Welcome To Forever: Logic Announces His Retirement and “No Pressure”
By Danny Hubert
Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, known to the masses as Logic, is officially retiring. After over a decade of producing music, the 30 year old MC is officially calling it quits after a historic career in the rap game.
Hailing from Gaithersburg, Maryland, Logic has produced 12 albums to date, with his 13th being released on Friday, July 23rd. His newest project, dubbed “No Pressure,” will conclude his time as an artist, with his decision to step away from the rap game being inspired by his desire to spend time with his newborn son, who he named Little Bobby, and wife Brittney.
His family life in the beginning was incredibly tough, with added pressure placed on him since he was born to an African-American father and a Caucassian mother. With both parents suffering from various addictions while growing up, he struggled greatly while developing a nicotine addiction and eventually being kicked out of high school.
He was later able to find success in the music industry, as he gained a mentor in Solomon Taylor at age 13, helping him to eventually begin performing music in 2009 under the name “Psychological.” From there, as they say, was history.
Over his 11+ years in the industry, Logic has developed tremendously in terms of his music. He began with “Psychological: The Mixtape” (not considered part of his official discography), then producing another few mixtapes that further developed his fame before releasing his first official studio album “Under Pressure.”
After developing a loyal following of fans, his stardom grew rapidly with the release of “1-800-273-8255,” a song that delved into mental health issues and was certified 5x platinum by the RIAA.
Through the years he went by various nicknames, most notably “Young Sinatra” and “Bobby Tarantino.”
His impact on the rap game will be remembered for generations to come with an impressive resumé of 6 of his albums debuting in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200; 3 of those being #1 debuts.
For Logic fans, the news of his retirement is incredibly sad, but the fan base as a whole is happy for him as he will be taking time to ensure his son and family are as happy as his fans have been.
Logic, thank you for everything you’ve done for the world. It has been an honor to be a part of the Rattpack all of these years. And as you always say: Peace, Love, and Positivity.
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