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This album was released on May 5th this year. I really don’t know how I’m gonna feel about this one. I love Under Pressure. I really liked The Incredible True Story when I first heard it, but I rarely ever go back to it. That Bobby Tarantino tape was not good, but he admitted that he wasn’t even trying with it. This album was originally supposed to be called AfricAryaN. That’s so fucking corny. Lmao. I’m tired of hearing about how Logic is mixed. We get it man. You’d think that I’d relate to him more since I’m one of the most mixed motherfuckers on the planet, but I don’t know… It’s just not really that interesting to me. He seems pretty insecure about it. I feel like if he was comfortable being who he is he wouldn’t feel the need to mention his race on every single project. I like Logic tho. I think he’s a little overrated. Kinda like J. Cole. His fans are annoying as fuck. He’s overrated by his mainstream audience, but backpackers like me don’t really give him as much credit as he deserves. He’s turned into one of those rappers who’s cool to hate. I like him. I don’t know how I’m gonna feel about this project tho. I’m sure it’ll be decent. I’ll be shocked if I end up thinking it’s wack. Every song is produced by 6ix, except where noted.
Trakc 1: Hallelujah (Co-Prod. Logic)
Logic’s singin’ on the intro right now. It sounds pretty good. The production is really grandiose. The hook’s not bad. His flow on the first verse is really fuckin’ nice. It wasn’t that interesting lyrically, but it was cool I guess. This is so fuckin’… I don’t know. This sounds like the kinda shit you’d hear at a parade if Earth was celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. I guess that might sound like a good thing, but for me it’s just not that impressive. It’s so over the top and happy. I’m not really in love with it. There’s only one verse. Honestly… Aside from his flow nothing about this song really stands out that much to me. It’s not bad, but I can’t really say I enjoyed it that much. Fuckin’ hated that skit at the end of the track too. I guess this is gonna have another one of those lame ass narratives like the one that was on The Incredible True Story. I thought it was really cool the first time I listened to The Incredible True Story, but it was annoying as hell on repeat listens. And of course the actual music had dick to do with the story. Oh my God… Smh… This shit is narrated by fucking NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON?? God. Is this motherfucker serious? Logic… Why… This is so corny. Neil deGrasse Tyson is supposed to be God. I guess Logic couldn’t afford Morgan Freeman. This story is about some dumbass cuck named Atom whose wife was cheatin’ on him. He died like a bitch, and now he’s talking to Neil deGrasse Tyson, aka God. Again, It’s kinda cool on the first listen, but I’m not gonna wanna hear this shit again on repeat listens, especially since it’s not related to the music in any way. The song isn’t bad. His flow was cool, but aside from that I wasn’t impressed. It’s alright. 3/5
Track 2: ΞVERYBODY (Co-Prod. Logic & PSTMN)
This beat isn’t bad. The hook kinda sucks. The first verse was cool. Of course his flow is great. And now he’s goin’ in about being mixed on the second verse. “Not accepted by the black or the white / I don’t give a fuck, praise God, I could see the light / Everybody talkin’ ’bout race this, race that / I wish I could erase that, face facts.” I just don’t really give a shit. He didn’t say anything interesting. I like this track a little more than the first one, but it’s still just not that good to me. Again, the only facet of this song that I really find impressive is Logic’s flow. It’s not doin’ anything for me. It’s alright. 3/5
Track 3: Confess Feat. Killer Mike (Co-Prod. Logic)
Oh shit. Okay, Killer Mike is about to ether Logic on his own shit. It’s starting now. God… I really don’t like this production style that he’s been using on every track so far. It all just sounds really celebratory and overproduced. It sounds like fuckin’ Church music. I ain’t tryna hear this shit. Damn. Logic’s flow on this first verse is awesome. This sounds like a a fusion of Synth-Pop & Gospel music. I’m not feelin’ it. Woooow… Are you fucking shitting me? Of course Killer Mike doesn’t have a verse. He’s just talking on the outro. Why the fuck am I surprised? I should’ve known that would’ve been too good to be true. Fuck this shit. I’m not feelin’ this song. This is wack to me. 2/5
Track 4: Killing Spree Feat. Ansel Elgort (Co-Prod. Logic & Vontae Thomas)
This hook is weird as hell. His flow sounds kinda disjointed. It’s cool tho. I like it. The beat is dope. The first verse was cool. This song is basically a critique of everyone’s obsession with social media and the way it’s shaped people’s attitudes in more developed countries. I liked Ansel’s vocals on the second verse. It just ended. I’m still not crazy about this track, but it’s definitely the best song on the album so far. This is dope to me. 4/5
Track 5: Take It Back (Co-Prod. Bobby Campbell)
I don’t know why it comes off so corny whenever Logic raps about race. I guess it just always kinda seems like he’s tackling the issues from the perspective of an outsider. He says he represents white people AND black people, but to me he doesn’t represent either. He’s just mixed to me. It always comes off fake as hell. Like he’s just doing it to please his white & black fans. The beat is alright. His flow is really nice. The hook is nothing special. That long winded outro was annoying as hell. He was just rambling about how difficult his childhood was, and how hard it is to be mixed, and how his message is to love everyone no matter who they are. That’s great. That’s just great, Logic. I don’t give a fuck tho. I’d be impressed if you said all that in the form of a song. I don’t listen to your music to hear you rambling about this shit tho. I wanna hear you rap, not whine about being mixed. The song was alright, but that long winded outro pissed me the fuck off. This is wack to me. 2/5
Track 6: America Feat. Black Thought, Chuck D, Big Lenbo & No I.D. (Co-Prod. Logic & No I.D.)
Oh shit… Those features are very intriguing. It’s starting now. This beat kinda sounds like Fade by Kanye West. It’s dope. Okay, this is really fucking cool. I can already tell this is probably gonna be the best song on the album. This beat is fucking awesome. This is the most energetic song so far. Black Thought killed it. I kinda wish his verse was longer. It was only like 12 bars. Holy shit… Chuck D’s actually rapping. Hahahaha. This is fucking awesome. I didn’t think he was actually gonna go in like this. He killed it. That was great. Logic is goin’ in again. “George bush doesn’t care about black people / 2017 and Donald Trump is the sequel so / Shit, I’ll say what Kanye won’t / Wake the fuck up and give the people what they want.” Damn. He spent the whole first half of this verse tellin’ Kanye to get his shit together. This is fantastic. He killed it. Big Lenbo’s verse was great too. Woah. Even No I.D. spit a few bars for the outro. This is crazy. I definitely fuck with this shit. This is dope af. 5/5
Track 7: Ink Blot Feat. Juicy J (Co-Prod. Deats)
This beat is really dope. The hook isn’t bad. Logic’s trading bars with Juicy J. You know, I’ve never really been a fan of Juicy J, but he sounds REALLY fuckin’ good on this beat. There’s only one verse. This song is only 2 and a half minutes long, but it still feels like it’s a lot longer than it needs to be. The singing on the intro lasted way too fuckin’ long. I enjoyed this tho. This is dope to me. 4/5
Track 8: Mos Definitely (Prod. C-Sick & DJ Khalil)
Wait a minute, what the fuck happened to Atom & God? They were on the first song, but there hasn’t been a single skit since then. That’s actually probably a good thing to be honest. This song is starting now. This beat is dope af. His flow is great on this shit too. Hmm… I just realized something… Logic said this album was supposed to represent everyone in the world, but so far he’s literally only talked about white people, black people, and himself. I’ll be surprised if that changes anytime soon. This track is dope tho. I fuck with this. 4/5
Track 9: Waiting Room (Prod. Logic)
Of course the skits come back right after I mention their absence. This whole track is a skit. And it’s over FOUR fucking minutes long. That’s right. A skit is longer than 5 other songs from this album. I really don’t get the point of this shit. The skits have absolutely nothing to do with any of the music. I’m not gonna rate this shit since it’s not a song. It didn’t need to be here.
Track 10: 1-800-273-8255 Feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid
This song was released on April 28th as the third single from this album. When the tracklist was first released, I was really intrigued by the title of this song. I thought it was cool to have a phone number as a song title, but it also caught my attention because it’s the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. I was pretty fuckin’ disappointed when I actually heard the song tho… As someone who’s attempted suicide twice before, I was hoping that this song would be a lot better than it actually is. First of all, the hook, and even the production to a lesser extent, are way too poppy for me. Logic’s vocals sound pretty good, but the way he says “WHO CAN RELATE? WOOOO!” makes me want to fucking kill myself. Lol. That’s the thing tho; we WOULDN’T be relating to him because he’s never been suicidal. That’s my biggest problem with this track. He has no idea what it’s like to wanna kill himself. He tried to make this for people who are considering taking their own lives, but it just feels like he’s exploiting suicidality. I know that’s not what he was trying to do tho. It’s just like when he’s rapping about race. He seems like he’s coming from the perspective of an outsider who’s trying desperately to fit in. I’m not feelin’ his melodic delivery on the first verse. This beat is so corny to me. This is pretty much the only line in the song that I like. “I never had a home / Ain’t nobody callin’ my phone / Where you been? Where you at? What’s on your mind? / They say every life precious but nobody care about mine.” This is just so fucking… I don’t know. The second verse was annoying as fuck to me. It’s just so cliché. “It can be so hard, but you gotta live right now.” He doesn’t say anything that anyone who suffers from depression hasn’t already heard a million times before. And then all of a sudden he’s no longer suicidal. My thoughts on this song are summed up perfectly by one of my friend’s tweets…
This song pissed me the fuck off. I’m not feelin’ this shit. This is wack to me. 2/5
Track 11: Anziety Feat. Lucy Rose (Co-Prod. Logic & Wallis Lane)
Oh shit. This beat is fucking awesome. Lucy Rose did a great job with this intro. She did a great job on Logic’s previous album too. I love the way the beat switches up when Logic comes in. This is really fuckin’ cool. The hook is nice. Logic killed that first verse. His flow was crazy. This is great. The vocals on the outro were really nice too. I could’ve done without that long ass speech from Logic tho. I don’t give a fuck about this shit bruh. If you want me to hear about this so bad then fuckin’ rap about it. Keep your mouth shut if there aren’t bars comin’ from it. This is still really fuckin’ good tho. This is dope af to me. 5/5
Track 12: Black SpiderMan Feat. Damian Lemar Hudson (Co-Prod. DJ Khalil)
I’ve already heard this song before. I usually don’t like Gospel-inspired production in Hip Hop, but this beat is actually really fuckin’ good. Logic’s flow on the first verse is fantastic. I’m not crazy about the Church choir in the background. You know, I wasn’t really that impressed the first time I heard this, but I’m enjoying it now. Maybe I didn’t like it before because of the unbelievably corny music video. I like this song tho. This is dope to me. That skit at the end was cringe-inducing tho… 4/5
Track 13: AfricAryaN Feat. Neil deGrasse Tyson (Co-Prod. Logic & J. Cole)
What the fuck… This track is over 12 minutes long. Jesus… Alright, let’s do this. It’s starting now. “I feel the Aryan in my blood / It’s scarier than a Blood.” I don’t believe in that whole “white guilt” thing, but uh… Yeah… That’s what that was. The whole idea of the Aryan race is bullshit anyway, so that line along with the title of this song doesn’t even really make sense. I guess it’s just semantics tho. We all know he was just trying to come up with some corny ass semantic hybrid for himself since he’s biracial. I don’t know why the fuck he chose that title, but it’s corny as fuck. This beat is really dope. I really liked the first verse. His flow was great. The hook is alright. GotDAMN. That second verse was fuckin’ bananas. He was rhymin’ his motherfuckin’ ass off. That was crazy. What the hell… Why is he rapping the first verse again? Whatever. I honestly don’t even mind it. What the hell? He’s repeating it AGAIN? This would’ve been SOOOO much better if he was rapping different verses the whole time. Now there’s another dumb ass skit with Neil deGrasse Tyson. Oh shit… What the fuck? Now the guys from The Incredible True Story are talking. Hmm… They just said some shit about how the fourth album was his “final one.” You heard it here first, folks. Logic’s next album will be his last one. Just kidding, I obviously wasn’t the first person to say that. Oh shit… What is this? Another beat came on. J. Cole is rapping now. What the fuck… Damn. I wish this was a real song. It sounds like J. Cole was rapping over a beat that was playing from his computer, and Logic recorded it on his iPhone. Cole killed that shit tho. Honestly, he probably had the best verse on this whole album. Hmm… I enjoyed this song, but… I don’t know. I don’t think I’d come back to it. I really liked the beat, and the first two verses, but… I mean, I definitely would’ve loved this song if it wasn’t 12 fucking minutes long, and Logic didn’t repeat the same fucking verses over and over again, and it didn’t have the stupid skit with Neil deGrasse Tyson. It also would’ve been better if J. Cole’s verse was recorded like an actual feature on the song. I don’t think this is a bad song at all, but I had a lot of gripes with it. It’s alright. 3/5
Nah… I don’t like this album. I don’t think it’s bad tho. It’s okay. I’m glad I listened to it because there was a decent amount of dope shit on here. This is definitely Logic’s wackest album tho. I’m not a fan of that production style he’s obsessed with; the shit that sounds like a grandiose Hip Hop Gospel fusion… Nah. It sounds too celebratory for me. I don’t know if Logic will ever have an album as good as Under Pressure. I don’t like the skits he has; the narrative behind this album as well as The Incredible True Story is completely unnecessary. It has no connection to any of the actual music. Another huge problem I had was just Logic’s refusal to rap. There were way too many points on this album where he’d just ramble about some shit I don’t care about instead of rapping about it. I don’t listen to a Logic album to hear him talk. I don’t think this album is bad. I can’t really say I liked it tho. It’s worth checking out, but it’s not that fuckin’ good. It’s alright… Oh by the way this album is WAY too fuckin’ long. It’s only 13 tracks, but it’s 70 fucking minutes. Nah, son. Nah.
Favorite Song: Anziety
Least Favorite Song: 1-800-273-8255
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this shit sucked. stanky out
The guests make this project. Logic…..not so much (and I’ll say straight up I never have liked this dude’s music at all, then again I’mprobably not his intended audience), while I get what he was going for in terms of the concept, he really fucking missed the mark. Like motherfucker be proud of who you are! He’s acting like it’s more of a burden than anything really.
And what you were saying about “1-800” I completely agree with (even though I’ve personally never have thought about suicide). He sounds rather condescending throughout this joint and tbh it seems like he honestly didn’t take this song seriously.
I’d give this shit a 3.5/10 and if I had the physical CD right in front of me…..this would make for a great beer coaster.
Good Job Nick.