When I think of true lyricist in the Hip-Hop game right now one of the names that come to my mind is a man by the name of Logic. Who is Logic you may ask? Even though his debut album Under Pressure sold 73,000 copies in its first week, a lot of casual fans don’t really know who this talented young man is. And if you happen to be one of those people, well, let me drop some knowledge on you folks who have yet to listen to one of the games nicest MC’s.
Sir Robert Bryson Hall II (how dope of a name is that!?!?) a.k.a. Logic was born in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Despite the name, he was not born into any kind royalty. His father, of African-American descent, and mother, who was white, both suffered from addiction to cocaine and alcohol. He was exposed to the street game early on as he raps about on his record “Gang Related” off the album Under Pressure. “Yeah, livin’ life like this, Gotta paint a picture when I write like this, Tales from my hood not a sight like this, and they murder motherf*****s just cuz.” Besides the fact that he grew up in housing projects and ghettos similar to how my brother and myself were raised, Logic’s father was not a very prominent in figure in his life as a child. I gravitated towards that aspect of his music, as myself grew up in large part without my father. The power of music is crazy, isn’t it? Brings complete strangers together, a beat and a poem being recited. Beautiful.
I first heard Logic back in 2011 when he dropped the Young Sinatra tape. “All I Do” was the first record I ever heard from him. If you’ve ever heard the song you know that the hook is catchy and you can’t stop bobbing your head to Logic’s flow. Plus, there was a giant Gumby turning up with them in the video, they had me from hello. Even though he was raw and I recognized he had ways to go, he was only 21 at the time. I loved everything about his music. There was word play, substance to his records, punch lines, and a beat that draws you in and brings you into a zone. He had new school flavor, with old school raps and swagger. He cites RZA from Wu-Tang Clan as one of his biggest inspirations; you can certainly feel that old soul.
Fast-forward to October 21, 2014 and Logic is dropping his debut album. Now, before I speak on this album let me say something. If you haven’t heard it, go to iTunes and buy it. iTunes named it its 2014 Hip Hop Album of the year, that’s right guys; I’m not the only one who felt that piece of work was masterful. You’ll have a better understanding as to why everything that you’ve read from me so far is positive. I can literally press play on this album and let it run from beginning to end and not have to skip a single track. A musical story from Logic as he tells you about his early up bringing and some of the events that led to him becoming the man and artist he is today. “Soul Food,” “I’m Gone,” “Gang Related,” “Buried Alive,” “Never Enough,” and “Nikki” are a few of my favorites. With each one of those records comes a fond memory of either me in the back of the homie Maury’s (@mauryy4twenty) van with a certain girl, who I won’t mention for everyone’s safety, my boys, or a real life struggle that Logic makes you relate to. You see how wide range of emotions that is? From turn up to the deepest of thoughts, you felt every type of emotion when the album is played all the way through. Logic’s motto, as he has stated in both interviews on The Breakfast Club, is Peace, Love, and positivity. We don’t hear that much now a days, that maybe a reason as why Under Pressure has sold close to 300,000 copies to date.
A bit of over a year later his second studio album The Incredible True Story has finally arrived. I was scrolling down my TL on Twitter when I saw Complex magazine tweet out that Logic’s sophomore album was close to being released. I’m not going to lie, I did a little happy dance, won’t front. As I started to do my research on the album the first thing that caught my eye was how it was being described as a, “motion picture sci-fi epic.” I was like what in the world did he do this time? I had no idea the kind of treat we were getting. Not only did Logic create an album and concept, he wrote a screenplay for it.
The album takes place in 2115, and the last time humans left a footprint on earth was 2065. In that time frame there has been 30 space ships sent out into the universe to try and find a habitable planet for humans. After mankind basically destroyed the earth, the remaining 5 million people live in a space station named Babel. The two main characters and narrators of this album are Quentin Thomas, captain and Pilot, and William Kai, the first man in charge on infantry on The Aquarius III, the space ship the two men are traveling on. Both men are on a mission to Planet Paradise, a planet hopefully habitable to human beings. They listen to The Incredible True Story to pass the time while en route to their destination. There are mini skits at the end of some songs on the album, as well as full tracks dedicated to no music at all just part of the motion picture. The skits either ends the song and makes it flow beautifully to the intro of the next, or start the song off and give it an introduction like no other.
This album was intense, powerful, and most importantly it continues the overall Logic message, peace, love and positivity. What I really appreciate about this album, and all of Logic’s music for that matter, is that he makes you think. Food for thought, as it’s more commonly known. I had to rewind and even play whole songs back because I wanted to make sure I caught that slick line correctly or I wanted to truly grasp the complexity of his rhymes. He’s a poet; a poet who happens to recite his poetry on top of some amazing instrumentals, not too many guys bring the best of both worlds. I bought the album as a fan with no intention to write and share my thoughts about it. But like only Logic can, he inspired me to create, to express, to follow your dreams and do what you love, so I did. It took me three weeks to write this piece. I really wanted to digest the album and get a great feel for it. I listened to this album 24/7 for the last couple of weeks. I’m sure my friends are going to be happy when they don’t have to listen to the album for a while.
Take a ride inside my mind and soul while I break down each song and skit on the album. I dig deeper and try to place myself in that shuttle as it travels through space and try to figure out the bigger picture of why Logic gave us this masterpiece the way he did.
When I played the album for the first time I was a bit confused. The opening drums sound A LOT like the drums on Kanye West’s “Amazing.” I even checked my phone to make sure the right album was playing. No I.D., the man who signed Logic to Def Jam, worked with Kanye on his album 808s & Heartbreak. Logic gave him a call and asked where he could find that certain type of drum. No I.D. explained to him they were Japanese Taiko drums and the rest is history. Logic gave the drums his own twist and it served as the backdrop to the opening track to the album. A couple of back drop vocals included make this record feel grand, like something special is about to happen. We are introduced to Thomas and Kai; they are at the beginning of their mission. Kai asks Thomas what he did on his way to the shuttle and Logic is mentioned, he explains that he was listening to oldies, Logic’s Under Pressure, remember, this is 100 years in the future, and that he was about to throw on The Incredible True Story. Both guys end the skit with an exchange that stuck with me through the ENTIRE album, Kai: “You know this is the album that changed everything, right?” Thomas: “I know, that’s why it’s so important.” My boy and I looked at each other and laughed as we nodded our heads. We loved the confidence; it made me want to give it a listen just to see if he was right.
Kai: “So what’d you do on the way over here?”
Thomas: “Um, you know, just listening to some oldies.”
Kai: “Oldies, like who?”
The third single off the album leads off the album with its first real record. Right off the bat the beat got me, my shoulders started jumping without any control. I got a very positive vibe from this song from spin number one. I feel Logic wants us to achieve all our dreams and goals before we “Fade Away.” A concept that I carry deep in my heart, we’re only here for a short amount of time. Live it up. See what I’m talking about? It’s not just money, cars, and women when Logic picks up the mic, he is here to nourish the mind as well as making us party together. Logic’s flow and word play really shines about half way through the record, “Fuck it, let it all go one day, I know, I’mma get it like this, livin’ that life while they all reminisce, Never regretted, the second I said it I feel like I’m smarter, I read it on Reddit, You’re fuckin’ pathetic, my etiquette murder ya predicate.” I rewound that couple bars back a few times, the way he spit it made me go insane, it’s what the kids now a days say “On Fleek.” He rode the beat out so smoothly through the entire record, great way to start off the musical aspect of the album. At the end of the song Thalia, the ships interface system, is introduced to the album. She was featured on Under Pressure as the albums main narrator. Thomas, Kai, and Thalia have a conversation about her upgraded features since the last go around which leads us perfectly into the next track.
Standout lyric: “Real talk I wanna grip the grain and just ride with ya, build a family then die richer, when ya get to heaven I’mma come and get ya.”
I’m usually not a big fan of records from rappers where they boast about their riches and monetary status, but when you speak about the overall come up and how you made it from rags to riches; you have my attention. This is exactly what this record is. As the name of the song suggests, Logic has Upgraded in many aspects of life since he has achieved success and the fame that comes with it. “Will they rob you, yeah, they might, Hold up, wait a minute, veer to the right, On this road to success, I’ve faced my fears, then hop on that flight.” He also speaks about his woman being meaner than yours. Yeah, doesn’t sound too humble but some times you have to talk that talk when you’re good at what you do. Art comes from what you see and the experiences you go through. Can’t fault him for stuntin’ every once in a while, you would, too.
Standout lyric: “I’ve got the Akira on the wall, I just can’t follow their law, Swear to god they know me, they don’t know me at all.”
White People (Scene)
When I first saw the track listing for the album this song title made me chuckle, I couldn’t wait to hear it. This is the first of four full skits on the 18-song album. I was overwhelmed when I thought I had to listen to 18 songs over and over to write this. The scenes break up the musical tracks and make it easier to navigate through the album, sort of gives your ear and brain a second to relax from straight music. Thomas and Kai, are having a conversation about a female Kai was trying to bed, I guess men don’t change even 100 years in the future. Thalia steps in and notifies the guys that another ship was approaching theirs. They begin to freak, think about why. They’ve sent many of ships to other planets trying to find a planet for humans to live on, many of them didn’t return. They figured that those that didn’t return must have died. Thalia is able to retrieve info from the other ships motherboard and it’s a message from the Captain. “The entire crew is dead, and I fear these are my last hours. Whatever you do, do not come knocking.” It sounds like mayhem in the background, I don’t know if it’s some aliens or something to that affect. Thomas asks for permission from HQ to pass the ship and permission was granted so they went on about their business. Smart men if you ask me.
HQ: “Engage ship.”
Thalia: “I’m receiving audio embedded in the ship’s distress signal.”
Kai: “Man, why white people always gotta go investigating shit, man.” LOLOLOLOLOLOL
The second single off the album and you can definitely feel the radio influence on this one. The dope hook repeated a few times and very aggressive, you could tell he was feeling himself. But what I really like about this song was the vocals in the background performed by an artist by the name of Dria. She has a beautiful voice and harmonizes perfectly along side the beat. The beat changes into an R&B sound when she comes on the record, perfect switch up by the production team of Logic and his executive producer, 6ix. Btw, Logic and his squad have some of the dopest names; I would have never thought to spell six, 6ix. Just tripped my brain out when I saw it. This record marks the first time Logic sings on the album. He grew up listening to Frank Sinatra and can carry out quite the nice tune as well. He sang quite a bit on his first album so it surprised me it took 5 songs for him to switch it up. “I’ve been vibin’, let me guide em, I said I gotta know, I’ve been ridin’ for so long I think that it’s time to go, Feelin’ like an addict that ain’t had it.” I don’t think that line would have hit so hard home if he rapped it, instead of singing it. Logic uses another weapon in the arsenal to help deliver the message. The song ends with the beat slowly fading away when all of a sudden you hear Kai say, “Yeah, I hope we make it to fuckin’ paradise and not die on the way there, mothafucka.” Stuff like that kept the album fun and interesting. I laughed a few times which is always an added bonus.
Standout Lyric: “Too high to hear the birds sing now, all around the world and back again it’s finally happenin’.”
When I heard this record for the first time I lost it, I went absolutely insane. I was riding around with my boy Topher (@Chris93Soto) and the beat dropped while the system was cranked to the max. I remember being at a red light and these two pretty girls were just looking at me dance in the whip, I didn’t care one bit. This song makes me think 90’s; I can picture somebody walking around with a boom box while setting up a cardboard box on the street corner getting ready for a break dance battle. Besides the beat being 90’s, the way Logic and Big Lenbo, who is featured on the song, spit their bars is kind of reminiscent to the golden days of Hip-Hop. “Causing mayhem on the come up like a young apprentice, smoking weed and getting higher than a flight attendant, Hip-Hop descendant, gold Jesus on my pendant, got to pull it out for everyone that’s in attendance.” It’s raw, it’s aggressive, and most importantly, there is BARS for days. It’s exactly what I love in Hip-Hop. Definitely got added to the Saturday night party playlist.
Standout lyric: “Back in the day as a College Park tenant, still can’t believe I didn’t get a shorty pregnant, man, that’s the definition of a life sentence, a whole lot of beef, no bread, no lettuce, cause I couldn’t keep it in my briefs, man, that’s pathetic.”
Wow. That’s all I could think when I gave this song a spin for the first time. Like I have mentioned before, music with a message, substance, something deep, or an artist opening up to us about their mind is the music I love. It’s what motivates me; music like this song drives me. Logic, like a lot of people our age, is trying to find our meaning and purpose in this thing we call life and let us into his soul on this song. Innermission is a play on the fact that NASA calls their space launches “missions,” this is Logic’s inner-mission. “Letters back and forth from my homie that’s locked up in prison, Doing 14, it’s been 5, I know my heart’s with him, I’ve been so busy, it feel like forever since I hit him, man, I think about how I wasn’t shit when he went in, What if the tables was turned and I was the one that been in, damn, He said he’s seen me in the magazine, He said he’s seen me on Fallon and Kimmel, That’s been my dog from the kennel, I never thought that out the millions watching, he was one, It makes me reminisce about the times when we begun.” There’s bars like this through out the whole song, seriously, I played this AT LEAST 10 times in a row when I let the album run through the first time. It’s an incredible story that I wanted to keep hearing over and over. Lucy Rose with her soft sultry voice on the hook, along with the smooth R&B type beat, was perfect all the way through. This song really stuck with me, it made think.
Standout lyric: “I never graduated but I made it to the summit, Don’t get me wrong, so many times I thought that I would plummet, Felt like I didn’t have the heart.”
I Am The Greatest
Logic took a lot of chances through this whole body of work and this record might be the biggest one. Muhammad Ali yelling, “I AM THE GREATEST” is sampled and used as back ground vocals. There’s some artist who if they made this record I’d be the first one to slander them across all of social media. I won’t name them but we all know who they are. When you’re an artist of the caliber that Logic is, I EXPECT you to feel that you’re the best doing it. You should feel that way, or why else would you dedicate all this time to your craft? This is the ultimate competitor track. The beat is knocking and Logic is flexing his chest a little bit from beginning to end. “Can’t they just be happy that I no longer have to face eviction, That I’m livin’ out my life, I’m livin’ out my inner vision right now.” I’ve told you I’ve been playing this album every I go for three weeks and my brother Ali(@Hi_MyNameIsAli) request this song every time the AUX cord gets busted out. You may or may not like that Logic is making this claim so early on in his career, I understand. But I’m giving him credit for taking that chance and making a record that feels grand enough for that bold claim.
Standout lyric: “Yeah, you know we balling out peace and love, I represent all of the above, You fuck bitches and get money, that’s wassup, It’s all good, but all these people do not give a fuck.”
The Cube (Scene)
The more and more you get to know Logic as an individual, not just an artist, the more this sketch will make more sense. Logic is a nerd, he said it himself, and he loves his Sci-Fi, could you tell by the theme of the album? But Logic loves his Rubik’s cube, and this scene is dedicated to it. Logic can be seen in his most recent interview with The Breakfast Club talking while simultaneously solving the Rubik’s cube. Later in the week another video of Logic free styling while solving the Rubik’s cube on Big Boy’s morning show appeared on Twitter and World Star, pretty impressive if you ask me. This sketch starts with Kai messing with the Rubik’s cube while Thomas is asking him what he’s doing. Thomas: “Dude, what is that? What are you doing?” Kai: “Man, this shit is Rubik’s cube shit.” After the sketch ended I paused the album and had a what the eff moment. These guys were 100 years in the future and all they were talking through the space ride is Hip-Hop, women, and other irrelevant stuff. When you think about it, what else would you really be talking about?
Kai: “I get so much p***y with this muthafucka, it’s amazing!”
Kai: “Man, bitches love the Rubik’s cube, bitches love this shit!”
Thomas: “Wow, teach me.”
Another record where Logic uses his ability to sing to take the track to another level. When I listen to the hooks he sings, I really can’t hear anybody else singing it. Maybe Drake? And when that’s the only other name that comes up in a list, you’re doing something right. This is one of those records you can throw on at the party or one you can throw on when you’re kicking it with your lady friend. Along with that he brings the lyrical substance and humor that this whole album consisted of. “Yes sir, I’ve done this shit before like your baby momma, Imma tell ‘em like it is, Life ain’t picture perfect, we use the negatives to develop.” The end of the second verse was my favorite part of the entire album,” Man, I hope you see the world, and all your dreams will unfurl, Just don’t never cash your pearl, Go out there and make a livin’, Take this advice that I’m givin’, Make a difference, make a killin’.” Wise words from a decent man, Logic is here to push this culture forward in the right direction.
Standout lyric: “I’ve been around the world and back and I swear it’s all the same, and what I learned, a prophet don’t do it for the prophet.”
City Of Stars
Another record where Logic displays his ability to hold a note. He starts the first part of the song behind an instrumental that reminds me a lot of Kanye West’s “Flashing Lights.” The first couple of bars make it sound like he’s speaking to a woman and it wasn’t until I gave it a few spins and that I really comprehended what he was talking about. “I know that you think this song is for you, I used to long for you and adore you, my life was just fine way back before you, now when you reach out I just ignore you.” He’s speaking to the Hip-Hop game and his place amongst the rest of the competition. Halfway through the song the beat switches up and he goes from hurt and vulnerable to straight raps. He begins the first rapping verse with an absolute dagger, “Much love to Def Jam, even though they under shipped me, Did me like Bobby did Whitney, but the fans was with me.” After watching a couple of Logic’s interviews he did while on the press run for the album he adds context to that line. He said that during the release of his first album Under Pressure the record company didn’t do everything it could to help push the album. He said he felt like he worked his whole life for this one moment and they basically tied his hands behind his back and said follow me. Pretty ballsy to take a shot at the company funding your album, he got a lot of respect from me after taking that chance.
Standout Lyric: “Racism on television and in magazines, paying taxes so soldiers don’t run out of magazines, god damn, country don’t give a fuck who I am, just a youngin’ with a mic in my hand.”
Before you turn this record on make sure you got some space to move around and jam out. This beat is absolutely insane! It samples Travi$ Scott’s “Backyard” and Logic’s twist on the already amazing instrumental is perfect. Once again Logic’s innate ability to rap and simultaneously make it melodic is displayed at its highest level. “Motherfuckers wanna get famous, bust guns and get dangerous, daddy graduated from Cambridge, Money talks in every language, silver spoon what my aim is.”Also, the hook and the bridge on this record take it to the next level. Dria is featured and her fast sing/rap thing she does is so uberly dope. It’s her version of what Beyonce does, and she does it well. “You don’t know nothin’ bout that Chi town, South Central with the KKK.” They had me rockin’ my head back and forth that I didn’t catch a lot of the deep raps sprinkled through the record. “Livin’ in a world of lies, where the truth dies and hatred multiplies.”
Standout lyric: “Broke as hell we couldn’t fund the trust, outside run around with a gun to bust, police looking for everyone of us.”
This is the point in the album where it starts to get real, even deeper and insightful than the other previous tracks. Thomas and Kai begin to discuss their fear of their mission, but the fear Thomas speaks of isn’t exactly what you might think. He doesn’t fear that they wont find Paradise; he fears that the remaining 5 million people will destroy Planet Paradise just like they did Planet Earth. This scene made me really think, it got the juices flowing in my head. It’s an honest and real conversation, something I love. I can’t help but relate to Thomas on everything he’s saying, “I guess my fear isn’t that we won’t find paradise: it’s that we’ll create purgatory.” I’m so much of a forward thinker that I’d probably be the one worrying about the same thing before we even found the planet.
Standout lyric: “I mean, what if we got there and it’s exactly as the data predicted: beautiful, lush. Then we destroy it just like we did Earth.”
Let me start off by saying this might be my favorite song on the whole album, it’s a tie between this one and the very next song. I don’t usually say this but I think this song is perfect, from beginning to the very end. FLAWLESS. He channels his inner Drake and takes turns rapping and singing some lines. “Police would knock on the door, I would hide, then they would talk to me and I would lie, Hopin’ I, don’t die on this side of a .45.” I always said that I’ve never heard a rapper ride out a beat like Drake can, I’m saying it now, Logic is right up there with Drake in that category. Like a couple of the songs on the album, there’s a beat change halfway through the song. Remember how I said it got deeper towards the end of the album? This is a perfect example of what I mean, “This album 2 but this song was written before the first, my mind racing, I’m sick of pacing, I feel the thirst, of those around me that down me and pray for my demise, but it only makes it that much better when I rise.” Let’s break down that line, he wrote this record before the first album. So, he already was thinking of the overall concept for this album before he even dropped the first album. Mind blown. Do you understand how much of a genius you have to be to do that? It might not sound like much but myself being a writer and a creative couldn’t even fathom where to even begin to try and pull that off. Much respect to Logic.
Standout lyric: “I’m just a man, I got problems, understand this is all I ever wanted, yes I do it for the fans.”
You remember how I said that either “Paradise,” or this record was my favorite on the album? Yeah, scratch that, this one takes the cake. If I could I’d just write all the lyrics to the song and say enjoy. Have you ever heard a song so perfect that you feel it was written just for you? This is the one for me. It’s such an inspirational record that it made me jealous that I couldn’t articulate these words with my pen. “You ever wonder what it all really means, heart full of dreams, I know I’mma do it, go get it by any means, serving food for thought like it’s rock to the fiends, I said this shit for years boy, this life ain’t what it seems.” This line stuck with me the most out of anything else on the entire album. I know where I’m headed and WILL NOT stop until I get to where I want to be in life. I finally have another record to turn on when I’m feeling down and everything isn’t going how I envisioned. “This is dedicated to everyone that never made it, and the people that preserved even though they was hated, they had a dream and a vision that they follow like a religion, but on the real the road to success is prone to collision, and every now and then something happens that’s unexpected, like that newborn in your life because you fuckin’ unprotected.” I could literally quote this whole song and tell you what it is I love about each and every line. Not since Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly have I heard such a conscious album where you have to go to a special mental zone to listen and appreciate it. Art is supposed to take you outside your comfort zone and force you to have an opinion, exactly what this song does.
Standout lyric: “I’ve been working like I’ve never been, I struggle every day but I just can’t let the devil in, and if I knew back then what I know right now, I’d be better than I’ve ever been.”
Besides the substance in the lyrics and Logic’s overall ability to rap his ass off, the production on this album was second to none. It was fuego all the way through, and this one is right up there for the best beat on the album. If you tell me you don’t like this beat, I don’t respect you. What also stood out to me is there was no hook or bridge in between verses on this song. When you think about it and where the song is placed on the album, it makes perfect sense. Right after this record is the last of the skits, and the song after that is the last record on the album. He needed this record to be strictly one last rhyme session with no interruptions or wasted bars for a hook, and he didn’t disappoint. “What’s the point of livin’ if you ain’t livin’ a dream, we live in a world where everybody want everything.” He also re-visits his place in Hip-Hop and where he stands, “What the fuck is there left to talk about, I told them my vision, let ‘em know what it’s all about, Industry only respect me because I’m ballin’ out.” The last line was my favorite part of the whole song, I love his confidence. “Just go and get it, fuck ‘em if they don’t love ‘em, be above it ‘less you you’re thinking your profession gone be rap, matter fact you should take a step back, cause I run it.” BOOM!
Standout lyric: “I wonder who I’d be if I wasn’t in my era.”
The last and final skit of the album and once again it provides us another food for thought moment. Thomas and Kai are having this conscious conversation about the real life events happening to them. They discuss things we currently take for granted now that they wish they could do in 2115. Simple things like making music, movies, even food and water. They can only focus on finding this planet and then be free. Thomas said it best, they’re slaves until the laws are abolished following the migration to the new planet Paradise. It’s was an eye opening moment for me, it made me step back and think about how good we actually have it. I looked around me and realized that tomorrow this all could be gone. My house, my car, all my material things, everything can be gone in an instant. This is what’s so dope to me about this whole final sketch, it takes 100 years in the future, somewhere Logic or anybody for that matter has ever been. Still, Logic thought it out so thoroughly and knew exactly what to say. It’s brilliant, and it led us to an epic ending.
The Incredible True Story
Before I played this song I stopped the music and really gave thought on what I thought the last record on the album would sound like. And for the life of me, I could not come up with one single idea. I knew it was going to be different, unique, something we have never heard before. I was right about getting something that sounded completely different than the rest of the album, but never in a million years would I have imagined a record like this. The beat and Logic’s singing floating across the melody make you want to close your eyes and get lost in the music. Once again he takes turns rapping and singing like few can. “I’mma just do what I do with my crew, ain’t no telling what I’m finna do, but I promise that I’mma keep writing for you, and I know what to do, everything right here for you.” Once again mid-song the course of the track changes, this time it’s a man speaking. If I were to break down his whole dialogue I’d be here all night. Basically, the man talks about how you need to spend your time finding something you truly love doing, and forget the money. If money is the most important thing, you will spend your life completely wasting your time. He goes on to say, “Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way.” His voice and the smooth instrumental mesmerize you and really make you pay cling onto every word he says. As he ends his speech the attention shifts back to Thomas and Kai as they begin their descend onto Planet Paradise. They begin to discuss which Quentin Tarantino film they though Logic liked best. Both men give their opinion as Thalia begins to count down their landing. Thalia utters the last line of the album, Kai asks Thomas if he is ready and Thomas responds what. Thalia then says, “Life.” It really tied every thing that happened in previous 17 songs together. From early hardships, to the grind of becoming a successful rapper, to everything else in between, this album was about life. Whether it be the good, the bad or the ugly.
Standout lyric: “And you know I gotta let ‘em know, if you love it let it go, at an all time low.”