Watch Curren$y’s brand new interview with Drink Champs

Curren$y is one of my favorite rappers out and an OG in the music community, so I always tend to watch his new interviews, but his new interview with Drink Champs might be his best interview to date. NORE & DJ EFN asked Curren$y about plenty of topics including his Jet Life label, how he created his own strain of marijuana, the new generation of rappers, New Orleans, No Limit Records, Kanye West, Cash Money Records, Dame Dash, his cult-like fan base, independent versus working with major label, when he first met Smoke DZA, starting a podcast of his own, YBN Cordae & Shoreline Mafia, New Orleans, owning a burger restaurant, psychedelics, his friendship with Wiz Khalifa, funny stories from Jamaica and so much more. Watch this awesome new interview below!    

YBN Cordae – RNP (feat. Anderson .Paak)

The Anderson .Paak-assisted “RNP” is not only a standout from YBN Cordae’s breakout album The Lost Boy, it’s a musical highlight of 2019. The sharp and funky production, playful lyricism, and unmatched chemistry between Cordae and .Paak makes it a song that deserves all the praise it can get. Luckily, the track is back in the spotlight with some fantastic visuals to accompany it, and just like the song itself, they pull out all the stops for this one. It stars ‘Big Play’ Cordae and ‘Sweet Shot’ Anderson in all their glory, who, throughout the video, prove to be brothers on the street, and on the basketball court. The video follows the two on their quest to the 1975 summer classic championship not only on the court but off the court as well. This truly is quite the production. There are a number of different scenes throughout the video, with various different costumes, all of which are phenomenal. The story depicted here matches the sentiment of the song and really brings a whole new light to the track. It’s truly a blessing to see this video, starring .Paak and Cordae, come to life, due to the infectious and seamless nature of the track, …

Watch Freddie Gibbs on Joe Budden’s Pull Up Series

Freddie Gibbs is a well respected OG in the hip-hop community and has been making some of the best music of his career lately, so when I saw that he sat down with the always great Joe Budden for an interview, I had to tune in. These two spoke for over an hour about things such as when he first started rapping, what he does to keep him in a good mental space, the situation he went through in Austria, his children & striving to be a great father, not losing sleep over accolades, growing up in Indiana, the idea of record labels providing health insurance, going to therapy, YBN Cordae, wanting to become an executive after rap, being a true MC, the legalization of marijuana, his upcoming tour, getting into the acting + podcasting lanes, artists he wants to work with and he touched on what his future looks like. Watch this awesome new conversation below.

Watch YBN Cordae’s interview with Joe Budden

YBN Cordae is one of the best new emcees in the game who is wise beyond his years, so when I peeped that he linked up with the always great interviewer Joe Budden I couldn’t wait to dive into the conversation. These two spoke about quite a few subjects in this interview such as different regions of the country, being raised by his mother & his relationship with his father, his life experience, dropping out of college, having good OG’s, his YBN clique, growing up in Maryland, living in a trailer park at one point, some of his favorite hip-hop collectives inspired him, his partnership with his label, dealing with student loans, mental health, social media, the hip-hop community, what his tour schedule is like, being interested in other business ventures and more! This was a fantastic interview that’s definitely worth the watch, check it out for yourself below!

Behind the Music: Highlighting the Producers of Today’s Sound

By: Lee Mcintosh When it comes to creating great music, the artists are the ones who receive most of the recognition for the creation of the song. Their name is what’s attached to the song, their flows, their likeness, and even the features that the artist may have. However, the song making process all begins with one entity… the producer/s. No matter how creative the lyrics may be, how great the artist’s cadence sounds, the beat behind it all is a huge factor behind the overall appeal of the song, and that is what moves people and captures their attention as soon as they hit play. We are in a different era of music now. Technology has advanced to a point where producers and artists don’t have to be in the studio together anymore. This can be a gift and a curse at the same time. Often so, producers may send over a beat pack to an artist and then they select the songs they want and don’t want. From there, the studio session may be recorded or put on Instagram live, and the producer may be nowhere in sight. This may create confusion as to who actually made the …

Watch YBN Cordae’s brand new interview with The Breakfast Club

YBN Cordae is fresh off of the release of his mighty impressive new album The Lost Boy and has been doing some press to support his tape, but when I saw that he stopped by The Breakfast Club I stopped what I was doing & gave it my upmost attention. They asked Cordae about tons of things such as how he was born in North Carolina & lived in South Carolina, going to college near Baltimore, politics, how his YBN crew linked up, when he first started rapping, his mentors, how he got the title for his album, longevity, working at TGI Fridays, being raised by his grandmother, his song “Family Matters”, his influences and much more. This was a fantastic conversation all around, shout out to the great hosts DJ Envy, Angela Yee & Charlamagne for doing their research, press play below!

The Lost Boy – [YBN Cordae]

In the swarm of new hip-hop that has dropped this summer, YBN Cordae appears unfazed by the pressures of success. “This is lyrical exercise, told my idols to step aside”, he raps in the opening verse of his debut album The Lost Boy—a bold statement setting the tone before the 21-year-old rapper pulls the curtains back on his autobiographical new project. Since winning over the rap community’s attention last year with his track “Old N*ggas” (a methodical response to J. Cole’s “1985”), Cordae’s been on the fast track to becoming a household hip-hop name. Functioning as a beacon of hope for those who have lost faith in the lyrical abilities of rap’s new wave and dispelling stereotypes that young rappers lack substance, the hip-hop world’s invested a lot of stock in Cordae in a short period of time, most recently being christened on XXL’s coveted Freshman Class list. In return, he has delivered an album straight from the heart, packed with carefully crafted 16’s dispersed across a 45-minute runtime. Following suit with hip-hop’s most memorable debuts, Cordae looks no further than within himself to form the lyrical content that drives The Lost Boy. He channels a form of honest introspection …

Watch YBN Cordae’s brand new interview with Hot 97

YBN Cordae is one of my favorite new young artists in the game because of the great music he makes, but also because of the great head that he has on his shoulders, so when saw he stopped by Hot 97 to chop it up with Nessa I was glued to my screen. You will find the two of them speaking about plenty of interesting subjects such as performing in London, places he wants to travel to and perform, his album The Lost Boy, being an old soul,  studying artists like Jay-Z, his YBN crew, meeting each other on xbox, being raised in the DMV, working with Meek Mill and Pusha T, how he first connected with Chance The Rapper, performing at the BET Awards with HER, supporting Colin Kaepernick, Dr. Dre and so much more. Check out this amazing new interview below!

RNP – [YBN Cordae] ft. [Anderson .Paak]

Last year YBN Cordae burst onto the scene with “Rap N*ggas,” a viral response to J. Cole’s “1985,” over Cole’s beat. Now, just a year later, he’s back on a Cole beat… only this time… it’s an original. With his highly-anticipated debut album, The Lost Boy, dropping Friday, Cordae makes quite the statement on “RNP,” boasting a Cole beat and Anderson .Paak feature. Not too many rookies could land a star-studded track like this, because, quite frankly, not too many rookies could keep up with the showstopping ability of both Cole and .Paak. Cordae, however, isn’t your average rookie and brings a ton of charisma and effortless flow to match. Here, shared verse style, he matches the ostentatious swagger of .Paak (which is no easy feat), as the two go back-and-forth, putting a new spin on the “Mo money, mo problems” mentality. Armed with a tracklist that reads like an Avengers movie, Cordae is running with the big dogs right out the gate, and if “RNP” is any indication, he’ll have no trouble delivering when The Lost Boy drops this Friday.

Watch YBN Cordae’s brand new interview with 16BARS

YBN Cordae is one of the most talented young artists in the hip-hop community without a doubt, but he is wise beyond his years and trly drops gems when he speaks, so when I saw he sat down with the great interviewer Steph with 16BARS. You will find her asking Cordae about plenty of interesting questions such as his brand new project “The Lost Boy”, the meaning behind the title, touring the world with Juice WRLD, paying homage to the Texas legend Scarface, working with Chance The Rapper on “Bad Idea”, Jay-Z, Kanye’s song “Last Call”, being a student of hip-hop, being included on the Freshmen cover, his 10 year plan, being unapologetically himself, A$AP Rocky, the best advice he has received and more. Check out this awesome new interview below!