20 of the Best Lyrics From Logic’s ‘Everybody’ Album
As many veteran rap artists from the late 1990s and aughts continue to see their star power gradually dwindle, new names and faces are helping to fill the void left by those figures. The past few years have seen a change of the guard, as former prized prospects are the new kings of rap, and a continuous influx of hip-hop talent of all varieties prove that the genre will be in good hands for the foreseeable future. When talking about the more accomplished and acclaimed MCs to make their debut this decade, names like Drake, Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole are among the first to come to mind, but one rapper that has quietly made a case for being included in that conversation is Logic.
After plying his trade on the mixtape circuit and securing a record deal with Def Jam Recordings, Logic released his debut album, Under Pressure, in 2014, which would be praised as one of the stronger debuts of the year and be certified gold, the metrics yet another sign that the kid from Gaithersburg, Md. is the real deal. After he entrenched himself as a young star with his sophomore album, The Incredible True Story, in 2015, and went back to his mixtape roots with 2016’s Bobby Tarantino, Logic has returned with what may be his most impressive and ambitious long player to date, Everybody.
The album features fellow spitters Black Thought, Chuck D, Killer Mike, Juicy J and vocalists Alessia Cara, Khalid, Lucy Rose, Ansel Elgort, and Damian Lemar Hudson, as well as recurring appearances from Neil deGrasse Tyson. Tackling the topic of race and his own internal struggle with being biracial, Logic turns in an album that is filled with gems, like an exclusive J. Cole verse on “AfricAryaN,” that keeps listeners on their toes.
With Logic’s latest body of work currently in heavy rotation, we’ve selected 20 of the best lyrics from Everybody that are likely to be among your favorites for years to come.
“Fuck around I got a new religion/What it is, what it isn’t, all of that revision/Get the fuck up out that prison/It’s obvious the body is the cracker/The worse it is, what hurts it is, the blacker/Everybody actin’ like the brain don’t matter/Mind over matter unless we talkin’ brain matter”
“If it was 1717, Black daddy, White mama wouldn’t change a thing/Light skin muthafucka certified as a house nigga/Well I’ll be God damned, go figure/In my blood is the slave and the master/It’s like the devil playin’ Spades with the pastor”
“Livin’ on money and women/As soon as I’m in ’em, I’m out/Now the truth never come out my mouth/Speak life when I come in her mouth, like/I’m a dirty muthafucka, a waste of life, a waste of skin/Wanna repent, don’t know where to begin/Next of kin don’t give a damn ’bout me/I know God don’t give a damn ’bout me” – Logic
“Take It Back”
“That door you trying to open, you could shut that/Grip the gat, yeah that’s how I’ma buck back/Tell me what I am and what I know now/All this prejudice has got to go/Life is moving fast, it need to slow down/Come and see me when I am in yo’ town/Practice what we preach before it go down/Practice what we preach before it go”
“Take It Back”
“Masta deep down inside of me/The plantation deep down inside of me/Everybody fuck like sodomy/’Cause one or the other what it gotta be/Tell me why my mama gotta lie to me/Unity for everyone that lied to me/Peace on Earth what I try to be/I just wanna spread the message of equality”
“The world going mad over one drug/I’m filling up a bag at the gun club/In the shadow of a nation that it once was/All this false information I’ma unplug, young blood/It is not love, up at Trump Thugs, dot gov/The man in the high castle in a hot tub/We locked in a pine casket, it’s botched up” – Black Thought
“To teach the people that they have the power to fight/And not with semi-automatic bullets in the night/So everybody, everywhere, listen to this fact/Nobody treated equally, especially the Black/If you don’t get it the first time, bring it back/Now, everybody gotta fight for equal rights/’Cause the richest people in the whole world equal Whites” – Logic
“Everybody know the real me/Something in your mind to feel free/So hot they all wanna kill me/Been forever but I’m still me/I’ma be real, I’m the man/I’ma be real I’m the rapper/I’ma be real I’m that muthafucka makin’ millions/I ain’t no trapper” – Logic and Juicy J
“I just wanna live, I just wanna maintain/Like a bullet to the brain/Gotta play the game like a chess board/If ya wanna go to war, gotta bring ya best sword/I feel like I’m going crazy, like I need a psych ward/Think my mind playing tricks on me like a Geto Boy/Feel like I need to murder ’em in the moment I deploy”
“Everybody, anybody, somebody fill the void, somebody fill the void/Listen, I don’t wanna work a job, motherfuck a 9 to 5/Every time I get a check, what I really get? Robbed/Livin’ in America, this shit is a facade/But you gotta push through and persevere, word to God/Tryna find a home, but I can’t afford a home/’Cause I’m 25 and owe a hunnid grand in student loans”
“I’ve been on the low/I been taking my time/I feel like I’m out of my mind/It feel like my life ain’t mine/I want you to be alive/I want you to be alive/You don’t gotta die today/You don’t gotta die” – Logic
“Everybody in the world only want one thing, what’s that?/Infinite power and a pocket full of wealth/It’s like oh I’ma bring it back to the basics/Nobody can erase it/People in the street going ape shit/Battling depression but nobody wanna say shit”
“I’m just as White as that Mona Lisa/I’m just as Black as my cousin Keisha/I’m biracial so bye Felicia/Praise Black Jesus now call the preacher/Maybe Jesus was Black/Maybe Jesus had dreads/Spider-Man should be Black/I vote for Glover instead” – Logic
“When that push come to shove/Make me wanna pull up with the, with the gat in the glove like/I just wanna be free/Not a slave to the stereotype/All alone in my room in the middle of the night/I don’t have the words but my stereo might”
“I feel the Aryan in my blood, it’s scarier than a Blood/Been looking for holy water, now I’m praying for a flood/It feel like time passing me by slower than a slug/While this feeling inside of my body seep in like a drug” – Logic
“Feeling like the devil finna come and defeat her/All alone in the wintertime, close to the heater/Wondering what’s gonna happen/And how the world gonna treat her/How could her momma mislead her/And her daddy just leave her?/Like abracadabra when that magician pull on the lever” – Logic
“Like a single mother praying In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida/Looking around on the ground for a serpent to feed her/Praying to God, wondering why her baby daddy beat her/Feeling like the devil finna come and defeat her” – Logic
“I’ll go harder for you/In fact, I rap till I collapse/All I wanted was acceptance, my latest lesson/I’ll never feel your approval till I accept my own/Come from a messed up home, destitute and less informed” – J. Cole
“But I done built this wall up, actin’ like everything’s all good/But in reality I’m lookin’ for something/Through bumpin’ my favorite rappers I came up after/Nas, Cole, and Hov/Eyes closed, I zone till five or so in the morn’/I’m used to being alone/Shit, you know how long I’ve been out on my own” – J. Cole
“Chasing dreams, fantasies of a throne/One day I wake up and see that it didn’t exist all along/Till then I will pen verses that fans consider brilliant/Boosting my ego with every million that spills in/And still then I won’t find solace, so where’s the logic in that?/Worrying ’bout if they think Logic could rap” – J. Cole