From a Birds Eye View: Cordae’s Latest Album


Photo by Ethan Stoller

Senior Max Gracyalny listens to his new favorite album “From a birds eye view” by Cordae.

On Jan. 14, up and coming artist Cordae dropped his album “From a Birds Eye View,” containing 14 songs. The featured artists on the album include Gunna, Lil Wayne, Lil Durk, Freddie Gibbs, Stevie Wonder, Eminem, Roddy Rich and Art Clemons.

The album starts off with “Shiloh’s intro” where Cordae talks about his story and how he is going to blow up for over a minute. Then, the song “Jean-Michel” has remarkable transitions and the flow is eye-catching. Cordae showcases his obscure talents of being able to switch flows throughout the song. Although this is not my number one song, I would still rate it a 7.9/10.

Before releasing the album, Cordae released a single called “Super,” which is still on the album. After I listened to “Super” I got incredibly excited for the album because I was obsessed with the song. I loved Cordae’s tempo on the song and the beat was awesome. I would give this song an 8.2/10.

If you listen to rappers such as Freddie Gibbs, Denzel Curry and Mac Miller I would highly recommend giving Cordae’s new album a listen. These artists have similar flow, and the strong spot of their music is the way they are able to transition.

My favorite aspect of Cordae’s music is his voice. He raps at a fast pace and with a clear, deep voice. Another prominent aspect of his music style is his flow. It brings a smile to my face whenever I listen to his music.

In addition, the cover art for the album is spectacular. It shows Cordae sitting down staring at the night sky, with three alien-looking figures in the distance, sitting down pointing at the stars, and birds flying across the sky.

Cordae is among one of my personal favorite rappers, and this album has landed him loads of recognition that he has never received before.. This is by far my favorite album of his and I am here to put him on notice for anyone who might be interested.

On the song “Momma’s Hood” he takes a rather slow approach to the song, with a catchy beat at the beginning to complement the slowness of the song. The split second I heard this song and the beat started playing I began to nod my head and relax. This type of music helps me a lot when I am stressed or need to focus. Every time I listen to the album it gets better and better. 

The album is super consistent with the songs, and there is hardly a bad one to point out. He does a great job of making the songs differently paced, along with different flow styles and various features.

Overall, I would rate this album an 8.5/10 because of how consistent it is and the immaculate vibes that it brings. The features are fantastic, and there are so many of them. My favorite feature is the verse that Gunna put on the song “Today” because he sounds amazing on it and the way that Cordae transitions his verse into Gunna’s is perfect. I would recommend giving this album a listen if you enjoy lyrical rap with great beats and quality flow.