Posted by Grubeats on January 27, 2014
Those of you who watched the Grammy’s last night likely have an opinion, one way or the other, on the Best Rap Album of 2013 award. I have endless amounts of respect for both K.Dot and Mack & RL. Both deserved multiple Grammy’s for their performance in 2013 and the fact that Kendrick came out with a donut is disappointing for hip-hop. You may ask how this is relevant to the new track VMG dropped today- valid question. Music has evolved over the years. There are more sub-genre’s in 2014 than ever before. Artists are experimenting with different sounds, fusing different genre’s, and new sub-genre’s are being born. The artists representing Visionary are a prime example of this.
Although these artists often experiment to create new sounds, you can’t help but love a raw, bar dropping freestyle cypher. Last week Logic celebrated his 24th birthday with a few friends. Those friends just so happened to be label mates Jon Bellion, QuESt, ©. Castro, & producer 6ix. The celebrating just so happened to take place in the studio. Do you think the rest of the game is scared yet?
While we’re talking about Team VMG, take a few minutes to enjoy the additional goods below…
Posted by Grubeats on December 3, 2013
Logic has been fairly quiet since he hopped off tour with Cudi, Big Sean, and Tyler the Creator, dropping a loose track here and there, but for the most part, remaining relatively quiet. Well evidently along with writing and recording, Logic has been toning his production game as is evident on his newest release, “Like Me”. We’ve heard one Logic-produced track in the past, “Common Logic/Midnight Marauder ” which was co-produced by C-Sick and had a feeling more tracks were on the horizon, but this, in my opinion, is a big step forward for Logic. As Logic teased a few weeks ago, him and Casey Veggies were in the studio together, which amounted to this cold, raw new new from the two rising youngsters.
With rumors of the debut album on the way, I’m sure we’ll get a few more loose freebies before that time comes. In the meantime, keep an ear our for a Logic assisted Jon Bellion record coming with Jon’s album release, 12/10.
Posted by Mel on October 14, 2013
Quite honestly, there is a lot of house music these days that feels shallow and empty. That is definitely not the impression one gets after listening to Mako’s latest original “Our Story”. It’s nice to hear music that feels like it was made by actual musicians instead of people who have been playing around in Logic or FL Studio for a few months and are aware of the simple formula that is progressive house. Mako is what this genre needs and it’s a shame there’s not many more producers like them. I really can’t say enough good things about these guys so I suggest you just take a listen. “Our Story” is Mako’s best work so far and an all around great progressive house track.
Free Download: Mako – Our Story
Posted by Grubeats on September 18, 2013
Amidst his 23 tour, performing along with Tyler the Creator, Big Sean, and Kid Cudi, XXL Freshman, Logic, lets loose a newly cut record for the fans. Based on the feature, my guess is that Logic hit the studio with Cudi’s right hand man, King Chip before hitting the road. Chip has a few years under his belt, while Logic is still new to many faces, but the two lesser known faces lace together a track, worthy of such a title. Produced by C-Sick, “Two Kings” is everything from machine gun raps, to hidden metaphors, to a deep & direct hook, and a confident self preserving guest feature from Cleveland’s own, King Chip.
Free Download: Logic – Two Kings ft. King Chip
Posted by Grubeats on September 10, 2013
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After teasing us with a ridiculous in-studio video, Long Island swiss army up and comer, Jon Bellion shares the first single off his sophomore album set to drop later this fall. After setting the bar high with his debut effort, Translations Through Speakers, the indie pop star looks to continue escalating into the big leagues. Producing, writing, and recording himself, there’s no question marks looming over JB’s talent – the kid really can do it all.
“Ungrateful Eyes” is the next step in his journey. “I made a hundred grand this year, clap clap, so what” personifies what Jon is all about. He’s in it for the music, and we all have a reason to be excited for that. Daps to GRVTY for putting together yet another unreal set of visuals. Visionary.
Posted by Grubeats on August 13, 2013
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“What up to VMG, ya bish?” – QuESt
If you’ve been following Logic, the VMG movement, and the openers on the tour, you may have become familiar with Miami, FL rhymer, QuESt. QuESt is by no means a new artist to FNT, but he’s been diagnosed with “the skill” and will be the next artist to receive the “VMG treatment”.
QuESt has been patiently waiting behind the scenes, working, learning, anticipating his first move with the independent label that recently birthed Logic, Jon Bellion, 6ix, and GRVTY. Returning with his first video single, “NEATO Season” over Childish Gambino’s “Unnecessary”, Q carries his newly acquired torch as he sets forth on his new episode, spitting flaming metaphors and bars packed with intellect. NEATO; wondering what it is? Never Ever Allow The Obscene. The movement QuESt stands behind, the movement you will soon be following (if you aren’t already). Enjoy this video and stay on your toes for much more to come from the next up.
Posted by Grubeats on May 7, 2013
It’s been one hell of a year for Visionary Music Group/Def Jam crooner, Logic. When you’re junior mixtape exceeds 500,000 downloads in a short years time, it’s not easy to maintain the same charisma, confidence, and quality and delivery it cohesively in a full bodied 20 track mixtape. Logic is that minority statistic, disproving critics that were convinced a major deal would lead to “sell out records”. Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever epitomizes the intersection of fluent lyricism and major mainstream production. Yes, he signed to Def Jam, but it should be noted that his core is still VMG. Logic has not changed. The team has not changed. The music has not digressed. The bank account….may have gained a few fruitful commas.
“Everybody talk about logic, no sell out
Bitch I had a deal for you before it fell out” – Logic (Tim Westwood Freestyle)
I’d give you a track by track analysis of this project, but quite honestly if I committed to that, I would be sitting here for more hours than I have. Ultimately, I’m a fan just like you. We share the same passion when listening to the music. From here I can only hope those who haven’t opened their ears to Logic do just that. Listen. I won’t tell you to play this record or play that record because it’s all personal preference. The substance and depth is consistent track to track. Yes, there are some notable features, but to be quite honest, Logic outshines them all. Enjoy the music, you’re witnesses the come up of a legendary figure.
FREE DOWNLOAD: Logic – Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever [Mixtape]