Bobby Tarantino

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Bobby Tarantino
Logic - Bobby Tarantino (album cover).jpg
Mixtape by Logic
Released July 1, 2016
Recorded 2015–16
Genre
Length 32:24
Label
Producer
Logic chronology
The Incredible True Story
(2015)The Incredible True Story2015
Bobby Tarantino
(2016)
Everybody
(2017)Everybody2017
Singles from Bobby Tarantino
  1. "Flexicution"
    Released: June 14, 2016
  2. "Wrist"
    Released: June 24, 2016

Bobby Tarantino is the fifth mixtape by American rapper Logic. It was released on July 1, 2016, by Visionary Music Group and Def Jam Recordings. It was released to various digital platforms without prior announcement.[1] Bobby Tarantino serves as Logic's first mixtape since Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever (2013). The mixtape and its production was handled primarily by Logic and 6ix, with the duo focusing on a similar style to that of their previous independent projects, working on reinstating previous elements considered missing from Logic's commercial releases. The mixtape was preceded by the release of "Flexicution" and "Wrist", each released ten days apart from one another from the mixtape.[2][3]

Bobby Tarantino received generally positive reviews from critics, with particular attention being drawn to its production and varied nature, as well as Logic's newly found braggadocio. Criticism was directed at basic lyricism and a lack of depth that was associated with Logic's preceding releases. It was labeled the "perfect fill in for his junior album".[4][5]

Background and release

Upon the conclusion of "The Incredible World Tour" that took place earlier in 2016, Logic announced the future tours of the United States alongside G-Eazy. Dubbing the "Endless Summer Tour", it would feature Yo Gotti and YG as opening acts, with other special guests. The group appeared at 22 shows across the United States, with a singular show in Toronto.[6]

Preceding the announcement of the summer tour, Logic suffered a panic attack when waiting to view Star Wars: The Force Awakens.[7] After being rushed to a nearby hospital, Logic deemphasized the impact of his attack by attributing it to attacks he would receive as a child. Remaining insistent to continue the tour, Logic's health deteriorated further, eventually inducing him into a state of derealization. Doctors attributed his poor state of health due to the consistent touring, performing and high pressure situations associated with music and its live environment. Logic soon took time off, and detailed its rationale in an interview, stating: "[I've] gone my entire life, especially the last seven years, professionally, without a break. Literally, I got married and a week later, I jumped on a tour bus instead of taking my wife to an awesome exotic place [in favor of] [seeing] my fans, over the span of two weeks, over the entire country, playing my album before it came out, for the fans. I put the fans before my health, the music before my health, and the work ethic before my health. There was so much on my shoulders that it really began to weigh down, and [that's not good]."[2][3][8]

Commercial performance

In his home country of United States, Bobby Tarantino debuted at number 16 on the Billboard 200, with 19,000 album-equivalent units, marking the third highest debut of the week.[9] The album sold 8,000 copies in its first week.[9] In its third week, the album jump to number 12 on the Billboard 200, with 26,000 album-equivalent units.[10] It was the eighth best-selling album and second best-selling digital album of the week, selling 16,000 copies in the week.[11][12]

Track listing

Credits adapted from Genius, which have since been verified by Logic.[13]

No. Title Length
1. "illuminatro" 0:48
2. "Flexicution" 3:39
3. "The Jam" 3:58
4. "Slave II" 3:17
5. "A Word from Our Sponsor" 3:02
6. "Wrist" (featuring Pusha T) 3:26
7. "Super Mario World" 2:58
8. "Studio Ambience at Night: Malibu" 0:56
9. "44 Bars" 3:02
10. "Slave" 3:00
11. "Deeper Than Money" 4:18
Total length: 32:24

Notes

  • "illuminatro" features background vocals by Jessica Andrea and John Lindahl
  • "Flexicution" features background vocals by Jessica Andrea and John Lindahl
  • "A Word From Our Sponsor" features additional vocals by George DeNoto

Sample credits

  • "The Jam" contains samples of "Mad Crew" performed by KRS-One; and "Gang Related" performed by Logic.
  • "Slave II" originally contains a sample of "Rambo" performed by Bryson Tiller; however, Logic and 6ix were forced to alter the beat due to complications with Def Jam.
  • "44 Bars" contains a sample of "Vibes Is Right" performed by Barrington Levy.

Charts

References

  1. ^ Lee, Craig (July 1, 2016). "Logic Releases Surprise Mixtape, 'Bobby Tarantino'". BluntIQ. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Goddard, Kevin (June 14, 2016). "Logic - Flexicution [New Song]". Hot New Hip Hop. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Smith, Trevor (June 21, 2016). "Logic - Wrist feat. Pusha T [New Song]". Hot New Hip Hop. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  4. ^ Glaysher, Scott. "Logic - Bobby Tarantino Review". HipHopDX. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  5. ^ Meister, Peter. "Logic - Bobby Tarantino". SputnikMusic. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  6. ^ Lilah, Rose. "Logic Announces "The Incredible True Story" World Tour". Hot New Hip Hop. Retrieved December 1, 2015. 
  7. ^ Knock, Hard. "Logic Talks BOBBY TARANTINO, Battling Anxiety, Not Smoking + More". YouTube. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  8. ^ Schwartz, Danny. "G-Eazy, Logic, YG, & Yo Gotti Announce "Endless Summer" Tour". Hot New Hip Hop. Retrieved April 13, 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "Drake Bounced From Top Spot Of Billboard Album Chart". Hip Hop DX. Retrieved July 12, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Drake's "VIEWS" Sits At #1 For 11th Week". Hip Hop DX. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Top Album Sales | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Digital Albums Chart | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Logic on Genius". genius.com. Retrieved February 16, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Logic Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard.
  15. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. July 25, 2016. Retrieved July 22, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Logic Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  17. ^ "Logic Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  18. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums - Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
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