Cordae Levels Up On His New Freestyle “The Water”

Cordae comes through with new heat on “The Water” freestyle.

BYAron A.
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For anyone who ever doubted Cordae’s pen, he continues to prove them wrong. The rapper has been on an incredible run since his career jumped off in 2018, which has found him trading bars with the best of them. The ex-YBN member has outlasted his former group mates, earning critical and commercial acclaim since releasing The Lost Boy. However, every time he drops, he pushed himself further and there’s no doubt that the results speak for themselves.

This week, the rapper returned with his latest offering, “The Water (Freestyle).” With smooth production backing him, he showcases his lyrical aptitude over the course of the record. On the first verse, he reflects on his ascent to stardom and the perils of fame, especially in the current climate. He dives even deeper on the matter in the second verse as he discusses mental health while dropping some solid quotables. “A slow burner, a fast learner, a cash earner/ I’m really them crackers worst nightmare since Nat Turner,” he raps.

Cordae Drops Off New Music

It appears that Cordae could be revving up to dish some new music in the near future. He’s only a year removed from the release of From A Birds Eye View. His sophomore release didn’t necessarily reach the same acclaim as The Lost Boy but it certainly showcased his growth. Cordae’s tracklist also boasted impressive features including Eminem, Lil Wayne, Stevie Wonder, and more.

“The Water” comes a few months after Cordae and Anderson .Paak released their latest collaboration, “Two Tens,” produced by J. Cole. Marking his first official release of the year, Cordae and Anderson’s chemistry has evidently gotten stronger over time. “Two Tens” not only allowed Cordae to flex his lyrical muscle but the upbeat flows and jazzy production as a promising sign of what he has in store next. Check out Cordae’s latest release above.

Quotable Lyrics
Modern day lynching just for a contract extension
Well aware that this rap shit don't come with a pension
And to be honest I'm not rich enough to state my opinions
But does that make me a minion, or I'm just moving with caution?

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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.