Cordae has often been referred to as a “middle child” in the hip-hop community, bridging the generational gap between rookies and OGs. While that may seem like a big role to have, Cordae says he doesn’t feel pressured by it. “I always knew I was gonna do that,” he told HotNewHipHop in July 2018. “I set my own goals higher than what anybody else has set for me.”

Speaking with Pigeons & Planes about rap's generational divide, he explained, “We're arguing and shit, but at the end of the day, we all look the same to the police. The old heads look like the young niggas to the police. We all go through the same struggles and we're all under the same oppressors. Not to sound like Huey from The Boondocks and shit, but it's real. At the end of the day it's like, why are we arguing with each other? Why are we going through this generational shit when there's bigger shit at hand? Y'all are supposed to be our guiding forces and the people we can go to for shit.”