Logic and Childish Gambino come together for an epic collaboration. What do you expect when you have two rappers hungry to make moves in the hip hop world. Love love love the flow, the beat, and the verses in this track. Look out for Logic’s debut album which will drop sometime this fall. Cheers!
Truth be told, I haven’t listened to one of these group freestyles in some time, but when I saw the names featured on the track I figured it was worth my time. The names that jumped out at me most were QuESt and Logic (in that order), but frankly all guys brought some heat on their bars. I wasn’t familar with Castro before the track, and I can’t say he really made a fantastic impression on me, but it’s not to say he doesn’t have talent. QuESt definitely impressed me the most out of all of them, but that was to be expected going into it. Lately, Logic has been getting more press than QuESt, but I still think QuESt is the most talented of the bunch.
No real analysis to go into here. Just wanted to share some dope hip hop. Like the old days.
Logic is a young rapper we’ve had on the radar for a couple years now, but he recently really came into the spotlight when he was selected as a member of the XXL Freshman Class of 2013. We had the honor of doing an interview with Logic back in 2011, at which point he told us the following:
“In five years I see myself 2 studio albums in with a cult following all over the world and on the cusp of a successful acting career.” – Logic[Quote from 2011 Interview with Sunset in the Rearview]
Well it’s 2013, so it’s been two years, and he’s a lot closer to that goal than he was when he originally said it in 2011. He made the XXL Freshman Class list and he signed a deal with Def Jam Records. This release of Welcome to Forever is his fourth mixtape in just as many years, and it puts him much closer to his goal than where he was just days ago. In the opening track, “Welcome to Forever,” Logic shows off his rhyming skills and brushes off the haters who don’t believe in him just because of his skin tone. He makes a ballsy move on the third track by spitting over Outkast’s “Ms. Jackson” instrumental, but he kills it. He tells us about his upbringing, from the days of eating off food stamps to being the white kid who’s denied attention because he appears to be white. He lets us know in “5AM” that though you wouldn’t know it from appearance, he’s half black, but is that supposed to make him a better rapper? Are we still judging based on skin tone alone?
In all honesty, I think it still influences what I think about a rapper before I listen to anything. It’s ridiculous, but I can’t deny a hint of truth in that. But after listening to Logic, it’s hard to tell much of a difference between his voice and J. Cole’s.
That said, I don’t think the mixtape is perfect. A song like “Break It Down” doesn’t do anything for me. It’s one of those songs about getting high that really doesn’t have much more of a purpose, in my opinion. It’s fluff that could have been cut out because I think the mixtape is already too long at 20 songs. “Life Is Good” is another one that doesn’t appeal to me. It’s a story about how he’s got it good these days, but Logic…remember where you came from, man. I understand that you’re telling a story as you go through the mixtape, but you’re still a young buck who just got signed. It’s all relative, man. Overall, I think Logic sounds better over some thicker production than he does over the minimal beats, because he’s more of a straight spitter than a harmonic addition to a minimal instrumental.
came a long way from eating with goverment-gave permission/ if you think these lyrics aint deep, you too stupid to listen/ just an outcast with a mission that spits at whoever listens, bitch it’s logic – Roll Call
Logic has been turning our heads here at Sunset for months now, but with this mixtape, suffice it to say he has blown my mind. This kid is not fucking around. He sounds just as good as any big-time rapper out there on this mixtape. He doesn’t sound like frat rap, he doesn’t sound like he’s catering toward college groupies, he doesn’t sound like a white kid trying to rap. He sounds like a fucking badass rapper named Logic. The beats are good, but nothing utterly spectacular. It’s probably not a pack of instrumentals you’d listen to on their own. The fact is, Logic makes this music so good. That’s about the best you can do as a rapper, and he just did it.
You used to hate it/ Now you love it/ Smile in my face/ I think nothing of it/ Ya, I shake your hand/ Kill em with kindness/ Homie this is Young Sinatra at his fucking finest
Logic drops “Tic Tac Toe” which samples Dirty Diana. This is filthy. I will have tons of filthy sex to this. You will be required to do so after listening to this.
He doesn’t usually listen to music while having intercourse, but when he does, he prefers “Tic Tac Toe.” – The Most Interesting Man In The World
Happy Friday ya’ll. I hope everybody is similarly enjoying the unseasonably warm weather that I’m getting here in Chicago. What are you guys doing for St. Patrick’s Day? Any special traditions? Drinking green beer? Green eggs and going ham? Passing out in a greenhouse? Whatever your activities are on this festive weekend, be sure to enjoy them to the tunes below.
Also, make sure to get into the Irish spirit with this rendition of Danny Boy by the muppets:
1. Peso (Vaski Remix) – A$AP Rocky
2. Rasclat Riddim – Vato Gonzalez & Diplo
3. The Warning (K.I.D.S! Bootleg) – Logic
4. Blue Jeans (RAC Mix) – Lana Del Rey
5. Cities – Alvin Risk
We’ve been following Logic here at Sunset for a good minute now, and today, he dropped a new video for his highly anticipated single, “Numbers,” which will be featured on his upcoming mixtape Young Sinatra: Undeniable. He’s sounding quite a bit like Drake on this track, with a little bit of J. Cole and Skizzy Mars mixed in at times. As soon as this video gets to 150,000 views, Logic will release the MP3 to accompany the video. What do y’all think? Can Logic become big amongst the plethora of white rappers out there today?
UPDATE: After the video hit 200K views in a week, the young rapper released the MP3 for the single. Check it out below.
MP3: “Numbers” – Logic
Logic is a young rapper who has been featured a lot lately on this music blog, and for good reason. He’s quick-witted, clever with his rhyme schemes, and tells a great story. Today marks the day that he has released his much-anticipated mixtape, Young Sinatra, and it’s well worth the wait. One of my favorite lines from the tape may be off of his song, Just Another Day (In My Mind), where he tells his fans “I gotta make it, and if they don’t give me what I deserve, then I’mma take it. I’ve been underrated, underestimated and hated, but I can’t wait to look back and say that I made it, cuz nowadays everyone’s a rapper and I hate it.” This attitude that he’s working up to greatness is something I really appreciate about the young rapper. He isn’t here to say that he’s already taking over the world. But he’s working his ass off to get there. Do your thing, Logic. And keep your producers close at hand, they’re flexing their muscles on this tape. Good use of samples, flipped and screwed to craft them as your own. Well done.
If you don’t know who Logic is by now, you will soon. Trust me on that. I think it is fair to say he is one of my favorite rappers right now. Not just for his hard hitting lyrics and his originality, but also he has this attitude that stands out to me. He makes music the way it should be made, with hard work and dedication. The song “Just Another Day,” his final single off of his sophomore mixtape Young Sinatra is no exception. The video itself is amazing. You can see the passion he has in the clips where he is recording in the studio, looking like he has a point to prove. So great job by GRVTY on the video. I will throw the video and the MP3 link down below.
Here is the short announcement. Logic will be dropping his album Monday, September 19th. So be on the lookout for that, I can guarantee it will blow you all away!
Last night was a really bad night for me. No power, no VMAs, no Jersey Shore, and (worst of all) there was no way of listening to Logic‘s new release. Thankfully, Irene decided to leave me the fuck alone so I can post Logic’s latest song titled “Street Dreams.” In this song, Logic pays homage to Lamont “Big L” Coleman, one of the greatest MC’s of all time. I am pretty sure that when Logic says Castro he is talking about his homie C Dot Castro, another awesome rapper out of Maryland. Listen to the song, word for word, and get ready for a big twist at the end!
Also, Logic’s new mixtape, Young Sinatra, comes out really soon. While Logic was UStreaming, it’s a word trust me, he played a sneak peak of each song. There is going to be a lot of quality content for sure. I am really happy to know that Logic will be rapping over my favorite song from 3 years ago, Madcon’s “Beggin.”
Right click to download and have a good night!