Logic - "AfricAryaN"
Very few details have emerged about this album. Logic announced the upcoming album will be titled “AfricAryaN” on Dan Harmon’s “Harmontown” podcast. During that interview, he also said “AfricAryaN” will be about the cultural evolution of man and how, scientifically, the first man and woman came from Africa and over time culturally evolved with lighter skin. Logic said the album will be about being black and white (he is biracial), and seeing life from two sides.
We also know from pictures Logic has posted that Neil deGrasse Tyson has some involvement with the album—most likely narration. He also recently posted a picture with Patrick Starrr, saying they were working on the album, and another picture with Killer Mike from Run the Jewels. Along with the pictures, Logic tweeted that the message within the music is “peace, love and positivity”—something he has been preaching for years.
I’ll be the first to tell you, I’m an avid member of the Ratt Pack, and I have high expectations for this album. When I made my 2017 entertainment wish list, I even wrote down that I wanted “AfricAryaN” to be Logic’s version of Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly,” and I truly think it has that kind of potential. I think 2017 could be the year Logic breaks down the walls and really becomes an elite artist in the eyes of a widespread audience and possibly from the scope of the GRAMMYs.
I would like to see this album entirely produced by Logic’s in-house producer 6ix. He is the 40 to Logic’s Drake. He is the Martin Scorsese to Logic’s Robert De Niro and/or Leo Dicaprio, and I think their perfect combo could be exemplified on “AfricAryaN.” I would also like to see Logic stick entirely to a cohesive theme throughout the album. We don’t need the turn-up song. We don’t need the radio single. Give us an entire project with a beautiful message. I would like to hear the emotion and the dark tones throughout the album leading to positive, hopeful and inspiring climax.
Tracklist Wish List
- The Beginning – Neil deGrasse Tyson explains how the first man and woman on Earth came from Africa and how everyone stems from African roots.
- Black – Logic raps over heavy, almost jungle-sounding drums about how every human being has African roots… He also delves into living in modern times from the perspective of a black man.
- White – Logic raps over a piano beat about how over time humans’ skin became lighter and lighter… He also delves into living in modern times from the perspective of a white man.
- Molded – Dark tones… Logic raps about being a biracial man in America and being molded by society and his surroundings. I think this is a good spot for the line he spit for Rolling Stone awhile back.
- Evolution – Neil deGrasse Tyson gives some scientific background about how humans evolved generationally from black to white. Logic further explains this evolution and raps about seeing things from two racial perspectives.
- Racism – More dark tones… Logic raps about the inequality between two races and feeling stuck in the middle.
- Revolution (feat. Killer Mike) – Logic raps over a triumphant, uplifting beat and meshes his singing voice about the black race rising up against white supremacy and other bigotry. I think this is a perfect spot for that snippet we heard in the song from “Bobby Tarantino,” “Studio Ambience At Night: Malibu.”
- Come Together – Logic sings with a hint of auto-tune so we can feel the pain… He pleads for the human race to come together as one.
- Peace, Love & Positivity – Rap/R&B mixed song… This has been Logic’s motto forever now, so I think it’s very feasible for this to be a song on “AfricAryaN.”
- The World (feat. Patrick Starrr) – Logic sings about the people of Earth dropping their racial identifications and coming together as one human race. I’d love to hear a Young Sinatra-style rendition of “We Are the World.”
- Thank You, God – Logic raps over another uplifting beat about his faith in God. He talks about almost losing faith in humanity but finally realizing with peace, love and positivity, anything is possible.
- Unity – Logic raps over beautiful, angelic tones about finally living in a world where race doesn’t matter.
- AfricAryaN – Logic raps about how he is black and white, and he suggests everyone is the same as him.
- The Future – Neil deGrasse Tyson explains how the human race can only go on if it comes together through peace, love and positivity. Logic finishes the album with beautiful melodies of hope.