Nearly four years since delivering his first Leakers freestyle, the 24-year-old returned with a three-part freestyle over the Notorious B.I.G.’s “Kick in the Door,” Jadakiss’ 2001 mixtape cut “Put Ya Hands Up,” and Kodak Black’s recent hit single “Super Gremlin.”
The appearance comes ahead of the release of Cordae’s second studio album From a Bird’s Eye View. Due out this Friday, the LP will feature his previously released collaborations with Roddy Ricch (“Gifted”) and Lil Wayne (“Sinister”) as well as additional guest appearances from Eminem, Freddie Gibbs, Gunna, H.E.R., Lil Durk, Nas, and Stevie Wonder. From a Bird’s Eye View marks the first new project from Cordae since he shared his four-track EP Just Until… last April, while serving as the long-awaited follow-up to his 2019 debut album The Lost Boy.
During an appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show on Monday, Cordae broke down the inspiration behind the album’s title.
“It means to see things from outside of yourself,” he explained. “As human beings, we tend to all have, like, main character syndrome. It’s to see things from a more zoomed-out lens. That’s, like, me and you can get in an argument on TV—hopefully not, right?—but we can get in an argument here and I can leave here like, ‘Oh man, you know, Jimmy, he’s kinda, like, not a nice guy.’ But to see things from a bird’s eye view is like, ‘Oh, I can understand how I was wrong in this way.’ So to see things from a wider lens and more broader perspective.