Logic Fights The Worst Cravings In The Sequel To “Nikki” (Audio)

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One of the charms on Logic’s 2014 debut album Under Pressure was “Nikki.” While MCs have written metaphoric love songs to women that double-played as Hip-Hop, guns, or money, the Maryland lyricist went to another place. On his Def Jam debut, “Nikki” was short for nicotine—and chronicled Logic’s 10-plus-year battle with kicking the smoking habit.

Besides simply trying to quit, the song’s message worked for dragged-out relationships, and addictions to chemicals, habits, and people alike. Teaming with Colorado-based Electronic duo Big Gigantic, Logic301 reprises one of his early fan favorites. “All Of Me” is an update on the relationship the MC has with “Nikki.”

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Featuring Rozes (who takes on an elaborate chorus), Logic—now 26 years old, has more to live for, and seems to have outgrown some of his past lifestyle choices. He raps: “What the fuck would I stay for / Why the fuck would I pay for her / Stunting is just gonna kill me / Nikki, I’m still me but I’m just better / It’s been six months since we touched last / But I grow fast with this letter / And I swear to God that I’m better.” Seemingly, Logic has turned the page.

#BonusBeat: Logic broke down “Nikki” for Genius more than a year ago. He says the song was his own homage to Kanye West’s “Addiction”:

This production, albeit Electronic, suits the Visionary Music Group star nicely. This belongs to Big Gigantic’s Bright Future (August 26).