Fresh off an amazing performance at the BET Awards, H.E.R. and YBN Cordae are back with another collaboration titled “Racks”. The R&B musician sings about the dangers of lusting over materialistic things while Cordae delivers a powerful verse alluding to finding happiness from within instead of in possessions. “Racks” has a premise of finding true joy within, rather than through items. H.E.R showcases our love of shopping and struggling with never being satisfied as an example of how materialistic things can cloud a person’s judgment. When Cordae’s verse comes in around 2:30, it’s as smooth as Kawhi Leonard during crunch time.
The “ratchet sh*t” he elaborates in his verse is a metaphor for the darkness he overcame to find happiness within his soul. It’s a common human struggle to allow things to impede your happiness. Cordae does a great job to make it relatable. The song title is a clever ploy to hide the actual meaning of the song, and it shows the creative genius of H.E.R and YBN Cordae. A mid-tempo beat blends in seamlessly with the two usually slow paced artists quite nicely, Both artists are building serious momentum for their careers as H.E.R won a Grammy last year and Cordae was recently featured on this year’s XXL 2019 Freshmen cover. The track is definitely a must listen!
Stream the song below and let me know what you think.