The Lost Boy

YBN Cordae - The Lost Boy
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2019 Ratings: #198 / 770
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2019 Ratings: #279
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!

If The Lost Boy was the new wave rapper's most substantial test of talent and longevity, YBN Cordae passed with flying colours.

80
Clash

Both bold and filled with bravado, yet layered and emotional, YBN Cordae is able to convey his desires, hopes, and fears in an ambitious and well-thought out format.

80
Highsnobiety

This isn’t an album for fans of chaotic trap and moshing, but one that is designed as something for you to sit back and vibe to, and understanding this will be key to how much you enjoy the journey.

80
AllMusic

It's ... a strong collection, and when Cordae strikes a perfect balance of mellow production and lyrical power on standout tracks like "We Gon Make It," it points to even more fully formed work ahead from a strong talent just getting started.

78
HipHopDX

Cordae’s debut album The Lost Boy ... encapsulates everything a Gen Z rapper should be aiming for; young gun energy mixed with traditional skill.

70
Pitchfork

Occasionally corny and self-serious, Cordae's redemption tale shows a promising voice bursting into the mainstream.

70
The Needle Drop

Even though Cordae wears some of his contemporary influences on his sleeve, The Lost Boy is a solid and promising debut album.

Inglume
40

The Lost Boy serves its purpose for being a pretty solid starting point for YBN Cordae, a young upcoming rapper who's destined to drop some great material in the future!

And that's about it...it's a safe, standard debut. It good.

There's no denying that YBN Cordae has a lot of potential and is a great lyricist with many stories to tell. What amazes me is that despite being very new to the hip hop scene, Cordae's musical direction and ambition nearly seems fully fleshed-out and recognized! ... read more

Toasterqueen12
88

YBN Cordae creates the best Chance The Rapper album ever.

It's crazy to see someone at this level of quality so early in his career. I would expect something like this from an artist who hasn't released an album in 5 years and this is the "Big Comeback." But, this is his "first" album. It's just incredible.

Also "RNP" is the best Anderson .Paak has ever sounded.

usedtobe
95

North Carolina native/rapper's debut is an excellent outing for the young rapper exuding youthful exuberance and down-to-earth lyricism that talks about his struggles that would relate to the young and old alike. This young man sounds he is just having fun in front of the mic, spitting rhymes with enough passion and sincerity that shows in his music. With a hefty, ambitious amount of guest collaborations working on his strengths, this is quality rap music that should be relish for years to ... read more

90

Amazing album last year 2019 masterpiece dope unique talent genius man lyrics listen hip hop real fresh ear
Art work album. Why top two 2019 album best year

FW03
78

Wintertime - 90/100
Have Mercy - 87/100
Bad Idea - 65/100
Thanksgiving - 65/100
RNP - 70/100
Broke As Fuck - 85/100
Thousand Words - 82/100
Way Back Home - 78/100
Been Around - 65/100
Nightmares Are Real - 80/100
Family Matters - 85/100
We Gon Make It - 75/100
Lost & Found - 95/100

micheltayar
45

Oh que c'est mediocre, je m'attendais a un quasi chef d'oeuvre, twitter m'a bien eu encore une fois

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Added on: July 2, 2019