Logic Says Debut Album Has Been Compared To Kanye West's "Graduation" & Kendrick Lamar's "good kid, m.A.A.d city"

Logic reveals why he's not afraid to sound like other artists, says his debut album is music at its finest.

While speaking with Complex recently, Gaithersburg, Maryland rapper Logic says his debut album received quite the comparison when friend and fellow musician OB compared the project to Kanye West’s Graduation and Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city.

The Def Jam signee went on to break down the comparison, informing those watching that his debut will feature a coming of age story like good kid, m.A.A.d city and will include “the sonics of Graduation.”

“We had our homie OB come to listen,” Logic said. “He’s a producer from Maryland as well. And he was like ‘This is like some Graduation meets [good kid], m.A.A.d city.’ And I was like ‘Damn, that’s a pretty big [comparison].’ And what he meant by that was I guess maybe the introspective coming of age story of a m.A.A.d city. Me introducing who I am. Like Kendrick kinda did there. And then also with the sonics of Graduation. Now by no means it’s not a rap, ‘80s power thump like Graduation was. But just the keys and the synthesizers and the live strings…Everything is very organic and raw and natural. And yet flowing together from the pianists that I brought in. It’s a musical album. And it’s also extremely Hip Hop.”

Logic later spoke on his musical inspirations and says that they’ll be apparent on his album. And according to the rapper, he’s not concerned with sounding like another artist as long as he creates good music.

“It still has the Hip Hop authenticity except it’s like I didn’t want to put myself in this stupid, little box that is a genre of just one thing,” he said. “Rather than just Hip Hop or just this or just that, I wanted to incorporate my love for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. For Nirvana. For [A] Tribe Called Quest. For Wu-Tang. For Drake and Kendrick. You can hear all my inspirations. A lot of people are very scared, you know? ‘Oh, he sounds like this or he sounds like [that].’ Man, I don’t give a shit who I sound like…But as long as it sounds good. Will you remember me in 10 years? That’s all I care about…The overall sound can only be described as music. Like at its finest. It’s very dark. It’s a very dark album.”

Late last year, Logic spoke exclusively with HipHopDX about his Def Jam debut.

"That's what I am also going to be doing for the length of the album, just giving a really vivid picture of who I am and where I am and where I am going," he said in December.



  • Anonymous

    Bit GKMC a little too much on this album

  • Anonymous

    best new rapper out next to kdot

  • Anonymous

    This guy needs to re-work his flow and delivery. Sounds very, very, very boring. Hard to listen.

  • OB

    Nigga, I was saying that to boost your confidence. Why the fuck you going around and telling everybody that? Dumb ass Halfrican

  • jerry

    I'm white and I cannot handle the influx of white rappers. I'm sorry but its just not as good listening to a white guy rap. Only one guy I could take seriously doing that and we all know who it is. Its like put a white rapper out there and the young kids eat it up every time nowadays.

    • Anonymous

      He's not fucking white he's half black half white, grew up with his white momma calling him a no good nig*er his whole life

  • kas

    Logic definitely has the potential to drop a masterpiece. I have been listening to him for the past four years. He is a very skilled emcee with his own unique style of rhyming. Also he is working with No.ID. One of the best producers out there. Anyone who hasnt heard of logic listen to his dead president's freestyle and i guarantee you will become a fan.

    • ilovehiphop

      @Kas I listened to the track, it's dope, but C'mon son! The comparison with K.Dot and Kanye's masterpiecies; two albums which goes beyond just dope bars and beats; that stuff is art! Of course Logic is relatively dope; he's signed at Def Jam and works with No ID; saying that he's dope is like a man saying he takes care of his kids or that he never went to jail.

  • Bwahaha

    So, his album sounds like Graduation and m.A.A.d. City because a friend of his thinks so. Yeah, ok. Hey everyone! My shit sound just like Nas and Jay Z, my moms told me so.

  • Anonymous

    Compared to GKMC? So the album is an even bigger gigantic waste of weed (trust me, trying to like Kdot put me $400 down)

  • mehow2g

    I've heard a few Logic tracks, he has talent no doubt. I like this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3rh325PWMA

  • Anonymous

    Listening to this dude on Spotify and and dudes not bad....bars and production will grow on you.

  • Int'l J

    Why does it sound dope because he says so? How is he gone review his own album and compare it to other cats projects? Sounds wack to me. He's smart tho because there will be a few ppl that's going to peep the album to see if it really sounds like Kanye's or Kdots.

    • ilovehiphip

      @Anonymous You must be white!

    • Anonymous

      The kid has a talent for making complete package songs, he is lyrical but can make some really good music and puts it together well, honestly if anyone can come out and drop an album and surprise people it's Logic and I think Dizzy Wright, both make solid music basically every song for real

    • ilovehiphop

      Logic is relatively dope, but I doubt that his album can be compared to the two masterpieces he mentioned. Both Kanye and Kendrick, before they made the mentioned master pieces, they already had songs that was from another planet. Nice hole Logic is digging for him self!

  • Clint Barton

    Sounds dope, I'll check it out

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