Sunday, April 30, 2017

Logic 'Young Sinatra: Undeniable' (4/30/12)

To an untrained eye, it might feel like Logic was an overnight success, but, Nah; the Maryland spitter has been putting in work since '09 releasing free mixtapes and building a very loyal fanbase. On this day in 2012, Logic released his 'Young Sinatra: Undeniable' mixtape, where he addressed such topics as his father's drug abuse, his future, growing up in Gaithersburg, his mother getting stabbed, and a lot more. The success of the four mixtapes released between 2011 and 2013 earned him his first headlining tour, a spot on XXL's Freshman List in 2013 and a label deal with Def Jam through No ID. His debut album 'Under Pressure' was a near-flawless execution of a witty concept album blended with raw lyrics, melodies and bouncing production. Now, I already know the boy can spit, so seeing his growth on a major with his aspirations for greater stardom, it's just a matter of how much he caters to the mainstream (sonically) whether or not I'll continue to enjoy the ride. I didn't like the 'Bobby Tarantino' project, but I am gonna support his upcoming album, 'Everybody.' Either way, his youthful presence and focus on lyrics are certainly welcomed in the industry and I'm pushing for him. I don't listen to the mainstream often, so comparisons to other artists and their melodies is an issue for someone else to tackle, I think he is talented and if nothing else, he's left me with some great tapes. You can grab all the mixtapes for free at DatPiff: 1, 2, 3, 4.