Sir Robert Bryson Hall II is now known by his stage name Logic. Logic is a twenty seven year old American rapper, singer, song writer, and record producer. He grew up in poverty in suburban Maryland and was raised by his black father who was addicted to drugs and his white mother who threw racial slurs around. Logic was the youngest of eight children and according to him; he was the sibling that looked most white. His title track Everybody confronts the identity challenges that he experienced growing up. Logic also promotes racial equality, while interweaving his personal encounters with racism. He was often called “cracker” or “white boy” growing up. “People are so ignorant, and they’ll be like, “oh he’s white or he’s this,’ and so they’ll judge my music based on my ethnicity”, Logic said. “But if you’re gunna judge my music based on my ethnicity, which is really ignorant in the first place, then compare me to Drake, compare me to J. Cole, who both have white mothers and black fathers. It goes on and on, but at the end of the day it’s not about that, it’s about the music, and music knows no color.” Logic overcame homelessness by working multiple jobs and supporting himself for several years. He was able to find his identity through music.
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