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  • Summary: The debut full-length studio release for the rapper features guest appearances from Anderson .Paak, Chance the Rapper, Meek Mill, Arin Ray, Pusha T, and Ty Dolla Sign.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
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  1. Aug 12, 2019
    90
    If The Lost Boy was the new wave rapper's most substantial test of talent and longevity, YBN Cordae passed with flying colours.
  2. Aug 12, 2019
    80
    Both bold and filled with bravado, yet layered and emotional, YBN Cordae is able to convey his desires, hopes, and fears in an ambitious and well-thought out format. A strong debut from an artist who knows that he is capable of long-term success.
  3. Aug 12, 2019
    80
    The rapper's skills aren't in question on The Lost Boy, but the album sometimes overshoots in its ambition, aiming for too many styles to hit them all with excellence. It's still a strong collection, and when Cordae strikes a perfect balance of mellow production and lyrical power on standout tracks like "We Gon Make It," it points to even more fully formed work ahead from a strong talent just getting started.
  4. Aug 14, 2019
    78
    Encapsulates everything a Gen Z rapper should be aiming for; young gun energy mixed with traditional skill.
  5. Aug 12, 2019
    70
    Despite the glossy guestlist, The Lost Boy remains Cordae’s show. At 15 songs, it could have used an edit, another voice in the room telling him to tone it down. But still, it’s an assured debut.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
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  1. Aug 18, 2019
    10
    Whether it be flow, lyrics, cadence, or melody, Cordae graced this album with straight fire
  2. Jan 19, 2020
    10
    Cordae showcases lyricism behind his years in his debut. A young master storyteller. He seamlessly ties together exceptional bars with greatCordae showcases lyricism behind his years in his debut. A young master storyteller. He seamlessly ties together exceptional bars with great beats and appropriate features. Truly one of the best hip-hop albums of 2019. Expand
  3. Jan 17, 2020
    9
    cordae shows me that hip-hop isnt dead, this album is a great mixture of diferent styles funk, trap, lyrical hip-hop, etc. another thing iscordae shows me that hip-hop isnt dead, this album is a great mixture of diferent styles funk, trap, lyrical hip-hop, etc. another thing is the featured artist on this record, a nice verse from every single one, anderson, chance, ty dolla, in effect this should be the grammy winner Expand
  4. Nov 20, 2019
    9
    Best hip-hop album of 2019. Incredible debut record. Should easily take home the Grammy for Best Rap Album this year
  5. Aug 22, 2019
    8
    Great album from flow to lyricism to beat selection. My only major issue with the project is the fact that YBN Cordae will sometime sound justGreat album from flow to lyricism to beat selection. My only major issue with the project is the fact that YBN Cordae will sometime sound just like some of his biggest influences, rather than develop his own unique style (namely J. Cole). Expand
  6. Feb 23, 2020
    8
    a good debut, although the lyrics or the beats are nothing crazy, still a good experience. Looking forward for his second lp
  7. Sep 29, 2019
    5
    An album that has a few good songs but is boring and nothing special. I do not understand the hype around it. He has some good flows but heAn album that has a few good songs but is boring and nothing special. I do not understand the hype around it. He has some good flows but he gets boring to listen to after a while as lyricism is supposed to be his strength, while he is not as good lyrically as many other rappers. He's shown that he clearly still has potential though. Expand

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