(AllHipHop News) Even though this year has been relatively quiet for big Hip Hop album releases, one 2019 XXL Freshman garnered significant praise for his project. YBN Cordae’s The Lost Boy is already in the Album Of The Year conversation.
The North Carolina-born, Maryland-bred emcee got an early co-sign from the Hip Hop icon that helped introduce the masses to Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent, and Kendrick Lamar. Cordae has referred to Dr. Dre as a mentor, and in a new interview with Montreality, the 21-year-old spitter formerly known as Entendre expounded on his appreciation for the Aftermath Entertainment founder.
“What Dr. Dre represents to Hip Hop? Dr. Dre is Hip Hop. There is no Hip Hop without Dr. Dre. He cultivated the sound and the culture of Hip Hop through three decades,” said Cordae. “He’s always had the top sound, he always came up with the sound of Hip Hop through three decades and always cultivated the best artists. Dr. Dre has always cultivated the most impactful artists of every decade, of every era.”
The Young Boss N*ggas crew member added, “Dr. Dre is the greatest of all time, in my opinion. He’s the f*cking GOAT. There is no Hip Hop without Dr. Dre. He just continued to push this culture forward, and he even broke through barriers on the business side of Hip Hop with Apple. His level of thinking is so next level.”