Fresh off the cover of XXL, Logic released his mixtape, “Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever,” 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, âShook his hand then he started quoting my lines? God damn this is real life!â
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 heâs staying humble.
His lyrical prowess that got him attention is evident in tracks like âRoll Callâ and âWalk On By.â
On âRoll Callâ Logic raps over Outkastâs âMs. Jacksonâ with lines like, âIf you think these lyrics ainât deep then you too stupid to listen. Just an outcast with a mission that spits at whoever listens.â He showcases his âGolden Eraâ flow with witty lines like, âPassing bars back and forth like legal examinations,â on the New York inspired âWalk On By.â
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, âOn the Low,â featuring Kid Ink and Trinidad James. He then sounds like an MMG counterpart on âBallinâ with the deep bass hits and rolling snares. â5AMâ and âThe Come Upâ have a Drake feel to them.
The Young Sinatra rapper gets a little sentimental on tracks like âLife is Goodâ saying, âIs 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 He sounds like a younger Big Sean most likely because Key Wane, the producer behind Seanâs â24k of Gold,â also made the beat for Logic.
The two-piece track, âCommon Logic Midnight Marauder,â features a flawless flow where Logic never misses a beat. He raps âFrom Nasty Nas, Big L, to A Tribe Called Quest, the RattPack in other words the tribeâs that next,â over the chorus. With a smooth beat he boasts, âI even made this beat myself just so yaâll could feel this.â 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.