Hometwon: Gaithersburg, MD
Pros: Sick lyrics; does it all from producing to engineering; confident; polished
Cons: Sounds too much like Drake.
Essential Listening: Young Sinatra: Undeniable
A MoCo (Montgomery County) representer, Logic paints detailed and vivid pictures, which makes perfect sense because it’s film that helped solidify his love for hip-hop. It was the score of Kill Bill, done entirely by the RZA, that let a then-15-year-old Logic know he wanted to be a rapper.
Artists like RZA and the rest of the Wu, Nas, Jay-Z, Blackstar, Big L, and Gangstarr are all influences, and Logic’s appreciation of those that blazed the mic before him is evident in the rapper’s vintage style.
Dude has rhymes for days—plain and simple. From lyrics, to flow, wit and the the necessary confidence needed to pull it off, Logic has it. He’s also a worker, recording, mixing and engineering his own music. Although he has a voice reminiscent of a certain Toronto MC, there isn’t much he can do about that and they don’t rhyme the same.
He does share that same rapper’s ability to make an actual song; a skill that many artists lack. His Young Sinatra project showed tons of promise, but it’s follow up, Young Sinatra: Undeniable, displays a polish and maturity that shows Logic is ready for the big time.