LOGIC’s DEBUT ALBUM UNDER PRESSURE MAKES TOP 5 BOW ON BILLBOARD 200 WITH OVER 72K SOLD, HAILED AS ONE OF THE BEST RAP ALBUMS OF 2014 !
(Oct. 29, 2014 – New York, NY) Years of hard work in the studio and on the road pay off for Maryland-based rapper Logic as UNDER PRESSURE (released October 21st), hailed as one the best hip-hop debut albums of the year, enters the Billboard 200 album chart in the Top 5 on first week sales of over 72,000 copies. The buzz around Logic has landed him a performance on NBC’s The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, November 12th. This will mark Logic’s national television debut.
“Under Pressure,” the advance title track (released in September) will be followed up by the new single, “Buried Alive,” impacting radio soon. The album has been hailed by fans and critics alike as a contender for hip-hop album of the year.
24-year old Logic was signed to Def Jam in 2013 by Executive Vice President of A&R, No I.D. (who went on to serve as executive producer of UNDER PRESSURE). The 2013 signing coincided with XXL magazine naming Logic to its ‘Freshman 10’ list, a highly competitive annual survey that showcases the brightest young up-and-coming personalities in hip-hop. Logic joined a notable lineup that included Ab-Soul, Action Bronson, Angel Haze, Dizzy Wright, Joey Bada$$, Kirko Bangz, Schoolboy Q, Travi$ Scott, Trinidad James, and (named as the “11th Freshman”), Chief Keef. Logic has sold over 50,000 tickets prior to the release of UNDER PRESSURE. He has headlined three national headline tours off of mixtapes alone – selling out venues like The Wiltern in L.A. and Irving Plaza in NYC – and has toured internationally, sharing the stage with Kid Cudi, Big Sean, and more
A broken home, a dysfunctional family, skirmishes with drugs, and life on the streets conspired to shape Logic’s graphic, hardcore flow. His influences run from Wu-Tang Clan, the Roots, A Tribe Called Quest, and Nas, to Red Hot Chili Peppers and Miles Davis. At the same time, he was profoundly influenced by the life and times of Frank Sinatra, whose histories and movies were a part of Logic’s youth as his mother exposed him to the original Rat Pack leader. In turn, Logic named his own crew of close associates the RATTPack (as in “Real All The Time”), including his producers, his manager, and other affiliates.
Logic’s clips have collected more than 30 million views since 2010. His Young Sinatra mixtape trilogy began in 2011, with the release of Young Sinatra, featuring the single and viral video “All I Do.” Young Sinatra: Undeniablemixtape arrived in 2012, with “The Spotlight.” Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever was released in 2013, containing tracks produced by No I.D., Don Cannon, Arthur McArthur, Swiff D, C-Sick, Kevin Randolph, and 6ix.
“So many people think they can rap,” Logic said on the VMG website, “and they just want a deal and the glitz and the glamour and the women but they don’t understand that all I do and want to do is rhyme. I engineer, mix, master, record, produce all of my own music and I think I’ve sacrificed so much from my relationships to my friendships to my family; I’ve literally sacrificed my entire life and I’m honest.”