Review: Logic concert worth going to

By Lily Pope

Rapper Logic came to inspire and entertain fans Thursday night at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, and that he did.

Performing alongside Big Lenbo, DJ Rhetorik, his piano teacher, and other people, he certainly provided plenty of surprises and sent the crowd home with full hearts and minds. He talked about race, religion, mental health and other topics, sticking close to his saying: “Peace, love and positivity.”

Logic did disappoint fans when he announced that Joey Bada$$, one of his companions on his Everybody’s Tour, would not be performing with him on Thursday for unexplained reasons. But an appearance made by Logic’s wife, Jessica Andrea, during “1-800-273-8255,” a song about his struggle with suicide and self-love (the song’s name is the number of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline), made the concert a grounding experience.

Thursday’s venue, Red Hat Amphitheater, made the concert even better because of its amazing acoustics, convenient parking and overall easy space to enjoy. It appeared that the concert was far from sold out, but everyone who did attend were intense fans.

As if all of this weren’t enough, Logic made the concert even more fan-centered by talking to members of the audience. He even brought some on stage to rap part of a song with him. At one point, he played (and won) a game of Mario Kart with a crew member and encouraged the crowd to cheer them on as they played.

Overall, Logic impressed and touched his fans with his messages, views and, above all, music.

Lily Pope is a home school ninth-grader and a Times-News correspondent.

LOGIC IN CHARLOTTE

WHAT: Logic Presents: Everybody’s Tour

WHEN: 8 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE: Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, 1000 North Carolina Music Factory Blvd., Charlotte

COST: $45-$139. Available through Ticketmaster

 

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