Logic

On May 5th, Logic, a rapper from the DC area, released his third studio album, Everybody. Teasing the album release with singles like “Everybody”, “Black Spiderman”, and “1-800-273-8255”, all of which helped listeners decipher what the album would be about. Logic has focused on varying topics about his life like the drug addiction of his parents, his biracial identity, etc. on his previous albums, Under Pressure and The Incredible True Story. On Everybody, Logic raps about major issues of the country like Trump, anxiety, suicide, and racism. His lyrics push his listeners to be open-minded and become more progressive in order to fix our nation’s problems. For example, in “Black Spiderman”, Logic challenges listeners’ views on Jesus’s race and the role race plays in people’s identity. He was originally going to title the album “AfricAryan”, the title of one of the songs on the album. However, he decided Everybody was a better fit since he raps from everybody’s viewpoint on the album. He tries to appeal to a large base of listeners and the pain that they feel on a daily basis, whether that’s depression, anxiety, oppression, etc.

One of the most interesting things about Logic’s story is his mother is racist, yet his father is black. He grew up having to deal with her calling him racial slurs. This didn’t help him as he was growing up, trying to figure out how to maneuver being biracial in America. But because of this, it makes Logic one of the most unique rappers in the game, and his ability to speak on issues like mental health and intimate life, subjects not all rappers are comfortable with, allows him to connect with his fans on another level.

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