Congratulations on your latest Album release “MGM Grand Detroit 10”. We checked it out and we really enjoyed the fresh new sound & perspective on new Hip Hop coming out of Detroit. What motivated you to create this style of music. And how did you come up with your MC name LOGIC LDOT?
I was motivated to create this project because I wanted to press my creativity and do something original and different that was not being created alot of artist. I have found when I do something unique It always grabs the attention of the Listener. Originally I went by the name L.O.G.I.C (Live on God is Coming), LDOT has always been a handle for my name in shortening LOGIC. Originally when renewing my name we found that the White LOGIC claimed he was using the name at the age of 11. The USPTO then asked if I wanted to dispute it, but we realized this process would be a lengthy and expensive process vs Def Jam. Since both names were synonymous with me as an artist thats why we moved forward with combining the names.
How is the underground sound out in Detroit right now?
The Underground Sound in Detroit has a wide array of sounds from The Prezident Chris Walker, Boldy James, Oba Rowland, PA Smurf, Tony Fenkell, Big Herk and Sada Baby and many more.
Detroit Underground definitely embodies the streets and hard production.
How are you dealing with this whole nationwide lockdown due to Covid-19 CoronaVirus? Has this affected your music career in any way?
I have been busy diversifying my income and making some sound investments. Also I have spent more time mediating and analyzing what we need as people to maintain on a daily basis. COVID 19 has reinforced Self Sufficiency is essential to survival. I have been pushing new singles and LP’s. I think COVID 19 has inspired be me to be more creative And develop new mays to market my music.
Who are your biggest Hip Hop influences?
My biggest influences in music are J Dilla, Scarface, Gangstar and Redman.
You recently dropped a new Album “MGM Grand Detroit 10” across all streaming platforms! Please give us some background on that project!?
This project was picked because I use to trap in A Apartment on the Lodge Freeway and 7 Mile in Detroit. Often some people would refer to me as Lodge for short. I felt this project was Grand because of the settings, moods and highlights of working with Legendary producers and artist on the project like Ollie Harris, Project Pat , KXNG Crooked and Pretty Ricky.
Could you tell us the inspiration behind the project and artwork?
The artwork is an actual painting that I created at an event in which the gallery offered to keep my painting for sell. At that moment I knew I had to make good use of it and keep it.
How does social media play a role in pushing LOGIC LDOT music.
At the moment Social Media is a huge platform and it always has been significant for me because Mass Media/Social Media promotes and or shares content faster anything.
What are a few different moves you’re making for 2020 when it comes to your music career?
In 2020 me and 52 Savage our starting to promote an EP titled Triple Double EP. Also were currently focused on Pushing The Prezident Chris Walker EHC 2 The Teenage age years including several singles with international artist Jerry Kay and The Real Ben Frank. In addition will be launching out 4172 Clothing line and out internet based show Detroit Radio.
We have to ask, with all this social discourse and revolt, protesting and rioting, exposed police brutality toward blacks and BLM, how do you feel about this?
I feel this is something as a race we experienced all of our lives. I think its encouraging to see young white people test and battle the system and not adopt the ways of the traditional racism in our country.
We would love your perspective on the climate we are living in right now?
I think we are still in a state of uncertainty and we still have civil unrest until we can make and enforce change with our system.
Our most popular question….What is your definition of “Underground Hip Hop”?
Anything that not conform to the masses of what radio or television promotes as the trend. But in some cases we know what is underground can become mainstream.
Where can our BLOG audience find your music and follow you on social media?
www.logicalent.com IG @logicalenet Twitter @Logicalent
Any Shout Outs?
Shout out to 4172, Prez, Reece, Ollie, Dj Swade 52 Savage, Shady Records, Dj Houseshoes, DJ Dez and the entire X Fam.