2017 was a big and busy year for Logic
. While Sir Robert Bryson Hall II has been releasing music under the Logic handle since 2009, last year the was arguably his breakout year, with his track "1-800-273-8255" garnering a share of the national spotlight and a Grammy nod. Today, Logic has shared his first piece of new music since 2017's Everybody
with his new single "44 More".
One of the biggest pitfalls artists of any genre or medium face is the sophomore slump. And while Logic is technically past his sophomore phase of releasing music, other artists can attest to the fact that it's what you release following your first big success that defines your sophomore era. Just ask Migos
, and their lackluster follow up to breaking out on "Bad and Boujee" with Culture II
. While Logic had some critical acclaim during his first few releases, it's how he follows up the commercial and critical success of Everybody
that might define him.
The successor to 2016's "44 Bars", at least in name, "44 More" finds Logic picking up where he left off in 2017, only this time with even more gusto. Flying in the face of anyone questioning whether or not he still has it or whether he was a one-hit wonder, "44 More" finds Logic aggressively self-assured and comfortable in his own skin and sound. Over a dark and thrumming, bass-heavy beat Logic comes out firing and doesn't relent until the track winds down. At times channeling Busta Rhymes
, he effortlessly spits bars at breakneck speeds and with a panache to match. But most importantly, Logic proves that he's unfazed by any talk of doubt, and shows it as he raps, "I done made 20 million dollars, I don't flex to be acknowledged//At this point it's common knowledge, all you haters been abolished". Beside proving the haters wrong, on "44 More" Logic shows that he barely even gives them much thought.