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Logic had to fight a lot of demons to become a hip-hop star. He had to fight anxiety, domestic violence and stereotypes to make his mark. To say, he did not have the best of childhoods would be an understatement. His mother was an alcoholic while his father was a drug addict who left the family when Logic was a kid.
Logic went on his own at quite a young age and that was a challenge in itself. He kept at it and now he is one of the fastest rising hip-hop stars. He is now performing live and will take the stage at some famous festivals and shows for his fans. If hip-hop music is your thing, then grab your Logic tickets and groove to the music of this young star.
Early Life and Influences
Logic cites the Wu-Tang Clan as one of his earliest influences. He is also a big fan of Kanye West.
Logic’s real name is Sir Robert Bryson Hall II and he grew up in Gaithersburg in Maryland. As a kid, he saw his brothers sell drugs to a lot of people in the neighborhood and to their own father as well. Things were out of control.
Logic got to meet Solomon Taylor when he was just thirteen years old and Taylor would then go on to become Logic’s mentor. Logic first got hooked to hip hop when he watched “Kill Bill: Volume 1,” a movie by Quentin Tarantino, starring Uma Thurman. The music of the movie was done by RZA, who was a member of the Wu-Tang Clan and that is what made Logic listen to their music in the first place.
Logic then went on to buy Do You Want More?!!!??!, an album by The Roots. Taylor brought for him a large collection of CDs of instrumental beats. Logic then began to perform under the moniker “Psychological” in the year 2009. He then came out with a mixtape that was titled “Psychological-Logic: The Mixtape.” That tape brought his way opportunities to open for the likes of Ludacris, Redman, Method Man, EPMD and Pitbull at various festivals.
“Psychological-Logic: The Mixtape” wasn’t an official release and Logic then came out with “Young, Broke & Infamous” officially. It was released on December 15, 2010. The tape resonated with the critics and helped him get a fan following quite early on in his career.
Logic followed that up by releasing “Young Sinatra,” his next mixtape in the year 2011. It has been downloaded more than six hundred thousand times on DatPiff and was another critical hit.
Logic then released another mixtape “Young Sinatra: Undeniable” in April of 2012. The mixtape was about issues he had faced in his personal life. Logic then hit the road for his first ever US tour.
Logic Starts To Make Some Noise
Logic made it to XXL’s “Top 10 Freshmen List” in 2013 and then in March of the same year went on his maiden tour of Europe. He then released “Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever,” another mixtape. It has been downloaded close to nine hundred thousand times on DatPiff and has been listened to by well over one and a half million times on the website.
Logic then signed with Def Jam Recordings. He released his first studio album “Under Pressure” on October 21, 2014. AllMusic gave it four stars out of five while it received nine out of ten from Exclaim!
Under Pressure went to the fourth spot on the US Billboard 200 on its debut. It also debuted at the second spot on both the Rap Albums and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. The record also peaked at the eighth spot in Canada. The record has been certified gold by the RIAA. Logic appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote his album.
In the fall of 2015, Logic announced that his second album “The Incredible True Story” will come out soon. The record hit the stores on November 13, 2015 and went straight to the third spot on the US Billboard 200. It went two positions better on the Billboard Top Hip Hop/R&B to top the chart. It also went on to peak at the first spot on the Billboard Top Rap Albums chart and at the seventh spot on the Canadian Albums chart.
The Incredible True Story received four stars out of five from AllMusic and seven out of ten from Exclaim! It has been certified gold by the RIAA. To promote the album, Logic once again took to the road. The Incredible World Tour was a success and he then announced plans to tour with G-Eazy for The Endless Summer Tour.
Logic released another mixtape “Bobby Tarantino” on July 1, 2016. It peaked at the twelfth spot on the US Billboard 200 and went as high as the second position on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
It was on March 29, 2017, that Logic revealed the name of his next studio album, “Everybody.” It hit the music stores on May 5, 2017 and debuted at the first spot on the US Billboard 200. It was his first album to top the chart. In August of the same year, the record earned gold certification from RIAA. The track 1-800-273-8255 became a massive hit. It went two times platinum in the US, Australia and Canada. It was also certified platinum in New Zealand and gold in Italy and Denmark.
Logic Tour Tickets
It has been some ride for Logic. For a boy from a broken family to become one of the most sought after rappers in the business is no ordinary feat. He has however defied logic to do just that. Logic is not done yet for the year, as he is scheduled to perform at various events like the Latin Grammys, the KIIS FM’ Jingle Ball, the B96 Pepsi Jingle Bash, the Kissmas Bash and Y100’s Jingle Ball among other shows. Grab your Logic tour tickets and watch as the young star shows you why he is one of the top draws in hip-hop right now.