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"Bobby Tarantino II"

by Christopher Suarez - Copy Editor
Tue, Mar 27th 2018 11:00 pm

This is an artist I have been following since 2014 when he dropped his debut studio album “Under Pressure,” and I am glad to say he is finally getting the recognition he rightfully deserves. The 28-year-old rapper from Gaithersburg, Maryland, has risen to stardom after the release of his song “1-800-273-8255.” The song featured Alessia Cara and Khalid and automatically blew up. After his recent album “Everybody” and his inspiring speech at the Grammys, you would think he would slow down, but nope. 

On March 9, the rapper released his fifth studio album, “Bobby Tarantino 2.” The album is the sequel to his 2016 release “Bobby Tarantino.” The album starts with something many would love, an intro called “Grandpa’s Space Ship,” featuring Rick and Morty. The intro leads into a hard-hitting futuristic song called “Overnight.” The song touches on the fact that people think Logic’s fame and fortune happened overnight. He tells everybody that this was not at all the case, because he worked hard for what he has. 

The album is mostly composed of hard hitting beats and fast lyrics by Logic. One song that was different was “Indica Badu,” featuring Wiz Khalifa. The song did not have the hard-hitting beat that are present in almost all his other songs. The song tells a story of how he is riding around the city, smoking and just laying back relaxing. He describes how weed makes him forget about all the stress that occurs in his life. Logic takes a real laid-back approach to this song and uses the perfect person to help him tell this story. Wiz Khalifa, a prolific weed smoker, rides around the city with him and describes the feeling of being so high that he doesn’t think about everything else. 

One song that Logic carried over from “Bobby Tarantino” is the album’s last song “44 more.” In “Bobby Tarantino,” he dropped the song “44 bars.” In “44 bars,” he takes a less hard-hitting approach and a more somber approach. He includes a soft beat and talks about the misconception he had getting into the rap game. He thought it was about the money and the power and learned that it was more about touching the people and changing their lives for the better. In “44 more,” he expands upon that. He raps about making millions of dollars now and instead of throwing it away at the club, he saves it so his kids can go to college. This song shows the side of Logic the mainstream media do not really get to see because most of his top hits are hard hitting.

This album is alright because of the beats. But, for a person like me who knows how deep and inspirational this man can get, this album leaves more to be desired. I understand that not every song has to be slow and inspirational, but I feel like Logic is getting away from his original self. The Logic that made “Under Pressure” was telling stories and not cursing in every other bar. Nonetheless, this is a decent album that you can listen to and really enjoy. 

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