För ett par år sedan släppte rapparen Logic (Bobby Hall) boken “Supermarket”, med den sällsynta bedriften att nå topplistan över böcker i New York Times. Av allt att döma tycks musiken vara lågt prioriterad i Logics liv för tillfället, även om han skymtats vid studiosessioner via Instagram.

Till hösten är Logic istället åter aktuell med ett nytt bokprojekt, i form av sina memoarer i den självbiografiska boken “This Bright Future”. Boken ska skildra hans uppväxt och vägen till framgångar inom musiken. Förlaget beskriver boken med följande ord:

“…a raw and unfiltered journey into the life and mind of Bobby Hall, who emerged from the wreckage of a horrifically abusive childhood to become an era-defining artist of our tumultuous age. A self-described orphan with parents, Bobby Hall began life as Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, the only child of an alcoholic, mentally ill mother on welfare and an absent, crack-addicted father. After enduring seventeen years of abuse and neglect, Bobby ran away from home and — with nothing more than a discarded laptop and a ninth-grade education — he found his voice in the world of hip-hop and a new home in a place he never expected: the untamed and uncharted wilderness of the social media age. In the message boards and livestreams of this brave new world, Bobby became Logic, transforming a childhood of violence, anger, and trauma into music that spread a resilient message of peace, love, and positivity. His songs would touch the lives of millions, taking him to dizzying heights of success, where the wounds of his childhood and the perils of Internet fame would nearly be his undoing.”

Logic skriver vidare på Instagram:

“This is the story of everything I’ve gone through and it’s been a beautiful and difficult journey to relive. There’s honestly so much that I’ve never been able to express in my music and the interviews that followed. I’m so happy and proud to finally give my fans and the rest of the world my entire story. The way I never could with my music!”

“This Bright Future” släpps 7 september 2021 och går att förbeställa.

Foto: Ryan Jay