Logic
Bobby Tarantino II


1.5
very poor

Review

by TheCakeIsALie USER (12 Reviews)
March 15th, 2018 | 32 replies


Release Date: 2018 | Tracklist

Review Summary: I am the chump...

A staff review of Under Pressure from a while way back shocked me. The insinuation that my beloved, rubix solver wasn't actually a rapper didn't sit well with my inner keyboard warrior. I spent many a night, worthlessly arguing about the 'art of stealing' and how Logic actually saves hip-hop, bla bla bla. That review scathingly focused on obese similarities to Kendrick's*debut, though what drove my disgust was when I realized I was Logic's victim. Having been assaulted by some warped, kitsch doublespeak, his songs and persona had slowly grinded my [S]logic[/S] reason away, refusing him any criticism that any [S]logical[/S] sensible person would have. You see, "mix-tape" Logic had the freedom for bite-and-copy tactics. Being an exhibition for listeners to take what they like and subsequently toss the rest, gave him the freedom to make mistakes in order to carefully craft the introduction to his career as a rapper. Not tasteful but enjoyable. So Under Pressure came along and we all ignored the warning signs. He contextually escaped from the "mix-tape" world by not changing a damn thing. In comes the inner denial of being a Logic fan. He plays the listener with sweet production and other rap-tassels, well enough to not be turned-off immediately, trapping one to simultaneously enjoy his craftiness while being drowned in lyrical babble.

Fast forward to 2018,Bobby Tarantino II, a sequel to the flex, rinse, repeat fest that was the first installment, sees a return to form in some areas. Yet it further uncloaks the Orwellian nightmare that is Logic's game. The topic list is stale and the songs mean nothing but we continue to praise his brilliance. His 'gracious' moments, no matter how short-lived, see him return to the key ingredients of coming from the 'trap', sharing wealth with his homies, and not caring but caring about everyone who doesn't own "Rattpack" printed on Gildan. Again, we encounter the "Logic manifesto", whcih hasn't been updated since*his debut and it's frankly tiring; yet especially on this album. Trap sounds, Drake and Travis Scott impersonations, a blatant Kendrick "DNA" structure grab on "44 More"; the guy is becoming desperate. The Maryland rapper has the potential for so such more, but instead of proving detractors wrong with some actual artistic integrity, he would rather "let success talk" (Tarantino et al, 2015-2018: every song) and make pasta.

You see, Mr. Hall the second, success, be it financial or through critical acclaim, comes from honest proclamation.**In every flow its repeated how authentic and versatile you are, where in fact, you are actually wasting all this skill, production, and most of all your fan base; all of which afford you the space to actually prove it. And when it fails this time,*the figures and Elton John won't save you. It would have been okay to forgive the conceptual failures of*"Everybody" and "The Incredible True Story" as being too ambitious, or even ignore the allegations of biting, but*Bobby Taratino II*only reinforces that you are, like that hot-coal review put so bluntly, a rap-fan.**We know you are a good guy, you told us this year on "Yuck". But, does that make you an authentic artist or someone who consumers of music should support"

Bobby Tarantino, in the end, is the rapping equivalent of expensive yet stale bread, salvaged as croutons for the world's most 'okay' caesar salad. The dressing may be nice, but no amount of peace, love and positivity is going to change the fact that the bread expired when I was welcomed to ***ing forever. Still, that still only makes me the chump...I still buy buy this rap masturbation.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
TheCakeIsALie
March 15th 2018


49 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

Criticism of my criticism welcome. I really don't like this.. :/

botb
March 15th 2018


12912 Comments


“does that make you an authentic artist or someone who we should be giving our cheddar to"

Missing punctuation but that’s the only criticism I have. Otherwise well done. Always found this guy to be a painfully average corny ripoff of Kendrick.

DoofusWainwright
March 15th 2018


19991 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

I wasn't massive into this but I liked the Ren and Stimpy bit a lot

Drifter
March 15th 2018


15565 Comments


Great great review. 44 More sounds like Drake's Hype and Kendrick's DNA. That line in the song where he goes "got no love for the feds" males me cringe so hard

onionbubs
March 15th 2018


11416 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

sucks



so does logic tho so like its not like i expected better

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SteakByrnes
March 15th 2018


14739 Comments


Those black diamonds with the question marks take me back to 2008 era reviews on this site

Digging: Kurt Travis - There's a Place I Want to Take You

TheMrAlexK
March 15th 2018


10922 Comments


"coming from the 'trap'"

Gaithersburg is considered a "trap" these days? damnnn

DadKungFu
March 15th 2018


654 Comments


I don't hate this dude's music as fake as it is. Probably not going to listen to this though

Drifter
March 15th 2018


15565 Comments


Nice prof pic alex

Thealwaysopenedmind
March 15th 2018


700 Comments


There's a bit of a rant in the closing paragraph and some odd wording, but other than that, a nice review. I've always thought similar things about Logic. I don't think he's half as great as people say he is.

bigguytoo9
March 15th 2018


563 Comments


He looks like a kid who got beat up for Lunch Money.

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
March 15th 2018


56613 Comments


It's weird that anyone likes Logic

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TheMrAlexK
March 15th 2018


10922 Comments


He seems like a really nice dude tho, kinda makes me feel bad for not liking him

Like I was watching his "What's in my bag" and he was like "Yeah man I saw Earl Sweatshirt at the record store one time, I was like "what up Earl" and he didn't recognize me at all... It's all cool tho" like damnnnnnn

Drubbi
March 15th 2018


298 Comments


44 More is a certified banger and Under Pressure is a fantastic song but other than that garbage artist.

BlushfulHippocrene
Staff Reviewer
March 16th 2018


2875 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Worth noting this review is excellent. Please write more if you find the time.

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TundraL5Z
March 16th 2018


2705 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Don't even like Drake that much but he is miles better than Logic in every way

Poxy
March 16th 2018


158 Comments


Logic is poopybutts

Drifter
March 16th 2018


15565 Comments


Under Pressure is a straight rip off of Sing About Me

Leeb890
March 30th 2018


17 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I don't listen to a lot of Logic but for what it is, I dig this album. Respect your opinion though! BTW your username is awesome!

LethalPaintball
March 31st 2018


1002 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

probably his first output with pretty much no redeeming qualities



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