With a name like Logic, its criminal not to back it up that with intelligent rhymes and a nice flow. Fortunately for Logic he has skills to back up his name. Currently signed with independent label Visionary Music Group and Def Jam Records, Logic has been in the rap game for years kicing off his rap career with his first official mixtape “Young, Broke, and Infamous” in 2010.
Frank Sinatra and RZA are a few names that heavily influenced Logic when he became interested in music. Two more mixtapes later (Young Sinatra: Undeniable & Young Sinatra: Welcome To Forever), Logic honed his flow focusing on telling stories about dealing with his difficult life that’s far from normal. Logic debut album “Under Pressure” comes out today and a solid effort from a real artist. No I.D. is the executive producer of the album and his signature sound used by artists like Drake and Kendrick can be heard on this album.
People always feel the need to compare artists to form an opinion about someone’s music but Logic’s goals is to have listeners hear who he is as a person. Tracks like “Gang Related” and “Nikki” seem like they were taken from pages of a diary filled with Logic’s feelings of what’s going on around him.
The interludes of a computer voice premises the album like a movie (“Putting out a trailer for a movie you have yet to shoot.”) and gives details about the album like where it was created (Logic’s house in the hills and various hotels around America) or that films directed by Quentin Tarantino were on constant rotation during the making of the album. Adding small details like that really personalize the album and makes it resonate more to Logic’s artistry.
Logic may still be a very new name for a lot of people but with a little time, but that lack of recognition doesn;t take away from the skills that “Under Pressure” represents. It’s only a matter of time before the world starts rocking with Logic.
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