Logic’s official comeback album is the highly-anticipated “Bobby Tarantino III.”
5. THEME FOR THE PEOPLE
There is a such thing as mixtape Logic; he appears on “Theme For The People.”
If “Theme For The People” was a little longer, I would consider it a top 3 song. What you’re going to love about the song is how Logic hurls out his bars relentlessly over a beat that is beyond therapeutic in it. You are also going to like how Logic gives folks a glimpse of the unchained, raw, and powerful things that go through his mind either when he’s in the studio or just lounging around.
“Flawless” is such a f**king vibe.
Playas are going to love “Flawless.” Throughout the song, Logic spits mad game at a chick that has good credit and a wet-wet. While I have never associated the Maryland rapper with being a dude that could steal my girl, I do admit, his slick one-liners and sexy voice slightly had me thinking otherwise (Nah, it didn’t).
Could you imagine playing a Logic love song during one of your bedroom sessions? That s**t might end abruptly.
3. GOD MIGHT JUDGE
If you ignore the swagger-jacking that Logic does in “God Might Judge,” you will acknowledge it as one of the better songs on this project (I’m not sure that you will be able to ignore that s**t, though).
I know, I know, “God Might Judge” sounds like a Great Value “In My Feelings.” Matter of fact, in the song, Logic uses flows that I’ve literally heard Drake use before (S**t, he even slows the song down at the end like Drake would do). The copying is so blatant that it isn’t funny. All biases aside, I think that “God Might Judge” is a heart-pumping adorable banger that is just too appealing and commercial to ignore. The song also features a fantastic “Kanye-Esque” beat.
I’m scared that Drake is going to sue Logic after he hears this song.
2. CALL ME
“Call Me” features a sound that Logic is known to excel using.
“Call Me” is smoother than a muthaf**ka. If I were to guess, Logic made the song while he was cruising through Georgetown Pike looking at expensive-ass houses. The beat is comforting, the lyrics are nurturing (Logic talks about being there for someone that is in need of emotional support), and the deliveries are easygoing. While listening to the track, my blood pressure actually went down.
Logic is at his best when he’s going ham over 90s-influenced hip-hop beats. In “Untitled,” he does just that.
Impregnable flows, personal hip-hop memories, ferocious deliveries, effortless punchlines, and pure grit dominates “Untitled.” Logic sounds like a natural on this song.
SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN
1. INTROLL (N/A)
2. VACCINE (3/5)
3. GET UP (3/5)
4. MY WAY (3/5)
5. CALL ME (4/5)
6. INSIDE (4/5)
7. FLAWLESS (4/5)
8. STUPID SKIT (N/A)
9. THEME FOR THE PEOPLE (4/5)
10. GOD MIGHT JUDGE (4/5)
11. SEE YOU SPACE COMBOY… (3/5)
12. UNTITLED (5/5)
Logic sounds like he never left the rap game in Bobby Tarantino III, and that is probably because he only left for a couple of months.
After three very shaky songs in “Vaccine,” “Get Up,” and “My Way,” Bobby Tarantino III turns into something that you can take seriously. Once Call Me comes on, you get to hear Logic sound like he’s in a groove, as he begins to toy with smooth beats that help highlight his ability to tranquilize listeners with his dynamic flows and comforting melodies. I highly recommend that you act like the first four tracks on this album don’t exist.
No one in the hip-hop game talks about mental health more than Logic. You have to appreciate the fact that in Bobby Tarantino III, he is willing to let the world know that he isn’t always in a good space. You also have to appreciate Logic’s showcasing of boom-bap rap, his fearlessness when it comes to creating infectious melodies, and his competitive nature. I truly believe that if he didn’t troll on skits and waste time f**king with played-out sounds and topics on songs like “Vaccine” and “My Way” (Side note: When Logic tries to flex, that s**t comes across as so stale, to me), this mixtape could’ve had the potential of being at least solid.
I think I finally figured out why Logic’s music is so inconsistent. He has this obsession with pleasing listeners, so he tries to make the type of music that he thinks listeners want to hear these days. Whenever he gets out of his head and does what he does best (Boom bap rap), he’s an A+ artist. Logic, please don’t tell me you have the twisties, bro?
Quincy is the creator of Ratings Game Music. He loves writing about music, taking long walks on beaches, and spaghetti that fights him back.