Watch the rapper tickle the ivories in a video he shared on Twitter.
It doesn't matter how much of a natural you are, practice is a necessity in all musical forms. Logic certainly didn't become the supremely technical rapper he is today overnight, and he'd probably be the first to tell you. In a new video showcasing not his rapping, but his piano skills, Logic shows that a good 5 months of work can go a long way.
Judging by the clip posted to Twitter today, Logic could probably trick someone into thinking he's been tickling the ivories his whole life. However, he's up front about his experience, writing, "It's been 5 Months at the Piano and what a rewarding journey it's been so far!" It seems like Logic may actually be recording his jam session in the clip. It would certainly be an interesting way to step into production on his next album.
While he continues to challenge himself, Logic is experiencing his best-ever placement on the Hot 100 with "1-800-273-8255." The single, which attempts to help those struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts, got a major boost following the rapper's performance at the MTV VMAs. The Khalid and Alessia Cara-assisted track has since climbed to No. 3 on the Hot 100, putting it behind Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow" and Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do." He also recently performed the track on Ellen, which will surely give the single further exposure.
Logic released his third studio album Everybody in May. It has since been certified gold by the RIAA. The Maryland rapper spoke to Rolling Stone about the concept behind the ambitious album which explored his experience as a biracial man. "I didn't wanna make this album. I was scared to make this album, period," he said. "I looked at where we are in the world and realized that millions of people listen to my voice, and I do have a voice. When I released the first song which discusses my race ["Everybody"], a lot of people were like "Oh, he's pushing the whole biracial thing, he's pushing the whole biracial thing." Nobody would tell Q-Tip or Mos Def or Black Thought that they're pushing the whole black thing. This is who I am. And the crazy thing is in my entire professional career, on my albums, I have never touched that, and I've been scared to. So honestly, I had written the script for the album, and I knew I wanted it to be from other people's perspectives. But how could I write about other people's fears if I didn't have the courage to first address my own?"
In August, he made a special guest appearance on beloved Adult Swim series Rick and Morty. Watch it here.