Logic released his final album No Pressure on Friday (July 24) after announcing his retirement from music last week.
To coincide with the release, the Maryland-bred rapper hopped on a Twitch live stream for an album listening experience with fans. A tearful Logic ended the session by reiterating his decision to step away from Hip Hop.
“I just wanna say I’m really happy that I’m not … I don’t give a shit, and that I can go fish, and shoot guns, and wipe my son’s ass, and fuck my wife and have more kids,” he said.
Logic thanked a ton of people who have contributed to his career, including his fan base the “RattPack,” producer No I.D., his label Def Jam and the “most number one” of them all, in-house producer and friend 6ix to which he said, “Thank you for always believing in me and trusting me and giving me your best shit because fuck everyone else.”
“I wanna thank Kendrick, because he doesn’t know how much he was there for me,” he said. “And Cole, and Drake, fucking A$AP and Ferg and Mac DeMarco man and fucking Toro y Moi. It was such a dream for him to be on this album and record.”
Logic closed out the stream by talking about how the process of releasing albums has affected him emotionally. With his latest album though, he’s not bothered about how the Internet will receive it.
“I won’t be on the Internet for the first time in my career because it hurts me, and every time I released an album I just want it to be loved,” he said. “And this time, I don’t check the internet because I finally love myself. So thank you so much, and as always, peace, love, and positivity. I love you, I appreciate you and I’ll see you in other endeavors. I am off to be a good father, thank you.”
In Logic’s initial announcement on Thursday (July 16), he explained he was retiring from rap to spend time with his son.
“It’s been a great decade,” he said. “Now it’s time to be a great father.”
Logic revealed photos of his son in an Instagram post the following day. The baby is Logic’s first child with clothing designer Brittney Noell, who he married in September 2019.
Logic followed up the decision to retire by signing a seven-figure deal with Twitch as a video game live streamer.
“I’m blessed enough to have millions of fans and followers,” he told The Verge. “So it is a great partnership. I’m going to bring new eyes to their service, they’re going to bring new money to my bank account, and — I’m just kidding.”
Starting with his debut album Under Pressure in 2014, Logic released a total of six studio albums on Def Jam Recordings. His 2019 album, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with roughly 80,000 total album equivalent units sold in its first week.