US rapper Logic has copped a bit of criticism for his latest effort, with Joe Budden labelling him “one of the worst rappers to ever grace a microphone.”
Ever since he first hit the scene a decade ago, Logic (or Sir Robert Bryson Hall II as he’s known to his mother) has asserted himself as something of a hard-worker who serves as a magnet for success.
After first hitting the mainstream with 2016’s Bobby Tarantino and singles like ‘Sucker For Pain’, Logic upped the ante in 2017 when his suicide prevention track ‘1-800-273-8255’ managed to chart across the globe.
Before long, he flexed his hip-hop muscles once again, recruiting all the surviving members of the Wu-Tang Clan for 2018’s ‘Wu Tang Forever’, and charting big with his Eminem-featuring track ‘Homicide’.
However, this week saw Logic serve as a guest on French Montana’s latest single, ‘Twisted’, with his nonsensical lyrics drawing the ire of other hip-hop luminaries such as Joe Budden.
Speaking on his eponymous podcast, Joe Budden opened up about French Montana’s newest track, overlooking the contributions of A$AP Rocky and Juicy J, and instead focusing on Logic’s verse.
Working his way through the verse, Budden stopped at lyrics such as “Get your ass up on the pole, let your worries go“, noting just how ridiculous these lines are.
“Logic, you are easily one of the worst rappers to ever grace a microphone, I’m gonna be honest with you,” Budden exclaimed.
“I don’t know what they telling you at Def Jam. I know you sold a lot of records. I know you sell out a whole bunch of tours, and I know just how successful you are. I have to be honest, you are horrible, man.”
Of course, this isn’t the first time that Joe Budden has criticised the 29-year-old, discussing his 2017 album Everybody alongside Akademiks a few years back, noting he found tracks like ‘Mos Definitely’ to be somewhat embarrassing.
“Logic can rap, Logic clearly makes good music,” Budden explained, “the content though, for me, is a bit confusing… It’s very bubble gum, it’s very cookie-cutter.”
In related news, Logic is set to make his Australian debut later this year as part of the SandTunes Festival, along with a handful of headline appearances. Needless to say, it doesn’t seem like Joe Budden will be flying in for these shows.