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Cordae

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Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist Cordae joins DJ Automatic to spout off on everything from first jobs to dropping out of college to spending his 21st birthday with Dr. Dre.

He shares his five-year plan, what he learned from Anderson Paak, why he was voted “most likely to be famous” in high school, how a chance encounter linked him up with Eminem, and more!

Chasing a career in the music industry is no easy feat. However, trying to work your way into the world of hip hop maybe even harder. With soundcloud robbers cluttering the space, stolen beats, plagiarized versus and not having the same resources to put music out can make starting or career in rap very difficult. But if your court day, the struggle makes it that much more sweet when you reach that next level. Last yeah, May, seven May and dad had to do a single show. Shout out too much the a cocacola for the check. That couttany at the Super Bowl. On my life moments is a super bowl, but Dr Dre he got a super bowl last night. I was Tex and Jack. Don't see that's the person get from being Super Don or day. Mr Dunson was born in robbing North Carolina, but grew up in Maryland. He credits his love for hip hop to his dad, who played artists like Nas big L and rock him. Round the age of fifteen he began writing lyrics, but only as a hobby. As he grew up, court day started taking his rap career a little more seriously, attempting to emulate the artist he grew up listening to. While he tried to put his education first, corday found himself distracted by the love for writing lyrics, special my shy and if I get a life. In two thousand and...

...eighteen, corday dropped out of college at Townsend University. Claim in college was bigger than me. He was staying in school for his mother, but moved to La shortly after. I once he found himself spending a lot of time with why Ben, the Mirror and why be in Almighty J, who found each other on the video game grant theft auto and formed why Ben. While he was an official at the time court a claims, he was right at home with why Ben. He changes social handles later, once officially joining the collective, he dropped his first single and productions of the world shortly after, which was a remix of m one thousand nine hundred and ninety nine hit. My name is my name, my name, yeah, Oh, yeah, why two thousand and eighteen was a massive year for Corday. He made his live performance debut at rolling loud music festival, forming alongside why B in the mirror and the Y Ben Almighty j. The trio performed at the prestigious double x Cel Freshman show and NYC. The announced a month long why be in collective tour in Europe, and cordate toured with juice world over the summer, all the while releasing a plethora of music and videos for his singles. Look...

...it up. Whipping up faster down its colls. What's from my last guy? I'm getting close to disaster. He but my past. I was flipping, whipping, dipping the kitchen. He tripping put the game in submission. I'm Scottie pipping, but I bought like a piston a shoddy ripping in the fuck up position. The phone. Year would be equally big for car days. He releases debut studio album, the lost boy, which landed him not one but two grammy nods at the sixty two annual grammy awards. Cor Days then at the time, why Ben Cor days began his lost boy tour in January two thousand and twenty, and it might not be such a bad idea. Of Nevil, not me. Such a bad idea never went home little be. Unfortunately for the why be and collective, the group to spanded in the beginning of August, two thousand and twenty, amid alleged tension between court Ay and why be in the mirror, heard a probably drop the ybn label...

...from a stage name. Going forward. Although no longer part of the collective, courty seem unfazed by the disbandment. He released a new single, gifted, featuring roddy rich, later that same month. I got a lot of people that's been counting on me got this bad little shott. He's going down on the at the beginning of two thousand and twenty two, Cor Day releases fourth studio album, which featured a multitude of stars in the hip hop community, including Eminem gonna and even stevie wonder. Although relatively new to the bright lights of hip hop stardom, corday seems to be doing just fine and securing his rifle spot in the rapt community. And at the very young age of twenty four, who knows how high he'll climb. My name is DG automatic. This is the spout podcast where famous people spot off for more than they're famous for, and today that's core day. Was Good. You. How you feeling, Bro I'm always feeling good. How about yourself? Good? Appreciate you for having me here. I appreciate you for being here. You know, most people want to ask you about your music and start right there, but I want to start. Want to start with those Tgi Friday days. Hmm, tell me about that. That was that your first job you ever had? Now, my first job I ever had was a one I...

...was at working at my uncle Wayne's barber shop, sweeping up like ten dollars a day, which is like slave labor, not that I think about it, but I like twelve years old at the time, so it was cool. And then my first, like on paper, job, who was old navy, but I was at Tgi Fridays when I was at college. I was working out there for that's the job that had like the most impact on because I was like, man, being a service. Sure, it sucks as like not a service. That's all. We know how hard you were not that's why I always try to like tip service. You know what I'm saying, like it's very important for real. Okay, so let's say you're you're a TJ fright. Is that when you started to meet all the hy B and guys? How did you, how did you link up with those guys, because I know it was an internet thing. But I don't know how you guys like came about. So now mere really rocked with my brother, Simba. So he was a fan of Simba's music, because symbol was blowing up like it's on some street. You know what I'm saying? I'm curs right. And so not mere recognized Simba's music and me and Simba like has some songs together. So he like just rock that and then whenever he was in town, we, you know I'm saying, just show him love, and that was in the same city. Just all beloved and we just...

...kept building all the time and it may end up making sense, you know, with the whole collective coming together. What happened with your boys, shallow, how did he what did they say? He did? So Simmons and in prison for Murder Twenty four years and robberies, and so we working on getting them out. You know, he's innocent man. So we working on post conviction, post modification, all of these things. So we try and get him out, because he got sentence twenty four. So he did. You go to Westlake high with you also. Now he went to school round Moco. Okay, another interview. You said that you were the you got most likely to be famous at Westlake high. Yeah, and in middle school. Tell me what you were like then. What was like? What would make people think you were going to be famed? This like from junior high on, because I was dropping dope mixtapes, Bro. I was dropping great mixtapes. I drop my first mixtape now, sixteen even looking back out, and now I'm like, I can sit and be proud. Was a great mixtape, my boy, right there. You went to high school with me. You can tell you. Hey, hey, Hey, what's up?...

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You move to La Right, yeah, and then tell me what's going on to that point in your life. So I'm moved at La after I already had dropped like the my name is remix. Go when I do a million million views, I am dropping out of college. And is that how you met Anderson Pack? Yeah, actually, I met Anderson Pact at the bet awards, and is why you got to be cool with everybody, cause I swear to you, I didn't know like who he was and I'm in a bathroom, literally in a bathroom, and he like Yo, man, he's like we walking out the bathroom. He pull out his phone, like, Yo, Mama, right here, dopus, may he be killing that. I'm just I'm cool with everybody, ma'am, I yeah, you know what I'm saying. With my man's whatever wouldever, I put my arm around. I'm don't even you know, I'm just cool, even like whatever fan approaches me, whatever. I put my arm round, lay on with my men and I see him getting award five minutes later. I checked the music out later that same day. It was incredible, and so my dm don't we...

...got linked up together. I pulled up to his house like the same night. He was playing me a bunch of Oxnard and Ventura and I'm like, y'all, this is incredible, it's crazy. And so I played him some records like you, and now we don't. When we just kept building, I was like, y'all, I found his music. I'm blowing them up because one is just my homie. I'm like, Yo, we got to make some records in the first drink we did was RP. You know, Jay Cole produced that drink and I did a whole another song on that beat and Anderson was like, I was good going through music. When he's like man, that's a good beat, but that song ain't good. Bro, like, let's let's try something on that be and I don't. I try to remove the EGO, you know. I'm like, Yo, let's this is amazing artist that makes great music. Like, let's do it. And we did it literally in a pot. He had us. He has this podcast, the Pack House, and we did it on Mike's just like this, in a podcast, no speakers, just have phones. You're the whole song. Then then I added a bunch of stuff on the post productions. My boy damn drinks. My boy kid think that song. I'm not. I don't use that word too much, but that song is going to prove to be a classic. So adderson pack relationship turns into a Dr Dre relationship.

Yeah, he's doing. Who introduced me to Dr Dre? Ye was a studio on Anderson. So again it's just my boy. I just pull up on them, you know, just kick it, and then Dr Dre just happen to walk in. I'm just talking. He's like man, you got a crazy personality. Little on Hell with your music. Sound like. So then I got a call from them like a couple days, a week's later, and drea was like, Yo, I seen, you know, your freestyle, pull up to the let's see how good you are making music. Oh, he had me pull up to his crib, to the studio. We just make music the whole nights and I was my twenty one birthday. Great Birthday present, great birthday. Literally, man, I went to his bathroom and had to just thank God, like in a moment like what in the world are ain't not. I'm Bud Guy, you know. So what's it like being in the studio with him though? Me, I just like the line. You know, I haven't been in the studio with Dr j too many times. You know, I've been in the studio with him once twice. Every time I'm able to learn. You know, I learned something like life change in Larne, not just like okay, y'all learn.

No, no, think like career changing learning, you know. And I'm his whole thing. He just like to make good music and perfect his craft. That relation turns into a EMINEM feature. Yeah, all starts with Anderson Pact right. All starts with you not even know who knew and who he was. Yeah, that is God right there as this guy. For Real. I swear to goodness. In thinking back and talk about it now as a straight guy. I was just with and the same yesterday, shout my boy a p Yeah, so, Eminem, I just noticed he just kept showing me out in like interviews and people like Yo, who you, like Y'all, rock with Cord Ay. That's nothing to take lightly. It's EMINEM. He either rock with you he does not going to coas on something that he doesn't all the way like you. Don't do a lot of features, not at all. So He's showing me love and a bunch of interviews and stuff like that, and he sent me the killer remix and I said him, parables, nothing but the highest level respect for those guys. What do you see like five, ten years from now? What do you think you're going to be doing as far as music? You think you're you're going to...

...be where? Where you going to be at in the next two years? I'll be doing the super bowl. That's the goal. Now. You SAWGE ray up there. I mean your your what your one degree away, man, exactly. Yeah, I want to do a Stin a stadium tour headline in the stadium. That's why I know I've made it when I'm doing a stadium tour headline and I perform at Super Bowl, grammy's all of these things and but right now, Ma, I'm just focusing on day by day, trying to be present. I'm always so future base, but in order to get the future, I feel like you got to just embrace the moment and make the most out of every moment. So that's when I'm trying to work on. I like thank you for your time. Now I thank y'all for having me. Bro For Real, honor always good love, real love. Saying you browing. Y'All been showing me a lot of love since very beginning my career, brow in the summer. I'll take for granted. All that's love for real. Yeah, that's pot podcast. Yes, sir, to see more of automatics. Conversation with cord a search apout podcast on IG or twitter or it's about podcastcom. Next week Eddie Benjamin spouts off. One day...

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