Logic, also called Bobby Tarantino, among other pseudonyms, released his new album “Bobby Tarantino II” on March 9. The sequel of the mixtape of the same name released in 2016, Logic’s 13-song tracklist extends for nearly 43 minutes, and brings zero disappointment.
A lot of eyes have been on the Maryland-born rapper after his suicide awareness song, “1-800-273-8255.” More than a chart-topper, it saved lives. According to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, calls tripled the night he and featuring artists performed it live at the 2018 Grammys. The song skyrocketed his fame and boosted his fan base, and he’s here to prove his music isn’t going anywhere. With features including Wiz Khalifa, Young Sinatra, 2 Chainz, Big Sean and Marshmello, this album has something great for all music lovers.
Who better to open the album than the voices of Rick and Morty from Adult Swim’s hit television show of the same name to introduce his exciting new work. They bicker on the intro “Grandpa’s Spaceship” about whether the new work is “Album Logic” or “Mixtape Logic,” a struggle rap fans often deal with as they grow with their favorite artists. According to Rick, this album meets in the middle, as tracks vary from mood to mood, with one goal in mind: “turn this s*** up.”
Logic’s purpose this time around feels less about moral messages and more about living carefree. “Overnight,” a beat that feels like new territory, boasts the partying lifestyle and money – different from his previous work. His flow isn’t going anywhere, though, as most of his songs follow his quick speed. “Wassup” is another, simultaneously proving that he can keep up with other flow icon, Big Sean. Again, Logic is here to impress.
The song “Yuck” closes with a voicemail from Elton John congratulating him on his Grammys performance and asking if he would do something for him. Adding the voicemail from an artist as respected as him left fans on the edge of their seats waiting to see what the two are possibly planning. Maybe a song together? Who wouldn’t love that?
“Indica Badu” takes it down a notch and relaxes the soul. This piece’s purpose is nothing but to make you feel good. It’s no surprise that the song has a feature from relaxation activist, Wiz Khalifa.
The song “Everyday” is a twist on Logic’s usual raps. Marshmello remixes the song into something unique and fun that anyone can sing along to. In the song, Logic raps about his hard work ethic and the day he deserves to have.
“Bobby Tarantino II” is an original mix of exciting new rap songs with a twist. Logic wanted a change in his music so he did something about it, and he’s shown in his recent work just how talented he really is.