Logic, Homicide | Track Review
Grammy-nominated rapper Logic, assisted by the “Rap God” himself, Eminem, deliver electrifying flows throughout the course of the murderous “Homicide.”
Logic continues to be prolific leading up this forthcoming studio album. After dropping singles “Keanu Reeves” and “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind”, the Grammy-nominated rapper returns with the murderous “Homicide.” He doesn’t handle ‘the kill’ all by himself – he enlists the legendary Eminem for the assist.
“So, you know why you the greatest alive? / Why, Dad? / Because you came out of my balls, nigga / Ha ha…” Wow! “Homicide” opens with sketchy, mysterious, minor-key production, accompanied by the aforementioned brief intro. Logic follow-sup with the quick-paced hook, backed by malicious, minimalist production.
Bustin’ like an addict with a semi-automatic
Who done had it, and he ready for anybody to buck back
Hold up, catch a vibe, ain’t no way in hell we leavin’ nobody alive
Leave a suicide note, fuck that
Bobby feelin’ villainous, he killin’ this
I’m comin’ for your man and his lady and even the baby
I’m feelin’ like I’m, chika-chika-chika, Slim Shady with rabies.”
There is little separation between the hook and agile AF first verse by Logic. Notably, his flow is stellar, while he keeps things quite alluring by changing his vocal inflections throughout the verse.
“I’m foamin’ at the mouth, ain’t nobody takin’ me out
Every single rapper in the industry, yeah, they know what I’m about
And I dare you to test me
‘Cause not a single one of you motherfuckers impress me
And maybe that’s a little bit of an exaggeration
But I’m full of innovation…”
He remains lethal on the second verse, even if it isn’t quite as fast as the first (“We gon’ leave ‘em crucified, we call this shit genocide…”). Eminem arrives for an extended third verse, which has its fair share of moments. “Gun toters that pull triggers like crazy / Unloadin’, leave you shot up in your Rover,” he spits early-on during the verse, continuing, “Your body goes limp and slumps over / Like A-Rod in a month lull, but he just homered.” Interesting. Later, he goes into ‘beast mode,’ spitting:
“Beast mode, motherfuckers ‘bout to get hit
With so many foul lines, you’ll think I’m a free throw
Figured it was about time for people to eat crow
You about to get out-rhymed, how could I be dethroned?”
Notably, “Homicide” features an outro by Chris D’Elia, who did an impression of Eminem. While you can see why it’s added to the track, it will almost certainly grow annoying with continual listens.
Essentially, “Homicide” seems to be a diss to less prodigious rappers in the game, something that Eminem did throughout the course of his 2018 album, Kamikaze. Confirming this notion is Logic’s rhymes about the shallow aspects of hip-hop culture, compared to the product being output:
“I got bitches, I got hoes, I got rare designer clothes
No, we ain’t fuckin’ with that
Yeah, there’s a time and a place
But if you ain’t comin’ with the ‘illest’ of raps
Callin’ yourself the greatest alive
Then you don’t deserve to do that.”
Neither Logic or Eminem ‘change the game’ with “Homicide,” but it’s a worthwhile flex from two of the most agile rappers in the game.
Logic • Homicide (Ft. Eminem) [Single] • Def Jam • Release: 5.3.19
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