Logic's busy summer continued Tuesday with the release of a new freestyle over Method Man's classic 1994 cut "Bring the Pain." As the two-minute song comes to a close, he makes an exciting announcement: "Young Sinatra IV, the album. September 28th." Hinting at the direction of the album, Logic says he's "bringing that boom bap back."
Standing in the middle of a large empty room, the Maryland native opens "YSIV Freestyle" by acknowledging fans who prefer "the old Logic" and boom bap instrumentals:
They say they want the old Logic
The one that flow like a faucet
I'm still the same me
They just don't believe it like they agnostic
If I spit over the boom bap they could see that as nostalgic
Later, he references his commercial success as he raps, "Who you know worth $50 million and still rapping on breakbeats?" He also mentions his recent sold out show in New York City, spitting, "Said I'd never make it/Bitch, I just sold out the Garden."
Young Sinatra IV will arrive six months after the release of his last project, Bobby Tarantino II. The series started with his sophomore mixtape in 2011 and continued with the tapes Young Sinatra: Undeniable in 2012 and Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever in '13. If his recent tweet about having "80 unreleased songs [and] 7 projects" is to be believed, fans should be treated to a lot more music in the near future.
While you wait for the Sept. 28 release of Young Sinatra IV, watch the video for Logic's new "YSIV Freestyle" above and check out Method Man's original below.