The Maryland rapper dropped his final and best work to date.
Almost six years ago Logic released his debut project Under Pressure. This was right when I had moved away to college. Prior to this project I hadn’t heard about Logic, but I was quickly impressed at his ability to rap and his beat selection. Fast forward to the announcement of his retirement and the release of No Pressure, his skills still remain and have only prevailed.
On July 16th Logic unexpectedly announced the release of his final project via Twitter. He also announced that he had become a father, and that he was retiring to focus on being a dad saying, “It’s been a great decade. Now it’s time to be a great father.”
The title of his final album, No Pressure, is a throwback to the title of his debut project Under Pressure, which was release on October 21, 2014. “This album marks the reunion of Logic and No I.D. For the first time in six years since the inception of its predecessor.” The 15-track project spans for 59 minutes and 55 seconds and features production from No I.D., Logic, 6ix, 2forwOyNE, FnZ,Gravez, Kajo, Keanu Beats,Like, Maneesh, MTK, Post and Toro y Moi. It was executive produced by Logic, No I.D. and Chris Zarou.
No Pressure is Logic’s best work to date. It proved his skill and confidence in his artistry. The project was great body of work to finish off his catalog. Although I don’t believe that Logic is going to retire (as most rappers have not) I do respect his choice to focus on being a father and to “retire” in order to protect his family’s privacy.
The featureless project never got boring, but rather runs through seamlessly. Although I enjoyed listening to the full album, a few tracks did stand out.
- “Open Mic\\Aquarius III” was real and honest. Logic, 6ix, Gravez & 2forwOyNE produced the track and created an incredible sound for Logic to tell a great story.
- “Soul food II” was nostalgic. It took me back to my freshman year of college.
- “Man i is” was MANNNN!! The production on this is Crazy! The track sampled “Dreamflower” by Tarika Blue which is most commonly known as Erykah Badu’s “Didn’t Cha Know.” The assistance of the horns from OutKast’s “SpottieOttieDopaliscious” was the icing on the cake! Logic and 6ix killed the production!!!
- DadBod was immediately one of my favorite tracks. Solid bars riding a mellow beat always hits the spot.
Logic has worked closely with producer 6ix, from his debut project to his final project the two have created some of hip hops best tracks and bodies of work. Therefore you cannot talk about Logic’s legacy without mentioning 6ix.
Throughout Logic’s career he has got attention and criticism but all while he’s helped his fans vibe, heal, and enjoy great music. Quality music that is really rare to come across these days. I want to thank Logic for creating 2 of my favorite projects of all time. To a dope and humble guy, thank you!
Might just fuck around and get on Twitch.
Officially announcing my retirement with the release of “No Pressure” executive produced by No I.D. July 24th…— Bobby No Pressure (@Logic301) July 16, 2020
It’s been a great decade. Now it’s time to be a great father.
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