Logic talks New Album, Evolution of Title from God to Africaryan to Everybody, Neil deGrasse Tyson
Hard Knock Tv’s Nick Huff Barili sits down with Logic for his first in-depth interview about his new album EVERYBODY. This is part 1. This interview was filmed over the course of two days at Logic’s home studio. If you notice the change of clothing its because we used footage from both days. We talked for over 7 hours and this is just the beginning of our interview. Make sure to subscribe to www.youtube.com/hardknocktv to be the first to be notified for part 2 of Logic’s and Nick’s conversation.
From interview: “Yeezy changed his album like 16,000 times so it is what it is. For me, I really stand behind what that title means,” he says. “The whole album leads up to that one song (“AfricAryaN”) which is just to talk about how I feel like I’m pulled in one or another direction. Black folk who don’t realize I’m mixed will treat me like I’m some racist person, or when white people find out I’m black, they treat me with racism and I don’t feel like I belong or fit in anywhere. So that’s what that term was about. It is a negative statement, I’m either one or the other. As I created the album, the album just became less about me and more about everybody else. It became about other people’s struggles. I was discussing race on this album because I was so scared to do it before and I realized that it’s the things that we’re most scared to do that is going to help others the most.”
He also says the album was originally called God. “And not in any type of sacrilegious way. It’s literally an album about God in a very beautiful way. It’s not hindering any religion, it’s almost a sci-fi take on religion and respecting everyone and all this other stuff.”