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' is a witty concept album blended with raw lyrics, melodies and bouncing production. I already know the boy can spit, so seeing his growth on a major with obvious 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 music. His fans are even younger than he is, ya know? I didn't care for his 'Bobby Tarantino' project, but I am gonna support his upcoming album 'Everybody' and we'll see what happens. Either way, his youthful presence and focus on lyrics are certainly welcomed in the industry and I'm pushing for his continued success. I don't listen to the mainstream often enough, 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 solid projects already. You can grab all the mixtapes for free at DatPiff: 1, 2, 3, 4. A sample below...