname‘s Tiny Desk Concert down below.
Bye bye blue- Noname.
Noname tours with a live band. She produces vocals in real-time & her voice sounds like sweet soothing spoken word.
She described her 2016 album as “incredible morning music” & good travel music.
We have to say we agree; plop Telefone on for those early red-eye flights & feel your travel-induced-anxiety significantly reduce.
Last year, September 2018, Noname dropped her most recent project titled Room 25. She recorded this project in 1 month! Only talent allowed here please.
She classifies Room 25 as Jazz Rap/Neo Soul.
To start off the year Noname performed Ace – Noname ft. Smino & Saba of the album on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
You hear what seems like heavy Kanye West influences on Nonname‘s music. She incorporates a choir & a lot of harmonization in her music. Not far-fetched since she does make multiple references about the fellow Chicago rapper in her older catalogue.
Noname says her music is her therapy. She’s inclined to share it with the world because she feels it’s important to be able to connect with someone else through shared experiences in music, as other artists have impacted & also done for her. It makes you feel less alone in the world.
On her song Blaxploitation – Noname; she insert voice overs from 70s movies that exploited black culture for public consumption & profit so much that they were dubbed “Blaxploitation Movies”. While Noname raps in the familiar soft-spoken hard bars we have come to love. Noname pays attention to detail when it comes her craft. Down to her visuals.
In 2016 she considered herself “average”…sure.
Don’t be quick to conclude by all the conscious lyrics though because Noname is well aware of her sexuality.
If you pay attention on Windows- Noname then you’ll actually hear what we mean.
One of our personal favorites, it starts off with the healing sounds of bongo drums then the xylophone is incorporated. Noname; the poet, then delivers on the track rapping laps around your faves while sounding cute.
She’s currently on tour. See if she’s coming to a city near you.