Complex: 10 Things You Need to Know About "Under Pressure"



Last week, Logic invited Complex to listen to his debut album Under Pressure. While with them, Logic broke down 10 things fans should know about the album. Read them below.


1.    His influences are very obvious.

“You’ll definitely hear my influences. I wear my inspirations on my sleeve. It’s so weird to me that it’s OK to take something from Nas’ Illmatic because that was 20 years ago, but you can’t take something from Drake. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a difference between taking exact words, but I’m just very open with it.

The album is along the lines of good kid, m.A.A.d City more than anything else because it’s a dark story, that’s just what it is.

“The inspiration comes from the old legends to the new legends; from A Tribe Called Quest to OutKast, from Drake to Kendrick Lamar to J. Cole, even underground cats like Goldlink and Michael Christmas. I got KRS-One-Mad Crew vocals on there, all types of crazy shit. It’s all over the place.

“The album is along the lines of good kid, m.A.A.d City more than anything else because it’s a dark story, that’s just what it is. Stankonia, Nothing Was the Same, Kid Cudi’s Man on the Moon II, Midnight Marauders, Wu-Tang Forever, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Born Sinner, these are all things I took elements from. I was like, ‘These are the things that I love, these are the things that inspired me, that’s what I’m going to do.’

“I don’t give a fuck about comparisons. Does it sound good? Yeah. Are the raps good? Yeah. Are the beats good? Yeah. Is the story real and authentic, does it check out? Yeah. OK then, shut the fuck up!”

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Got a sweet lil’ darling back in my corner
Below I know I love her
But act like I don’t want her
Surrounded by the lovely
But yet feel like a loner
Could be an organ donor
The way I give up my heart, but
Never know because shit, I never tell her
Ask me how I’m feeling I’d holla that it’s irrela’
I don’t get myself caught up in the Jello jella’
And pudding pops, that others opt to call falling in love, but
For the record
Have you ever rode a horse?
Like for you to send me to Pluto
I said, “Of course!”
But if you ain’t a sweety
Indeedy I won’t endorse
Han Solo till I’m hit by the bullet
So may the force
Be with you, and I’ll hit you when better time permits
For now show me samples
Examples of why you’re the shit!
But how am I to know with the profession that I’m in?
And if you do not know me
Then how could you be my friend?
Watch on

Outkast, “Millennium”

Somehow makes “uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh” one of my favorite hooks of all time?