IXclusive Interview with Logic: Toronto is His Favourite Place in Canada

IXclusive Interview with Logic: Toronto is His Favourite Place in Canada

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Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, known by his stage name Logic, is an American rapper. He hit up Toronto as a part of his Under Pressure World tour, widely anticipated by hip hop fans. Logic performed at two sold-out venues back to back, the Phoenix followed by Tattoo, a new performance space in Toronto.

"The shows sold well in advance. One venue held 1100 [Phoenix] and the other had 500 [Tattoo]. I would be excited to do that again. Both shows were good. I definitely enjoyed the bigger gig but the more intimate show was great as well, got to see everybody individually. When I have a smaller crowd, I like to ask they how they are doing and get really interactive with the crowd,” Logic said.

Logic released his debut album, Under Pressure on Oct. 21, 2014 and was met with immediate success. His album debuted with number four on the Billboard top 200 and sold over 72,000 copies in the first week.No I.D was the executive producer and the album was recorded in L.A. over the course of two weeks. The album has an undeniable flow to it, drawing on Logic’s natural talent and tough life experiences.

“I know how much Under Pressure has done for my career.  I really truly found myself. I’m beyond excited,” Logic said.

Logic has been on tour since January 2015 and is hitting up several venues in the U.S, Canada and Europe in just over two months. The tour has been a success thus far with Logic reporting,

“I’m beyond happy. It’s cool, I’ll be looking outside, and watching people leave. Seeing that they wore their best clothes to see me perform, (men and women) that was weird. It’s kind of fucking weird. It’s awesome.”

Logic released his last mixtape called, Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever  in 2013 which arguably helped him reach stardom. Logic has always loved Frank Sinatra, due to watching his movies as a child.

 “My mother used to love Frank Sinatra. He showed me how to court women. He is a gentleman and an awesome boss. He taught me to be a boss and say what you mean. Motherfuckers don’t look up, you know what I mean? You know someone might be serious and you gotta look up. Sinatra’s got the whole debonair and swag package,” Logic said.

Logic is a very humbled young man and was quick to point his successes to his team rather than himself. His amazingly calm demeanour in spite of such quick successes could be due to his tough childhood and knowing the true meaning of hard work and determination.

 “Growing up, we were on HFC, food stamps, and welfare. My mother was an alcoholic and addicted to anti-depressants. My father wasn't there at all because he was addicted to crack-cocaine.  I learned from my older brothers especially, not to do the negative things that they were doing. Not to do those things personally,” said Logic.

Instead Logic focused on his goals. He became interested in becoming a rapper around 14-15 years old after listening to the Wu-tang clan. Watching Kill Bill also helped Logic forge a deep love for music and film.  

 “If a film company reached out, I wouldn’t be opposed. But when I’ve done good here, I want to go into acting,” Logic said.

He uses film lyrics in his songs, including in "Young Sinatra III" when he begins the song with the popular soundtrack from Edward Scissorhands. The use of the track with the video is truly beautiful to watch. 

Overall, Logic’s time in Toronto was a success and Canadian fans can expect him back. Logic said that his favourite place to visit in Canada is Toronto.

“It’s awesome. My videographer is Canadian. There is a stigma of Americans being “the best” so we tease him by saying that as a joke. It’s a good time,” he said.  

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