Logic opens up about his struggles.
Logic's most recent album, Everybody, was a watershed moment for a rapper who deserved a big break. With tracks like "America," "Black Spiderman" and his massive hit alongside Alessia Cara and Khalid, "1-800-273-8255," the Maryland-born rapper has seen his stock rise considerably since the LP dropped this past spring. In addition to his musical success, Logic is also a man who has always been incredibly candid in interviews, especially with deeply personal topics of discussion. This trend continued in his sit-down with Hits Daily Double, where he touched on a variety of topics, including his struggles with discrimination of a racial nature.
According to Logic, those trials and tribulations were a big part of the reason he decided to make his lyrics more political on Everybody. "I think it was just a lot of things," he said. "Obviously, the state of our country, what’s going on and what’s being ignored. Then when it comes to me personally, the things I’ve gone through with race and discrimination." Later on, he remarked that the process of distilling all of those strong emotions into a set of songs that flowed well together was one that felt very organic, a vantage point that appeared once he learned to let go of his fear of speaking out.
"Deep down in my heart and in my mind, these are things I always wanted to talk about," he continued. "Before this, I was just so scared. I wasn’t sure what was going to happen or what kind of backlash there would be, so I never fully did. I just got to a point in my life where I was like, 'Yo, I’m 27 years old. I can’t be scared'." This light bulb moment ultimately meant that he took up the mantle of the common man or woman who shared similar thoughts or feelings. "What I really wanted to do was just give, just speak for anybody who felt like me," he stated. "I wasn’t sure if a lot of people would. Turns out they did. The release of the album, and the response, have shown me what I want to do and who I want to be. I want to be a voice."
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