By: Raul Estrada-Nunez
Sir Robert Bryson Hall Ⅱ, also known by his rapping name Logic, was born in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Growing up in the West Deer Park public housing projects, a low-income and crime-ridden neighborhood, he always had a vision of his music taking him out of the projects. When he first started his music career, he went by the name Psychological because that’s all he wanted his music to be about: his mind. Later on, he cut that short and went by Logic to broaden his horizon. The name Logic means “the reasoning of science.”
On December 17, 2010, Logic released his first mixtape, Young, Broke, and Infamous. After he dropped that mixtape, he quickly caught the attention of many people. One man that Logic got the attention of was Chris Zarou, the president of Visionary Music Group. Logic dropped his second mixtape, Young Sinatra, on September 19, 2011. “All I Do” was the first track off his mixtape to get over a million views on Youtube, propelling him to fame, leading to him officially signing with Visionary Music Group. After he completed his European tour, he signed with Def Jam Records and came out with his fourth mixtape, Young Sinatra Welcome to Forever. In 2014, Logic debuted his album called Under Pressure. Soon after the release, he began working with big names in the music industry.
September 8, 2015 Logic released his sophomore album’s trailer The Incredible True Story. He decided not to leak his album unlike most artist they leak a couple songs he decided he wouldn’t so his fans can get anxious and want to hear the album. The album was released on November 13, 2015 and it sold 135,000 copies in the first week. The album The Incredible True Story is sci-fi based in space 100 years from now. The album has lots of upbeat songs with him rapping about life and what he’s been through. In the song “City Of Stars,” Logic talks about how in today’s society, people judge you by your skin color instead of by your talent. Many people have said that Logical is a lyrical genius throughout the album. The album was so successful that it topped number three on the Billboard 200.