Just when I thought that Kendrick Lamar wasn’t going to get any competition for the best rap album of the year, Logic comes through with a truly special album to add his name to the conversation. Seemingly more socially conscious than ever, Logic released his third studio album Everybody last weekend on May 5th. In late 2016, Logic revealed that he was working on a new album and that it would be titled AfricAryaN. This title was met with much controversy and Logic subsequently changed the title to the current Everybody. Prior to the album’s formal release, Logic released three singles for the project; “Everybody”, “Black Spiderman”, and “1-800-273-8255”. If you don’t follow Logic’s music, you may be wondering why there is a phone number on the tracklist. That phone number happens to be the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and song is a product of a partnership between Logic and the NSPL. Logic uses this song to communicate that suicide is never the answer to anyone’s problems and that help is available.

The features listed for the album are modest but do make an impact when called upon. Alessia Cara and up and coming hip-hop artist Khalid feature on “1-800-273-8255”. Alessia Cara has a beautiful voice and lets it show on her part in the song. Killer Mike, one-half of the rap duo Run The Jewels, appears on the third track “Confess”. Hansel Elgort, American actor who has appeared in The Divergent Series and the The Fault in Our Stars, appears on the fourht track “Killing Spree”; his voice is very similar to that of Post Malone in his singing verse on the track. Among other notable features on Everybody include Juicy J on “Ink Blot” and the Neil deGrasse Tyson whom repeatedly appears on Everybody and plays the role of God throughout the album.

This video was released as a promotion for the release of Everybody, and is a true testament to the creativity and artistry to Logic’s music.

…and also here is the only music video from this album to date for the song “Black Spiderman” featuring Damian Lemar Hudson.

…and here is a trailer for the documentary about the making of Everybody that is coming soon and may interest you.

Here is the Spotify link to Everybody:

My Top 5 Songs from Everybody

1.  “1-800-273-8255”

2. “Killing Spree” featuring Ansel Elgort

3. “Take It Back”

4. “Ink Blot” featuring Juicy J

5. “Everybody”

My Overall Rating