Noname has fulfilled her promise to share new music following her run of sold-out New Year’s Eve shows in Chicago by releasing “Song 31,” her first new song since the release of Room 25, which we at Paste ranked among 2018’s best hip-hop albums (not to mention its best albums, period).
The song is as festive as the Chicago rapper is willing to get, calling out the capitalistic origins of Christmastime and all that it entails. “I sell pain for profit, not propaganda / I know cancer’s origin linked to Santa / I know Santa’s origins linked to money / Mass production of cattle / Slaughtering for the yummy,” she raps over smooth-soul beats from producer Phoelix.
Noname will be embarking on her Room 25 tour today, Jan. 2, with a performance at the Majestic Theatre in Detroit, Mich.
Listen to “Song 31” below and find a full list of Noname’s tour dates further down.
Noname Tour Dates:
02 – Detroit, Mich. @ Majestic Theatre
03 – Toronto, Ont. @ The Danforth Music Hall
04 – Montreal, Que. @ Corona Theatre
05 – 06 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel
09 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
11 – Boston, Mass. @ Royale
12 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer
14 – Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle
17 – Orlando, Fla. @ The Beacham Theater
18 – Tampa, Fla. @ Ritz Ybor
19 – Tallahassee, Fla, @ The Moon
21 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Cannery Ballroom
23 – St. Louis, Mo. @ The Pageant
24 – Omaha, Neb. @ Waiting Room
25 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue
26 – Madison, Wis. @ The Sylvee
21 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Wiltern
15 – Oakland, Calif. @ Fox Theater