In 2013, Logic moved to Los Angeles to work on his debut album with Def Jam's , a mentor he later compared to. The song features a guest appearance from American rapper. In order to establish his desired sound, his lyricism is heavily introspective, analyzing himself by exploring his ambivalent outlook on his newfound fame, his family, feelings of self-consciousness, success, and his struggles with addiction. Archived from the original on October 22, 2014. Maryland rapper Logic is set to release his major label debut Under Pressure — one of this year's most anticipated releases — this coming fall.
Visionary Music Group, an independent label run by Logic, managed and funded his , , touring, and commissioning of. To help new listeners understand that his roots lie in this music, Logic tried to make Under Pressure more consistent and more quintessentially hip hop than his mixtapes, which he found incohesive. Live instruments such as guitars and cellos were then added. The 9-minute, two-part track is widely viewed as the centerpiece of the album by critics and fans alike. Using photographs taken at that time for reference, Spratt painted a detailed reproduction of the space.
Archived from on October 29, 2015. In the song, Logic speaks on his early life and the difficulties he experienced while growing up in his household. He was asked to depict the basement of Logic's friend Big Lenbo, where Logic had lived and recorded early in his career. Users who ignore this rule will be banned from the site. Just like 's stunning , is an autobiographical and odds-beating debut that arrives more fully formed than expected.
His goal was to provide an autobiography which explicitly detailed the scenarios and experiences that impacted him during his rise in the music industry. After they were unable to or interpolate a key sample, was recruited to recreate it. Although Logic found No I. For Logic, alleviating the pressures of critical acclaim just got easier. The only song that has been released from the album so far — a bonus track not on the regular edition — is entitled Driving Ms. Locations where the album were recorded include: No I. Title Writer s Producer s Length 1.
Husband-and-wife team The Frontrunners and producers and contributed to the song's instrumental. As of October 2015, the album has sold 197,000 copies in the United States. As a fan of hip hop , Logic was initially uneasy about the results, but he chose to push forward with the idea. Upon hearing the mastered version of the album, Logic reportedly cried, as it proved to him that he had succeeded despite his troubled upbringing. In the first part, Logic speaks on his success and his compulsion to give back to those who helped him build his career, while the second part is him lamenting losing touch with his family as a result of success and finding out how proud they are of him. It is strictly forbidden to share links to albums via file sharing sites Zippyshare, Torrent, Kingdom Leaks etc.
His prior mixtapes had dealt heavily with his heritage, but he changed his focus from race to culture on the album. Logic obtained permission to use the track and polished it with his team. Maybe all those mixtapes were all called Young Sinatra because the best was yet to come. Has it Leaked is not a download site. Those right-clickable freebies were like , while this mature entrance on Def Jam is his turning into , offering a conceptual, -like journey through 's sad past, but adding to the mix -sized charisma along with some innocent kid wit.
His brother agreed to the idea and provided him with stories from the period. Under Pressure received generally positive reviews from critics, drawing particular attention to Logic's bluntness in his storytelling, its perceptive lyricism, and the album's toned-down production, resembling the ever-changing production of rap and hip hop releases of the 1990s. Several people advised Logic to make the album more personal than his mixtapes, inspiring him to write about his difficult upbringing in. The album's production was primarily handled by , with smaller contributions from a variety of record producers, including , , , , and. The title and track list on the album art were hand-written by Big Lenbo.
It was released on October 21, 2014, by and. At , which assigns a rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an score of 72, based on eight reviews. Acting as if the debut album still meant something in the post-mixtape anything-goes world thanks Internet! However, technical issues forced them to the sample. Development and composition of the album began in 2013, with recording taking place during a two-week span at the beginning of 2014. The album artwork was painted by Sam Spratt, an artist based in New York City.
After completing the first verse, he was on the lyrics for ten days, until he thought to rap from the perspective of his brother who had dealt drugs in Logic's youth. The entire album is about the two sides of myself. Recording locations included 's studio and Logic's home, both in Los Angeles, and hotel rooms where Logic stayed while touring. . The album title and cover were released on September 10th, 2010, along with the information that there will in fact be a song on the album entitled Under Pressure, which Logic wrote while on tour with Kid Cudi.
The song's second half consists of production from 6ix which had been recorded a year before the rest of the track. While Under Pressure 's development spanned several years, it was recorded in roughly two weeks. I could have done one of two main things when creating the album. On the advice of , he chose to maintain the album's personal theme by omitting. The title track is the first single for the album and is produced by Logic himself. . .