The “retired” rapper Logic releases a brand new album because, as we all know, no rapper can ever stay retired. This really isn’t too bad of an album overall. I’d say it struggles for a main theme and maybe some shaky bars here and there, but overall, Logic is decent on the mic. There are times where it just seems like he is spitting fast and rhyming just to rhyme. It’s almost like he isn’t really saying much and the bars don’t stick with you like some of say, Jay-Z’s would. You do get some big time features from the likes of Royce Da 5’9″, RZA, AZ, Action Bronson, Currensy, and more. The production is decent overall as often times this album has more of a boom bap feeling to it than previous albums. It’s almost like he was trying to do this one more for the love of the art. The highlight on this lengthy 30 track project is “Bleed It” with it’s absolutely slamming drums. It is almost reminiscent of an old Beastie Boys track. All in all, not a bad effort from Logic. Just make up your mind though, retired or not retired.
After seemingly retiring, Logic tricks us and comes back with more music with this latest album. This one is not really a bad listen, but it doesn’t really stand out either. His bars are about what you would expect from Logic. He has a pretty decent flow overall, but I think he lacks some content at times. It’s almost like he rhymes just to rhyme instead of really saying anything. It’s not all the time, but it definitely seems like that sometimes. The production on here is decent overall. “God Might Judge” sounds like it would be a track made just for Drake. “See You Space Cowboy” has a dope beat with some hard drums. It almost sounds like a 90s style track. All in all, this really isn’t a bad album, it just sort of plays through and might not leave you with a whole lot. Not a very triumphant return for Logic.
Logic drops a brand new project that serves as more of a mixtape than an album. This one has 14 tracks and the most notable aspect is probably Logic’s flow. While his bars may not be that complex, his flow seems more reminiscent of a 90’s era rapper and it sounds like a refreshing break from a lot of what goes on today even with Logic himself. He does a great job with matching his flow to the beat on each track. The tracks are pretty decent on the production tip borrowing from a lot of classics like Jay-Z’s “Dead Presidents” and Queen Latifah’s “Just Another Day.” All in all, this was a pretty good look for Logic by paying homage to mixtapes of the past in the way that they were created and in his flow.
Logic delivers his “final” album before retirement. This is pretty much going out without a bang. The best part of this album is the production. With No I.D. handling some of the production, a lot of the beats are really slamming. They were definitely produced at a very high level and it sounds very apparent. His bars, while they sound like they are written pretty skillfully, don’t seem to stick. It’s like throwing one of those sticky things at the wall and watching it fall off pretty shortly after. The bars just don’t resonate for some reason. This is the reason that I don’t understand why people love Logic so much. I can’t recall or recite any notable bars from him and I don’t see other people doing it either. I’m not saying he is whack, but rather, that he just doesn’t have a lot of staying power. It’s just kind of confusing. All in all, he delivers a somewhat decent album here for his “last” go round in this hip hop world. I’d bet $100 that we will see him again in the future though. No rapper really ever retires.
Logic drops off a dud with this one. Other than the track “Homicide” which features Eminem, you aren’t really going to find much to salvage with this offering. A lot of the songs sound similar. There really isn’t a focused theme to this project. Logic seems very reactionary to the media rather than blazing his own path. I also have to ask myself, just because an MC raps fast and has a very sped up cadence, does that necessarily make him good? I almost want to say no on this one. Sure there are some features on here from Gucci Mane, Wiz Khalifa, Will Smith, G-Eazy, and more, but there’s nothing really too notable on the feature side of things either. I wasn’t impressed by the beats at all. Everything is very forgettable. This just wasn’t a very well-crafted project. It felt rushed and with no real direction. Putting out music for the sake of putting out music. He really needs to try a lot harder next time.
I don’t know why rappers think that they can sing. They make some rap records, get a little bit of a movement going, and then think that they are super artistic by singing hooks and verses. Please, for the love of God, save this for actual talented singers. Basically, this whole project is a lot of Logic just singing and it doesn’t sound good. He has a few spots on here where he raps and it sounds almost dope. On the track “Pretty Young Girl” the rap portion was pretty dope, but then went back to singing. I had a slight glimmer of hope for a moment. This whole project is not very good so don’t waste your time with it. Maybe Logic’s next album will be better than this flop.
This was a pretty dope album from Logic. I have had a lot of criticisms for him over the years, but I think he redeemed himself on this one. If you want to hear Logic over some boom bap beats, then this is the album for you. Lyrically, I think Logic is on the top of his game with this one. Track after track, you can hear how hungry he is and how skilled he is. He really crams a lot of words into his bars and his cadence is at its best. He can flow effortlessly over these beats while at the same time giving his fans a dose of positivity. It’s almost as if he is putting the medicine in the candy. The best song on this album is directed right at all the Wu-Tang fans with the 8 minute track “Wu-Tang Forever” that features every living member from Wu-Tang and some affiliates. Wu-Tang sounds as fresh as ever and Logic holds his own with the lyrical ninjas. “100 Miles And Running” is another track in which Logic impresses the hell out of the audience by spitting at triple the normal speed of any living human. There really aren’t any down times on this album. This plays pretty well through for the entire album. You might not love every song, but you won’t hate any of them. I think this is a dope effort on Logic’s part.
Baltimore MC Logic delivers the second part of his Bobby Tarantino projects. I’d say this one was only a slight improvement from previous efforts. He corrected some of the things he should have, but then it seems to have overemphasized some other negative aspects. Lyrically, he doesn’t mention the fact that he is interracial which that subject was beaten to death on previous records. So it was good that he gave up being so repetitive. I think he has a quick and smart flow. Although at times he can rap super fast like Twista, you can sometimes lose the message he is trying to convey, if he is even in fact trying to convey a message. I think there is some skill in being able to do that and Logic demonstrates that on this project. The part of it that I didn’t like is his flow on most songs. He tries to sound like a trap rapper with this new age flow and his cadences can get annoying at times. Stop trying to do what the masses do to be popular and palatable to a wider audience. You can tell there is definitely some level of being a sell-out there. The production on here was okay at best. There was nothing really super memorable. “Warm It Up” was probably the best track on here. It had a dope drum and bass line to it and Logic flows pretty good on here. This was probably the best example of how good he can be on this song. All in all, this was mostly another boring release from Logic. I’d probably pass on this one.
Logic gives us yet another album where he spends the entire time telling us that he is an interracial kid. Trust me Logic, we understood you on the first album. Now here we are at the third album and you wasted the entire time telling us this yet again. Logic lacks in a lot of areas on this project. Lyrically I think he has a bit of skill in there somewhere. It might be very hard to find but it is in there somewhere. He can spit fast which I think he might equate to greatness which is not the case. I can honestly not tell you one bar that I was floored by or that I can even remember. He is easily forgettable. When he raps fast, in some instances all I hear is “hummina, hummina, hummina.” He has wasted an entire album on one subject, his race, and it is so boring. I was actually getting mad that this was his only subject matter for that long. Diversify yourself Logic!! As far as production, I guess it wasn’t terrible. It wasn’t great but it wasn’t horrible. It just sort of was what it was. If you want to hear an hour worth of race relation talk, go to some college seminar or just listen to this album. Trust me, you will be bored off of your ass.
I like Logic and I think he is a growing lyricist with the potential for some great things. I’ve always checked for projects he has put out. This particular project though was boring to me. There was nothing that really jumped out as memorable. One thing I will give to Logic is that he is definitely able to rap intelligently at a faster tempo than a lot of other rappers. I can hear the talent when he raps. I was just bored with this release though. The beats are not terrible but there is nothing that I really wanna bump in the car. This project doesn’t invoke any kind of emotion in the listener. There’s nothing really to connect to. I believe that Logic can get the job done but he just completely missed the mark on this effort.