Sir Robert Bryson Hall II- better known as Logic, ventured into the rap scene with his debut mixtape, Young, Broke & Infamous in 2010. Interested in hip hop after watching the film, Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003), he eventually started to perform under the pseudonym, Psychological in his teens. His first unofficial mixtape, Psychological – Logic: The Mixtape was released in 2009.
Born on January 22, 1990 in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Logic is of mixed descent; his father is of African-American ancestry while his mother is Caucasian. Growing up in the West Deer Park area, where a significant portion of residents live in poverty, he witnessed both his parents succumb to drug addiction and alcoholism. As a teen, he went to Gaithersburg High School for a few years, before getting expelled in the tenth grade.
At the age of thirteen, Logic expressed a deep interest in hip hop after watching Quentin Tarantino’s, Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003). From there, he eventually started to perform his own beats after adopting the name Psychological. At the age of nineteen, he dropped his unofficial mix tape, Psychological – Logic: The Mixtape. A solid effort, it eventually earned him the opportunity to open for artists such as Redman, Pitbull, Ludacris, and Method Man.
How Logic Became Famous
Ultimately, it wasn’t until 2014, after many mixtape releases that he gained widespread attention with his debut album, Under Pressure. Produced by the likes of Arthur McArthur, No I.D., DJ Dahi, and Jake One, among others, it boasted twelve tracks.
Supported by two hit singles, the album ended up entering the Billboard Top 200 at number four, with approximately 72,000 first week sales. Eventually, it also reached number two on both the Top Rap Albums and Top R&B Albums record charts. Outside of the United States, Under Pressure also enjoyed similar success in Canada, New Zealand, the UK, and Belgium.
Praised for its depth and storytelling, the project garnered mostly positive reviews from critics such as those writing for Exclaim! and HipHopDX. Within a year’s time, it had sold close to 200,000 copies in the United States. By October 2016, the album had earned gold certification from the RIAA after selling over 500,000 copies domestically.
Logic’s Other Music Albums
On November 13, 2015, the rapper released his second album titled, The Incredible True Story. Featuring non-linear storytelling, it has been characterized by many as a piece of experimental work. Over an hour in length, it came packed full with eighteen tracks including Young Jesus, Fade Away, and Like Woah, all of which were later released as singles.
Lauded for being polished and appealing, the studio album debuted at the third position on the Billboard Top 200, having sold 135,000 units in the first week. More successful than his first, it later also managed to reach the top of the Top rap and Top R&B Albums charts in the United States. Globally, The Incredible True Story also charted in Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Belgium, and the UK.
Promoted by The Incredible True Story Tour, the album has since become Logic’s second gold certified record with more than 500,000 sales in the United States.
Most recently, Logic’s third album, Everybody came out on May 5, 2017. Produced by 6ix, C-Sick, No I.D., DJ Khalil, and Logic himself, it included thirteen tracks many of which featured guest appearances from artists such as Neil deGrasse Tyson, Lucy Rose, Juicy J, and Killer Mike, among others.
Opening at number one on the Top Billboard 200, more than 247,000 copies of Everybody were sold in the first week. Logic’s first number one hit on the chart, eventually also peaked within the top 20 in Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, South Korea, Sweden, and the UK. Met mostly with positive reviews, the album later went on to spawn three singles, Black Spiderman, Everybody and 1-800-273-8255.
Logic’s Other Notable Work
On June 14, 2016, Logic released the single, Flexicution through Def Jam Entertainment. Featuring John Lindahl and Jessica Andrea, it ended up becoming his second record to attain gold certification in the US.
A few weeks later, his popularity peaked again. A collaboration, the track featured the vocals of many other rappers including Lil Wayne, Imagine Dragons, X Ambassadors, Ty Dolls Sign. Recorded for the movie Suicide Squad (2016), it peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 3 on the Hot Hip-Hop Songs music charts.
Supported by the success of the film, its official music video has since been viewed over 449 million times on Youtube. By February 2017, the single had gone platinum twice in the US.
In addition to the above mentioned songs, the rapper has charted several other titles including Killing Spree (Feat. Ansel Elgort), Take it Back, Confess , and many others.
Throughout his career, Logic has worked with several artists including Audio Push, Demrick, Lil Dark, King Chip, Jon Bellion and Jon Connor. Some of said songs include: When the Lions Come, Mode, Where you Been, Nowhere To Go, and Untoucable.
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Logic’s Other Social Media Accounts
Logic’s Facebook Account
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Logic’s Twitter Account
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Logic’s Instagram Account
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Logic’s Youtube Account
Want to listen to some of his tracks? You can stream several of his songs over at his Vevo Youtube channel at @LogicVEVO.
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