Logic releases his third album, Everybody


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Logic releases his third studio album, Everybody.

Adam Dashevsky, Eastside Staff

“There’s never been an album like this.”

That is how Logic describes his third studio album, Everybody. The reason this album is different from any other album before it is because Logic raps from the perspectives of different people. The album follows a storyline based off of Andy Weir’s short story, The Egg.

The album follows a character named Atom, played by radio DJ Big Von, who gets killed by a car and wakes up to a voice. That voice is God, played by astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson. God tells Atom that he has died and that he will not be able to become a God himself until he has lived in every human’s life that has ever lived. He is Jesus and all of his disciples, and he is Hitler and the millions he killed. He is every person ever, and the world was made for him to mature and learn.

The album begins with the song “Hallelujah,” a beautiful and upbeat song that starts with Logic discussing God and how we are all made in his image. This over-seven-minute song leads into a scene where we hear Atom get in the car accident and hear him talk to God. This song perfectly leads into the next track, “Everybody”.

“Everybody” is one of the only songs on the album Logic discusses himself instead of others. Logic addresses being biracial on this track. Logic raps, “White people told me as a child, as a little boy, playing with his toys/ I should be ashamed to be black/ And some black people look ashamed when I rap/ Like my great granddaddy didn’t take a whip to the back.” Logic is very fair skinned and is often criticized for being biracial, which he discusses in the song.

In a majority of the songs, we hear Logic speak from different viewpoints. On the song “Confess” featuring Killer Mike, Logic raps from the perspective of a man who has done a lot of wrong things in life who comes into a church and is talking to God. This person says, “Wanna repent, don’t know where to begin/ Next of kin don’t give a damn ‘bout me/ I know God don’t give a damn ‘bout me.” “Confess” is a very emotional song that shows a man who is desperate and praying for help.

On the song “1-800-273-8255” featuring Alessia Kara and Khalid, Logic raps from the perspective of someone calling a suicide hotline. In the first verse, the caller discusses his problems in life and how he feels not wanted. The second verse has Logic and Kara responding to this man as the operator of the hotline with reasons the caller should want to be alive. Kara’s amazing and caring voice perfectly fits the song and its vibe.

On the song “Take it Back,” Logic uses the outro to discuss his life again and growing up with drug abusing parents.

He says, “We didn’t live with you, we didn’t live in your Section 8 household/ We didn’t live with the narcotics and violence in your household,” referring to the people who think he has it easy growing up. Although Logic does not rap this outro, it still is very emotional and interesting to hear more of Logic’s troubling past and how he overcame it.

On the song “America” featuring Black Thought, Chuck D, Big Lenbo and NO I.D, Logic discusses politics for the first time. Logic also touches on Kanye West’s support of Donald Trump when he raps, “Man it’s all love, but the youth is confused/ Your music is 2020 but those political views/ Is blurred.” The features on this song are perfect and totally get Logic’s point across about the hatred that is in this country.

On the outro “AfricAryaN,” Logic raps from many more perspectives, but we also hear a secret verse from J Cole at the end of the 12-minute song even though he is not featured on the song. The song also features one more skit where we hear God discuss with Atom the way to live life. The song perfectly completes the album with its lyrics and its closing skit.

In all, Logic’s third studio album may be his best. He is correct when he said that an album like Everybody has never been done before. From rapping from different perspectives to the fascinating plot the album follows, logic gets his message across. Logic’s primary goal is and will always be to spread peace, love, and positivity.