Noname Gypsy’s Latest Proves It’s All About Talent, Not Chance (Audio)
She may go by Noname, but Ms. Gypsy is far from unidentifiable. From her very raw, almost heartwrenching verse on Chance the Rapper’s 2013 Acid Rap track “Lost” and her appearance alongside J. Cole on “Warm Enough” from Surf, the album Chance released as Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment, the Chicago, Illinois MC has enticed listeners with her unique cadence and spoken-word quality of her sound. Born Fatimah Warner, Gypsy began as a slam poet, and her move to music will result in her debut mixtape, Telefone, which she is reportedly working on in conjunction with Donnie. In addition to her collaboration with Mick Jenkins on his 2014 mixtape The Waters, Gypsy is now adding a single of her own to her growing repertoire, and it’s unapologetically her.
Featuring fellow Chi-town rapper Saba (also a co-producer), “Open Apology” is serene in parts, frenetic in others, but throughout it is entrancing. The tone is regretful but also hopeful, and the patchwork made up of rapping, singing, and some vibraphone action make it a lush and fully rounded cut. Check it out below, and stay tuned for information about Noname Gypsy’s solo arrival.