One year shy of a decade working in the music industry, Sir Robert Bryson II (better known as Logic) has been around for quite a while now. It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that unless one finds themselves to thoroughly enjoy rap music Logic probably wouldn’t be on their radar (unless his appearance on Rick & Morty is counted); this would be a big mistake because Logic’s ability isn’t to be discounted. After all, the man has released three albums and seven mixtapes already, and now there is the new addition of Bobby Tarantino II that has just been released this month. Before even delving into the music itself, it’d be a downright shame to ignore the mixtape’s cover. Many Logic fans know that the man loves to load his album covers with easter eggs that reference anything, from past albums and mixtapes, to random shows he enjoys. Easter eggs have become a popular term used to describe references and homages from pop culture that are placed with care in the backdrop of a medium. Bobby Tarantino II is no different in this regard: with Uma Thurman’s katana from Kill Bill, Logic’s old FLEX hat in his car’s box of random things and many others to find; after all, half of the fun in easter eggs is in finding them. The first track on Bobby Tarantino II is a skit where Rick and Morty are flying in the old hover car; because why not, right? Rick and Morty are arguing over the preferred Logic, album Logic or mixtape Logic. This is rather coincidental as this reflects an actual dissention within the Logic fan base, where many prefer one side of Logic to the other. Rick argues that Bobby Tarantino II is a perfect middle ground for Logic fans and there’s no better way to describe it than that. Album Logic fans appreciate the insightful and articulate lyrics behind a Logic album (“Incredible True Story” anyone?). mixtape Logic fans defend the beats and easy-listening that it brings to the table, they argue that’s what brought him his fame in the first place. Songs like Warm It Up harken back to what mixtape Logic fans appreciate the most in his music, with this song even resurrecting his Young Sinatra persona who hasn’t been seen since his feature on Big Lenbo’s Ice Cold. Yet with songs like 44 More, Logic fans can appreciate the creativity expressed through the song’s variant topics ranging across a literal 44 bars. With no chorus to tie it down and no other verses to accompany it, 44 More is simply a subtraction of beats and a tune away from being spoken at a poetry slam. Bobby Tarantino II stands as a hub for Logic fans to come together. The easy-listening of Overnight and BoomTrap Patrol, the insightful Indica Badu and Yuck, there’s even some middle ground to be found in tracks like Midnight and State of Emergency. Fans can vibe with Bobby Tarantino II, and mixtape fans will be rejoicing; on the off chance that album fans aren’t happy with Bobby Tarantino II, we can be sure this isn’t the last anyone will have heard from Logic If Logic isn’t on someone’s radar, now is a great time to pick him up.
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