Fresh off the cover of XXL, Logic released his mixtape, â€śYoung Sinatra: Welcome to Forever,â€ť celebrating his freshman status in Hip Hop. The Maryland rapper has a new-found confidence that is evident in his tracks as he switches flows, and touches upon different styles, while still remaining true to himself.
Throughout Welcome to Forever Robert Bryson Hall II reflects upon the last year of his career. The opening title track recalls when Logic metÂ Nas for the first time in the line, â€śShook his hand then he started quoting my lines? God damn this is real life!â€ť
A certain hunger and drive are present in the Maryland native's voice. The intensity and the leisurely style that he rhymes with have matured since his earlier years. He sounds ready for the mainstream, and at the same time heâ€™s staying humble.
His lyrical prowess that got him attention is evident in tracks like â€śRoll Callâ€ť and â€śWalk On By.â€ť
On â€śRoll Callâ€ť Logic raps over Outkastâ€™s â€śMs. Jacksonâ€ť with lines like, â€śIf you think these lyrics ainâ€™t deep then you too stupid to listen. Just an outcast with a mission that spits at whoever listens.â€ť He showcases his â€śGolden Eraâ€ť flow with witty lines like, â€śPassing bars back and forth like legal examinations,â€ť on the New York inspired â€śWalk On By.â€ť
This 20-track behemoth of a tape is sure to have something for any type of Hip Hop fan.
Logic visits the South in his track, â€śOn the Low,â€ť featuring Kid Ink and Trinidad James. He then sounds like an MMG counterpart on â€śBallinâ€ť with the deep bass hits and rolling snares. â€ś5AMâ€ť and â€śThe Come Upâ€ť have a Drake feel to them.
The Young Sinatra rapper gets a little sentimental on tracks like â€śLife is Goodâ€ť saying, â€śIs this real life, ok I guess this is what it feels like. Just me and my homies do you realize? This the type of shit I used to prophesize.â€ť He sounds like a younger Big Sean most likely because Key Wane, the producer behind Seanâ€™s â€ś24k of Gold,â€ť also made the beat for Logic.
The two-piece track, â€śCommon Logic Midnight Marauder,â€ť features a flawless flow where Logic never misses a beat. He raps â€śFrom Nasty Nas, Big L, to A Tribe Called Quest, the RattPack in other words the tribeâ€™s that next,â€ť over the chorus. With a smooth beat he boasts, â€śI even made this beat myself just so yaâ€™ll could feel this.â€ť The strongest track on the album: it sums up the package that is Logic.
Logic possesses the talent to out-rap plenty of the emcees in the game as it is. With his new status, Logic must prove himself against his freshman peers, but with his style he stands apart from most of them. What he has to worry about now are the industry heads that are already on top, but with Welcome to Forever, Logic proves that he can rap on their level and in many instances do it better.