MUSIC REVIEW: Logic’s New Rap Single is all the Rage

 By Karla Davis

Logic is back in the public eye with a fiery new single and some exciting news! He has officially shared his new album title Everybody, that will be released on May 5th.  In addition, he has leaked the title track of the project.

 

 

The promo trailer for “Everybody”

Enhancing the announcement with visuals, Logic shared with us the album artwork together with a “futuristic themed” trailer depicting his album cover in a museum.

This new song brings in hard-hitting beats, layered with vocal samples and instrumentals that add texture to the recording as a whole.  On this single Logic goes farther than ever before to demonstrate his lyrical genius, and he doesn’t hold anything back as he rhymes over the instrumental tracks jamming in the background.

 

Logic during  a sit-down with Genius

 

Surprisingly enough, Logic introduces his political side in this cut; a side that he’d been repressing for so long only because of fear. He refers to those running our national governmental systems as “body builders with the mind of a fetus.”  In his conversation with Genius he explains how government leaders seem to be these big strong people, yet they have the mind of a “fetus” (small, and for the most part always thinking only about the money).  Below is an excerpt from the single “Everybody:”

“Looking for something to complete us

And maybe lead us, f#@%  an elitist

Hell of a long way from equal is how they treat us

Body of a builder with the mind of a fetus

Turn on the television and see the vision they feed us

And I wish I could erase that, face facts

 

Then Logic comes with the catchy hook:

“Everybody people, everybody bleed, everybody need something

Everybody love, everybody know, how it go

Everybody people, everybody bleed, everybody need something

Everybody love, everybody know

In Logic’s own words: “The hook is all about unity.”

The cover of Logic’s new album on Def Jam Records

Because he is a biracial rapper in the music industry and a biracial man, Logic  discusses with Genius how being both black and white wasn’t very accepted as he grew up, and how that shapes how he feels today. Although he is proud to be both black and white he doesn’t know exactly where to “fit in.”  One line that really summed this up was when he said, “ In my blood is the slave and the master.” Coming from a white mother and a black father, he can see both sides of the coin because he lives in-between the “black” and “white” perspectives.  Referring back to his feelings of being unaccepted by the world, I quote the following lyric: “Some black people look ashamed when I rap/Like granddaddy didn’t take a whip to the back.”

 

In my blood is the slave and the master

It’s like the devil playin’ spades with the pastor

But he was born with the white privilege!

Man what the f#@%  is that?

White people told me as a child, as a little boy, playin’ with his toys

I should be ashamed to be black

And some black people look ashamed when I rap

Like my great granddaddy didn’t take a whip to the back

 

As you can see,  Logic has set the bar very high for himself with this first single from his album Everybody (Def Jam).  We must stay tuned to see what the young rapper will deliver next!