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Cordae On Maintaining Integrity In Business: 'I’ve Turned Down Millions And Millions Of Dollars'

Cordae has announced his latest deal with PUMA. The DMV rapper describes the HI-LEVEL collection launch as a “full-circle moment.”

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 23, 2023

Cordae Reveals The Concept He Created That Took Him From 200 Downloads On His Mixtape To Grammy-Nominated Artist

Cordae has always been wise beyond his years. From his clever lyrics to the words of wisdom he drops in interviews, it comes as no surprise that the DMV rapper was one of the speakers at TED2022: A New Era. While his charisma and great sense of humor shined through his time on stage, Cordae introduced an insightful concept — all off the top he later revealed to AfroTech — of what he believes is the formula behind his success.  

Ngozi Nwanji

Jun 15, 2022

Cordae Releases His Affordable Debut NFT Collection On OneOf To Not 'Bleed Out The Community'

Cordae is an artist who has been viewed by music listeners as ahead of his time. To place his futuristic persona on display aside from his music, the DMV rapper just made his entrance into the digital world. Hypebeast reports that Cordae dropped his debut non-fungible token (NFT) collection, “IDENTITY,” on NFT marketplace OneOf. The collection is a collaboration between him and artist Shaylin Wallace, and its pre-sale sold out in less than a minute ahead of its main sale, which began on Feb. 22, according to the outlet. IDENTITY: @cordae x @surrealistshay is LIVE! 💥 Head to NOW to grab your NFTs. This is gonna sell out fast. Let's Goooooo!!! 🚀🚀🚀 #BeOneOf #Tezos — OneOf (@OneOfNFT) February 22, 2022 The inspiration for Cordae’s new series stems from his nature of staying ahead of the curve by learning today’s innovations whenever embarking on new endeavors. “I always like to just put my head into it and do research to learn more...

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 23, 2022

AT&T And Cordae Partner In 'Emerging Voices' Series To Amplify How Technology Ignites Artistic Vision

Music and technology spark a collaborative effort in playing a critical role in artists jumpstarting their careers in the industry. While conscious of how technology is a vital source for cultivating creativity, AT&T and Cordae have partnered in a new series, Emerging Voices, which aims to give viewers a glance into the worlds of multiple upcoming artists and how technology supports with both shaping and transforming their creative process. According to Adweek , Emerging Voices is linked to AT&T’s dedicated mission “to encourage equity across multiple industries.” “I love what we’re doing with Emerging Voices,” Cordae told Adweek. “It’s exciting to see all the ways we can build better connections with fans, communities and technology together.” Along with enhancing artists’ creativity, technology also serves as a way to expand their fanbase and social reach. “When music and technology come together it has the power to amplify new voices and reach wider audiences, furthering our...

Ngozi Nwanji

Aug 23, 2021

Cordae Partners With Disney To Fund Scholarships For Underrepresented HBCU Hopefuls

Former college student-turned-rapper Cordae is using his musical influence to reward his fellow peers pursuing higher education. According to a press release, the Grammy-nominated rap star has partnered with the Disney Dreamers Academy and ESPN’s The Undefeated to fund scholarships for youth in underrepresented communities who plan on attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Cordae’s new partnership and noble act partially stems from his participation in the upcoming “Liberated / Music For The Movement Vol. 3 EP” set to release this Friday (June 18) in honor of this year’s Juneteenth celebration. When approached with the opportunity, Cordae expressed his desire to donate proceeds from the album’s release toward a fund for scholarships for HBCU students. As someone who knows the college struggle firsthand, the rapper feels it’s only right that he shares his wealth with others in unfortunate or tough financial situations. “So many people need the money more than...

Njera Perkins

Jun 16, 2021

Rapper Cordae Announces Launch Of Record Label 100% Owned By Him

The rap game is becoming all about ownership and now more rappers are kicking off record companies of their own. The latest among the bunch is rapper Cordae, 23, who recently announced the launch of his own record label, Hi Level Productions, which according to him he 100 percent owns. Cordae confirmed the news via social media last week posting a logo of the new label. He also shared a clip from an interview with the Earn Your Leisure podcast where he shared the details about his cryptocurrency investments and his newfound independence in the form of Hi Level Productions. “Hi Level, that’s owned 100 percent by me. This is something I’m passionate about,” he said, according to REVOLT. “All my friends, we all on that Hi Level sh*t. All my fans all on that Hi Level sh*t, so this is something that’s, like, near and deep to my heart and I own it. It’s my sh*t.”   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Hi Level Productions (@hilevel) According to REVOLT, Cordae’s latest EP, “Just...

Njera Perkins

May 17, 2021