Rapper Logic, 30, shared on social media that he’ll officially retire from his music career with the release of his sixth studio album No Pressure that arrives on July 24 via Def Jam Recordings/Visionary Music Group.
What We Know:
- Logic, whose real name is Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, announced on Thursday that his upcoming album No Pressure will be his last. “Officially announcing my retirement with the release of No Pressure executive produced by No I.D. July 24th,” he wrote on social media. “It’s been a great decade. Now it’s time to be a great father.”
- After six years of major career accomplishments, including four No.1 albums, No Pressure puts Logic back in the studio with renowned producer No I.D., who produced Logic’s groundbreaking RIAA gold debut album of 2014, Under Pressure. Working again with No I.D. and 6IX, No Pressure sees the Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum artist get back to his roots, a throwback to the beginning of his career.
- Logic only started putting out music in 2009 and, after a string of mixtapes, he released his first studio album in 2014. Since then, he’s put out at least one album or mixtape per year – collaborating with everyone from Eminem to Childish Gambino, Will Smith, Wiz Khalifa, and Hailee Steinfeld.
- Last year, the rapper notched another career milestone when he became a New York Times bestselling author with his debut novel, Supermarket, making him the first-ever hip-hop artist to author a New York Times fiction bestseller. His accompanying Supermarket “soundtrack” album was also simultaneously released via Def Jam/Visionary and reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Alternative Album chart.
- Back in March, the rapper deleted all of his social media accounts, only to return a month later and announced the birth of his son. He also let his fans know that he took a break from social media to spend time with his newborn son and that he was working on new music.
Logic describes the new album as “very hip-hop and very dope”. Saying, “this one is more modern hip-hop. I’m talking about a lot of shit. I’m talking about life, things I’ve gone through, and having a child. All types of stuff.” No Pressure drops on July 24.