YBN Cordae is an American Rapper from Maryland. He is part of the YBN Collective alongside YBN Nahmir and YBN Almighty Jay .
Cordae is considered to be the lyrical forcefield of the YBN crew. He is known for his songs "Old Niggas" and "My Name is". “Old Niggas" is a remix of J. Cole 's song 1985 where he criticizes how people who enjoy rap from previous generations who talk down to the newer rappers, most notably SoundCloud Rappers. “My Name is" is a remix of Eminem 's song "My Name is".
Cordae started writing music at a young age, but did not start recording until he was 15-years-old. At the time, he was really into Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era. He did not take rap seriously until 2017.