Retirements aren’t normally graceful or particularly watertight in hip-hop. For better or worse, every MC that experienced the thrill of hearing arenas full of fans bellowing their rhymes back at them struggle to replace that adrenaline rush. And when they can’t find it elsewhere, the mic faithfully slides back into their hand. But in the case of Logic, there’s a real sense that he’s bookended his career as intended. Over the course of his No Pressure album live stream on Twitch, Logic was laid to rest and in his place, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II re-emerged afters year of hibernation.
As he thanked his supporters and openly wept, it seemed as his emotional response was concocted from a mix of both happiness and the release that comes from escaping a traumatic experience. Considering the support network, riches and lavish life that he exhibits in the video to ‘Dadbod’, it’d be easy to discredit the idea that Logic could’ve endured real strife in recent years. But when you think about his journey since those heady days where hip-hop ushered Young Sinatra into the timeframe where the allegations of corniness ramped up, could you objectively categorise Logic’s career as a smooth ride?
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