NO PRESSURE

Aug 13, 2020

NO PRESSURE
Who am I to do a review of the sixth and final studio album of a legend? Guys Logic is officially retired from the Rap Game but he didn’t leave without ruffling a few feathers with his album “No Pressure”.


The Album left me with no words to say, I had to listen Four to Five times to put out the best words to describe it. They are Classic, Poetic and Outstanding.


No wonder it got the best reviews At Metacritic, the album received a weighted average score of 78, based on 5 reviews, indicating “Generally favorable reviews”. Album of the Year gave the album a score of 73 based on 5 critic reviews.

Will Lavin of NME gave the album four out of five stars, saying that the album “continues the trend even as he bids farewell to the art form that raised him and gave him a platform to speak his truth.”

A.D. Amorosi of Variety said that the album is a “solid, soulful finale” for his career, and that Logic was in his best, “kid-like Q-Tip mode.”

Tim Hoffman of RIFF magazine gave the album an 8/10, calling it a “masterful final release” for Logic.
In the review for AllMusic, Fred Thomas called it one of Logic’s “best and most enjoyable albums, wrapping up an electrified run with his most clearheaded and honest material yet.”

It’s been a while since I have listened to a full rap album since Kendrick Lamar and J Cole went on hiatus, Logic has brought me back. Logic is one who is unashamed to address societal issues as he talks about the one that can’t be ignored and that is Racial Discrimination. He didn’t hide his words behind a beat or rhymes he spoke his words straight from the heart and I was taken aback.

Although it was a sample The ending track, “Obediently Yours”, hit home and is my favorite off the album. It is a sample from the July 28, 1946 episode of Welles’s Orson Welles Commentaries.

I also noticed that this album paid tribute of some sort to Orson Welles as Logic actively uses samples from Welles, including his commentary on the Isaac Woodard case. Beatrice Welles, his youngest daughter, commented that she “was pleased with the final product and thrilled that her father’s message on racism from 76 years ago has struck a chord with a younger audience”.


What more can I say, please listen and I hope to.her Logic’s lines again.

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