Thousands of adoring fans, countless sold-out shows and a major label record deal in hand, accurately describes the last few months for upstart emcee Logic. Not bad, huh?
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First featured back in June of 2011, with acclaimed single “Mind Of Logic,” the Maryland native has come a long way over the past 23 months, landing on the XXL Freshmen ’13 cover and signing with Def Jam. Now, for the first time in his career, Logic is ready for the spotlight to shine the brightest as he delivers Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever, a free 20-track mixtape. Included on the set are previously-releases cuts “Nasty” and “Walk On By.” Joining the headliner on his fourth mixtape in the last four years, are Dizzy Wright, Elijah Blake, Jhené Aiko, Jon Bellion, Kid Ink and Trinidad Jame$, while production duties are shared by 6IX, Arthur, McArthur, C-Sick, Don Cannon, Kevin Randolph, KeY Wane, No I.D. and Swiff D.
WHO IS LOGIC?
Logic was born in 1990 in a small town of West Deer Park in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Throughout his childhood, both of his parents suffered from crack addiction and alcoholism.His father is African-American and was not a part of his childhood, but they are in contact with each other now. Growing up his brothers would also be selling crack cocaine. He attended Gaithersburg High School but did not graduate. He began skipping classes in the tenth grade. “I started doing badly and failed every class but English, so they kicked me out of school, they gave up on me.” Logic was expelled and used his free time to dive into pursuing his music career. In hindsight, he wishes he would have stayed in school and received a proper education and always encourages his fans to do so. “I remember telling the kids [at my old high school], ‘All you kids that are here today to watch me speak to you guys have people that actually love you and care about you that make you go to school.’ And I said, ‘There are people in this auditorium as well that have nobody, but you’re still here and those same people are stronger than even I was.’ So education is a real big deal.” Logic left his mother’s home at 17, lived with a friend and got two jobs. Since then, he and his White mother have drifted apart and no longer are on speaking terms.
At the age of 13, Logic met his mentor, Solomon Taylor.When Logic was sixteen, Taylor brought him a large amount of beat CDs to write lyrics over. In 2009, Logic was going by the name Psychological because, “One name that really stuck was Psychological. I just loved this word because it was about the mind and I knew that’s what I wanted my music to consist of; something that really challenges the mind.” He released an unofficial mixtape titled Psychological: The Mixtape. under his original stage name. Later on, Logic opened for Pitbull, EPMD, Method Man, Redman, and Ludacris at a show in Maryland. Shortly thereafter, he shortened the Psychological moniker to Logic, which is the science of reasoning, to broaden his horizons.
Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever
Beginning in early 2013 Logic started working on his fourth official mixtape. Logic completed his first European tour March 2013, which included stops in Amsterdam, Belgium, Switzerland, and London. His fourth mixtape, Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever, was shortly after slated to release May 7, 2013. Logic also announced his second headlining national tour, The Welcome to Forever Tour, in support of his upcoming mixtape.In early 2013, Logic was featured on the cover of XXL, as part of its annual “Top 10 Freshmen List”, along with fellow up-and-coming rappers Trinidad James, Dizzy Wright, Action Bronson, Joey Badass, Ab-Soul, and Schoolboy Q, among others.
On April 15, 2013 it was announced that Logic had signed with Def Jam Recordings and that No I.D. will be executive producing his debut album. Logic would speak of the signing saying, “I’m excited to take this next step in my career. It’s incredible for Def Jam [Records] and Visionary Music Group to work together and the opportunity to collaborate with a living legend like No I.D. is priceless. I’m very humbled to be apart of the most iconic hip hop label of all time.”On April 23 he premiered one of the songs off Welcome to Forever, “Nasty” which was produced by Don Cannon.Following his fourth mixtapes release, starting May 14, 2013 Logic will begin his “Welcome To Forever” Tour, which will last two months. On May 7, 2013 Logic released his fourth official mixtape, Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever. The mixtape featured guest appearances by Jhene Aiko, Kid Ink, Trinidad James, Dizzy Wright, Elijah Blake and Jon Bellion. Production was handled by No I.D., Don Cannon, Key Wane, C-Sick, Swiff D, Arthur McArthur, VMG’s in-house producer 6ix, and Logic himself. The mixtape reached 100,000 downloads on DatPiff server in under 24 hours.