By Wendy Martinez |Staff Writer|
Logic had a tough upbringing, and experienced many difficult situations as a young child.
According to complex.com, “People look at me like, ‘He’s from the suburbs and he was raised rich, and mommy and daddy pay for everything,’ says Logic, “…Growing up there were guns in the house, my brothers were out selling crack. I grew up on Section 8 housing, food stamps, welfare, and dealing with social services. I never had a Christmas, I never had a birthday,” said Logic.
In his song, “Growing Pains III,” he describes his childhood by saying, “All I know is this life I live it no longer wish I was stronger wish that I could survive turn on the TV let it wash my brain pretend that family’s my family to avoid the pain till I snap out the fable when that TV turn off and realize I’m back in hell.”
It is not everyday that you see an up-and-coming 24-year-old from Geithersburg, Maryland rise into the music industry.
He has been in this business for 10 years now, and has recorded 1,700 songs, but only 150 have been released to the public.
Under Pressure was created in the span of one year, but recorded within two weeks.
One of his songs off the album “Buried Alive,” is currently number 10 on top songs chart in hip-hop/rap genre on iTunes.
This album is more of an autobiography, representing the pressures he had before becoming a star and how he’s pursuing his dreams today.
If you are into Drake, Kid Cudi, or Kendrick Lamar, this is an album to consider listening to.
CSUSB student Shiza Guerrero said, “I like the beat! The lyrics talk about working hard and doing something you love because you love not just of the money.”
Logic seems to be very satisfied with where he is today; “This is the happiest moment of my life. I wake up every day, I deal with hundreds of thousands, or millions of dollars, I fund my tours by myself, I do merch by myself, I employ people, I have my own successful company. I’m 24 years old. I wake up every day and laugh,” he said in an interview with complex.com.
It is incredible to witness such a talented person overcome all the difficulties he had in the past, and transform into an inspiring person.