A new Impaulsive episode featuring Logic has just been released.
During an interview, the 32-year-old rapper discussed his comeback from retirement, finding inspiration, being biracial, using slurs, and other topics. The “Young Sinatra” rapper even freestyled at one point, but the most memorable moment was when Logic referred to Tekashi’s songs as “fake.”
While discussing receiving hatred on the internet and being influenced by other people’s opinions, Logic offered an example to separate the impact of negative remarks on him from other rappers who “wear a mask.”
The two-time Grammy nominee explained that being authentic has risks because when someone criticizes your music, they are essentially hating not only on something that matters so much to you but also on your character.
Logic then discussed rappers who have established fake stage personas that exist solely for the benefit of the public eye. The Maryland rapper noted, When someone critiques the character you’ve created, the negative words lose their meaning since the person or thing people are hating on isn’t actually a part of you or your life. Logic used Tekashi 69 as a prime example for his argument.
“The 99 percent of rappers wear a mask, it’s not really who they are and respectfully, Tekashi 69 is a prime example of this,” said Logic. “It’s very evident right?! I’m not talking sh*t, I’m just saying that he puts on this character, especially if you judge based on what he said in court. That’s not my f*cking business, I’m not calling Tekashi 69 out. I’m just simply saying when you have these people that are like, ‘I’ll kill you, murder, drugs, this and that,’ When you sh*t on somebody’s music like that, I wouldn’t sh*t on his music, but if there’s somebody out there that says, ‘Oh, his music is wack,’ what they’re really saying is that he’s wack, but he’s like, ‘I don’t give a f*ck cause this isn’t even really me.”
Logic further clarified, “I ain’t trying to f*cking start beef with 69, I’m just using an example, that there are some rappers out there, that are more about a persona and a personification and because of that, when people sh*t on their music or sh*t on them, it doesn’t really matter because they’re not really portraying who they are on the record.”
He continued, “Me, I’m out here talking about changing my son’s diapers and sh*t, so, if you say that’s wack, or you hope he dies, or you call my wife ugly, or you say all this other sh*t, that’s difficult.”
Watch the interview below: