14 April 2017

VIDEO: Logic - Black SpiderMan

Hip Hop heads worldwide are enjoying this Good Friday with Kendrick Lamar's latest LP, DAMN. (EL CAPO got that review on deck!). But today we are also exactly three weeks away from Logic's third studio album, Everybody. At the end of last month we posted his first single, "Everybody". And last night Logic took to Instagram (and I'm sure other social media outlets as well) to promote the music video to his second single, "Black SpiderMan". This is Logic's first video in over two years, so fans of the Maryland emcee can thank the Hip Hop gods for this one.

The track "Black SpiderMan" continues the biracial journey that Logic set out to share with this album. And while the titular single "Everybody" focuses on Logic's point of view of being mixed race in a racial world, "Black SpiderMan" sees the young emcee jump into many more perspectives. He takes his story of being an outcast in both black and white circles, and connects them to gay kids who are not supported by their parents or single black mothers looking for love. The theme of race flows throughout the track, and there are many very strong lyrics. But one that stood out to me (especially after I heard him break it down) was, "Not a slave to the stereotype/ All alone in my room in the middle of the night/ I don’t have the words but my stereo might." Logic said that J Cole is one of his favorite emcees. Logic felt a connection because J Cole is also biracial and he felt Cole had a similar upbringing. At the time Logic did not have a voice in the game and feels since now he does, he could use his words to affect other kids who go through similar struggles. He can reach them through the stereos.

Peep the fun video (make sure to watch all the way to the end) to "Black SpiderMan" below. And I am also throwing up his interview with Genius again. I am loving that fact that Logic is breaking down all of Everybody's singles so far.

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