HHE Exclusive: Logic Talks Third Album, Action Figure, Super Mario, Aliens & More
Logic has already had an interesting career. The 26-year old turned down Nas for a deal early on and took his talents to Def Jam. XXL recognized him in 2013 as one of the 10 freshmen for the year, but most still wrote him off as an artist who would sit on the shelf or end up flopping. Yet his two albums exceeded expectations. 2014’s Under Pressure sold 72K first week, and last year’s The Incredible True Story saw an increase to 120K.
Sitting down with Logic, I decided to ask him random questions. I wanted to hear non-musical answers for the most part. What was his favorite toy growing up? Does he believe aliens exist? The best part about being married? Some of the best interviews are ones that just show you the person behind the music.
However, we couldn’t part without a little bit of music talk. His sophomore album had a theme of traveling through space (paraphrasing, it’s deeper than just that) and ended with the albums protagonists reaching their destination. We hear the two get off the spaceship, hear animals in the distance, and know they discovered a new planet with life. A happy ending, right? Well, the story could technically go on. What happens next? Will we ever know?
Naturally, Logic is tight-lipped on his third album. He’s swirling around ideas and concepts, but it doesn’t seem like he’ll add on to what he did in The Incredible True Story. In fact, he wants to leave that up to the fan’s imagination.
“Yes, it could go somewhere,” he says of the end of his last album. “It’s the perfect lead-in to continue the story. I think that’s why it’s so great left to the imagination. It’s like, what happens? Do they colonize the planet? Do they make it? Is everything cool? It obviously ends on a nice note. As of where my mental direction is going, it doesn’t involve a sequel.”