Track Review: Logic, ‘Everybody’
Logic tackles racial identity issues and racism on “Everybody,” the promo single from his third studio album, ‘Everybody.’
Arguably, Logic is one of the most underrated rappers in the game. He shouldn’t be. Over the course of numerous mixtapes and several albums, he’s proven himself to be an elite rapper. After whetting our palates with his Bobby Tarantino mixtape, the 27-year old rapper returns with his third studio album, Everybody. Fittingly, the promo single from Everybody is “Everybody.”
From the jump, Logic’s flow is crazy on “Everybody.” He starts the track off fiery, returning to claim his spot in the rap game.
“Okay I was gone for a minute but I’m back now / Sit the f*ck back down / Seem like everybody nowadays Hollywood / Oh, it’s like that now? / I’ma show you mothaf*ckas how to act now / I’ma show em how to act / I’ma show em how to act.”
The real meat of “Everybody” occurs during the verses. On the first verse, he revisits his childhood and upbringing. Clearly, it was rough. This is the first bit that Logic touches on being biracial and the racism he’s faced from both sides.
“Okay now picture little Bobby just a youngin’ runnin’ round / With his mans, hammer in his hands, feelin’ like the man / Run mothaf*cka, run / Before the popo get the gun, put it to your brain like goddamn!”
Spitting lightning quick rhymes, one of the cleverest rhymes he drops references Red Hot Chili Peppers:
“What you been living in? / A box, Under the Bridge, like Anthony Kiedis?”
The second verse is the most interesting, finding Logic tackling racial identity issues head-on. Essentially, he references slavery, white privilege, and ignorance when it comes to racism in general. Among the most striking lines is when Logic spits:
“If it was 1717, black daddy, white momma wouldn’t change a thing / Light skin mothaf*cka certified as a house n*gga…/ In my blood is the slave and the master / It’s like the devil playin’ spades with the pastor / But he was born with the white privilege!”
Ultimately, Logic delivers another juggernaut with “Everybody.” He successfully addresses a meaningful topic – racism and racial identity issues. Like everything else he’s released, the rapping is top-notch. Clearly, Sir Robert Hall II has something to say.