Rapper Logic — though he's created one of the most admirably powerful brands in hip-hop over the past decade — remains oddly polarizing. His ambitious conceptual theme on Everybody found a way to save lives (literally) and dominate charts, while still turning off purists who felt disconnected from his biracial experience. He's been shaking off negative vibes and pesky comparisons ever since, even after delivering a Billboard-topping mixtape, Bobby Tarantino II.
His latest, YSIV, is a few things simultaneously: a salute to those who ….
It has long been established by fans that there are two very distinct variations of Sir Robert Bryson Hall II: Album Logic and Mixtape Logic. Hilariously addressed by Rick & Morty in the intro to his last release Bobby Tarantino II, this particular multidimensional overview serves to — more than anything — illustrate the depth of his fanbase. While the bi-racial artist, who used his own experience to (conceptually) confront a multitude of racial and social issues on his album Everybody, has become a punchline for the industry’s staunchest gatekeepers and most hardened fans of “keeping it real,” anyone who would even refer to his mixtapes generally has been along for the inspiring rise to notoriety.
Logic had his biggest year yet in 2017. Everybody entered the Billboard 200 at number one, was certified gold within a month, and its "1-800-273-8255" went Top Five pop and led to the rapper's first Grammy nominations. On the heels of those triumphs, Logic issued the commercial mixtape Bobby ….