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Logic tuns back the clock on nostalgic album ‘Vinyl Days’

Less than a year after ending his “retirement” and completing his Bobby Tarantino mixtape trilogy, Logic is back in full force.

One month after the Maryland emcee announced he would be releasing his studio album Vinyl Days on Friday (June 17), the day finally arrived.

As Logic’s final album on his label Def Jam, which housed him since his arrival into the industry a decade ago, he made a concerted effort to tap back into the sampling and production styles that he first launched his career with.

On June 6, Logic unveiled the official track list for Vinyl Days, which includes all seven of the album’s pre-released singles, and features from Action Bronson, Curren$y, The Game and more.

As the last piece of his rollout before the drop, Logic unleashed the album’s seventh and final promotional single “Breath Control” with Wiz Khalifa on June 10, who he has collaborated with in the past for songs like Bobby Tarantino II‘s “Indica Badu” (2018) and The Sage of Wiz Khalifa‘s “High Today” (2020). The duo will also hit the road together for their star-studded Summer tour with openers in 24KGoldn, DJ Drama, Rubi Rose, Berner and others.

“Breath Control” features an intriguing, harmonized sample from “I Really Really Love You” by Father’s Children, which has also been used by redveil for his 2020 hit “Weight,” as well as a sample of “Mezmorized” by Wiz Khalifa from his 2010 classic Kush & OJ, which is used for Wiz’s laid-back verse on this song.

Before the release of “Breath Control,” Logic began dropping singles with his two-pack “Tetris” and “Decades” on April 22.

With all of the singles’ cover arts showing his son Bobby, he did not wait long to put out his next promotional track. On May 6, he returned with “Therapy Music,” aided by a guest verse from fellow polarizing rhymer Russ. Then, two after the Vinyl Days album announcement on May 16, Logic promised fans he would be dropping a single every weekend until the entire album comes out.

This campaign officially started with the 32-year-old putting out the title track for the album “Vinyl Days” on Friday (May 20), which features scratches on the track from DJ Premier and is produced by Logic’s in-house producer 6ix.

Over the violin-infused boom bap production, Logic delivers fiery bars about his new mindset heading into the album, referencing his two-pack release in April.

Straight off the two-track, don’t need a single

Travelled abroad for my catalog

Made all this money recording raps on my Macintosh, call it Apple sauce

Even with the cameras off, I be spazzin’, dawg

“Vinyl Days” — Logic featuring DJ Premier

After “Vinyl Days” came “Orville” with Blu & Exile and Like on May 27, and his fiery cut “Bleed It” on June 3.

Logic truly gave his fans a clear view of what he had in store on for the project weeks before it came out, and the hip-hop community was receptive to his approach. After a long and fruitful rollout, Logic’s latest album is finally here.

Check out ‘Vinyl Days’ below!