Blowing up from Maryland with over 3.2 million YouTube views of “The Spotlight” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPEsDF5WL1w) and more than 4 million views of “All I Do” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIGh4Nc1fAM), Visionary Music Group (VMG) rapper Logic has now been signed to Def Jam Recordings. On May 7th, Logic will release his new and highly anticipated (fourth) mixtape, Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever.
“I’m excited to take this next step in my career,” said Logic. “It’s incredible for Def Jam and Visionary Music Group to work together and the opportunity to collaborate with a living legend like NO I.D. is priceless. I’m very humbled to be apart of the most iconic hip hop label of all time.”
“Logic has a great future ahead and we are happy to have him at Def Jam. He has the talent to be a great artist and make a strong presence in our industry ,” said No I.D., EVP A&R, Def Jam Recordings and Executive Producer of Logic’s forthcoming debut album.
One week after the release of his mixtape, Logic hits the road with fellow VMG artist C Dot Castro as well as Skizzy Mars for the “VMG Welcome to Forever Tour,” opening May 14th at Terminal West in Atlanta. The 32-city North American tour wraps up at the Mod Club in Toronto on June 26th (See complete routing below.)
In its upcoming May/June issue, XXL magazine names Logic to its 2013 ‘Freshman 10′ cover, a highly competitive annual list that showcases the brightest young up-and-coming personalities in hip-hop. Logic joins a notable lineup that includes Ab-Soul, Action Bronson, Angel Haze, Dizzy Wright, Joey Bada$$, Kirko Bangz, Schoolboy Q, Travi$ Scott, Trinidad James, and (named as the “11th Freshman”), Chief Keef.
Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever contains tracks produced by No I.D, Don Cannon, Arthur McArthur, Swiff D, C-Sick, Kevin Randolph, and 6ix. The mixtape features guest appearances by C Dot Castro and fellow VMG artist Jon Bellion.
With his goal to be the “most versatile musician to ever do it” 22-year-old Maryland native Logic’s meteoric rise is driven by a massive nationwide fan base. As a self-proclaimed “compulsive perfectionist,” Logic has been honing his craft since the age of 16. His YouTube clips have collected more than 11 million views since 2010, when he released his first mixtape, Young, Broke And Infamous, featuring the singles “Stain In the Game,” “Prime,” and “BackPack.” Logic released Young Sinatra in 2011, featuring the single and viral hit video “All I Do,” as well as “Mind Of Logic,” “Stewie Griffin,” and “Just Another Day (In My Mind).” The Young Sinatra: Undeniable mixtape arrived in 2012, which amassed over 60,000 downloads in the first 24 hours of its release and currently has upwards of 400,000 download to date.
“VMG WELCOME TO FOREVER TOUR”
Starring LOGIC, C DOT CASTRO and SKIZZY MARS
Date City Venue
May 14 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
16 Dallas, TX House of Blues
17 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
18 Austin, TX Stubb’s Jr.
19 Houston, TX House of Blues
21 New York, NY Best Buy Theater
23 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
24 Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
25 Colorado Spgs., CO The Black Sheep
26 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine
28 Tucson, AZ Rock
29 Scottsdale, AZ Martini Ranch
30 San Diego, CA House of Blues
31 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
June 1 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
3 Santa Barbara, CA Velvet Jones
4 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
6 Portland, OR Peter’s Room
7 Vancouver, B.C. Fortune Sound Club
8 Seattle, WA The Crocodile
10 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
11 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall
12 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
14 Minneapolis, MN Varsity
15 Milwaukee, WI The Rave II (Downstairs)
16 Detroit, MI Shelter
18 Cleveland, OH HOB Cambridge Room
19 Chicago, IL House of Blues
21 Boston, MA Paradise
22 New York, NY Irving Plaza
23 Silver Spring, MD Fillmore
24 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts (TLA)
26 Toronto, Ont. Mod Club