Logic has said he will release a new mixtape if a million people sign a petition calling for him to do so.
Last month, the Maryland rapper announced he would be retiring from music following the release of his latest album, ‘No Pressure’, which arrived on July 26.
“Officially announcing my retirement with the release of ‘No Pressure’ executive produced by No I.D. July 24th,” Logic wrote on Twitter. “It’s been a great decade. Now it’s time to be a great father.”
Although he said would be retiring from releasing albums, he said he would still be involved with music through side ventures and his label, Bobby Boy Records.
Now, speaking to Hard Knock TV, Logic talked about the process behind some of the beats he produced on ‘No Pressure’, including album standout ‘Heard Em Say’.
Elsewhere in the interview, Logic previews some freestyles he’s recorded over other people’s beats, including Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Rigamortis‘. He’s then asked why he’s not putting out the unreleased stuff since it’s of a high quality.
The show’s host, Nick Huff Barili, offers to start a petition to convince Logic to them out. The Def Jam rapper agrees, saying that he will put out the free tape if the petition gathers one million signatures.
A petition has since been created and so far 28,000 people have signed it – you can sign it here.
Meanwhile, Logic has spoken out about the harsh criticism he’s received over the years from rapper-turned-podcast host Joe Budden.
Budden, who has taken aim at Logic on a number of platforms, once described him as “easily one of the worst rappers to ever grace a microphone” on an episode of The Joe Budden Podcast.
Speaking in a new interview, Logic discussed his new album, mental health, social media, and Budden’s criticism of him.
“He doesn’t like me for whatever reason,” Logic told Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg. “He wants to say I’m not Black enough, I’m not good enough. He’s a person who’s led to part of my depression, some of my darkest spaces,” said Logic around the 24 minute mark in the clip below. “Your words, they make people want to kill themselves bro.”