Cordae Breaks Down The “Hi-Level Mindset” During TED Talk Debut

After having made his TED Talk debut back in April to discuss “The Hi-Level Mindset,” Cordae has shared a video of the speech online giving fans a look at how he became more disciplined and optimistic about where his life is headed. In the talk, he attributes the “Hi-Level Mindset” to his mother who first inadvertently introduced him to the way of thinking.“The Hi-Level Mindset wasn’t something that she directly taught me or purposefully instilled in me, but something I learned simply by observation,” Cordae told the crowd. “The Hi-Level Mindset is a philosophy, it’s a wavelength to apply to your everyday thoughts and regiment.”Paras Griffin / Getty ImagesFrom there, he explained the various elements of the mindset, adding that it helped him to appreciate the struggles he’s gone through in his life.“The Hi-Level Mindset made me think, ‘Man, these misfortunes are just going to make my triumph story a lot cooler,” Cordae said. “I used this as fuel to the fire, motivation if you will. It made me think, life is just a book, not every chapter is going to be perfect, but it’s about how it ends.”Cordae isn’t the first rapper to give a TED Talk. Back in 2015, Kid Cudi spoke about his career path during a speech for the organization.Cordae released his last album, From a Birds Eye View, back in January with features from Gunna, Lil Wayne, H.E.R., Lil Durk, Freddie Gibbs, Stevie Wonder, Eminem, and Roddy Ricch.Check out Cordae’s TED talk below.

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