Gaithersburg, Maryland rapper, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II (Logic), may have had a tougher start than some would expect from a person with such an extravagant name. After leaving school due to failing all of his classes other than English and struggling to deal with a family disrupted by alcoholism and excessive drug use, it seemed that he – like many in his position – was in a tough situation to get out of. But things got better, utilizing his fast diction and writing ability, he released a number of mixtapes through the Visionary Music Group and before his 24th birthday, he had co-signed with Def Jam records. Often rapping about various topics: ranging from his father’s drug use, his fans, past relationships and his future as a career, he has won a lot of admirors, endearingly called “the Rat-pack” and “the BobbySoxers” – so named as a nod to his idol, Frank Sinatra.
With his new album, Under Pressure, being released next Tuesday (21st October), Logic treated his fans to a sample of what it might sound like, by releasing his first single, title track, Under Pressure.
Rapping over a looped sample of “Eazy Duz It – Eazy-E”, Logic launches into his typical rapid fire delivery, describing his life from poverty til now. If fans weren’t excited, they will be now. Listen to the track below.
His album, Under Pressure, is released via Visionary Group and Def Jam Music on 21st October.
Pre-order it on iTunes HERE.