Noname Self

Maybe this the album you listen to in your car when you driving home late at night

Really questioning every god, religion, Kanye, bitches

Maybe this is the interest before you get to the river

I had him before the heathen no reason for you to like me

Maybe this your wifey just wanting a clean divorce

The baby ain’t really yours

That’s really for babies teething, the chicken wings under-seasoned

Y’all really thought a bitch couldn’t rap huh?

Maybe this your answer for that, the crack era, the Reagan administration?

And niggas are still scared of, nah actually this is for me

This one for TT at the lake serving the mac and the cheese

This one a small apology for all the calls that I screened

Mr. money man, Mr. every day he got me

Mr. wifing me down, Mr. me love, Mr. Miyagi

Miscellaneous, Mr. molly inside my saki

Incredible, incredible emptiness in my body

Heaven’s only four-feet tall, I set my ringer to it

Fucked your rapper homie now his ass is making better music

My pussy teaching ninth-grade English

My pussy wrote a thesis on colonialism

In conversation with a marginal system in love with Jesus

And y’all still thought a bitch couldn’t rap huh?

Maybe this your answer for that

Good pussy, I know niggas only talk about money and good pussy

Noname All I Need

[Background:]

“It was great, apparently I’ve never been on live television before…”

[Noname:]

Noname off the drugs

Noname quit the weed

Telefone delight

Love is all I need

My honeybee red black and green

Majestic queen

This for my homies; my umi say love

This for my homies; my umi say love

This for my homies; my umi say

Like maybe Imma miss you after autumn

And all of the fallen callers and ringers

When singers hittin my tele

And tele paging my beeper

The reefer got me like “whoa, slow down”

I need a minute for minute’s sake, a dinner plate

A casanova with catalogs of his dinner dates

Make me feel special, Jay Electro-Soul

I need a nigga to follow me to the rabbit hole

And fall in where I fall in

I’m ballin’ I’m out control

I’m ballin’ I’m out control

[SPZRKT:]

You say you see a way that

I can not see, then say that

I never knew it all

I’m just trying not to fall

And now I’m chasing patience

I need it for greatness

Look at this time I’m wasting

Mad at how it ended

Really, If I tell the truth about it

If it’s not how I want it

It’s just how I need it [x4]

[Noname:]

Everything is everything

A cigarette for wedding ring

And tell me that you love me and love me tomorrow

The matrimony catalyst for secondary

Get to know me in Chicago

How I go where you stay

Unorthodox paradox in a pair of Doc’s

With an overbite, oversight to a merry clock

Happy go lucky was a time, you and I

Happy go lucky was a time, do or die

You remind me to love myself for the principle

For the kid inside, til the end of time

Happy go lucky was a time, umm okay

[Noname:]

Noname off the drugs

Noname quit the weed

Telefone delight

Love is all I need

My honeybee red black and green

Majestic queen

This for my homies; my umi say love

This for my homies; my umi say love

This for my homies; my umi say

[SPZRKT:]

You say you see a way that

I can not see, then say that

I never knew it all

I’m just trying not to fall

And now I’m chasing patience

I need it for greatness

Look at this time I’m wasting

Mad at how it ended

Really, If I tell the truth about it

If it’s not how I want it

It’s just how I need it [x4]

Noname Yesterday

And I know the money don’t really make me whole

The magazine covers drenched in gold

The dreams of granny in mansion and happy

The little things I need to save my soul

And I know the money don’t really make me whole

The magazine covers drenched in gold

The dreams of granny in mansion and happy

The little things I need to save my soul

Who am I? Gypsy rap

Gypsy need her dollar back

And all of that

My devil is only closer when I call him back

Liquor in a limelight

Look her in the limelight

With fine wine and ecstasy

You can have the rest of me

Basket case silhouette, cigarette, internet

Check my twitter page for something Holier than black death

Who am I, Gypsy black

The vacancy of hallelu

Me hollow in my interviews

Me only wearing tennis shoes to clubs with dress codes

Cause fuck they clubs

Everything is everything

Me Noname, you niggas doing cocaine

Me missing brother Mike, like something heavy

Me heart just wasn’t ready

I wish I was a kid again

[Akenya, TheMIND, Noname:]

When the sun is going down

When the dark is out to stay

I picture your smile, like it was yesterday

When the sun is going down

When the dark is out to stay

I picture your smile, like it was yesterday

When I remember memories don’t last forever

When I deny my empty with an open letter

Who gon remember me?

My satellite, my empathy

The wheels be chrome, chrome spiffy, the Lord with me

My halo said goodbye and the floor hit me

Fill the lining in the pine box, my granny fill the time slot

“Don’t grow up too soon

Don’t blow the candles out

Don’t let them cops get you”

My granny almost Sparrow I can see the wings

The choir sings

And la da di la di da da da, dah

Only he can save my soul

And I know the money don’t really make me whole

The magazine covers drenched in gold

The dreams of granny in mansion and happy

The little things I need to save my soul

[Akenya, TheMIND, Noname:]

When the sun is going down

When the dark is out to stay

I picture your smile, like it was yesterday

When the sun is going down

When the dark is out to stay

I picture your smile, like it was yesterday

When the sun is

When the sun is

When the sun is

When the sun is going down

Noname Blaxploitation

“What happened to my hundred dollars Joe?

Nigga, did you take my money?”

[Joe Blow, The Loverman:]

“Heh-heh, that’s right lil bitch!”

Penny proud, penny petty, pissing off Betty the Boop

Only the niggas that hoop, traded my life for cartoon

Dance monkey dance, cathedral gon pay me good tonight

Eating Chic-Fil-A in the shadows, that taste like hypocrite

Mmm, yummy tasty, mmm, mmm, yummy tasty

Offer for my empathy, bitches just really lazy

Maybe I’m a hypocrite, maybe I’m hypochondriac

I’m struggling to simmer down, maybe I’m an insomni-black

Bad sleep triggered by bad government

Put a think piece in a rap song the new age covet it

If you really think I’m cooking crack, then pass me the oven mitts

Captain watch a lil bitch, she go crunch and wonder how everything happen

“My people started running a long time ago and they are still fighting

Revolution was never meant to be easy

This is not your fight, black man

What is this to you?

Its not a matter of color

Freedom is everybody’s business”

Anti-political mythical in the picture

Your nigga just moved to Wicker

Your mammy stay on the south side

She paid to clean your house, power of Pinesol, baby

She the scrub tub lady

She that naked bitch in videos, that drunk club lady

Immortalize all the 80’s

And then she real, real nasty

You thought with all her purses she be real, real blacky

Just like a Hillary Clinton, who masqueraded the system

Who chicken-boned, watermelon-ed

Traded hoodie for hipster

Infatuated the menstrual

When we cool, they cool

We die, it’s coon

We supa fly indigenous, now hop to the moon

Who brought the movie to America?

It’s still coming soon

“Do you hear me man?

Do you understand? I am Black

I’m a nigga, do you understand me?

I was born black, I live black,

and I’mma die probably because I’m black,

because some cracker that knows

I’m black better than you, nigga,

is probably gonna put a bullet in the back of my head”

Noname Sunny Duet

[TheMIND:]

Name is just a name

But don’t call me crazy

Rain don’t feel like rain

It’s been so calming lately

Love is just a word, unless you show it

So tell me, what you call me when I’m not around

[Noname:]

I used to have a name that look like butterflies and Hennessey

I’d trade it up for happiness but joyful don’t remember me

I’m sitting on my front lawn waiting for him to call me

He said he knew my name

Shame on me, fool me once, shame on you

I got my candy cane

My name is hella pimping too

You could watch a player move

Oh we could call this ice cream in my Sunday sweater

Patent leather tethered to a fancy car

I know you wanna touch me

In your old religion caviar

Holy water avatar

Blue like the tears when I left you

I met you on Saturday morning

It’s raining it’s storming

I approach me with caution

I come with a warning

[TheMIND:]

You sweep me off my feet

I’ll probably clean my act up

I swear I’ll be on my best behavior

From this day forward, a lifetime after

If you’re my baby

And I know this world is so damn crazy

(And I know this world is oh so crazy)

But that don’t mean a thing

It can forgive me, hate me, call me crazy

As long as you know my name

[Noname:]

I use to dream in parables

Partially love you naturally

Happily ever after

Cigarette over blunts now

Miracle Whip at Funtown

Summertime delight, delight

Mississippi over ice

Janet Jackson and flashing lights

We can dance a little, if you’d like to

My vagabonds is a lonely road, a celebrated haiku

Contemporary overzealous think I really like you

Sing with me, sing with me paranoia light blue

Piano was a deep red, your fingers were a green hue

I should make a rainbow out of sacrificial love in the club

Of the ollie ollie, feeling holy

The DJ was religion

I swear on the pope he know me

[TheMIND:]

Name is just a name

But don’t call me crazy

Rain don’t feel like rain

It’s been so calming lately

Love is just a word, unless you show it

So tell me, what you call me when I’m not around

Noname Forever

Miss Nina Simone, Jimmy Jones

Missy Elliot musically were my relatives

Never forget my Andre

Papi mi casa es su casa

Baby I made an entrée

Maybe I make your moms plate

Maybe we not gon’ sleep tonight

In the night you and I laugh about how you Gemini

Already fry the chicken

But leftovers was my inner thigh

Nah I’m lying, I’m just playing

You can read this book with me

I’m trying to re-imagine abracadabra for poverty

Like poof I made it disappear

Proof I’m made of happiness

Everything is everything

But I still haven’t paid my rent

Ugly is ugly

So molly makes them joyful now

When I get down, I’m already up

Molly the water, I keep the drink in the cup

My druggy is druggy we just some kids out of luck

Ooooh they ain’t tryna’ see me shine my shine

A bullet on my time, my time

Fuck it, I’ll live forever now

[Noname, Ravyn Lenae:]

They ain’t tryna’ to see me shine, shine

Bullet on my time, time

But fuck it, I’ll live forever

They ain’t trying to see us shine, shine

Bullet on our time, time

But Fuck it, we’ll live forever

Forever in a day

Follow in the rain

You know that we live forever

How long will it take?

To marry the sunset

If it ain’t us yet forever

I sold my name for seven bags of skittles

On Sunny Set Boulevard

Please tell me God is rainbow pretty

Mystery and fully charged

Nobody understands my songs

Aloe vera sentences to heals the scars

Of rental cars to Malibu to Shangri-La

Ooh, my cigarette burning, my momma be calling

She worry about me, her girl alcoholic

And I can take a trip to L.A

And I can lose myself inside myself

I hope the Lord forgives me now

Why I still be thrifting accustomed to

Wearing hand-me-downs

Why my cinderella a cinder block

For my family now

I can’t build no mansion on top of these shaggy bones

I left my home I’m on, the road forgive me

There she go again, her dark consumerism

Assimilated in him, cash the new gospel

Occupational sin, just walked out of the church house

With happy all in my pocket, a little something to spent

[Noname, Ravyn Lenae:]

They ain’t tryna’ see me shine, shine

Bullet on my time, time

But fuck it, I’ll live forever

They ain’t tryna’ see us shine, shine

Bullet on our time, time

But fuck it, we’ll live forever

Forever in a day

Follow in the rain

You know that we live forever

How long will it take?

To marry the sunset

If it ain’t us yet forever

[Joseph Chilliams:]

We gon live forever like Aaliyah

Look how they did Rekia

Honestly I’m just happy I can be here

Hoping I don’t offend all my peers

When I say that ass is a mouthful like kujichagulia

Following bright ideas, cause I’m victim to colorism

They flood the prison, no difference hanging from trees

When they gon leave the system I notice we still ain’t free

In this club trying to ban me cause my white tee

I mean like high key

I was choosen to fight in a pair of Mikes

Over polite holding a knife

They hold my live in low regards hoping I’m hopeless

But I’ve been in love for so long like Janet Jackson poems

I know I’m terrible

But I’m focused like a variable

Emitting phernomones so I dont got to bear it alone

Nina Simone biopic made me swear at my home

Gotta call someone so I can tell them on my telefone

[Noname, Ravyn Lenae:]

They ain’t trying to see me shine, shine

Bullet on my time, time

But Fuck it, I’ll live forever

They ain’t trying to see us shine, shine

Bullet on our time, time

But Fuck it, we’ll live forever

Forever in a day

Follow in the rain

You know that we live forever

How long will it take?

To marry the sunset

If it ain’t us yet forever

Noname Shadow Man

[Phoelix, TheMIND, Cam O’bi:]

How do you see me?

How do you love me?

How to do you remember me?

Amaurotic nightingale

I hope that darkness keeps you well

When I can’t fall asleep at night

I blindly taught myself to fight

Aw shadow man shadow box, please keep your hands up

And if you get knocked down don’t forget to stand up

Bless the nightingale

Darkness keep you well

Bless the nightingale (I pray it keep you well)

Darkness keep you well

[Noname:]

Shadow man shadow box, dance in the dark with me

This resurrected agony there’s apathy for caskets

Everything I ever loved I lost in the magic

I claim by the river, my body delivered

When I die there’s 27 rappers at my funeral

Moses wrote my name in gold and Kanye did the eulogy

Remember all the bashfulness, understand the truancy

Here I stand in front of a college dropout

My music was a church when my spirit hopped out

Met a gypsy in LA and she reading my palm tree

Mysterious situation like kissing the concrete i.e getting money

I been close to heaven

Baby claim he love me, hold me down forever

I never should have bought this halo

He waiting for me at his table

My funeral a Disney fable

Cause the king bout to take me home

[Saba:]

Preach, church, tabernacle, Tallahassee sunshine

Southern is my bloodline we know it’ll come time…to go

And though I leave like alumni

I’m lying like a lullaby and quiet like my tongue tied…alone

Bury me in satin, tell the pastors say the sad shit same class with the whole…first row

And if ashes turn to ashes then I’m back in my first form with a dust storm with a corner…and coke

Morbid or late, Lord give Lord take

Viva la muerte, mortal man

Less love, more hate

More like mortician, we meet our fate

Funeral home lookin like a home that I used to live in

You wasn’t supposed to go so soon I took it for granted

Maybe we’ll meet the next life, maybe another planet

Open my soul but then it’ll end with an open casket

[Smino:]

Uh ay

Tippy toe on a tightrope

Leaning on green and it gon be a dice roll

I’m feenin a feline who mindset Afeni

I got two packs for us

Gold on my gumline done got rich off my tongue

Sticky dro in the tight roll

Cleaning my grievances

As a lil’ heathen I

Sat pledge allegiance out

Never believed in yall

System I needed more

And I done went Figaro with the finger roll

Landed wrong split my head, start leaking songs

And I’m worser than they worst, they make a nigga live forever

Flock with them birds, my heart stay lighter than a feather

It’s gon be niggas boomin’ at my funeral

Tell em play Metro Boomin’ at my funeral

St. Louis taught me death could be your neighbor, stay away

Don’t take the family for granted better days await

[Phoelix, TheMIND, Cam O’bi:]

Bless the nightingale

Darkness keep you well

Bless the nightingale

Darkness keep you well

Bless the nightingale

Darkness keep you well

Bless the nightingale

Darkness keep you well

Noname Diddy Bop

[Noname:]

I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready

I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready

I’m ready, I’m ready

This sound like Mississippi sippy cup, daddy turn bibby up

Henny invented the catalyst for happiness in my cup

This sound like kiddies on the playground when mama was running up

Ooooooh, you about to get your ass beat

This sound like niggas complaining when their bitches like Raz-B

B2K in the stereo, we juke in the back seat

Or juke in the basement, in love with my KSWISS’s

This feel like jumping in a pool and I’m knowing I can’t swim

Ooooooh, you about to get your ass beat

For stealing that twenty dollars like ”baby, just ask me”

Mama say she love, love, loved us

When the lights was off we had to stay with cousins

Granny at the BBQ with petty ass husband

Summertime, city life, Chi-town, my town, my town

After school matters like I’m needing that stipend right now

Kennicott parking lot got caught with the blunt like “wow wow”

Run, run, run, mama say come home before the streetlights do

Ice cream on my front porch in my new FUBU and my A1’s too

Watching my happy block my whole neighborhood hit the diddy bop

[Cam O’bi:]

This sound like growing out my clothes

With stars in my pocket, dreaming bout making my hood glow

This sound like every place I would go, if I could fly

This feel like every summertime

Fall asleep dreaming bout all the places I could go

And every one of them feels so close, still chasing time

[Raury:]

And I am not a star

I am a meteor on a crash course towards Earth across the cosmos

Versus Perseus to the father

Of his birth to tell the truth, that I’m his real son

Get blocked, I’ma build one

Get blocked, I’ma build two

Hope that you see it’s a staircase

Still pray for a fair day where they give a fair race to the [?]

And the dogons and the eses and the fair faced

Keith Ape tryna pill paint

Rainbows with a pink blue and a sea foam type of green hue

Make a clear space

Stop overreacting, it’s past my curfew I’m out after 6

Happily making my accident

Mama gon’ whoop on my ass again

Pray that I’m making my way before 8 and I might have to sneak in the back again

Hope that Memorial traffickin’

Hope that she stopping for gas again

Girl I just want to relax again

Pray you gon’ bring that shit back again

Pray you gon’ bring that shit back again

I know

[Noname:]

Run, run, run, mama say come home before the streetlights do

Ice cream on my front porch in my new FUBU and my A1’s too

Watching my happy block my whole neighborhood hit the diddy bop

[Cam O’bi:]

This sound like growing out my clothes

With stars in my pocket, dreaming bout making my hood grow

This sound like every place I would go, if I could fly

This feel like every summertime

Fall asleep dreaming bout all the places I could go

And every one of them feels so close, still chasing time

[Noname:]

Watching my happy block my whole neighborhood hit the diddy bop

Watching my happy, watching my happy ooh ooh

Watching my happy block my whole neighborhood hit the diddy bop

Noname Reality Check

[Noname:]

Opportunity knockin

A nigga was out for coffee

Inadequate like my window

The Grammy’s is way too lofty

And I could stay here forever

I could die here

I don’t have to try here

Can I get my two sugars please?

Jesus made an album

I’m still waiting in the line for cream

She dream in techni-color

Live black and white

Opportunity knockin

A nigga just got her nails done

Skeletons in my closet gone open the door when Yale come

They ain’t gonna wanna see my silhouette rap

He’s fucking cognac

My smile in all black

Mississippi vagabond

Granny gone turn up in her grave

And say, my granny really was a slave for this

All your uncompleted similes and pages ripped

You know they whipped us niggas

How you afraid to rap it

You went to heaven after so we could free them now

Ain’t no ocean floor when you can be a yeezus now

[Eryn Allen Kane:]

Don’t fear the light

That dwells deep within

You are powerful

Beyond what you imagine

Just let your light glow

[Noname:]

Seventeen moments and cloudy days on my snap

Mysterious aberration, illuminated the trap

My telefone-calications synonymous with the sunrise

Mountains against the foreground forever me coming back

I ain’t gonna cry

The last time Ali marched Chicago

Twenty four and a late mojo teaching me how to drive

Whole world inside my rear view

This feel in me so alive

This feel in me so alive

Enjoy the joyride

Opportunity knockin’

It’s finally time to answer

The doorbell was only broken cause auntie was fighting cancer

Cigarettes on my mantle keep callin me by my first name

Loving me when I’m lonely

Pretending they really Noname

[Eryn Allen Kane:]

Don’t fear the light

That dwells deep within

You are powerful

Beyond what you imagine

Just let your light glow

[Akenya:]

And when that call comes

(You better)

You better say hello

No hesitation

(you better)

No hiding, deep down below

(you better)

No beg your pardon

(you better)

You better stay and grow

Your liberation

(you better)

For your lonely soul

You’ll be on your own

Noname Part Of Me

[Phoelix:]

I have to focus on the part of me that I’m trying to feed

I can’t pretend I’m not myself

But if you go wipe your shoes before you leave

I have to focus on the part of me that I’m trying to feed

I can’t pretend I’m not myself

But if you go wipe your shoes before you leave

[Noname:]

Riddle me this, Mona Lisa piece of pepperoni

Smilin over phony speakers, gettin a fit off-ten

Offa the shits, it’s a party at my granny house

Now birthdays and funerals will only bring the family out

Riddle me new, politician do a dance for me

Hot potato, milly rock, devastation of kiddy bop

Idiot, itty bitty resentfulness

Riddle me gone, Chicago go go bye

Chicago East roam savage

Ashes for backstage passes

Ashes to house on Ashland

Chicago go go Kobe

Move to LA county

But all my old life there

But all my new life there

Riddle me, Lord. forgive me

[Phoelix:]

I have to focus on the part of me that I’m trying to feed

I can’t pretend I’m not myself

But if you go wipe your shoes before you leave

I have to focus on the part of me that I’m trying to feed

I can’t pretend I’m not myself

But if you go wipe your shoes before you leave

[Benjamin Earl Turner:]

Shaking the dust off my heel as I get infected

Weekend trips to my aunties was an antiseptic

The fat boy anorexic ain’t admit

Cause my complexion rich like an Etch a Sketch

I’m sculpting the pain in em like ammonia Lewis

My notebooks less Jesus, more gospel to it

Let’s holler and hoop and my niggas is stupid, my niggas is shooting

Your interpretation of that last bar will tell me where you was rooted

Me and mines amongst the [?]

I’m talking moonshine, night walkin’, underground, high stakin’

Cop’ll put the choppa on ya, make the pupils dilate

Oh what a drug is fear, oh what a love is close

Oh at the crib with the coupe deville with the overdose that made jealousy dance on the crowd

I been everywhere, everywhere let me down

Worn every hat every hat with a crown

Now every head bowed, dear God

[Phoelix:]

I have to focus on the part of me that I’m trying to feed

I can’t pretend I’m not myself

But if you go wipe your shoes before you leave

I have to focus on the part of me that I’m trying to feed

I can’t pretend I’m not myself

But if you go wipe your shoes before you leave