14 Songs, 1 Hour 16 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Over three mixtapes, Logic's alter ego, Young Sinatra, allowed the Maryland MC to indulge in his deepest boom-bap fantasies, embracing the lyrical grace and raw beats of rap's vaunted late-'80s/early-'90s golden era. YSIV, his fourth under the Young Sinatra moniker, continues the theme, flowing over Incredible Bongo Band breaks on “100 Miles and Running” and giving Nas and AZ's “Life's a Bitch” chorus new life on “YSIV.” “ICONIC” and “The Return” find Logic hungrily attacking the tracks, showing off his rapid-fire dexterity. Old-school heads will salute him for assembling the entire Wu-Tang Clan (Jackpot Scotty Wotty fills in for the late ODB) on “Wu Tang Forever.” And, this being a Logic joint, there’s lots of philosophizing, too, especially about self-identity, dreams, and gratefulness (“One Day,” “The Glorious Five,” “Thank You,” “Legacy”). At various times during YSIV, Logic swears this is his last Young Sinatra album. It’d be easier to believe if he wasn’t having so much fun.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Over three mixtapes, Logic's alter ego, Young Sinatra, allowed the Maryland MC to indulge in his deepest boom-bap fantasies, embracing the lyrical grace and raw beats of rap's vaunted late-'80s/early-'90s golden era. YSIV, his fourth under the Young Sinatra moniker, continues the theme, flowing over Incredible Bongo Band breaks on “100 Miles and Running” and giving Nas and AZ's “Life's a Bitch” chorus new life on “YSIV.” “ICONIC” and “The Return” find Logic hungrily attacking the tracks, showing off his rapid-fire dexterity. Old-school heads will salute him for assembling the entire Wu-Tang Clan (Jackpot Scotty Wotty fills in for the late ODB) on “Wu Tang Forever.” And, this being a Logic joint, there’s lots of philosophizing, too, especially about self-identity, dreams, and gratefulness (“One Day,” “The Glorious Five,” “Thank You,” “Legacy”). At various times during YSIV, Logic swears this is his last Young Sinatra album. It’d be easier to believe if he wasn’t having so much fun.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1K Ratings
1K Ratings
StickToYourGunz ,

What happened to Logic

I’ve been the biggest fan since the start, the past 3 projects have been lackluster. Nothing about this sounds like the Young Sinatra I know. I love you logic. But just been really disappointed the last few projects.

Devonlc ,

One of the best he’s ever made.

This album was made for a specific kind of Logic fan. The original Ratt pack that loved the boom-bap sound that he created with covers and remixes. I was very excited to see that he’s returned to this sound one last time for those of us who don’t drool over trap and party music. This is for somebody who actually will enjoy the music for what it is and not complain that it isn’t a “banger” party song, so if you’re that person with spoiled eardrums that can’t hear good music when it’s played for them, then don’t bother, because this album is beyond your listening abilities.

stormythedog ,

Good

I love how he raps about stuff that actually matters instead of hoes, drugs,and money

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