Tune In: Young Sinatra IV


Over the past 10 years, Logic has consistently released a new mixtape or album every year.  His recent albums have been tributes to Frank Sinatra, one of the rapper’s inspirations.

His latest,  “Young Sinatra IV”  features guest artists  Lucy Rose, The Rattpack and Hailee Steinfeld.

One of the album’s most intriguing songs is “One Day” featuring Ryan Tedder.  The song is upbeat but still had spunk, and is a change in tone from Logic’s heavier hit single,  “1-800-273-8255,” which is based on suicide prevention.  

The track “Everyone Dies” doesn’t match its depressing title.  Instead, the song has an older rap vibe, with Logic rapping at an upbeat tempo while speaking sufficiently.   

The rapper expressed his gratitude to his fans in the first song of the album, titled “Thank You.” His lyrics were extremely  positive, with a full minute of recorded fan messages in the song. I appreciated that he acknowledged those who have supported him throughout the rags-to-riches journey that has lead to his popularity today.  

Logic raps the about life in the streets in “YSIV,” talking about shootings and drugs and paying tribute to the recently passed Mac Miller.  Logic mentions how he started the Young Sinatra series largely due to Miller’s guidance, taking a moment to fully recognize the late artist.

Logic bounces back to more upbeat vibes in the song “100 Miles Running.” With a catchy chorus by Wale and a solo rap by artist John Lindahl, the song is cheerful.  

From upbeat to emotional, Logic has always has been able to gain the attention of a wide audience and  accomplishes this again in “Young Sinatra IV.”

Overall, the album brought a new style of positive lyrics to the music industry.  For me, the album’s positive vibes and lyrics exceed the work of amateur mumble rappers Lil Pump or Lil Uzi Vert.