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How Logic Got Out Of His Deal With Def Jam

Rapper Logic’s recent album ‘Vinyl Days’ marks the end of his relationship with Def Jam. While appearing on the latest episode of Logan Paul’s Impaulsive podcast, the ‘Bobby Tarantino’ rapper revealed he recorded ‘Vinyl Days’ in less than two weeks so that he could get out of his contract with Def Jam as soon as possible. However this doesn’t mean he put his all into this project.

“I made that album in 12 days so I could get off Def Jam,” Logic admitted. “That’s my favorite part – I’m off Def Jam. I made that album so I could leave, and guess what? I left them with some of the dopest shit I could give them. It’s not like I just wiped my ass. What am I excited about? I’m excited to be independent, I’m excited to do my thing.”

Logic added, “I’m really happy to know that I represented and low-key was the face of the label. One of the illest Hip Hop labels of all time. And that I sold millions and millions of records and gave them billions and billions of streams, and that it was a good partnership. And I couldn’t be happier to get the fuck out.”

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Over the span of his time with Def Jam, Logic released seven albums: Under Pressure, The Incredible True Story, Everybody, YSIV, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, No Pressure, Vinyl Days, and his Bobby Tarantino mixtape trilogy. Even though he gave Def Jam some of his best work, the rapper was publicly critical of the label over the years. Logic even called them out for not paying his collaborators as well as the way they handled his releases.

“@defjam can you please pay my friends and musicians that have made my albums great this is ridiculous at this point!” he said in October 2020. “I shouldn’t be getting calls from close friends of mine in the middle of dinner with my Wife about how YOU haven’t paid them from the budget you’ve given me for this album.”

Following the release of the album, Logic revealed he had signed a deal with BMG Rights Management.

“There’s a lot of bullshit in the music industry,” he said in a statement at the time. “I’m just glad to move on to a place where I can be independent and respected as an artist. And feel like I’m in control of my career.”

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