Maryland native and recent DefJam signee Logic released a groundbreaking mixtape earlier this month. Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever, is the 4th- and best- mixtape in Logic’s anthology. If making the 2013 XXL Freshman Class wasn’t enough to prove to you his skill then this mixtape is sure to have you on team Logic.
This production is a great introduction to the lyrical genius, who also produces, and whose storytelling gives the world a track by track insight into his life with great beats, fluid samples and catchy hooks.
Tracks like “Roll Call” over Outkast’s Sorry Ms. Jackson beat open up about Logic’s tense relations with his mother and and being biracial in the rap game
“Fighting for credibility from the lack of blacker skin.”
You can feel his hunger and his humility in his tracks. The mixtape’s introduction “Welcome to Forever” reminisces on his 9 year come up in the game, he talks about the monumental moment meeting Nas and hearing him quote his lines.
Stand out tracks “Feel Good” , “Break it Down” ft Jhene Aiko, and “5AM”
. “Walk on By” has an accompanying music video that was released mid-April. The song, produced by C-Sick, samples a 70’s hit then unfolds into a 90s era New York style boom bap beat.
show the rapper’s versatility
“Balllin” ft Castro, “On the Low” ft Trinidad Jame$ are the few basic tracks on the mixtape with twerking beats centering on money haters and females that would make great radio singles,
With many features from his fellow XXL Freshman Classmates including the above mentioned Trinidad Jame$ (On The Low), and Dizzy Wright (Young Jedi), and contributions from reputable producers like No ID and C-Sick this mixtape is of album quality.
Fortunately for the fans, the album is in the works. I’m so enthusiastic about Logic’s rise not just because hes a MD native like me but because of his impeccable flow and skill with words- I love a rapper who can tell a great story and he never misses the beat.
I’m excited to see his growth, currently a large majority of his songs center around the same topic, the grind, the come up, etc. Now that he’s really making a name for himself I’m hoping his tracks will develop along with his career. He’s a strong contender for the throne in the rap game.