Cover Photo: An illustration of the musical artist Kelis yelling with hands in her hair
Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult

Listening to Kelis Taught Me to Embrace Anger

Her anger had made its way to her music; my anger couldn’t find a home outside my own head.

The Chris Rock Show

Noah is a Washingtonian who writes about rap and hip-hop. In his spare time, he searches for the perfect three hour-mix, listens to Solange, and patiently waits for Kendrick Lamar's next album. You can read more of his writing at and find him on Twitter @truelyonking.