Review: Bobby Tarantino by Logic

The young Atlanta based rapper Logic is back again with a follow up to his 2016 mixtape Bobby Tarantino with the ever creatively named Bobby Tarantino 2. Logic is an interesting bird, as there is oftentimes a clear delineation between his mixtape work and his more expansive, ambitious full album projects. While I certainly enjoyed BT2, I feel as if this lack of ambition shows through. Along with sharing a title, BT2 really does feel like a retread of ground that Logic has already covered, and while Logic still has the ability to captivate audiences with his energy and clever wordplay, one of the best songs on the record is the absolute banger 44 More for this very reason, Logic does not seem to have any large overarching message with this body of work. Of course, this was to be expected because as mentioned previously, “Album Logic” and “Mixtape Logic” are oftentimes two completely different artists. A large majority of the songs on this mixtape are typical hip hop bangers that are not afraid to wear their influences on their sleeve, which I have no problem with, but speaking of influences, we need to talk about the opening skit for the album, a two minute Rick and Morty sketch where the titular characters are arguing about what music to play while they go on an adventure. I love Justin Roiland as much as the next person, but the skit was so cringey, it honestly put a sour taste in my mouth. All in all the album serves its purpose, it’s entertaining, but don’t pretend that this is a magnum opus by any means.

Favorite Track: 44 More

Least Favorite Track: Grandpa’s Spaceship

2.5/5

One thought

  1. Well written man! I agree with a lot of what you said. I thought the project was a bit anemic and underwhelming. Look forward to reading your stuff in the future. Also, check out my review on this mixtape on my blog if you’re interested.
    – Rav

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