Noname's first mixtape was pretty average and didn't leave any impression on me. She was still finding her place as a rapper and lyricist, so I just thought of Noname as a Chance the Rapper protege. Room 25 completely changes that image of Noname that I once had. Her lyrics not only sound mature and fully-fleshed out, but they are personal and carry depth. Noname took the chill jazz-rap sound she started with and improved it.
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