Logic's 'Everybody' Documentary Proves He's A Motivator For The Everyman

Logic's 'Everybody' Documentary Proves He's A Motivator For The Everyman 

It's been less than a week since rapper Logic dropped his third studio album Everybody, a project that explores with abandon a number of topics long considered to be taboo. And at the Los Angeles screening for its accompanying documentary of the same name, Wiltern Theatre viewers received insight into not just the making of the LP, but how Logic's seemingly contagious uplifting and grateful demeanor, boundless creativity, and prideful individuality awarded him the freedom to explore such subjects (and nabbed him a bunch of uncommon co-signs in the process). We'll get to that in a second.

To note, despite being told from several different perspectives, Everybody follows the story of "Atom," a man who died in a car accident and, upon trying to enter the afterlife, is told by God that he must complete reincarnation in order to do so. But, as told by Logic on screen, he's "reincarnated so many times, he's been every human that ever existed....[so] that he will know what it is to appreciate life."

This story, from a biracial man who, during the post-screening Q&A (see below), admitted he'd be "dead, in jail or addicted to drugs" if it wasn't for rap, and who created Everybody for a few reasons both selfless ("Being discriminated against by own people made me wanna talk about everyone who's been discriminated against, I'm speaking for those who don't have the voice that I do") and selfish ("[This album] set me free; I don't give a shit what anybody else thinks.")

In the documentary, we get to see Logic candidly disclose his battle with physically-crippling anxiety, record a lyric an innumerable amount of times with frustration and determination until its perfect, get the inspiration for his album cover while visiting the Louvre in Paris (peep "The Wedding at Cana" by Paolo Veronese to compare), and cry after watching the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra record the instrumentals for his "Black SpiderMan" track.

 

Among those who were willing to join his journey? Along with Juicy J, Killer Mike, and a Bahamian resort singer Logic met while on vacation with his wife, there's also astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson playing the role of God ("That's like the most gangster feature of all time"), super-producer No I.D. coming out from behind the board to rap ("I haven't recorded a song in 20 years"), and Mr. "Platinum-With-No-Features" himself, J.Cole, gifting an uncredited verse for the album's closer.

The Q&A following the screening was both entertaining and emotional, and proved to be a manifestation of Logic's reach and influence. He encountered a notably diverse crowd of fans who differed in their means of expressed adoration, but not in the magnitude.

From one who'd just begun listening to his music less than a week before to another who, knowing Logic to be a fan of film director Christopher Nolan, asked if the rapper preferred Inception or Interstellar, Logic continued to seemingly be in awe of so many of the fans' admissions and inquiries: the one who came bearing customized Jordans as gifts, the one who revealed a tattoo declaring his "peace, love, and positivity" mantra, the one who called him the "closest thing to a father figure in [their] life," and the woman whose boyfriend died in car accident a few months prior who publicly recalled, "The best moments I ever had with him were with your music"

Via @Revolt

 

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