Chicago native, Noname, dropped her first-ever music video off her debut album Room 25 for “Blaxploitation”. The track Blaxploitation is political poetry that flaunts Noname skills as a rapper. Topics range from gentrification to Hillary Clinton pandering of minority communities during her 2016 election to Chick-fil-A’s LGBTQ stance, giving listeners explicit examples of the way the culture is exploited. Noname including the sample from the 1973 film The Spook Who Sat By the Door, displays her creativity and brilliance. Noname choosing this song as her music video debut speaks volumes of her as an artist.
The short film, ‘Blaxploitation- A Film by Noname’ is directed by Alex Lill. It shows an over-sized toddler in a Godzilla-esque way parading through a blue-hued Chicago. The story then pans to local newscasters and a white family who is apparently horrified by the toddler, which from the audience appears silly because we know there is no actual threat in a black child roaming the city. This film is not only a great representation of the woes of society but it also resembles the beauty in Noname’s music having a child-like charm with negative feelings arising from the experience of human freedom and responsibility.
Check out ‘Blaxploitation- A Film by Noname’ below:
Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest!
Subscribe to our mailing list