All of Logic's music is incredibly personal.
Back in May, VIBE conducted an interview with Logic that featured him opening up about his troubled past. From the drug addiction that engulfed both of his parents to the crappy jobs that he worked throughout his teens after dropping out of high school, he didn't shy away from addressing anything. And he does the same exact thing in his music. Rather than rapping about things that he hasn't experienced, he raps very candidly about things he's gone through, problems he's struggled with, and the issues that a lot of people his age are forced to deal with on a daily basis. It all feels very therapeutic for him and, in turn, comes across as worthwhile rap music that you'll want to spend time unwrapping.
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Logic always sounds like a guy who has something to prove.
There's one thing that you'll notice if you listen to any of Logic's Young Sinatra mixtapes—he just about never takes a song off. It's interesting because most of his mixtapes have 20-plus songs on them and a variety of different kinds of beats, which would make you think that he would struggle to keep up with one or two of them. But the hunger in his voice is palpable at all times and he's a driven rapper who wants to prove his worth. Maybe it has something to do with his background—he's biracial and, in his recent interview with VIBE, he made it clear that he's constantly dealing with misconceptions that people have of him—but he always sounds like he's doing his best to bring his A-game.
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Logic has promised that Under Pressure is going to be very dark and offer insight into who he is.
If you're not familiar with Logic yet, then we've got some good news for you: Under Pressure seems like it's going to be the perfect introduction. It's meant to be a cohesive piece of work—sort of in the same vein as Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city, though Logic has cautioned people not to compare the two, for obvious reasons—that flows from one track to the next and tells the story of his life. And while he's on Def Jam and could have gotten just about anyone to appear on the project, he doesn't have a single guest verse on it (outside of the bonus tracks), which means that you're going to get to know him and only him.
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Logic's debut album is an extension of his mixtapes and will not feature him switching up his sound on his longtime fans.
Because he's running with Def Jam, you would think that Under Pressure might be a little bit more pop-driven than some of Logic's previous material. But as he's already proven on tracks like "Under Pressure" and "Driving Ms. Daisy," he's not going to go left on his debut album and give people something that they're not expecting. He's also not teaming up with a bunch of big-name producers just to try and craft radio hits. Rather, he's worked mostly with Visionary Music Group producer 6ix on the album to create one consistent sound that carries throughout the album.
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Even though the things Logic raps about aren't always bright and cheery, he still manages to rap about most of them in a positive light.
After hearing some of the things that Logic has gone through, you'd probably expect him to be jaded and angry at the world. But he's not. He's very matter of fact when he raps and, in a lot of cases, he actually sounds triumphant when he talks about some of the things he's had to deal with. That seems to be what resonates with a lot of his fans and why so many people flock to his shows. His ability to deal with adversity is pretty amazing and it comes through in his music.
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Logic doesn't sound like he's going anywhere anytime soon.
Even though he hasn't put out his debut album yet, Logic is already thinking about his follow-up project. Whereas Under Pressure is dark and incredibly personal, he says his second album is going to be a lot lighter. In VIBE's interview with him, he also mentioned that VH1 is going to end up producing a Behind the Music episode on him one day. So he's very confident in himself and, truth be told, he should be. He's creating lasting music with a positive message behind it that should stand the test of time. So get familiar with him now—or get left behind later.
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