LOGIC WRITES A NEW CHAPTER WITH BOBBY TARANTINO 3, AVAILABLE TODAY
30 JULY 2021 (TORONTO, ON) – In celebration of the five year anniversary of his first BOBBY TARANTINO mixtape, Grammy®-nominated, multi-platinum artist Logic writes a new chapter with the arrival of BOBBY TARANTINO 3, available today via Bobby Boy Records/Def Jam Recordings/Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company. The release caps a five week campaign of Friday advance track releases – including “Vaccine” (video), “Get Up,” “My Way,” and “Call Me.” (Please see complete BOBBY TARANTINO 3 track-listing below.)
BOBBY TARANTINO 3 hits the platforms five years to the month after the July 2016 appearance of the original RIAA gold Bobby Tarantino mixtape, which rose to #2 on the Billboard Top Rap Albums chart and #2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It included "Flexicution," Logic’s first RIAA platinum Hot 100 and R&B/Hip-Hop crossover hit single + video as a Def Jam artist.
The RIAA gold Bobby Tarantino II mixtape arrived March 2018, debuting at #1 across-the-board on the pop, R&B, and Rap albums charts. It spun off the massive crossover hits "Everyday" with Marshmello (RIAA double-platinum) and "44 More" (RIAA platinum).
BOBBY TARANTINO 3 comes one month after Logic’s June 25th surprise release of The YS Collection Vol. 1. The 14-track collection is drawn from the critically acclaimed indie mixtape series that launched one decade ago with the September 2011 release of Young Sinatra, then Young Sinatra: Undeniable (2012), and Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever (2013). They garnered millions of downloads and streams, setting the stage for Logic’s signing with Def Jam Recordings in 2014, and the release of his official debut album Under Pressure that year.
After six years of major career accomplishments, including four #1 albums, a #1 New York Times best-selling book, and his final pre-pandemic 26-city Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind Tour of the U.S. and Canada in October-November 2019, Logic returned to the studio. Working again with No I.D. (the renowned producer who first signed him to Def Jam and produced Under Pressure) and 6IX, the result was No Pressure, as Logic made the music he loved with ‘no pressure.’ Released July 2020, it entered at #1 on both the Billboard R&B Hip-Hop Albums Chart and Rap Albums Chart.
This Bright Future, the long-awaited autobiography of Bobby Hall, aka Logic will be published September 7th by Simon & Schuster. A raw and unfiltered journey into the life and mind of the author, it follows the March 2019 publication of Supermarket, the debut novel by Bobby Hall, which entered the New York Times Paperback Fiction list at #1, making him the first-ever hip-hop MC to author a New York Times fiction bestseller. Logic’s accompanying Supermarket “soundtrack” album debuted Top 10 on the Billboard Alternative Album chart, an ‘Alt’ chart first for Logic.
This Bright Future is described by Simon & Schuster as an explosive memoir by one of the most inspiring voices of our generation, who emerged from the wreckage of a horrifically abusive childhood to become an era-defining artist of our tumultuous age:
“A self-described orphan with parents, Bobby Hall began life as Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, the only child of an alcoholic, mentally ill mother on welfare and an absent, crack-addicted father. After enduring seventeen years of abuse and neglect, Bobby ran away from home and—with nothing more than a discarded laptop and a ninth-grade education—he found his voice in the world of hip-hop and a new home in a place he never expected: the untamed and uncharted wilderness of the social-media age.
“In the message boards and livestreams of this brave new world, Bobby became Logic, transforming a childhood of violence, anger, and trauma into music that spread a resilient message of peace, love, and positivity. His songs would touch the lives of millions, taking him to dizzying heights of success, where the wounds of his childhood and the perils of Internet fame would nearly be his undoing.”
Multi-platinum, Grammy Nominated artist Logic (aka Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, aka Bobby Hall) – among the top streaming artists in the world with billions of streams to date – burst onto the music scene through a series of mixtapes that led to a significant, rabid underground fan base. Those tapes – Young, Broke, and Infamous (2010); Young Sinatra (2011); Young Sinatra: Undeniable (2012); and Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever (2013) – garnered millions of downloads and streams. They jumpstarted a worldwide tour that led up to his record deal with Def Jam Recordings in 2014, and the release of his debut album Under Pressure that year. Logic kept up the pace with his second album, The Incredible True Story (2015, with the RIAA gold “Fade Away”), followed by Everybody (2017), containing the landmark 5x-platinum “1-800-273-8255” (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid. Overlapping Logic’s albums were new mixtapes Bobby Tarantino (2016, with the RIAA gold single “Flexicution”), and Bobby Tarantino II (2018, with the RIAA platinum “44 More” and “Everyday”). YSIV (September 2018), the fourth chapter of his Young Sinatra saga, contained "One Day" which Logic performed with Ryan Tedder and over 200 immigrant children, their siblings and parents at the MTV VMAs. 2019 kicked off with the publication in March of Supermarket (Simon & Schuster), the debut novel written by Bobby Hall, which entered the New York Times Paperback Fiction bestseller list at #1 – first-ever for a hip-hop artist. It was accompanied by the Supermarket “soundtrack” album, which debuted inside the Top 10 on the Billboard Alternative Album chart, an ‘Alt’ chart first for Logic. The prolific artist dropped his fifth studio album in May 2019, Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind. It was preceded by the title tune single and video, “Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind,” and RIAA platinum “Homicide” featuring Eminem. No Pressure was released July 2020, which Logic described as his farewell effort as his retirement was announced.
BOBBY TARANTINO 3 by LOGIC – tracklisting:
- Get Up
- My Way
- Call Me
- Inside featuring Cynthia Erivo
- Stupid Skit
- Theme for the People
- God Might Judge
- See You Space Cowboy…