[Editor’s Note:The PSU Student Presale will be Wednesday, September 20th at the Paul Robeson Center (PRCC) in person only from 12 p.m-8 p.m. Students must provide their student I.D. They’re giving one ticket per person, and it is cash only.]

Acclaimed Chicago rapper Noname will be joining Penn State W.O.R.D.S members, Shalom Dubas and Joy Postell on stage on Friday, September 30th for one of the most exciting spoken word events of the year. The event is organized by Happy Valley Music Label (HVML) and will be held at Chronic Town.

Noname (Fatimah Warner), is an experienced rapper and poet, known for her conversational flow and thoughtful lyrics. Alongside the brilliant Telefone, Noname spent 2016 providing skillful features for the music of other prominent Chicagoans, including Chance the Rapper, Mick Jenkins and Saba. Rebecca Aronow, a promotor for Happy Valley Music Label said that the organization booked Noname as “she’s a truly inspiring artist who offers an important perspective and voice that isn’t as often recognized as it should be in the music world, the rap world, and on a smaller scale, the State College music scene.”

Davon Clark, Kelly Chu, David Gaines, Rabiyatu Jalloh and Nadia Souada will be representing W.O.R.D.S. (Writers Organizing to Represent Diverse Stories) at the event. They will be joined by alternative-R&B HVML musician Shalom Dubas and Baltimore’s Joy Postell, a talented alternative R&B/hip-hop artist.

Tickets are $10 with a student ID or $12 for the general public. The show is 18+, with doors opening at 8 p.m., and the show beginning at 9 p.m. Chronic Town and the Paul Robeson Cultural Center will also be hosting a presale September 22nd from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Presale purchases must be with both cash and student ID, in person. See the Facebook event for more details.

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