The Maryland native, Logic, showed his growth as an artist on his first tour with Visionary Music Group in summer of 2012. Now, being in XXL 2013 Freshmen Class, he is selling out venues. Performing at Irving Plaza in NYC on June 22nd for his Welcome to Forever Tour to promote his latest mixtape Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever, Logic was ready to turn up with his fans.
With red lights blaring from the stage, DJ Rhetorik and DJ Mikey Fresh started the night off by getting the crowd pumped. Opening for Logic was upcoming MC Quest out of Miami Florida who showcased his freestyle skills and used his charisma to keep the crowd pumped.
Logic, not hitting the stage until 10 p.m., decided to start the night off powerfully by performing “Spotlight.” Once the 2013 Freshman hit the stage, fans sang the song verbatim and build off Logic’s energy. He continued with more bangers off his latest mixtape including “925,” “Roll Call” and “5AM.” When some fans did not respond the same way to each track, Logic made sure to address this with his fans by casually saying “I love to create records for every time and place without sacrificing who I am as an artist”.
With the crowd amped up, Logic performed some singles off his previous mixtapes (Young Sinatra and Young Sinatra: Undeniable) such as “Are You Ready” and “Numbers” and “Used To Hate It.” Before Logic continued with his performance, he brought out Pro Era, who pumped up the crowd even more when one of the members, Nyck Caution, jumped on one of the speakers and crowd surfed after delivering a sick lyric off “Resurrection of Real” a cut off their mixtape P.E.E.P: The aPROcalypse.
After Pro Era’s high-energy performance, Logic kept the positive vibes going with “On the Low” and “Young Jedi” before hitting the crowd with a freestyle showcasing his unique flow and exactly why he was on the 2013 Freshman Class. The crowd kept up the positive energy when he performed “Ballin” and “Nasty” off Welcome to Forever. With Logic on a break, Visionary Music Group’s Jon Bellion hit the stage for an unexpected nasty freestyle
The concert winded down when he performed more tracks off his latest mixtape such as “Walk On By” and “Common Logic.” But Logic didn’t forget about his fans that bumped his previous mixtapes when he rocked the crowd with “Numbers” and “Dead Presidents III” off of his third mixtape Young Sinatra: Undeniable.
As the crowd grew with more anticipation for what else Logic had to offer, the newly signed artist under Def Jam Records decided to slow down the concert with “Man of the Year.” In this track he spits about the road bumps making it into the music industry and the long road it took to get him to this moment.
It’s about to hit 11 p.m., and thinking the concert was over, fans began to chant Logic’s name wanting more. Logic decided to give the crowd one more hit by coming back onto stage to perform his widely recognized single “All I Do” off his Young Sinatra mixtape. With water being continuously sprayed into the crowd, DJ Rhetorik crowd surfing and while Visionary Music Group members on stage continued having fun, fans of Logic sang every lyric and took in the last moments with their favorite artist. —Breona Garrison