Forget Eminem. Logic Says HE Is The Rap God (Audio)
At 26-years-old, Logic has had as much success in his career that others are still chasing after years in the game. The Maryland native is currently performing around the globe along with YG and Yo Gotti on G-Eazy’s Endless Summer Tour, a culmination of the serious work he’s been putting in since dropping his first official mixtape, 2010’s Young, Broke & Infamous. While the first of those adjectives still applies, the latter are debatable, as the Def Jam Records signee now has a number-one album under his belt, thanks to last year’s The Incredible True Story. With few guest appearances to speak of, the LP showcased not only Logic’s tremendous skills as an MC, but also his production work and is a full-bodied piece of Hip-Hop representative of the hunger that fuels the best lyricists in the game.
That hunger has returned in the release of a new song that sounds like the kind of thing athletes listen to before the big game for focus and energy. In fact, “Flexicution” incorporates sports metaphors (“I run the game, y’all just commentate from the side”), and it’s readily apparent Logic is proof that there is, in fact, an “I” in “Team,” as he monstrously attacks the song without anybody’s help. With nimble changes in tempo, Logic’s delivery is proof that skills like breath control and lyric-writing are but merely minor obstacles for those who aren’t scared to flex.
“This is what the people said they wanted from the young boy, from the god,” Logic raps. Is it?