GRAMMY®-nominated and acclaimed rap artist Cordae has partnered with Disney Dreamers Academy, held at Walt Disney World, and ESPN's The Undefeated to award scholarships to youth from underrepresented communities attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Cordae is a featured artist on Liberated / Music For The Movement Volume 3 which will be available this Friday. His song, "What's Life," also features GRAMMY® - and Academy Award®-winner and Florida A&M University alumnus Common. It is a celebration of what's really important in life – family, friends, loved ones, chasing dreams, having goals and living life to its fullest potential. Chasing dreams and having goals were imperative to Cordae and his vision, which ultimately led to his desire to want to fund scholarships.
When approached to be part of the LiberatedEP, Cordae immediately decided to donate his proceeds from the album release to fund the scholarships. Said Cordae, "So many people need the money more than I do. I feel as though when you're in such a blessed position, it's important to pay that forward to be a blessing to others. It's especially important to me to invest in our youth and the future. Young people are the future of our society and the world, so we must do all we can to ensure they are properly positioned to succeed. If I can spark the brain of a few future world leaders and geniuses, I'll die a happy man."
When The Undefeated and Disney Dreamers Academy learned of Cordae's intention of donating his recording fees to fund scholarships for HBCU students, they matched his donation. Disney Dreamers Academy and The Undefeated share Cordae's passion to impact young people in realizing their dreams and providing underrepresented youth with a higher education.
Cordae will appear as a special guest on Friday's episode of Stephen A's World on ESPN+, which will feature a performance of "What's Life" in celebration of Juneteenth. Cordae will also be performing "What's Life" and presenting an award at ESPN's Sports Humanitarian Awards.