Nearly two-and-a-half years after his breakthrough debut album The Lost Boy, Cordae has returned with a chip on his shoulder.
At midnight EST on Jan. 14, the Maryland lyrical prodigy released his sophomore studio album From A Bird’s Eye View.
After dropping a four-song EP Just Until…, a handful of singles with stellar collaborations, a mini-documentary series on YouTube, a fiery freestyle over Kodak Black’s beat from “Super Gremlin,” a freestyle video inspired by Kendrick Lamar and announcing a United States tour all within a month, the moment all Cordae fans have been waiting for is finally here.
Hours before the album, Cordae left a message for fans about wanting them to listen to the album in order from start-to-finish uninterrupted.
The project includes a star-studded future roster with Lil Wayne, Gunna, Nas, Freddie Gibbs, Lil Durk and may more.
Spin Cordae’s new album ‘From A Bird’s Eye View’ below!
Cordae releases tracklist for ’From A Bird’s Eye View’ dropping Friday
We are now four days away from Cordae’s sophomore album From A Bird’s Eye View. His rollout up to this point has included three explosive singles — two with high-profile features — a tour announcement, a documentary series, covert art reveal, a preliminary freestyle and finally the tracklist.
The album will contain 14 songs, two of which are an intro and an interlude. The features, aside from promotional singles “Gifted” with Roddy Ricch and ”Sinister” with Lil Wayne, include a fascinating mix of R&B, trap and lyrical icons like Stevie Wonder, Gunna, Lil Durk, Freddie Gibbs, Nas and more.
Cordae also dropped the list of producers and major contributors to the album such as marque instrumentalists like Boi-1da, Hit-Boy, Taraji P. Henson, MixedByAli, Terrace Martin and more.
Cordae drops Kendrick Lamar inspired ‘FABEV Freestyle’
Cordae‘s sophomore album From A Bird’s Eye View is just a week away and fans cannot seem to wait any longer.
While he has not revealed the album’s tracklist, Cordae has given his fans cover art, tour dates and now a new freestyle to let the rap game know what kind of energy he is bringing onto the project.
On Jan. 6, Cordae released the video for his “FABEV Freestyle (The Heart Pt 4),” which takes inspiration from Kendrick Lamar — who dropped the world-shattering “The Heart Pt 4” in March 2017, a week before his most recent album DAMN. In similar fashion to Kung-Fu Kenny, Cordae attacks this soulful instrumental, produced partly by The Alchemist, with ruthless aggression.
As he takes aim at bloggers, chart-watchers, adjacent adversaries and many more with repeated blows, Cordae is seen living his best life in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Halfway through the freestyle, the video cuts to a black screen that reads “Something’s Coming,” and the beat flawlessly switches to a more upbeat, haunting instrumental. Cordae continues his menacing flow, donning his Hi Level label merch, as we are now fully immersed into his new autonomous era.
Check out “FABEV Freestyle (The Heart Pt 4)” by Cordae below!
Everything we know about Cordae’s second LP ‘From A Bird’s Eye View’
Cordae season is now in full swing as the 24-year-old Maryland rapper has been gearing up for his sophomore album From A Bird’s Eye View for quite some time. Letting fans digest his debut album The Lost Boy for two and a half years now, his new era is slated to kick off next week on Jan. 14
On Dec. 8, 2021, Cordae triumphantly announced From A Bird’s Eye View in the form of a video skit, where he mimics Steve Jobs’ iconic iPhone reveals to emphasize how momentous his project will be.
In conjunction with his new album, the DMV superstar also announced the dates for his upcoming FABEV tour on Dec. 13. The tour begins on Feb. 3 in Dallas, TX and ends on March 19 in Sacramento, CA and will hit more than 20 U.S. states and two Canadian cities. This will be Cordae’s first tour since “The Lost Boy In America Tour,” which ended a month before America was struck hard by COVID-19 in early 2020.
Since The Lost Boy’s release, Cordae has shared four solo singles and a four-song EP, collaborating with Young Thug, Lil Wayne, Roddy Ricch and more in his hiatus. Three of these singles were in promotion of From A Bird’s Eye View, dating back to “Gifted” with Roddy Ricch in August 2020. “Gifted” and two others will be included on the upcoming album.
“Super” dropped in early October, as Cordae updated his fans on his business dealings and celebrities he has rubbed elbows with. Next came the star-studded “Sinister,” released on Dec. 3, which featured short, lyrically explosive verse from Lil Wayne and equally impressive instrumental from Hit-Boy.
Cordae’s The Lost Boy showcased his potent storytelling ability, matched with several high-powered collaborations with Anderson. Paak, Pusha T, Meek Mill and others who elevated the project even more. As he already has Roddy and Wayne on From A Bird’s Eye View, it will be interesting to see the direction he takes the album, and who else will assist in its execution.
Cordae also helped to catch fans up on his life by launching a new docu-series on YouTube, where the first episode details his trips to New York and Africa to prepare his mind for the album’s creation.
Watch Cordae’s documentary below!