Will Logic retire after ‘No Pressure’? Fans thank him for destigmatizing ‘mental illness’ and saving lives

Besides bringing us plenty of positivity and scintillating raps, Logic has also been instrumental in championing young artistes with his own record label, BobbyBoy Records


                            Will Logic retire after ‘No Pressure’? Fans thank him for destigmatizing ‘mental illness’ and saving lives
Logic (Getty Images)
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Rapper Logic aka Young Sinatra, whose real name is Sir Robert Bryson Hall II (the prefix is part of his name, not an honorific title), recently revealed that he would be retiring after his final album 'No Pressure' drops on July 24. "It has been a great decade. Now it’s time to be a great father," he had stated on Twitter, much to the surprise and dismay of the music world.

The beloved leader of the RattPack (Real-All-The-Time crew), who has impacted millions of lives with his energy, positivity and scintillating flow will be leaving a huge void after his departure and his devoted fanbase is calling this a "bittersweet ending." We'll still get to see Logic on our screens in the future, however, since the Def Jam star and passionate gamer reportedly inked an exclusive seven-figure deal with the live streaming platform Twitch.

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This is the first-of-its-kind deal that Twitch has ever signed with a renowned musician since they usually only partner with gaming streamers. As Logic admitted, "I’m blessed enough to have millions of fans and followers, so it is a great partnership." He already has over 128,000 followers on Twitch. The rapper also joked, "I’m going to bring new eyes to their service, they’re going to bring new money to my bank account."

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Logic poses in the press room during 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2017 presented by Capital One at The Forum on December 1, 2017, in Inglewood, California (Getty Images)

Speaking of bringing new money, Logic has also been instrumental in championing young artistes with his own record label, Elysium Records, which later changed its name to BobbyBoy Records. "Elysium was created mainly because I don't trust anybody else with the precious cargo that is my family," he admitted while talking about the wealth of talent on his roster.

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"I wanted to create a place where they can feel free and literally do whatever they want, because this is so much more than just music. It really is a family, you know? So many people that support me are gonna support these artistes. What we're all here to represent is following your dreams. Because each and every artiste that was here didn't have anything handed to them, and that's why I'm so happy I've been put in a position where I can shed light on these people." Some of the talents on BobbyBoy's roster include artistes like Lenny, Damian Lemar Hudson and John Lindahl.

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Giving support and bringing light has always been Logic's calling card. He famously had a Top 3 Billboard hit with '1-800-273-8255' aka 'The Suicide Song', which featured the number of American National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and the song later received a Grammy nomination for Song of the Year. Besides this, every single one of Logic's five albums thus far have been US Top 10 hits, and he can also boast of three No 1 albums on the US Billboard 200.

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So it comes as no surprise that fans were taking to Twitter to thank him for his incredible spirit and music through the years. The hashtag #ThankYouLogic became a trending topic in the United States, and plenty of fans were voicing their earnest gratitude and sharing stories of how he changed their life.

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"You have literally saved lives with your music," said one fan while another tweeted, "#ThankYouLogic for working to destigmatize mental illness and encouraging me to get help for my mental health."


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Another follower chimed in, "Thank you for giving me a new outlook on life when I needed it the most." Other positive sentiments included, "Your music reminded me that there’s room in hip hop for real rap," and "Thank you for shedding good light into a dark world." As one supporter declared, "#Thankyoulogic for giving me an escape with your music, for giving me inspiration and someone to look up to in my toughest times. For helping me find myself and not be afraid of who I am. For sharing with us peace, love, and positivity. Here’s to the next album your final one." 

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Another admirer concluded, "This man helped me through the worst parts of my life and taught me to be comfortable about who I am. This is a bittersweet ending but well deserved. It’s been a hell of a career throughout the last decade."