Rapper Logic discusses new album "Everybody"

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WATCH: 5 Things You Should Know About Logic's New Album "Everybody"

The album is expected to pass Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. on the charts

May 10, 2017

Fresh off the release of his third studio album, 27-year-old rapper Logic could be sitting on the hottest rap record of 2017. Billboard magazine has already suggested that Logic's Everybody, which was just released on May 7, will dethrone Kendrick Lamar's highly acclaimed DAMN. on the Billboard 200 -- a feat that seemed highly unlikely just last month.

Regardless of where Everybody lands on the charts, the biracial, self-proclaimed nerd who made a name for himself with both his mic skills and his ability to solve a Rubik's Cube while rhyming is about to own the hip hop landscape. Both his previous records, 2014's Under Pressure and 2015's The Incredible True Story, both went Gold without much in the way of marketing behind them. The success of both albums is a testament to how Logic made a name for himself with fans earlier in his career, using uploads and mixtapes to get his name out before eventually signing with Def Jams. But now, with a massive, rabid fan base and a major label behind him, Logic appears ready to take over the rap game.     

The Maryland-raised rapper calls the 70-minute concept album a mix between hard-hitting lyrics that tackle some pretty serious issues facing America and fun, solid beats you'd want to dance to or throw on in the background of a party. However, just beyond the fiery rhymes and spiritual interludes (yes, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson guests as the voice of God), humanity's highs and lows are examined inside nearly every track on Everybody. While Logic has been criticized for focusing on his own race, it's clear on this album that it's an issue that's weighed heavily on him since he was child. But, love it or hate it, he appears to be completely killing the game right now with this album.

As successful as this album is expected to be for the young rapper, still early in a promising career, it could be some of the last music we'll hear from Logic. Hidden towards the end of Everybody is a subtle suggestion that the rapper's next album will be his last. When pressed on the issue by Rolling Stone, Logic said he wasn't ready to talk about it, but did say that the suggestion wasn't a joke.