|Logic is the stage name of Sir Bryson Hall II, a rapper hailing from Gaithersburg, Maryland. A self-proclaimed follower of the musical style first put into the mainstream light by Nas, Logic blends elements of backpack-styled lyricism with components of old school hip hop instrumentals to develop a sound all his own. Though still only in his early 20s, the young artist has made a name for himself through showing an incredible amount of drive when it comes to releasing music. Purchase your Logic tickets today for your chance to see one of the fastest growing rappers on the East Coast!
Logic’s entrance into the world of rap was born from an uncommon influence. As a child, the artist was familiar with hip hop but had done very little to venture into creating it himself. He says that his own ambition to be a rapper was born around the age of 15, after he watched the movie “Kill Bill.” He loved the score and, upon some light research, determined that it was composed by the RZA of the Wu Tang Clan. From that moment on, Logic was undeniably committed to writing, recording and producing his own style of hip hop.
Logic threw himself full force into these efforts, releasing his first mixtape, Young, Broke and Infamous, on Dec. 17, 2010. Around the age of 17 he had been expelled from his Maryland high school for a host of disciplinary reasons, which he used as an opportunity to put out his inaugural work. The tape proved beneficial for the young rapper, as it caught the eye of Chris Zarou, an executive with Visionary Music Group. Zarou contacted Logic and signed him to the label, a move that would ultimately bring great success to both of them.
Moving forward, Logic really began to pick up steam. He released two more mixtapes, each of which was met with increasingly positive critical acclaim. His second mixtape, Young Sinatra, dropped on Sept. 19, 2011, and generated quite a bit of Internet buzz. The rapper even had music videos made for several of his songs, with the video for “All I Do” marking his first online video to reach 1,000,000 views on the popular hosting site YouTube. His third tape, Young Sinatra: Undeniable, was released in April 2012 and led to a 25 city tour for Logic and the rest of Visionary Music Group.
One of the largest honors of Logic’s career came when he was named to the XXL Freshman Class of 2013. The annual list highlights the most widely celebrated up and coming rappers each year, and in past incarnations has featured such household names on J.Cole, Kendrick Lamar and Big K.R.I.T. This success would ultimately land him, and his friends from Visionary Music Group, a spot with Def Jam, one of the largest labels in the industry, as well as a number of dates touring in Europe.