From A Bird’s Eye View by Cordae | Album Review



The focus in Cordae’s music has always been lyricism. I think this is one of the things that separates him from his peers. I don’t think he aims for catchy, chart-topping radio fodder but rather cohesive projects with a certain theme in mind. This was especially evident in The Lost Boy that was heavily focused on family and personal growth. From A Bird’s Eye View is no different in its approach.


From the very beginning, we are introduced to Shiloh, who is incarcerated. The intro includes a payphone freestyle detailing gang and subsequent prison life. The main idea is that indoctrination in this life is at such a young age that it seems inescapable and if you didn’t indulge or made it out of this lifestyle, to people like Shiloh, you can see it from a bird’s eye view — hence, the title of the album.