I wasn’t as smart as @TwirlyHatMatt, but I have been a fan of Logic for a long time.
Someone took a screenshot when Logic had 2,061 Facebook fans, not too long ago at all. The Maryland emcee had 464,822 likes when I started this article. Be sure to tweet me how many he has while you are reading this sentence. Now I’m not saying I have been a fan since the very beginning, but I do believe I recognize talent when I see it. In this case, when I hear it.
Logic is dope. He has a distinctive flow, a strong team behind him, and most importantly a core fanbase that reminds me of a smaller Kid Cudi army. I say that knowing that Kid Cudi strongly supports Logic’s movement. Last year, Cudi invited Logic to open for him on his “Cud Life Tour.” As a fan, it seemed like this tour is the one that helped Logic realize he had star potential. Today is going to be a very special day. Logic’s debut album Under Pressure has dropped under the Def Jam label.
I’ve been hearing the same criticisms about Logic since I first started listening to the high school dropout. Looks too white. Has a very young audience. No radio hits. You know what Logic would say to those criticisms? “I don’t give a f*ck!”
I don’t blame him. Doing some quick calculations, you can guestimate that Logic takes home anywhere between Ab-Soul and Tyler, The Creator on the Complex “How Much Does It Cost to Book Your Favorite Rapper?” scale. To put it into simple terms, that is between $20,000-$60,000 per show. Logic has sold out New York City’s Irving Plaza, where Ab-Soul performed this past October. Logic sold that venue out twice, while Ab-Soul’s didn’t fully sell out. Logic did technically open for Tyler on the “Cud Life Tour,” so $60,000 per night may be a bit of an exaggeration, but I think you get the point. Logic has, at the least, created a nice income for himself while enjoying the perks of being young and semi-famous.
Under Pressure, in all of its Graduation/m.A.A.d. City glory, dropped today, and to celebrate, we’re breaking down 5 Logic Rhymes That Every Athlete Should Be Memorizing. All of these lyrics are meaningful, clever, and downright fuego.
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