Baltimore, Maryland rapper Logic doesn’t hesitate in speaking on his past struggles on “Dead Presidents III,” the Young Sinatra: Undeniable record which goes on to address a number of trials and tribulations in the emcee’s life.
On the revealing record, Logic touches on his mother’s stabbing as he raps, “Shortly after my momma got stabbed by fucking around in the streets/But she still breathin which gives me a reason to believe in a higher power.”
While speaking with Hard Knock TV, Logic spoke on his ability to craft such a record. The rapper also commented briefly on the incident involving his mother and addressed crime in his Maryland hometown.
“I never really said this. I never really told this to anyone, but when I write records I have an image in my head,” Logic revealed. “It’s almost like a still image, but it is moving. It’s almost as if it were captured on a camera. It’s very slow motion…I remember where my mom got stabbed and all the things that happened. Cause she was just walking outside one night. Cause it’s fucked up where I’m from man. Where I’m from it’s a really great place, but just like anywhere in the world you could just go left and you’re randomly in like some fucked up area. You know what I mean? So, that’s what it’s like where I’m from. And I just remember that. And it was really crazy.”
Logic also comments on his father’s drug problem in the song’s final verse as he raps about being “surrounded by narcotics” and states that his “daddy was smoking crack.” Despite the heavy nature of “Dead Presidents III,” Logic revealed that he enjoyed creating the song and hopes such a record can go on to help others.
“It’s crazy, but I really enjoy it. You know, enjoy even talking about it cause it’s really hard to talk about witnessing your parents on narcotics and doing all this fucked up shit,” said the rapper and member of XXL’s 2013 Freshman Class. “Or your brother’s running around in the streets, doing shit they shouldn’t be doing and selling things they shouldn’t be selling. But I talk about it because I feel like it could help other people…Luckily being on the road and shit like that, people be like ‘Yo, you saved my life.’”
Logic, a new Def Jam Records signee, is currently working on preparing his debut album.