It is not everyday that a hip-hop artist achieves worldwide success hailing from the state of Maryland, but recent Def Jam-signee Logic has overcome challenges his entire life. The mixed-race rapper who grew up with a drug-addicted mother and no father has, to date, released four positively reviewed mixtapes, been selected to the XXL Freshman list, and has toured alongside Kid Cudi, Big Sean, and Tyler the Creator. Since his first mixtape in 2010, Logic has collaborated with artists including Casey Veggies, King Chip, Jhené Aiko, Kid Ink, Dizzy Wright, Trinidad James, and Elijah Blake, as well as producers Don Cannon, No I.D., and Key Wane. In November 2013, Logic announced that he has been working with Hit-Boy on his debut album. He went on to reveal that he expects the album to drop in 2014. The highly anticipated album will feature production from Hit-Boy, No I.D., 6ix, and C-Sick.
- He left his mother’s home as a teenager, and no longer speaks to his mom.
- His complexion makes him appear as though he is Caucasian, but his father was African-American, making him mixed-race.
- His first taste of hip-hop music came when watching Kill Bill, upon which he found out that RZA produced the film’s music.
- He cites Frank Sinatra as a huge influence of his, not only because of his music, but because of Sinatra’s personal attributes of which he tries to model.
- He refers to his female friends as “BobbySoxers”, the same title Frank Sinatra coined for his lady fans.