Logic announces new album ‘Ultra 85’
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Logic announces new album 'Ultra 85'

Maryland rapper Logic (real name Robert Hall II) has recently taken to social media to announce that he will be releasing his highly-anticipated project, Ultra 85, this year after months of teasing.

On December 31st, the lyricist posted a blank square on Instagram with the caption “Ultra 85 2024.” This project from the rapper carries the same working title as the retirement LP Hall announced in 2020.

However, that didn’t turn out to be so. On the final track of his 2020 album, No Pressure, fans heard a robotic voice state, “This concludes the No Pressure program / No Pressure. Ultra 85, welcome to the Ultra 85 program.” Suggesting that Ultra 85 would be the next LP. 

Since 2020, Hall has released two albums, 2022’s Vinyl Days and 2023’s College Park. In 2017, following his project Everybody, Logic premiered his documentary at The Wiltern in Los Angeles.

Around that time, Logic was speaking about Ultra 85, and an interviewer asked him why he had decided his next would be his last. Hall responded, “One thing I can say regarding this, and I’m glad you asked this, is it’s gonna be celebratory. It’s not going to be the last time I make music.”

He continued, “All my fans who really appreciate me, and they’re going to follow me on this journey — actually, we’re going to hold hands together, whether it’s acting or writing novels, movies, anything.”

He concluded, “So I want you guys to follow me beyond because Ultra 85 will make eight. You can call them mixtapes if you want, but eight albums. Eight projects over eight years. And now I’m excited to go to the next round of entertainment on the big screen.”