Celebrity Then And Now
Name: Logic
Birthdate: January 1, 1970
Famous Years: 2014 - Present
Currently Known For: "Bobby Tarantino II"
Networth: $10 MillionFamous For: "Sucker For Pain," "44 More," "Ballin"
Name Logic
Birthdate January 1, 1970
Famous Years 2014 - Present
Currently Known For "Bobby Tarantino II"
Networth $10 Million
Famous For "Sucker For Pain," "44 More," "Ballin"

Upon first glance, many might assume that Logic is one of those rare white rappers that’s made his way to the top of the genre. However, that assumption would be wrong, as the man who was born as Sir Robert Bryson Hall II is biracial, and has to keep reminding those that are seeing or hearing him for the first time. It’s been a struggle all on its own for Logic, and one that he’ll likely be dealing with for a long time.

Not only does Logic have that on his plate, but he’s also breaking barriers by being one of the few rappers from Maryland that’s achieved success. He was born on January 22, 1990 in Rockville, and spent much of his youth in Gaithersburg.

For Logic, he say that his childhood was a nightmare while growing up in Maryland. It’s something that’s stuck with him for a long time, and he said that he still gets assumptions about his upbringing to this day. “People look at me like, ‘He’s from the suburbs and he was raised rich, and mommy and daddy pay for everything,’” he said. “Man, get the f*** out of here. Growing up, there were guns in the house, my brothers were out selling crack. I grew up on Section 8 housing, food stamps, welfare and dealing with social services. I never had a Christmas, I never had a birthday.”

Logic has said that his mother would be very involved with drugs and even tried to choke out the rapper when he was a child. “I can’t even begin to explain the tormenting feeling of living in my household,” he said. “At times, there was blood all over the kitchen and f***ing floor.” As for his father, Logic had many of the same struggles in that relationship. Logic’s background shows that you certainly can judge someone based off of appearances.

Logic wouldn’t make it through high school as he was expelled for skipping classes constantly and having failing grades. Instead, he focused his attention on trying out a rap career, as he had been interested in the genre from a very young age. He released his first unofficial mixtape as a teenager, and then started to gain a fanbase in his 20s thanks to his first mainstream mixtape “Young, Broke & Infamous”.

A couple more mixtapes would follow that gained traction on a nationwide level, and record labels would soon come calling. It was def Jam Recordings that landed Logic, placing him on tour with Kid Cudi, Big Sean and Tyler, the Creator. That would set him up for his first official album, “Under Pressure”, which was released in 2014. The next year, he’d follow it up with “The Incredible True Story”, and both albums reached the top five on the Billboard 200.

Upon the release of his third full studio album, “Everybody”, Logic said that he just recorded as he went along. “I didn’t want to make this album,” he said. “I was scared to make this album, period. I looked at where we are in the world and realized that millions of people listen to my voice, and I do have a voice.” The album would go on to become a success for Logic, as it included a couple of songs that charted. This included the song “1-800-273-8255” with Alessia Cara and Khalid that reached number three in the United States.

The song title is the number for the American National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, as Logic became more vocal about mental health. Even when achieving fame and success, Logic said that anxiety was still a big issue. “I was in the worst place, the most unhappy place in my life (the year before the album),” he said.

“Because of my anxiety. I was going through the craziest anxiety. Bro, you don’t understand. I made millions of dollars last year, and I was so unhappy. And that just goes to show that money does not make you happy. Success doesn’t make you happy...I started doing things not for me, but because I wanted others to be happy. And then I said, ‘Screw everybody else. I have to be happy first.’”

At the same time, though, Logic said that his rap career has basically saved his life. “People say, ‘What would you do if you didn’t (rap)?’ And to be quite honest, I’d be dead or in jail or I’d be a drug addict,” he said. “That’s what was laid out for me, period, unfortunately. I used to have nothing to lose, so that’s why I would go as hard as I did - because I had nothing to lose and everything to gain.”

Logic would release his sixth mixtape in March 2018 called “Bobby Tarantino II”, which reached the number one spot on several charts, including the U.S. mainstream charts. As for his fourth studio album, which would be a follow-up to “Everybody”, Logic says that it might be his last, surprisingly. In “Everybody”, there is a reference to the album being a finale. “It’s definitely not a joke, but it’s also something I don’t wanna talk about yet,” he said. “That’s something that I’ll just let stay out there for a while, and I’ll address that when I’m ready.”