This is that passion and heart that the Hip-Hop game needs, and is losing its integrity over. Logic’s 30 Free is authenticity on tap, and he is hannibal in the studio, a titan and a truthteller.
“Dedication. Motivation. Yeah, life’s a celebration. We’re living off inspiration. Logical. People’s Army.. Look we started something beautiful, something we can call our own and use as a tool, to shape the minds of the next generation”.
Logic goes deep in this track, the beat is reminiscent of Eminem’s ‘Stan’, and in all truth, the vibe is reminiscent of that legendary track too. GlobalFaction’s video takes us on a visual journey through UK Hip-Hop and Grime, through Logic’s humble living quarters, through the mind of a tortured, inspired and very relevant music tour de force.
“We don’t know where we’re going if we don’t pay homage to the place where it began.”
This is what any fan of Logic has been longing for, for a long time. A journey into the inspiration that drives the artistry which is Logic, and it’s a rich place, a diverse and powerful place full of icons, although perhaps the track could have done with paying homage to some of the women who shaped music over the era’s!
It’s interesting to learn of the paths that have been tread in the trajectory of Logic’s music career so far, from chilling with PDC to reppin it besides Mike GLC, Logic has earned his stripes. But the difference between him and many others is that he doesn’t flaunt this fact. People could look at Logic, especially in light of his recent successes and easily think that all of his following is from recent times, but the truth is he’s been hard at it for a long time, building a base from scratch, shooting back room freestyles and grabbing the mic at every opportunity. From SBTV to BBC 1xtra, his finesse, nice n eazy as we see in this track, has got the focus it deserves.
“This is not a track reminiscing, this is a track about inspiration, that’s my background, and now the game’s forever changing.”
What is the future of UK Hip-Hop, of UK Grime? Up and up is all that it looks like, it looks like all of the hard time, all of the grinding, is paying up now. The scene has always worked hard, this track is a reminder of all the hard graft that has gone into making the scene what it is today. Logic was there, paying attention, sharpening his craft, and he offers his dues, by reminding us of how he arrived where he is today.
Logic has cemented himself in the books, those who know him, know him to be humble and committed, guided and certain, and the quote at the end shows the philosophy behind his work, and this track:
“Just don’t give up what you’re trying to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” Ella Fitzgerald.
We at I Am Hip-Hop are excited to see only more from Logic, and importantly, more from the collaborative effort that is Logic x GlobalFaction.
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