Logic
Bobby Tarantino


3.0
good

Review

by Peter Meister USER (94 Reviews)
July 1st, 2016 | 52 replies


Release Date: 2016 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Finding paradise at last.

What an artist does for the fans is nothing but a integral part of the landscape that comes with being apart of the music industry. Whether it'd be meet and greets, live Q&As, or otherwise, there is nothing more sweeter for the ordinary individual than to be thrown gimmes for their absolute and immense dedication to their favorite artist. Maryland rapper Logic is the showcase epitome of how artists should treat and spoil his fans, dubbed as the vintage "Rattpack", an ode to his immediate influences of Frank Sinatra and his musical conglomerate. He's catapulted to the throne of the music industry because of his underground following, thanks to his heavily popular "Young Sinatra" mixtape trilogy that soared and scored millions on Datpiff, and with two stellar studio albums to his credit under a major label, he's grown to deafening heights that has finally resulted to a major headlining tour with three of the most mainstream names in hip-hop: YG, Yo Gotti, and Californian maestro G-Eazy on "The Endless Summer" tour. As a thank you gift for the large and damning successes that he's been thrown his way, Logic gives to the fans his first mixtape since 2013's fabled "Young Sinatra: Welcome To Forever", the aged, fitting "Bobby Tarantino" - an 11-track vacationed feasting that returns him to the underground roots in which garnered him the pompous resume that he places forth to the hip-hop spectrum, while also continuing to front the conceptive originality from the last two vivid compilations.

The building foundation that screamed and ascended Logic to the top when it came to the "Young Sinatra" trilogy was his fabulous usage of samples that he took sheer advantage of, ranging from NY superpowers Jay-Z to the late Biggie Smalls. He returns to that kind of colored, bristling composition that he reflected to earlier in the past, but he presses the forward button as he looks away from the golden age of hip-hop to the new, current state that it is freshened in today. That is showcased in the cold, slick "Slave II", as Logic graces the menace and fear of Bryson Tiller's "Rambo" and ravishes it into his own customized, yet repeating loop - laying upon darkening, grimy synths that is paired with booming, pillaring bass that beams with grandeur as he spits in raw, gritty form in this hazy sequence over the pressures of having to sacrifice for the demanding standards from the mainstream. The irony in this however, is the pop-culture friendly lyricism that he obliterates through this ultraviolet sequel to 2012's "Set The Tone", persecuting with lines like "Check the Instagram fam/I got 50,000 people in the crowd", noting and pointing out to the mega social media presence he's acquired over the last six years. His humility has been something he's always littered us with, but that doesn't even exist in "Bobby Tarantino", a fitting title for a rapper who's abandoned his "Young Sinatra" days and with his sophomore studio album over with. Those days are over with, as he continuously brags with whimsy vigor and zealousness over his luxurious possessions, and name-dropping the per usual prominent names a la Kanye. While he has all the right in the world to finally proclaim his accomplishments that he's been racking galore to this point, the cycling repetition that occupies along with it is also the very flaw that boggles down the scarlet-colored gift he presents to us.

The commercialized venture that Logic surfaced on in his spacey sophomore concept "The Incredible True Story", boosting us up with uplifting, fun jams that sparkle and glimmered, returns once more as more of the same exists in its fullest in his vintage-esque mixtape, serving itself as the oasis in which he's landed on after searching for it in his sophomore travels. His proclamation as an ascending "rap god" in the defining "Flexicution" strides mostly down that line, plastered with "oh gods" and "oh my gods" throughout its clique, revolving hook underneath gripping, sharp bass and soupy strings tiring along. Even his wife, singer Jessica Andrea, lends a hand in the whole extravaganza - delivering an eloquent, accented voice that fleshes up the lyrically boring brag-fest. Lyrically speaking, it is highly consistent as you're treated to highly flavored cocktails such as the daunting, fearing "Wrist" with Pusha T - essentially a drug story that is loaded with enticing lines like "sees his wife on the ground/military busting bullets all over the whole compound" that is deadly but also numbing to the brain. While treated to such delicate, vivid mind-trips such as that clever menace, you can also be terribly let down as Logic sadly desecrates to oblivion in the whimsical, laughable "Super Mario World", paired with an ugly hook that is overdone in "oh my goodness" repetitions and layered in mechanical, lamely euphoric synths. It's one of his most basic, yet biggest let-downs to date, and it displays in devoid, heavily raw form.

In the end, "Bobby Tarantino" is just a mixtape in ways to give back to the Rattpack for their hard efforts to catapult and send Logic soaring to the epitome of the hip-hop throne as he stands forth amongst the hottest the genre has to offer. It's not an entirely awful outing either, bristling with strong anthems like "Wrist" and "Slave II" that are strong examples of the bragging that he stigmatizes in full-blown fashion throughout this 11-track early Christmas present. The very issue that degrades it however, is the awfully basic lyricism and lack of conceptive depth that flows along with it, because minus the overzealous bragging that he siphons the hell out of, there's really nothing else that he discusses further but his achievements and staggering presence. This isn't certainly his weakest mixtape to date, but it isn't such the boastful, banging offering we certainly anticipated for either. However, there is much to celebrate regardless in this post-landing encounter, a free vacation of sorts for the man who just found himself in his tropical Paradise finally after six hard years in the industry. Paradise, finally at last he achieves.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Boyproblems
July 1st 2016


238 Comments


This sounded sick from what i heard earlier

SPRFanOf5H
July 1st 2016


831 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Loving this mixtape right now but I wasn't nearly as wowed as I could've been, especially after Flexicution and Wrist releasing beforehand.



Criticism, feedback, praise, mixtape thoughts and artist thoughts are much appreciated as always everyone.

FlipTrackz
July 1st 2016


154 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

I didnt enjoy this mixtape. The beats were so flaccid and cheap and it didn't help that Logic felt on autopilot the entire record.

LotusFlower
July 1st 2016


12001 Comments


like his entire career tbh

LotusFlower
July 1st 2016


12001 Comments


you can still like something but think its just alright tho

TheMrAlexK
July 1st 2016


10447 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Don't think I need to listen to this to know it's a 3.

brettgoespunk
July 1st 2016


260 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Deeper Than Money is like this kid is channeling his inner Kendrick. That song is literally Logic Lamar.

LotusFlower
July 1st 2016


12001 Comments


yeah logic ripping off better artists isnt a new concept

TheMrAlexK
July 1st 2016


10447 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I thought Flexicution was a Drake cover the first time I heard it tbh.

theNateman
July 2nd 2016


3513 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

yeah logic's really only any good on his albums

Digging: The Smashing Pumpkins - Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1

Erubalcado
July 2nd 2016


14 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Some decent songs but pretty mediocre, if you have a chance listen to "Super Mario World" and compare it to Drake's song "Still Here", the resemblance is crazy

Keyblade
July 2nd 2016


26173 Comments


lol wow super mario world is literally Still Here lmao

his entire career is built on swagger jacking better rappers, fuck this wannabe

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
July 2nd 2016


23964 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

lol wow that is insane. he even does the same phrasing pattern in "oh mt goodness oh my goodness..." as the "hallelujah hallelujah..." Drake line

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
July 2nd 2016


23964 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

the reviewer bashed on that song though holy shit that was brutal. its so true though

Keyblade
July 2nd 2016


26173 Comments


and Slave II sounds exactly like Bryson Tiller's Rambo and just Drake's entire swag distilled into one song. the second half is legit just the second half of Summer 16

ftinside
July 2nd 2016


420 Comments


Bryson fucking sucks

The weeknd already exists amirite?

Hey keybabe

PumpBoffBag
July 2nd 2016


933 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

mixtape is legit, loving it

silentstar
July 2nd 2016


2526 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

although i feel like he paints himself to be a lot bigger than he is still love this dude he's super legit and down to earth



good mixtape with some v good tracks (flexicution, wrist, slave ii)



especially that ending to flexicution ++





rufinthefury
July 2nd 2016


3080 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

44 bars is killer

Hurricanslash
July 3rd 2016


1830 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Wrist and 44 Bars are pretty cool, the rest is, well, either biting in top form (Deeper Than Money), or, uh...



Getting angrier than Kanye when he's talking about clothes, that's a fashion line.



No. NO.



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