Album Review: Logic “YSIV”

Words by Lewis Roberts

With a weekend full of new hip hop releases from some of the genre’s greatest such as Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter V” and Kanye West’s “YANDHI”, Logic made sure his fans did not leave empty handed, releasing his fourth studio album ‘Young Sinatra IV’ (YSIV).

Logic’s 2018 has been nothing short of a success with hits like 1-800 reaching worldwide sales and going five times platinum, as well as his mixtape “Bobby Tarantino 2” reaching number one on the billboard album chart and also having back to back performances at the MTV VMA’s the rapper still wanted to give something back to the long-time fans as he took on the mantle of ‘Young Sinatra’ for what could be the last time.

In typical fashion he released three songs prior to the announcement of the long-awaited album which sent waves of hype throughout his fans and the ‘Rattpack’ before he would announce the release date of the album in a freestyle posted on YouTube. After stating in his last studio album that his next album would be his last, YSIV relieved fans’ worries as he would later reveal he meant it would be his last project under the Young Sinatra alias which kick-started his career.

The track list features many star studded features from artists such as; Jaden Smith, Hailee Steinfield, Ryan Tedder and many more of Logic’s friends who have supported him on his come up to stardom. However one feature had the whole rap world talking as Logic teamed up with the entire present-day Wutang Clan for the track ‘Wu Tang Forever’ and it is an instant rap classic for the ages.

Each song to me feels entirely different to its processor but each displays different emotions through Logic showcasing the musical talents in his arsenal and he cleverly uses it throughout the album to take the listener on a journey from start to finish. As a big Logic fan myself I felt drawn towards this and time flew by as I listened to the album leading up to the final 10 minute song ‘Last Call’. Logic details his come up on the truly emotional track, giving shootouts to those who helped him become the artist he is today and it really feels from the heart and adds that personal sentimental touch to the album and shows his dedication to the fans which I personally felt.

In my own opinion as a lifetime Logic fan I feel like this is easily one of his best albums in recent years and flew straight into my top 3 albums of his and I think the future is bright for the artist.

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