Cordae Quotes About Decision, Music, Smash, Hit

Cordae Quotes About Decision, Music, Smash, Hit

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Everything I involve myself with is an extension of me, so I take everything super seriously, from the music to the shows. That’s the only way to do it.

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Experimenting is part of the process. I remember when I was younger, I spent a whole year just writing on straight trap beats because I just wanted to be able to do that at a high level. So it’s about perfecting your craft in every way.

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Fashion is definitely important. It’s like peanut butter and jelly with hiphop music, you know what I’m saying? So, it’s a part of you, a part of yourself as a person.

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For a lot of artists in the entertainment industry, we can’t become too jaded with what’s going on with our personal lives and still not be connected with our people.

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Hopefully, somebody who’s hearing my music, it’s relatable to them, and it strikes a cord with them.

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I always keep a hoodie on me at all times ’cause you never know when it’s gonna rain, you never know when it’s gonna get a little cold at night. So, you always got to keep a hoodie. And I always keep like a earth tone hoodie ’cause it always goes with your outfit no matter what you have on.

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I always say I am myself unapologetically.

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I always wanted to be a Freshman because XXL is really important in the history of hip-hop. It embodies the culture.

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I bought an audio technician mic and Pro Tools SE, the demo version and was recording in the basement.

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I can rippity rap, lyrical miracle all day, but if you don’t have a message behind it and you not saying nothing, it doesn’t make sense.

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I don’t even really try to do something different. I just do what’s authentic to me.

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I don’t have nothing to prove.

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I don’t know, I really try not to pay attention to comparisons, ’cause I’m my own artist. I try to build my own sound.

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I don’t try to portray some lifestyle that I’m not living.

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I don’t wanna marginalize myself. I don’t wanna be the overly woke rapper, and I don’t wanna be the turned-up rapper.

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I got a cool car but I live fairly regular.

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I just always wear Pumas. I like the work they do in local communities, worldwide.

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I keep a composition book with me at all times to write rhymes, to write down ideas, write down my thoughts, you know just so I don’t forget any ideas.

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I like to rehearse a lot. Before I hit the stage, I listen to the songs that I would perform and make sure I execute everything.

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I liked Big L’s wordplay with the multi-syllable rhymes he hit so clean.

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I set my own goals higher than what anybody else has set for me.

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I study all the greats.

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I want my music to make you reminiscent or nostalgic of your childhood, or take you back to a better place.

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I want the biggest artist of 2030, 2027 or even 2025 to say, ‘I was inspired by Cordae. Cordae is the reason I make music.’

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I want to impact the world and the culture in a positive way, spread super dope messages and help people through my music.

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I was on the debate team.

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I was working summer jobs since I was like 11.

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I went to seven different elementary schools.

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If you think about it, hip-hop came out of nothing. It was a response to oppression.

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If you’re thinking about your brand over your people, you’ve lost yourself.

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I’m an introvert, but I disguise my introversion by being an extrovert. If I don’t have to be around people, I’m not. If I’m around people, I’m gonna do my thing. But I’m not really with the fake kickin’ it – everything’s organic, everything’s natural.

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I’m perfecting my craft as an artist and as a performer, and my shows are getting better each time.

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I’m really grateful for my mom. And my mom always raised me being a single mother. Being a single mother, a lot of stress comes with that. You gotta work, you gotta come home and do everything.

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In YBN, we all have our own lanes. We’re not necessarily a group. We’re more of a collective – it’s like a movement. It’s like a brotherhood outside of music and everything has been organic.

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I’ve been through college, and I lived in a trailer park for five years. I’ve lived in the trenches of Maryland, and I’ve lived in the suburbs. I’ve seen all aspects of American life.

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Jay-Z was huge. I was like 2 years old throwing up my diamond, rapping. I know all of ‘The Blueprint.’ I’ve heard that album 1,000 times. And ‘Reasonable Doubt.’

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Just stay true to myself. That’s not even my goal. That’s what you always have to do, ’cause at the end of the day when the cameras are off and you put your phone down, you got to live with yourself, be comfortable and sleep at night with the decisions you’ve made so I’m just always myself unapologetically.

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My car had broken down, and a neighbor of mine, this old guy, helped me change a tire. We just had a superdope, thoughtful conversation. And I realized, yo, this is rare. Like, this needs to happen more often.

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My creativeness stems from my love of music. Music is pure emotion. Music is the infinity sign. Music is self-expression in its purest form – it’s how I express my anger, my self-doubt, my love. I think my music is very vulnerable and very expressive, very transparent.

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My mom is the best. She’s the dopest. She just loves everything that’s going on. She’s very supportive.

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Nahmir got smash hits.

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Nas was a huge influence. That’s probably my favorite rapper of all time.

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Nas, Big L, Rakim, Jay-Z, Eminem, those was all my influences, but I didn’t start recording until I was 16.

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Nobody wants to be nameless. Nobody wanna be forgotten.

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People compare me to Kendrick. I’ve seen comparisons with Jay-Z, with Nas, with Chance The Rapper. I get a lot of Eminem comparisons.

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Puma just, they really rock with me the long way. They’ve been rockin with me for a while.

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Sometimes as friends, you grow apart and you have different visions for what you wanna do and that’s OK, there’s no love lost.

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The artists with lyrical content and who say something seem to outlast the fad rappers – I always noticed that.

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There are a lot of dope people in the DMV: WillThaRapper, Big Flock, GoldLink, Logic, IDK, Rico Nasty, Goonew and Q Da Fool. Seeing them get national attention motivated me to do my thing.

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We all take life for granted, one way or another.

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When I used to work at Friday’s, in a restaurant, that endless appetizer, that was my worst enemy as a server. Oh my god.

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Words are powerful. The tongue is powerful. And when you write it down, and record it, and press it up, it’s 100 million times more powerful. It’s important to utilize our tongue to help people.

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XXL is the embodiment of hip-hop… Eminem even shouted it out in a song.

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You gotta be crazy to want beef with Eminem and MGK is that.

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Who is Cordae?

Cordae Amari Dunston, better known by his stage name Cordae, is a rapper, singer, and songwriter from the United States. Cordae rose to prominence after producing remixes of hit tracks such as Eminem’s “My Name Is” and J. Cole’s “1985”.