Music: Logic

In the Rap world, and perhaps even the real world, Logic defies logic.

In the Rap world, and perhaps even the real world, Logic defies logic. The young, biracial spitter, born Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, was raised in Gaithersburg, Md., surrounded, as he has recounted in interviews, by poverty, drugs and violence. In his youth he describes himself as “a pretty big pothead,” but he says he’s quit smoking and now indulges in little more than an occasional glass of champagne. Logic readily offers up a laundry list of Hip Hop giants that have steered his work, including Wu-Tang Clan, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Nas and A Tribe Called Quest among them, but cites Frank Sinatra as a primary influence. He named his crew the Ratt (“Real All the Time”) Pack and his female fans are known as BobbySoxers, as Sinatra’s were back in the day. He went so far as to title his sophomore mixtape Young Sinatra. Read more about Logic in this week's Sound Advice.


See Logic with Dizzy Wright Sunday at Madison Theater. More info/tickets: madisontheateronline.com .
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