Logic is a Gaithersburg, Maryland-born American rapper. He has a sizable online following and is a member of the RattPack, which means for Real All The Time and refers to his group of buddies with whom he works.
He is now contracted to Visionary Music Group, and No I.D. cosigned him to Def Jam Recordings in 2012.
Under the artist name “Psychological,” Logic unofficially published his debut mixtape, Psychological: The Mixtape, in 2009, which was distributed locally in Gaithersburg. He’s since released six more mixtapes and seven studio albums.
As a young rapper, Logic was influenced by the Wu-Tang Clan and was motivated by RZA, who provided music for the film Kill Bill Vol. 1, which prompted him to start rapping. Another major influence on Logic was Frank Sinatra, who inspired him to create the alter persona ‘Young Sinatra’ and release his debut eponymous mixtape in 2011. He went under many monikers, including Hitman, East Koast Killa, Lord Subliminal, and Skittles before settling on “Psychological,” which he later shortened to “Logic” to make it simpler for others to pronounce.
He was named one of XXL’s freshman of the year in 2013, with prominent rapper ScHoolboy Q.
Under Pressure, Logic’s first studio album, was published in 2014 by his label Def Jam, and it delves deeply into his childhood tales, such as gang brutality, parent separation troubles, and his drive to being the greatest.
Logic founded his own record label, Team Elysium, in 2017, which was rebranded Bobby Boy Records in 2019. Big Lenbo, Damian Lemar Hudson, and John Lindahl are among the founding members. According to logic, the label was created because: I don’t trust anybody else with my family’s valuable cargo.
In 2018, Logic launched two musical projects, Bobby Tarantino II and YSIV, announced his ideas for a film, and confessed to authoring two books, one of which, Supermarket, was released in 2019 and quickly became a New York Times Bestseller. It was also accompanied by the same-named music.
Logic announced his retirement in July 2020, with the release of his album No Pressure, a successor to his previous album Under Pressure.
Logic’s seventh studio album, Bobby Tarantino III, was released on July 30th, 2021, marking his first album since his retirement and concluding the Bobby Tarantino album trilogy.