Lack of Logic spoils rapper’s new spring album


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Florida-based rapper Logic released his fifth studio album “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” on May 10.

Maryland’s very own Grammy-nominated Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, better known as rapper Logic, released his fifth studio album “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” on May 10, bringing along a star-studded list of features like G-Eazy, YBN Cordae, Will Smith, Wiz Khalifa and Gucci Mane.

This is Hall’s second album release this year alone, as he debuted his best-selling novel “Supermarket” and its ill-received respective soundtrack in late March. Consisting of 16 tracks, including singles “Keanu Reeves,” “Homicide” featuring Eminem and the record’s namesake, “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” the bar for his following record set was set high.

Tracks like “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” “Wannabe” and  “clickbait” all explain how society uses social media to promote a life of artifice online for likes, comments and views. Each song seems to criticize people’s’ tendency view social media as a contest between each other instead of as a method of communication. Similarly, Hall stresses the need to recognize mental and emotional issues people suffer from while trying to keep up with one other. Hall also throws shots at media outlets for controversial comments and glorifying artists’ deaths for clicks and views on their websites.

Features that were a complete surprise came from the tracks “Don’t Be Afraid to Be Different,” which included Will Smith and “Icy” which featured Gucci Mane. Still though, these tracks weren’t quintessential to the record as neither offered much to the track but rather, shifted the record’s upbeat tone a confusing, angry one.

Trap bangers “COMMANDO” featuring G-Eazy and “Still Ballin” featuring Wiz Khalifa channel a new, uplifting energy which contrast the album’s otherwise mellow vibes. These tracks were the definite highlights of the album and boast a great deal of replay value due to their unreal production and flow.

However, this record is for sure one of Logic more forgettable ones, as there’s no clear theme, a ridiculous amount of corny lines and non-stop talk about his biraciality. The more albums Logic releases, the more disinterested and disappointed his fan base becomes. It’s become apparent that Hall is trying too hard to appease the masses by incorporating singing hooks and positive messages into his songs, turning his once unique sound into one that’s both predictable and generic.