Logic isn't afraid to put his opinions out there, and in an interview with Hard Knock TV, he says when he first heard Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city, he wasn't a fan. At all.
Talking about the album, which many consider to be Kendrick's best record, Logic says, "When I listen to an album, I listen to it for weeks. I have my initial feeling, but when m.A.A.d city came out, I fucking hated that album. 100 percent. People could be like, ‘Oh whatever.’ I don’t give a fuck. That is my opinion. I didn’t like it."
It turns out that one of the reasons he didn't like it was because he was more of a J.Cole fan, and couldn't really connect with the ways Kendrick was manipulating his voice. "I didn’t like it because I wasn’t into Kendrick Lamar doing all his weird voices," he explained. "I didn’t like that, I liked J. Cole… Straight up, that’s what I liked. I didn’t like all these skits. I didn’t like having to sit through nine minutes of a song."
However, there's no need to get too angry at Logic, because he came to understand just what made the album so great. "I sat with it and I went, ‘Damn, okay you’re fucking with your voice. Some people have done that, [like] OutKast, but you’re doing it your own way.' This is really cool, that’s inspiring. I like that shit.
"Wow, you know why I like this because I’m listening to Cole and I’m listening to these different people rap on like boom-bap beats, but they’re kind of more modern where you only have a few modern beats and you’re doing way more actually super raw shit and weird shit and I fell in love with it. In a month, it was my favorite album.” All's well that ends well.
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Check out the full interview below. Logic has just released his latest album, No Pressure, and he's hopingt hat people appreciate the album in a similar way to how he came to understand just what good kid, m.A.A.d city was all about.