Logic’s way of enjoying retirement? Purchasing items he couldn’t nab in his childhood.
Logic made certain that he got hold of a first edition Charizard Pokémon card, paying a ridiculous $226,000 for it.
Back in 1999 as Pokémon’s popularity was first exploding in the U.S., cards weren’t entirely expensive. As they’ve become retro, the value of certain cards have jumped over the past two decades. Logic’s purchase of the Charizard card managed to set a Nintendo record in regards to collectibles. The rarity of Logic’s card is the graphic is shadowless, meaning the shadow on the right side of the art is not visible.
While Logic is making certain his relationship with nostalgia is still A1, he’s still at odds with Def Jam Recordings over non-payment for his friends and collaborators.
On October 3, he shared screenshots of a conversation with collaborator Kevin Randolph wondering why Randolph hadn’t been paid.
“@defjam can you please pay my friends and musicians that have made my albums great this is ridiculous at this point!” he wrote. “I shouldn’t be getting calls from close friends of mine in the middle of dinner with my Wife about how YOU haven’t paid them from the budget you’ve given me for this album.”
He concluded a lengthy Instagram post threatening to release one more project to fulfill his Def Jam contract just so he’d no longer have to engage with the label.
“Y’all make me want to un retire and drop the last album I have under my contract just so I don’t have to deal with y’all no more man god damn!” he wrote.
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@defjam can you please pay my friends and musicians that have made my albums great this is ridiculous at this point! I shouldn’t be getting calls from close friends of mine in the middle of dinner with my Wife about how YOU haven’t paid them from the budget you’ve given me for this album. My boy 6ix ain’t been paid all his money! Like who produced the intro hasn’t been paid all his money! Kevin Randolph who the RattPack know as the voice of Kai who I’ve worked with for years hasn’t been paid his money!!!!!! Lil keke hasn’t been paid his money! AND MY DJ RHETORIK, AFTER I HIT YOU UP 2 MONTHS AGO TO PAY THIS MAN HE STILL HASN’T GOTTEN HIS MONEY. These are just the calls I’ve received I don’t even know who else of my friendships you’re fuckin up! This has got to be the 6th call I’ve received. You are ruining personal relationships here. This ain’t Noah my A&R this ain’t the core homies on the label that help me make my albums great. This is people deep in the company that I’ve never even met! Pay these people what is wrong with you! I pay all my Debts. This is not my debt to pay. these are friends but they are hired musicians and I demand you stop fucking up my personal relationships what is wrong with you. I’m not trying to start a war with my label. But at this point it is utterly unfair. I mean to this day besides an advance I have never seen a single cent in the 8 years I’ve been signed to this label. But I don’t care about that money. I just Want my homies paid. What’s going on here?!?! Y’all make me want to un retire and drop the last album I have under my contract just so I don’t have to deal with y’all no more man god damn! RattPack