Rock & Pop

Logic/Joey Bada$$

When: Wed., Aug. 23 2017

Fresh off his chart-topping Billboard album, Everybody, Logic hits Jacobs Pavillion alongside fellow east coast rapper Joey Bada$$ tonight. The duo has a complementary fanbase; Logic’s forceful, occasionally scattered reflections on identity and social issues are at the forefront of his recent music, and New York native Bada$$ has made a name for his young self as a sharp-tongued skeptic since his first mixtape, 2012’s phenomenal 1999. Bada$$ barrelled into 2017 with the charged “Land of the Free,” fiery political bars over an incongruously cheery interpolation of Biggie’s “Juicy” released on inauguration day. His album, All-Amerikkkan Bada$$, brings more of the same, tempered by the spacious, communal single “Devastated.” Standing as an implied alternative to today’s Soundcloud rap, expect a conscious, youthful crowd to be rocking along to these youngsters on west bank of the Flats. (Lawrence Neil)

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