Rapper Cordae Makes TED Talk Debut

2x GRAMMY® Award-nominated rapper Cordae made his TED Talk debut with “The Hi Level Mindset.” The talk is available now exclusively at go.ted.com/cordae. 

An informative talk mixed with humor about the journey of a high school kid who would grow to achieve his dream of becoming a music star by learning the power of discipline, “The Hi Level Mindset” sees Cordae making the case for doing everything that you put your hands on at the highest level possible, having an extreme work ethic and seriousness in everything you do, no matter how insignificant it may seem. For more information, visit ted.com/speakers/cordae

This TED Talk premiere follows the release earlier this year of Cordae’s acclaimed sophomore album. From A Birds Eye View, available now via ART@WAR/Atlantic Records HERE. Deeply inspired by a life-changing trip to Africa, enduring the loss of a friend gone too soon, and evolving as an artist and a man, the 14-track album sees Cordae telling these stories and more through technicolor imagery, nimble rhymes, and fast evolving wisdom. Featuring collaborations with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Lil Wayne, Freddie Gibbs, Eminem, H.E.R., Lil Durk, Gunna, Ant Clemons and Roddy Ricch, the album has been celebrated with both a performance and interview on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallonan NPR Tiny Desk Concert and wide-spread acclaim. All official music videos are streaming now via YouTube HERE

Cordae speaks at SESSION 5 at TED2022: A New Era. April 10-14, 2022, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Photo: Gilberto Tadday / TED

Cordae will be traveling the globe on a massive world tour that includes headline dates and highly anticipated festival performances at Hot 97 Summer Jam (June 12), Greenwood Village, CO’s KS 105.7 SummerJam (June 18), Milwaukee’s Summerfest (July 8), Chicago, IL’s Lollapalooza (July 28-31), Montreal, QC’s Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts (July 29-31), Bonner Springs, KS’s Breakaway Music Festival (August 5-6), Dover, DE’s Firefly Music Festival (September 22-25) followed by UK/ European Tour ( September 27 – October 19).

For complete details, see cordaemusic.com/tour.