Cordae managed to gain credibility for his rapping abilities thanks to his debut studio album, 2019’s The Lost Boy, which garnered several accolades such as Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song won by the title Bad Idea at the 62nd Grammy Awards. For rappers like him who like to have fun with rhymes and double meanings, having the opportunity to let go of your flow alongside Nas is a crucial step in a career …
On November 30, the Super rapper hosted a virtual international listening session for his upcoming album titled, From A Birds Eye View, and naturally, the 24-year-old MC managed to land a collaboration with Son of God. The track, which is a lyrical joust between two neighboring hip-hop generations, illustrates Cordae’s rise as an artist.
An album that traces a journey
Scheduled for release in early 2022, Cordae explained that the content on the From A Bird’s Eye View album was a cathartic mix of his mother’s wisdom, international travel and dealing with the murder of a friend in his country.
“ I transferred real-life events and experiences that I really went through and turned them into music,” Cordae explained. “ Each song has its own memory and experience. On the song “Momma’s Hood, one of my best friends I used to play basketball with got killed last summer and it happened about a week after he came to visit me in Los Angeles.” And a week after he got home he was killed and it really affected me deeply, you see? “.
At the end of the album, I said, “ I just bought a Range Rover and did a song with Nas”. It’s one of the things on my bucket list, so I was very happy with it. But it was super dope; super tight. “
Big names in the back office
Asked by HipHopDX about the level of mental preparation it took for such a performance, Cordae confided in indicating that there was a little pressure to rise to the occasion. “ It wasn’t really a situation where I had to mentally prepare myself, but rather to stick to a standard” Cordae told HipHopDX, “ I try to give my best no matter who I’m on. the song. If I’m on a song you’ve never heard of or a song with a Nas or a Drake, I always try to give them that same effort. But I would be lying to you if I wasn’t “on a cloud”. Cordae confides in calling Nas ” favorite rapper of all time” and noting the“Many times” he has praised the legend of Queensbridge.
The producers of Cordae ‘s From A Bird’s Eye View album range from legendary musicians such as Stevie Wonder and Herbie Hancock, to hip-hop jazz masters Terrace Martin and Robert Glasper, to next-gen legends such as Boi- 1da and Hit-Boy. The latter is HipHopDX’s Producer of the Year and has been tasked with providing the sounds for Lil Wayne’s anticipated collaboration on the album.