Mixtape Review | Logic – Bobby Tarantino

This mixtape was released on July 1st this year. It’s just a short, half hour long mixtape that Logic shitted out for his fans.

I’m expecting to enjoy this, but I won’t be surprised or even disappointed if it doesn’t end up being nearly as good as most of his other work. I guess I should’ve expected him to drop a project since he’d already released a couple singles, but for some reason I was a little surprised when this came out. I guess I was just thinkin’ about ScHoolboy Q’s upcoming project so much that I forgot about a bunch of other artists. I haven’t heard any of the songs on this project. Not even the singles. Oh shit… I can’t find the fucking production credits… Whatever. I’m just gonna assume that every track is produced by 6ix. Oh. Never mind. They’re on the Soundcloud page. Alright cool. Every song is produced by 6ix.

Track 1: illuminatro

As you can probably tell from the title, this isn’t really a song. It’s just an intro with reversed speech from Logic. There are some uncredited vocals at the end. I don’t know who that was, but he was singin’ his motherfuckin’ ass off.

Track 2: Flexicution

Flexicution

Alright. Let’s see who’s style Logic took for this song. Drake. I’m only 5 seconds in and I’m already hearing the Drake influence. Even the beat kinda sounds like something Drake would rap over. Huh… I honestly don’t know if I like this… I don’t think it’s a bad song, but it isn’t really doin’ much for me. The beat’s cool. The first verse was nothing special. This feels even more unoriginal than most of Logic’s normal shit. I mean, it’s not like The Incredible True Story or Under Pressure were so unoriginal that it wasn’t even fun to listen to. Those albums didn’t feel like he was biting. This literally just sounds like a Drake song tho. I don’t even mind the braggadocios content. I just don’t think he’s doing it that well. I don’t think he’s doing it that poorly either, but… It’s just not that good. When I put a Logic song on I expect to hear a great flow with lyrics that actually impress me. That’s not what I got from this tho. This song wasn’t made by a lyricist. Logic wasn’t focusing on lyricism when he made this song. He wasn’t even focusing on having a dope flow. I don’t know WHAT he was focused on… It sounds like this was written in 10 minutes. It sounds like anyone could’ve made this. This is probably the most unoriginal song I’ve ever heard from him. He’s never been a super original MC in the first place, but that’s never really been a problem for me. I don’t see why I needed this song when I could just throw on Drake’s version which was made years ago. Oh. Never mind. Uh… Remember when I said he wasn’t focusing on his flow? I said that before hearing the second verse. His flow on the second verse was great. I still don’t think I’d ever have the desire to listen to this again tho. Aside from his flow on the second verse, nothing about this song stands out at all. It’s a Drake song with a better flow. It’s not a bad song. I’m sure the average Logic fan will love this. I’m just not really impressed. It’s alright. It’s definitely not a bad song. It’s just not that good. The outro with uncredited vocals from his wife was dope tho. 3/5

Track 3: The Jam

Oh lord… I’m not feelin’ this autotuned hook. The beat’s cool. The first verse wasn’t bad. Oh no, man… Why is he recycling bars from the first verse in the second verse? Yeah, it’s obvious that he didn’t put a lot of effort in this tape. The lackluster lyrics and trendy hook are really disheartening coming from Logic. He said not to take this too seriously tho. I’m 99% sure that his third album is gonna be nothing like this. I’m not worried about Logic as an artist. This song right here tho… It’s bad. It’s not horrible, but nah. It’s bad enough. I can’t fuck with this one. This is wack to me. 2/5

Track 4: Slave II

Oh shitfuck. This beat is dope af. I fuck with Logic’s vocals at the beginning too. The first verse was underwhelming lyrically. This hook is dope af tho. This is easily the best song on the tape so far lyrically. Oh shit… The beat just kinda switched up. Well, it didn’t really change that much. It just switched from an R&B beat to a faster paced Hip Hop beat. Damn. I actually fuck with the second verse. His flow was great. There were some corny lines in there tho… “I’m angrier than Kanye / Angrier than Kanye when he talkin’ about clothes / That’s a fashion line.” Logic keeps mentioning that this tape isn’t meant to be taken too seriously. It’s like he’s reading this review as I type it. “This shit right here for the party / That album that’s comin’? / That’s shit for the spirit.” This is definitely the best song on the tape so far. “Sold way more than that pop bitch / And I dare Def Jam to drop this.” I’m not really sure who he’s sneak dissing with that line. I gotta be honest; the first person I thought of when he said “pop bitch” was Drake, but a lot of people are saying that it’s Iggy Azalea since they’re both Def Jam artists. That’s… weird. I don’t really see what the purpose of dissing Iggy is. Nobody cares about her in the first place, so dissing her seems like kicking someone while they’re down. I don’t really give a shit tho. I fuck with this song. It’s dope. 4/5

Track 5: A Word From Our Sponsor (Co-Prod. Logic)

This is a 3 minute skit. I don’t have anything to say about this one. I’m not ever gonna listen to this again.

Track 6: Wrist Feat. Pusha T

Wrist

This beat is dope. Man, I can’t wait to hear Pusha T rip this shit… The hook’s pretty catchy. Logic did his thing on the first verse. His flow was dope af. Pusha T killed the second verse. “Realest nigga in the top five / Other four ain’t rap niggas.” I don’t really have anything else to say about this one. I don’t think this is a great song, but I still enjoyed it. It’s definitely better than the first couple songs. It’s dope. 4/5

Track 7: Super Mario World (Co-Prod. Logic)

This beat is dope af. The flow on the first verse was dope, but other than that it wasn’t anything special. I’m not sure how I feel about this hook… It’s not terrible, but I feel like it could get annoying really quickly… Eh… Nah. I don’t really like this song that much. If he was just rapping the whole time and there was no hook I might like this more. The verses weren’t even that good lyrically. I know it’s not to be taken seriously ’cause he was just messin’ around, but just because he wasn’t really trying doesn’t mean I have to like it. I’m not gonna be listening to this again. It’s not that bad of a song, but nah. I don’t really fuck with this personally. 3/5

Track 8: Studio Ambience At Night: Malibu

This is kinda like a snippet of a track from his upcoming album. It’s kinda drowned out by a din of people in the studio. From what I could hear it sounded fucking incredible.

Track 9: 44 Bars

Oooooooooohhhhhh… This beat is fucking amazing. Goddamn. YES. Logic’s actually rapping for real. It sounds like he was actually trying on this one. Maybe it’s a verse that didn’t make the album or something. This is what I expect from Logic. Yeah, I definitely fuck with this one. This is easily the best song on the project. “At least I don’t drink to avoid the hurt / We call that champain.” That line was pretty damn corny, but aside from that this track is damn near flawless. I can see why this didn’t make it onto an album. I definitely fuck with it tho. This is dope af. I’m getting more of that Drake influence tho. This sounds like one of them time + location tracks that Drake would. It’s still a good song tho. 5/5

Track 10: Slave

This beat isn’t bad. I just listened to the whole song… It’s another one of them decent songs that I won’t be coming back to. The beat was cool. Logic’s flow was dope. Aside from that it’s not really doin’ nothin’ for me. I’m honestly getting kinda tired of hearing him rap about his race. I know that’s weird since I’m mixed just like him, but… I don’t know. You can tell he’s really insecure about it. “Living as a black man in the skin of the white man / Everybody wanna fight man, and I put it on my right hand.” I guess people still talk shit about his race. I don’t think this is a bad song, but it doesn’t have any replay value for me. I’m not really fuckin’ with this one like that. It’s alright. 3/5

Track 11: Deeper Than Money

Oh my fuck. This beat is fuckin’ crazy. Logic… What… What the fuck is he doing? Jesus Christ… He was bitin’ Kendrick so fucking hard on this song… I’m sorry, but this… This sounds like he was trying to make a reference track for Kendrick. The first verse was cool, but… Logic just doesn’t sound good right now. He just sounds dumb. It’s so obvious that he was biting Kendrick. I just can’t take it seriously. I mean, at least it’s different from the other shit, but… Nah. I enjoyed the first verse, but it sounds like he freestyled the last verse… I don’t think this is that bad of a song. It’s just not very good… The beat is dope af. The hook is really long winded, and the verses were tolerable. He was just biting Kendrick so fuckin’ hard… I’m sorry, but I can’t really get behind this. It’s cool, but nah… 3/5

Track +: Tree Of Life Feat. Killer Mike & Slug (Prod. Tae Beast)

I first heard about this song when Logic mentioned it in an interview… I can’t remember who the interview was with, but when he said that he had a song with Killer Mike and fuckin’ Slug, I was like “…Goddamn.” He finally released it a few months after The Incredible True Story was released. I think I heard it once, but I don’t really remember anything about it. I’m not super familiar with Atmosphere, but everything I’ve heard from them has been great, which is why I was so excited to hear that Logic did a song with Slug. I shouldn’t even need to explain why the Killer Mike feature is a good thing. I think people are pretty familiar with him. If you aren’t then you’re sleeping on one of the greatest rappers… uh… ever. I can say that right? He IS one of the greatest rappers in my opinion. He’s definitely one of the best in modern Hip Hop. Better than Logic in my opinion… Anyway, the song’s starting now. The beat’s dope. The hook isn’t bad. Lyrically, this song is basically just telling Hip Hop elitists to stop being pretentious dicks. “Just ’cause it’s further from the roots don’t mean that you should hate it / ‘Cause there’s a time and place for everything that’s been created.” The first verse from Logic was dope. Slug did his thing. Killer Mike had the best verse. I enjoyed this song, but I’m not really super impressed. I guess this isn’t really what I wanted from this collaboration… Nothing about it is bad, but the subject matter just isn’t that interesting to me. I think they did it well tho. I fuck with the song. It’s dope. 4/5

Final Thoughts:

This mixtape is alright I guess. It’s easily the worst Logic project I’ve ever heard, but it’s still not really bad. 6ix is a great producer, and I think most of the beats here were pretty good. There were a few underwhelming beats in there tho. In terms of lyricism, this tape is pretty hit or miss with me. It started off super weak, but there were a few tracks where he was actually rapping well. I didn’t really start enjoying the lyrics until I got past that studio ambience track. I still don’t think anything Logic said was super interesting, but it’s not all complete garbage. This is music you listen to if you don’t wanna think too much. I kinda enjoyed the mixtape, but not really… I’m probably gonna forget that it even came out in a few days. It’s alright, but it’s not gonna hold my attention. I’m waiting for his next album. This is a decent mixtape tho. I just know Logic wasn’t really trying. It’s not really that enjoyable for me.

Favorite Song: 44 Bars

Least Favorite Song: The Jam

Verdict:

67%

MEH

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