“I Am King”, a fit­ting title. For fans anew or leg­acy fans of Logic, you won’t be dis­ap­poin­ted from what really is an inclus­ive and rep­res­ent­at­ive album.

Hail­ing from Brix­ton, with roots span­ning Niger­ia, Jamaica and Ire­land. Logic is a inter­est­ing char­ac­ter and that comes across in his music, spe­cific­ally this “I Am King”, album as he weaves in dif­fer­ent cul­tures, genres and per­spect­ives.  This album has a real com­munity vibe to it not only in the lyr­ics, the fea­tures, but also the visu­als too (which you can find on Logic’s usu­al chan­nel of choice, Glob­al Fac­tion on You­Tube)

My favour­ite track on the album is “Back Like I Nev­er Left” — if you know Logic, this one really rep­res­ents his energy and views. You will hear key themes from People’s Army, to ques­tion everything and real­ity. “I am not grime I am hip hop” is one of the state­ments he repeats through­out this song, Logic then goes on to talk about the music scene and how it relates to young listen­ers, high­light­ing the dif­fer­ence between con­scious­ness-expand­ing Hip Hop and some of this Trap music which boils down to repet­it­ive lyr­ics about who traps and beefs the best!

Anoth­er thing I loved about this album is the col­lab­or­a­tions, from the likes of Daddy Freddy (Reg­gae and Jung­list star), to inter­na­tion­al DnB star Skibadee, Mr Cheeks of Lost Boyz, not for­get­ting Rod­ney P (one of UK Hip Hop’s ori­gin­at­ors, affec­tion­ately known as the “Rid­dim Killa”). It’s fair to say these col­lab­or­a­tions are really a test­a­ment of Logic’s stand­ing, rela­tion­ships and grav­itas with­in the scene.

“I Am King” is a very dif­fer­ent album than his pre­vi­ous album “Listen”. This most recent album is clearly address­ing a lot of the same import­ant issues includ­ing the gov­ern­ment, the status quo, Lon­don and glob­al cul­ture, fam­ily, the police and so on. But, it does it in a broad­er spec­trum of ways, in some ways I feel that “Listen” was raw­er and more emo­tion­al. I Am King is a pol­ished and integ­rated album that explores more styles, genres and col­lab­or­a­tions that ulti­mately drive the same mes­sage of self-aware­ness, com­munity, truth­ful expres­sion and joy.

Watch this space for more hot releases from Logic. And, make sure you tell a friend to tell a friend that Logic’s album launch party is the 13 th of March at Brix­ton Jamm. Book in advance as tick­ets are run­ning out fast. At the event you are going to see The People’s Army and friends, includ­ing; Mic Right­eous, Amy True, DJ Snuff and hos­ted by Peaches!

Click here for tick­ets to the launch

Listen to the album here


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Adam KG

Adam KG

Adam KG, is con­scious Hip Hop artist hail­ing from Lon­don City whilst walk­ing the world’s pave­ments. He is inter­ested in the enter­tain­ment and media sec­tor, youth work and hol­ist­ic health.

About Adam KG

Adam KG
Adam KG, is conscious Hip Hop artist hailing from London City whilst walking the world's pavements. He is interested in the entertainment and media sector, youth work and holistic health.