It's been a few hours since 21-year-old rapper YBN Cordae dropped his debut studio album and you've had enough time to give it a few good spins. The young artist proves to be well beyond his years as he's delivered an impressive body of work for his first shot at the big leagues. We've reported on his previously released singles "Bad Idea" with Chance The Rapper, "RNP" featuring Anderson .Paak, and "We Gon Make" with Meek Mill, but now we're back with his Pusha T-assisted track "Nightmares Are Real."
The pair exchange verses (one each) about what life was like before the fame and how they came about developing rap careers. The track is about there being no such things as a perfect fairytale, but even if you have to go through the nightmares to get where you are, you shouldn't want to trade it for the world.
Cordae has often been candid about his family struggles as his relatives have dealt with additions or been involved in illegal activities. "I don't even wanna think about it because I know some people are going to say something, but I was just writing what I was inspired by," he told Billboard. "I would just go home, and I'm seeing this sh*t. I just had to put it down on pen and paper. It was like a self-therapeutic measure for me."
But who's fault is that? Tryna stay all intact
Fightin' all my demons, they be schemin' but I'm crawlin' back
And eventually flyin', lately been mentally cryin'
Niggas resentin' me, I am not for the industry lyin'