Logic Signs Def Jam Deal After Landing On XXL Freshman Cover

Some fans were surprised to see 22-year-old Logic on XXL’s 2013 Freshman class cover, but those who were unfamiliar and took the time to research found that the Maryland rapper already has a huge following, and he can spit.

Logic’s biggest hits thus far include the YouTube staples “The Spotlight” and “All I Do,” but there’s likely plenty more in store now that he’s officially inked a deal with Def Jam Records and has No I.D. signed on to executive produce his upcoming debut album.

“I’m excited to take this next step in my career,” Logic said in a statement after inking his deal. “It’s incredible for Def Jam and Visionary Music Group to work together and the opportunity to collaborate with a living legend like NO I.D. is priceless. I’m very humbled to be apart of the most iconic hip hop label of all time.”

In the meantime, look out for his new mixtape Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever which is scheduled to drop on May 7 and will be followed by the “VMG Welcome to Forever Tour” with C Dot Castro and Skizzy Mars. See dates below.

VMG WELCOME TO FOREVER TOUR

May   14        Atlanta, GA                 Terminal West
16        Dallas, TX                   House of Blues
17        San Antonio, TX       White Rabbit
18        Austin, TX                   Stubb’s Jr.
19        Houston, TX               House of Blues
21        New York, NY          Best Buy Theater (XXL Freshman)
23        Boulder, CO                Fox Theatre
24        Fort Collins, CO          Aggie Theatre
25        Colorado Spgs., CO     The Black Sheep
26        Albuquerque, NM        Sunshine
28        Tucson, AZ                  Rock
29        Scottsdale, AZ            Martini Ranch
30        San Diego, CA             House of Blues
31        Los Angeles, CA         House of Blues

Ju   1   San Francisco, CA      The Fillmore
3          Santa Barbara, CA       Velvet Jones
4          Sacramento, CA           Ace of Spades
6          Portland, OR               Peter’s Room
7          Vancouver, B.C.         Fortune Sound Club
8          Seattle, WA                 The Crocodile
10        Salt Lake City, UT      The Complex
11        Denver, CO                The Summit Music Hall
12        Lawrence, KS             Granada Theater
14        Minneapolis, MN         Varsity
15        Milwaukee, WI            The Rave II (Downstairs)
16        Detroit, MI                   Shelter
18        Cleveland, OH             HOB Cambridge Room
19        Chicago, IL                  House of Blues
21        Boston, MA                 Paradise
22        New York, NY            Irving Plaza
23        Silver Spring, MD        Fillmore
24        Philadelphia, PA          Theatre of Living Arts (TLA)
26        Toronto, Ont.               Mod Club