Logic launched his career from a basement.
At an early age, the Maryland emcee’s love of film ignited his interest in music. He wrote screenplays and rhymes to escape the harsh realities of home.
At 16, Logic was kicked out of school. He left home shortly after and supported himself by working a number of dead-end jobs. That same year Logic found himself sleeping on a friend’s couch and using his basement as a recording studio.
Logic released his first mixtape, Young, Broke & Infamous, in 2010. His music fell on the ears of Chris Zarou, president of independent label Visionary Music Group. Logic signed with Visionary and released three more mixtapes—Young Sinatra, Young Sinatra: Undeniable and Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever.
In 2013, Logic was inducted into that year’s XXL Freshman class and announced that he had signed a contract with Def Jam. A year later, Logic released his debut LP Under Pressure to positive reviews. The rapper released his latest project, The Incredible True Story, late last year.
Four mixtapes and two albums later, Logic still hasn’t penetrated the mainstream. However, you can count on his fans—the Rattpack—to continue their support.
Catch Logic at the Free Press Summer Fest. The festival runs June 4 and 5 in Eleanor Tinsley Park. Purchase passes here.
By: BreeAngela Hamilton