Hear H.E.R., YBN Cordae on Sensual New Song 'Racks' - Rolling Stone
×
Home Music Music News

Hear H.E.R., YBN Cordae on Sensual New Song ‘Racks’

Grammy-winning R&B singer pairs with emerging hip-hop star

H.E.R. teams with rapper YBN Cordae for her sensual new single “Racks.” Throughout the track, the R&B singer croons a classic “money can’t buy happiness” message over a trap beat and airy guitar riff: “All of your racks and things/They don’t relax your pain,” she observes.

Cordae explores the same themes in his smooth verse. “My infatuation with these bags I’m facin’/Got a couple dollars so congratulations/Tryna find love, so I’m navigatin’/Shower you with gifts, oversaturation,” he rap-sings. “But I can’t seem to find love without the ratchet shit/This gold dream of mine, why am I attached to this?”

In February, H.E.R. won two Grammy Awards at the 2019 ceremony: Best R&B Album for her self-titled compilation LP and Best R&B Performance for the track “Focus”; she also earned nominations for Album of the Year, Best New Artist and Best R&B Song. Two months later, she appeared on The Late Show for an emotional performance of her song “Hard Place,” which appears on her November 2018 EP, I Used to Know Her: Part 2.

YBN Cordae was one of the emerging hip-hop artists named on this year’s XXL Freshman Class in early June, and he recently issued a new collaborative song with Chance the Rapper, “Bad Idea.”

Popular on Rolling Stone

Newswire

Powered by
Arrow Created with Sketch. Calendar Created with Sketch. Path Created with Sketch. Shape Created with Sketch. Plus Created with Sketch. minus Created with Sketch.