American rapper YBN Cordae’s premiere platter, ‘The Lost Boy’ is more of what we’ve heard on the previously released critically-acclaimed singles. The release of this album is incredibly important for Cordae’s career. He performs as though he knows it too. Here are some highlights.
The album opens on ‘Wintertime.’ It’s an exceptional intro to Cordae’s skill with words. A spattering of confessional personal info allows even new listeners to get a better idea of who the artist is too.
‘Have Mercy’ is perfectly placed in the second slot because here Cordae follows up with a plea for forgiveness for the things he did in the previous piece. ‘Bad Idea’ offers more clarity than perhaps any of his earlier material. It features perfect accents from Chance The Rapper too.
The tracks ‘RNP’ and ‘Broke As F*ck’ may initially appear ironic in their back-to-back placement. Still, the focus of both cuts is similar. Cordae unites them both in that he focuses on flaunting the things he has now that he previously never had. There is also a good hook on ‘A Thousand Words.’
“The Lost Boy” is perhaps just what one would want from a debut disc and maybe even what an artist should want from a debut as well. It offers the listener a chance to get the feel of the performer’s lyrical talents, personal flow, and versatility. Cordae tells his tuneful tale up to where his career is and makes one wonder where he is going.