As Cordae prepares for her upcoming sophomore production, the North Carolina-born emcee has been going through changes. Cordae’s metamorphosis has seen a former YBN frontrunner transformed into a star in his own right as he steadily cements himself as one of the prolific artists in the emerging class.
In a classic case of irony, the 23-year-old has transitioned from a tough relationship with J. Cole to serving as a viable successor, as evidenced by his latest “The Parables” output. On the latest track, Cordae puts his storytelling skills to the test. He forces his pen to flow an emotional narrative, atones for his transgressions through a series of short stories to compose the clip.
“I can tell you ‘About me signing a 20-band deal/And getting my brother out of the can with that shit, let me tell you,'” he repeats as he hangs up.
Producers Nami and Cardiak teamed up to create a dark backdrop to score Cordae’s latest growth showcase. It grew far beyond his lyrical content. At the outset, Cordae wraps his story in a veterinary cadence, demonstrating a skill that will be admired for generations:
“Turn around, born from the trenches, you’re from the suburbs, na/Go fuck the early birds, brothers/I’m gonna get this fucking chicken/If na got a problem, na/We can fix it fucking It, on my mom, na/I just been itchin’/ To prove myself.”
In “Fable,” Korda plays with undeniable depth, and he does so with relatable skill, carving out a promising path to longevity.
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