Lost in Logic's Supermarket
As we all know, Logic is a half African American and half Caucasian rapper from Maryland, with 4 studio albums and 6 mixtapes. This past Tuesday, March 26th, Logic released a soundtrack to his first novel, "Supermarket", where the soundtrack shares the same name. The soundtrack was released under Def Jam Recordings and Visionary, with no featuring except for an artist named Juto.
The soundtrack starts with "Bohemian Trapsody" where Logic makes reference to marijuana. I'm not going to lie, this song doesn't start the soundtrack well. I don't feel anything about this song at all, so you can spare the 6 minutes of this song and skip. The next song is "Can I Kick It" featuring Juto where the song samples the famous "Can I Kick It?" by A Tribe Called Quest and Logic also interpolates 2Pac's "Hail Mary." Compare to the first song, Can I Kick was better. The beat was good but there's too much singing in the song at a certain point. The three songs "Time Machine", "Pretty Young Girl" and "Supermarket" are the same type of songs, which is about a girl who Logic or a character in the novel itself is attracted to, but he's too shy to go talk to her. Honestly, I did not bother with those songs either. So far, the soundtrack sounds depressing and pop, and not hip-hop at all. Track #6 is called "Baby", which samples Biz Markie's "Just a Friend." I actually never liked Biz Markie's song or Biz himself, so this can give you a good idea what I think about Logic's song. Biz Markie might be a hip-hop legend, but I don't have to love them all.
At the second half of the soundtrack, Logic is still on the loving a girl subject on both songs, "By The Bridge" and "Best Friend". At one point, I didn't know if I was listening to Green Day or Logic. On track #9, "Lemon Drop" is the second song I enjoyed listening to from the soundtrack. I like the fast tempo of the song, and Logic did a good delivery with his rapping skills on this one. "I'm Probably Gonna Rock Your World" has a nice instrumental vibe a la Marvin Gaye. I don't hate the song itself, but it doesn't fit Logic in my opinion. Just like the previous song, "Vacation From Myself" has a good smooth vibe to it, it reminds of the late Roger Troutman's song "I Want to be Your Man." Yet again, the beat doesn't go with Logic, and to be honest, the way he sings in the song, he makes it sounds like an Aerosmith song. The soundtrack finishes with the songs "DeLorean" and "I Love You Forever", where again the subject is about desperately loving a girl.
Supermarket is Logic's worst project so far. I don't know if I was listening to Simple Plan, Green Day or Maroon 5, but I know I wasn't listening to some hip-hop. I did not enjoy listening to the soundtrack and I'm a Logic fan. Maybe he did this album to his Caucasian fans, who knows. Then again Logic did say, the soundtrack was for his novel, so yeah. I think it's nice when an artist steps out of his comfort zone and does something different for a change. Remember when Dr. Dre did his first Aftermath compilation in 1997 where Dre went from gangsta to pure R&B and Snoop Dogg did his reincarnation album as Snoop Lion. Both did not do too good either. Logic tried to do some rock and love with his soundtrack, but it did not do it for me. Nevertheless, I'm still going to listen to Logic's next album "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind."