As a follow up to the socially and politically conscious album Everybody, Logic is back with his new mixtape Bobby Tarantino II. This project continues with the same trap-based sound and witty character as the original Bobby Tarantino; and Logic doesn’t disappoint with his unapologetic lyrics, loose flows, and massive amounts of bars.
Bobby Tarantino II is a stark contrast from Logic’s last project Everybody, as he focuses more on his life, career, and his position in the rap game. On the first full track “Overnight”, Logic sets the lyrical tone of the mixtape as he raps about connecting with his fans and being “a good person” while balancing his success and fame.
In regards to the mixtape’s production, this project is strongly trap-based with some flavors of boom-bap, thanks to the production of 6ix, Marshmello, and !llmind. With an emphasis on heavy 808s and looping synths, it’s safe to say that this project is fully loaded with slaps the entire way through. A few stand-out tracks from the mixtape are “Contra”, “Yuck”, and “Wizard Of Oz”. Also of note are the transitions heard in “Midnight” and “44 More”, as they showcase the instrumental and lyrical complexity of this project.
In addition to the 13 tracks on the mixtape, Logic brings many notable features that include Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Marshmello, Wiz Khalifa, and his alter-ego, Young Sinatra. The most notable feature on this album comes from Wiz Khalifa for his verse on “Indica Badu”, which is the self-elected weed anthem for this project.
While it’s impossible to hear this mixtape and instantly compare it to his previous projects, it’s clear after a few listens that Bobby Tarantino II sits on top with the same high-quality sound as Logic’s previous work. In Bobby Tarantino II, Logic makes it clear that he is fully aware and analytical of his position in the rap game, and he continues to explore how both his persona and his music is perceived by his fans.