Interview: Loose Logic

Take a second to check out Annexx513’s piece with Loose Logic.  Annexx513 can’t even take credit for writing this.  He asked the questions.  Loose Logic answered them.

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By Aaron Brown

Age: 33 Location: Southern California/ Dana Point

What got you into music:

My first experience with creating music began when I started learning piano at a young age and continued as I picked up the guitar. Aside from a couple attempts at writing parody songs in elementary school, I did not start writing lyrics until my senior year of high school. What pushed me to try to create my own music was a combination of things. I had heard Ja Rule give an interview on Power 106 where he talked about giving up music altogether, and that just didn’t sit well with me. I remember thinking to myself “If I had the opportunity that he has I would never give that up. The second thing that pushed me to actually write my own song and record was hearing a couple fellow classmates record a freestyle over a…

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Loose Logic Loosid Dreams Vol 1

Loose Logic first appeared in the underground hip-hop world in 2010 with his release Logistics.  Loosid Dreams, his second release, was hosted by DJ Rampage and DJ Ill Will.  He has released a total of six albums to date.  Recently, he participated in Murder Musick’s “So You Think You Can Rap” contest. Loose is a member of “The Fraternity,” an up-and-coming hip-hop super group, with a skill level ready to rival Slaughterhouse.  On first listen, he has the chopper skills of legends like Tech Nine and Eminem, lyrical ability of guys like Nas or Andre 3000.  On the second listen, he is in a league all his own.

 

Intro

After an introduction to the hosts and artist, Loose comes in chopping heavy rhymes so fully articulated it is easy to understand.  There is no question what he is saying.  His speed coupled with proper enunciation makes for great delivery.

 

Mr. Officer

Great rhyme schemes coupled with a sing-song hook, make for an enjoyable track. The content is easy to relate to for anyone that has ever been arrested at a traffic stop.  Not to mention the social commentary present in the track, specifically about police harassment and the over use of profiling in what is called “police work.”

Beat Down

This track seems to be a reply the media and critics of music that have no grounds to judge music from and then hide behind their publication. Lyrical ability is showcased in this song in his delivery.  He uses his voice as another instrument to add to the beat.

 

No One Man (Power Remix)

I’m just going to leave this track alone.  I can’t say anything about this track at all.  If you are a rapper, this is your song.  Trying to get a deal, this is your song.

 

Can’t Change Me (ft S.H.A.D.O.W. and Real Deal)

The first track with features, and he chooses two lyricists that compliment his style.  The content is consistent through the features and his own verse.

 

Punches, Metas, Multis (Beamer, Benz, Bentley Remix)

Although not a fan of remixes, myself, this track proves to further showcase his lyrical ability.  The further into the album, I delve, the better it seems to get. Every bar seems to flow naturally, nothing is forced.  Metaphors are clear and precise.  Punch lines are comedic.

 

Forever (Remix)

Although a short track, and a remix, he does what he came to do on this beat, out rap the original artists on it.  Impressed doesn’t even begin to describe the feeling this track left me with.

 

The Results

I am going to stop the track by track breakdown here since there are over twenty songs.  The review begins here.

 

Loose Logic, Loosid Dreams Vol.1, is an album for real hip-hop heads.  For him to be putting out this quality of work at this stage in his career is phenomenal.  Being the second release from him, I look forward to see what he does in the future.

Full of metaphors, and complicated rhyme schemes, this album is a thesaurus.  It isn’t a music album.  It is a collection of words unlike anything you will experience again in your life…unless he continues to develop at the rate he seems to be going.  Rhymes flow naturally.  Features compliment his work perfectly, they don’t out shine him in anyway.  Loose Logic is proving himself to be, not just a rap artist, but a song writer.  He understands music theory in a way unlike rap artists.  A true musician.

 

 

Check it out for yourself here

 

 

The H.W. Bush/Clinton Era by Sleep (of The Fraternity)

By show of likes, who was raised in the 90’s?  Now by show of shares, who remembers the first time they “freaked a black”?  Like his other albums, this stands apart from the rest …

Source: The H.W. Bush/Clinton Era by Sleep (of The Fraternity)

The H.W. Bush/Clinton Era by Sleep (of The Fraternity)

By show of likes, who was raised in the 90’s?  Now by show of shares, who remembers the first time they “freaked a black”?  Like his other albums, this stands apart from the rest of the underground rap world because it isn’t just a collection of dope beats and hot bars.  This is an album meant to be listened to from beginning to end.  It is a complete piece.  No one track can be taken separately.  It is a concept.

This album takes me all the way back to 1992, The Chronic.  Tracks like Freak a Black, One Saturday Morning, and My Brother are time machines, taking me all the way back to my youth.  Not just reminiscent of the time period, these tracks could have came directly from the 90’s, the Golden Era of rap.

Consistent content, catchy hooks, highly developed word play and usage mark this album as a masterpiece.  Features from Young Powder and Santino Corleon enhance this piece in a way that speaks of a master-craftsman choosing the perfect material for the project he had in mind.

Government Assistance is a call to the urban community to wake up to the damage the street wars and drug distribution has caused.  This isn’t the first social commentary piece that Sleep has produced.  Take a look at his catalogue.  It looks like the work of a social activist, a social commentator.

 

5 Stars.  #godflow

 

 

 

Listen to the album here

Watch the video for Government Assistance here

 

 

 

Jus Ra: Blood Sacrifice

Jus Ra comes to us from Flint, Michigan.  Member of The Fraternity Music Group.  Layers on layers on layers.  “Blood Sacrifice” seems to me to be this cats Magnum Opus, his life work.  The production value of this album is nigh untouchable.  His bars, give him the right to use the name of the Sun God, Ra.  The content though. That is the most important aspect of this project.  There is a message hidden here, but like the Bible, it is for those with the eyes to see and the ears to hear.  Most of it seems to be a message to himself, on the first listen.  Listen to it again.  It will talk to you.

This is probably the most technically advanced album I have had the pleasure of reviewing, to this date.  The level of writing skill is unparalleled by mainstream hip-hop, yet consistent with everything else I have heard come from the vaults of The Fraternity.  Double entendres, metaphors, word play, symbolism.  This album should go down in the history books of rap as one of the best.

Tracks like Foreground Music are easy to relate to.  He speaks directly from his soul and skips his heart.  The Pairing of T.I.C. and T.O.C. give an insight to an educated mind.  This album is highly recommended.

 

5 Stars.  Go get this album.

 

 

Jus Ra: Blood Sacrifice