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Logic officially announces the end of his retirement after eleven months

By | Published on Friday 18 June 2021


When Logic announced his retirement from music, I don’t think anyone expected it to last very long. Although, to his credit, he stuck it out for almost a whole year. Or, at least, he did so as long as you’re willing to ignore all the music he released during that time. But now it’s official. He’s back. Look, “I’m back”, he says in a statement.

The rapper announced that he was retiring to focus on being a full time parent in July last year, saying that his ‘No Pressure’ album would be his last.

Three days later he announced that he had signed a deal to become Twitch’s first official music partner. The following September he released a free beat tape of instrumental tracks created on his Twitch channel, called ‘TwitchTape Vol 1’. And then earlier this year he revealed that he and producer Madlib had recorded a whole new album together during lockdown, under the name MadGic.

As yet, that album has not been released, but one of two tracks posted to YouTube – ‘Raddest Dad’ – does actually address all of this activity that looks suspiciously like the work of someone who hasn’t actually retired. Albeit in a snippet that you have to play backwards in order to hear the words.

In the backwards message placed in the track, he said: “I retired, but I’ve been making music every single day since I retired because I love it. And then I think what I realised was that I don’t like the industry. So I think I want to retire from the industry. That’s why I wanna do this music for free”.

“Sometimes I wanna come back, but I don’t know if I should come back”, he went on. “I mean if I did, I’d want to be independent. That’d be pretty cool, being a major artist and actually retiring from the industry instead of music in itself. I don’t know, I think about a lot”.

That was in May. Now, a few weeks later, it seems that he has completed all that thinking. In a social media post mimicking basketball player Michael Jordan’s famous 1995 “I’m back” statement, Logic confirmed that he is returning.

Following his brief statement, Logic provides more information about his return on new track, ‘Intro’, which arrived this morning. Listen to that here: