The Lost Boy

Cordae - The Lost Boy
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2019 Ratings: #194 / 757
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Based on 835 ratings
2019 Ratings: #385
Liked by 7 people
July 26, 2019 / Release Date
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Atlantic / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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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
68
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
AZIZ
79
It's okay that we lost Chance and Logic. Now we have JID and Cordae.
KIDWITHGUNs
82
SOLID!

Cordae's debut is just a sign that tells us that we have to keep an eye on him over the next decade or so.

Like.... there's just undeniable evidence of effort on this record. This album has some of my favourite hip-hop hooks of the year like:

"See, I woke up havin' a bad day
And I gotta get the dollar any faster way
'Cause a nigga growin' up never had shit
I was actin' way too passive
I've been up and down, 'round and 'round"

And

"Mac and cheese up in the oven, ... read more
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Track List

  1. Wintertime
  2. Have Mercy
  3. Sweet Lawd (skit)
  4. Bad Idea (feat. Chance the Rapper)
  5. Thanksgiving
  6. RNP (feat. Anderson .Paak)
  7. Broke As Fuck
  8. Thousand Words
  9. Way Back Home (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
  10. Grandma's House (skit)
  11. Been Around
  12. Nightmares Are Real (feat. Pusha T)
  13. Family Matters (feat. Arin Ray)
  14. We Gon Make It (feat. Meek Mill)
  15. Lost & Found
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Added on: July 2, 2019