This YBN, Young Boss Niggas, secret weapon has set the hip-hop world into a continuous tremble when he hopped on J. Cole’s “1985 (Intro to the Fall Off)” beat to share some crucial words.
“They don’t know every day we make tough decisions/It seems though we is at a generational gap/Which bring conversation and a statement in fact/We can agree none of us is ‘posed to make it in rap/ I understand both sides, let me break it in half.”
He goes by the name of YBN Cordae. The 20-year old went viral from his breakout song “Old Niggas” not too long ago where he spoke on the unfortunate generation gap in hip-hop. The Maryland native is already a hip-hop favorite. He is a mix of the old and new school, and the deliverance and perception of his music sets himself apart from the new generation of rappers these days. We get a clear glimpse of this in his music videos for “Old Niggas,” “My Name Is,” and “Kung Fu,” which all have over 5 million views on YouTube. He is building a solid buzz for himself day by day and letting the world know his bars and rhymes are ahead of his time. Cordae is a lyrical talent who isn’t afraid to take risks and he has a fresh air of confidence around him.
He is currently on the road with “Lucid Dreams” artist and previous Ahead of the Game JuiceWRLD making new fans everyday. The future of YBN Cordae has us very excited and we can’t wait to see what is next. The YBN component is well on his way to rap royalty. Check out his latest visual “Kung Fu” below and catch him in a city near you!
Words By: Jasmine Johnson, Tracy Mitchell