Before 2017, Logic was already a quietly-rising star. His first two albums had both broken into the top five on the Billboard 200, which is an impressive sign of success, especially for somebody who had never managed a hit single. He was certainly a working musician with a healthy paycheck, but in many ways, Logic hadn’t yet “broken,” in that his name still wasn’t discussed when it came to mainstream music.
This past year changed everything for the rapper, and he is finally being appropriately recognized—not just for one hit song or an album that performed well, but as a powerful force for positive change. The world needs an artist like Logic, and the spotlight seems to have found him at just the right time.