Confessions of a Dull Mind
In 2019, rapper Logic has been working on a lot of projects. Earlier this year, he released his first novel and a soundtrack that goes with it called "Supermarket" and just recently, he released his 6th album, "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" on May 10th, 2019 under his own label Visionary Music Group, and Def Jam Recordings. The album features Eminem, Wiz Khalifa, YBN Cordae, G-Eazy, Gucci Mane, Will Smith, and surprisingly Logic's father. Before I start this review on Logic's newest album, I wasn't impressed with his last album "Supermarket" at all, so let's hope "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" will be better.
The album starts off with the song "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind", where this single was already out on March 19th, 2019. On this song, Logic opens up about his depression, his insecurity, his anxiety and the problem of his fame. He also talks about the problems of social media and the stresses that it gives to people around the world, and Logic states to the public to just be themselves and they need to love what they do no matter what without caring what society thinks or else you will never be happy if you listen to other people's opinion. The next song had the whole world wide web buzzing when it came out as the third single of the album. Yes, I'm talking about "Homicide" featuring Eminem. Now when Eminem drops either a song, an album or is featured on a song, sometimes people blindly loves what he does and you need be careful on social media if you say something negative about him. I'm going to keep it real right here, Eminem doesn't need to prove to anybody that he is one of the greatest who ever touched the mic, but on this song, he proved it again with a long verse from his part. Logic, who said was really nervous to collaborate with Slim Shady, really held his own with Em. Both rappers flow and lyrical delivery were fire, and I loved when Eminem started rapping on the 3rd verse, the instrumental started changing a little bit just like on his verse on 50 Cent's song "Patiently Waiting". Eminem is known to actually do better as a guest on other's people songs just like he did on Jay-Z's "Renegade". Great collaboration from both rappers and the outro from Chris D'Elia at the end wasn't necessary, it just ruins the moment.
"Wannabe" is a song where Logic raps about people who stress about being famous on Instagram. Logic even reflects on wanted to be famous at the beginning of his hip-hop career like Kanye West and YG. The following song is "clickbait" where Logic again raps about the stress of social media, which makes him want to do drugs but he doesn't want to go down like Lil' Peep and that the death of Lil' Peep should be a teaching to kids to not to do drugs or else they might end up being dead from an overdose at a young age. Logic also aims at The Breakfast Club host, Charlemagne Tha God, where Logic states that Charlemagne always crosses lines to piss off his guests to cause controversy. Logic felt that way when Charlemagne claimed that Logic was homophobic. The next song is "Mama/Show Love" and it's broken into two parts. The first part is "Mama" featuring YBN Cordae and that part is a dope collaboration between the two rappers. YBN Cordae being one of my new favorite rappers from the upcoming generation, did a good impression on this track. The second part "Show Love" has a nice catchy instrumental to the beat and Logic took his time to show some love to a lot of rappers in the game right now. He wants to show that he's all about giving love back and not hate because hip-hop for him is like a family. "Out of Sight" is where Logic talks about how he wants more out of his success because he feels that he hasn't reached his peak yet. I'm not going to lie, I feel that Logic been repeating himself from his last album by rapping about this type of content. The following song "Pardon My Ego" has a good bass to the beat and Logic's flow and lyrical delivery were on point. "Commando" featuring G-Eazy is a collaboration between the two rappers to show the media who tried to put the two rappers against each other that they never had beef and they're about to make history. The song was ok for me, and again I feel that Logic is repeating himself regarding the content about his success and fame.
Halfway through the album, we have the song "Icy" featuring Gucci Mane and I feel that the song is childish and the fact that I really don't dig Gucci Mane doesn't help in liking this song. "Still Ballin" is featuring Wiz Khalifa. The instrumental is good and Logic's flow is decent but I feel like he's been talking about the same thing throughout the album about being flashy and having money but with different guests on the songs. The following song called "Cocaine" is where Logic makes fun of the average rappers that only rap about drug usage on their songs. The song was ok for me, and then we have the song "Limitless" where Logic raps again about how he believes himself and I don't know in how many songs from the album that Logic is going to mention Kanye West.
"Keanu Reeves" was the first single and teaser for the album, and the style and flow of Logic on the beat is the way of rapping that he is known for. Then we have "Don't Be Afraid To Be Being Different" featuring Will Smith. The instrumental has an 80's vibe to it and Will Smith starts his verse with the two first bars from the theme song of his famous TV sitcom, "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air". The following song "BOBBY" is featuring his own father who goes under the name, Smokey Legendary. The last song of the album is "Lost In Transition". The song is broken to two different styles of instrumental and both of them are really smooth. A good song to finish the album.
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is way better than Supermarket, but far from being Logic's best work. I feel that most of the songs were repetitive because he was talking about the same content over and over. Throughout the album, I was telling myself, "Did I already listen to this song already?" After 3 albums, Logic is repeating himself about the same types of subject, and it's making him kind of boring now and honestly, I'm always looking forward to Logic's album, but this year he kinda fell off for me. When he dropped YSIV last year, that album blew my mind and he should have taken a break from releasing an album this year and come back with a bomb in 2020 in my opinion.