Maryland rapper Logic has released a new mixtape entitled Inglorious Basterd. The project is his first free mixtape in a decade and sees the ‘Homicide’ emcee rap over various well-known hip-hop instrumentals from some of his favourite artists.
The body of work is comprised of 20 tracks and boasts some new original songs as well as previously unreleased demos and freestyles over popular instrumentals, a common practice of the mid-2000s.
Inglorious Basterds is the first release the emcee has made since his album College Park earlier this year, which got heavily criticised by music publications and fans alike for its unimaginative beats and formatting.
On Inglorious Basterd, Logic (real name Robert Hall II) delivers his unique renditions of classic songs by artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Lupe Fiasco, Busta Rhymes and Talib Kweli and more.
This latest project is only available on the streaming service Bandcamp and was a surprise release for fans. Recently, Hall has been on the receiving end of a lot of hate, especially from the prominent podcaster Joe Budden, who has expressed his disdain for Hall’s attempt to racialise his music in recent years.
Following the release of Inglorious Basterd on Bandcamp, Logic broke down the credits for each song on Twitter and wrote a synopsis for some of the tracks, one of which is a “demo from The Incredible True Story that later turned into a No Pressure song that was never released” and another that contains “a lovely message to Childish Gambino and [his manager] Fam.”
The mixtape also boasts some bizarre skits. From him rapping drunk to ranting about the music industry and geeking out over his favourite films of all time. You can listen below.