Happy Birthday, Logic!
Today, Jan. 22, marks the 29th birthday of Logic, a Maryland-bred rapper best known for his modern take on the boom bap style of hip-hop.
The ever-smiling MC, whose real name is Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, hails from the Section 8 projects in Gaitherburg, MD, and since his entrance into the hip-hop spotlight, he's been making waves throughout the genre and the music industry as a whole.
The DMV (DC, Maryland and Virginia) rapper first gained attention in 2011 with his mix tapes, Young Sinatra and Young Sinatra: Undeniable. Showcasing his wit and versatility, Logic caught the ear of Chris Zarou and his independent label, Visionary Music Group. From there, thanks to his singles like "All I Do" and millions of YouTube views, he earned his spot in XXL's 2013 Freshman Class and hasn't looked back.
Since his mainstream arrival, Logic has signed with Def Jam Records and has dropped a total of four full-length studio albums and two mixtapes, all of which have been both critically acclaimed and commercially successful. Both his debut LP, Under Pressure, which saw most of its production done by legendary producer No I.D., and its follow-up, The Incredible True Story, are certified gold by the RIAA. Everybody, Bobby Tarantino's third album, is certified platinum, and his most recent LP, YSIV, is well on its way, having reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Logic's biggest hit to date, "1-800-273-8255," featuring Khalid and Alessia Cara, caused a 50 percent increase in phone calls for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, was nominated for two Grammys and is certified five times platinum.
The MD-raised MC now lives in a $3.6 million mansion out in L.A., and even though he and his ex-wife were divorced in 2018, this past year has been a nearly-unbelievable one for Logic. His most recent album, YSIV, which features all nine members of the Wu-Tang Clan, Jaden Smith, Wale and more, is considered by many to be his best project yet. Not only that, but he is said to be currently co-writing and starring in a film from famed director, J.J. Abrams as well as getting set to release his first novel, Supermarket, on March 26.
Logic has already had the storied career that many MCs can only dream of, and dude hasn't even reached the age of 30 yet.
Happy Birthday, Logic!
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