Updated: Aug 3, 2019
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is Logic’s 9th album and without a doubt, a pure masterpiece. His ability to replicate the styles of some of the industries greats, change cadence effortlessly and his ability to tell a story, has really cemented this into one of the greatest hiphop albums the past decade.
Throughout the album, we are blessed with Logic implementing the styles of some of the industries best, the first single “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” is a embrace to Kendrick Lamars style . The off beat, boombat drums, his tonality along with the style reminds me alot of Kendrick, especially from singles “Feel” and “How much a dollar cost”, , theirs meaning behind every lyric and a overall message behind the single.
Everything is leading up to the final verse of “keep your ego on the shelf and love yourself” a beautiful message of self love and self respect. Another single that pays homage to another great is the last track of the album “Lost in Translation”. The whole single is very J Cole, especially after the “Sicko Mode” break down, his flow, the vibe, the story telling reminds me alot of “ Everybody dies” and “High for Hours”, but with his own special spice.
Its beautiful, and like “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” there is a overall message behind it, family and togetherness. To some, replicating artist style like this may seem like an insult to the artist or lazyness, however I see it as respect for these artist whilst also showing how talented he is. In saying all this, there are “Logic” tracks throughout the album. The first official release single “Keanu Reeves” is a single that encompasses Logic. Up tempo with a dirty beat, great cadence and some surreal story telling. It really sets the tone of the whole album, one of story telling, self love, family, confidence and respect.
As hiphop fans we have been blessed with some terrific albums over the past few years, from KOD to DAMN, Kamakazie and ZOO, and this album has continued that trend of great albums.