Noname has officially cancelled her highly anticipated sophomore album, Factory Baby.
The Chicago rapper had announced the new album alongside the release of its lead single, “Rainforest,” earlier this year. She had confirmed that fans would be gifted with Factory Baby at some point in 2021. Although she never announced an exact release date, the album’s release has now been cancelled entirely.
Yesterday (December 5th), Noname took to Instagram to explain why the album would no longer get released.
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“Most days I’m not sure if I’ll ever make music again,” Noname said on her Instagram Story. “The last time I was consistently making songs was four years ago. It’s been so hard to find producers to link up with and who I genuinely connect with sonically. I’m truly grateful for the art I was able to release but that might be it from me.”
“Like, it shouldn’t be this hard,” Noname continues. “No lie this sh*t actually makes me incredibly sad and I rarely leave the crib these days. I don’t want to keep lying and saying there’s an album on the way when there’s not. I’m sorry I’ve lead y’all on. I wanted to believe things would change but they haven’t.”
Factory Baby would have served as the follow-up to 2018’s Room 25.
“Rainforest” was produced by The Kount and featured some vocals from Adam Ness. The track sees Noname once again delivering a perfect flow as she touches on the dangerous effects of capitalism. She delivers line like, “Dyin’ on stolen land for a dollar like that ain’t fucked up” and “How you make excuses for billionaires, you broke on the bus?”