Being African-American and Caucasian in a country steeped in racial aggression is tough. The struggle of facing rejection from either side is intense and Logic wastes no time in chronicling it on record. On “AfricAryan,” the last track on Everybody, his latest studio LP, Logic talks candidly about the disrespect he’s heard regarding his biracial heritage all his life.
Even though my daddy, you know he blacker than the street with a fist to match, more solid than concrete/Tell white people I’m black, feel the need to retreat like I should be ashamed of my granddaddy Malik/ But my beautiful black brothers and sisters want to act like I’m adopted, go back in time to when my nigga daddy impregnated my cracker momma and stopped it
Joining him on the 12-minute track is none other than J. Cole who appears at the very end via voice message. Coming from bi-racial parentage himself, Cole gives the Logic some solid advice.
I won’t find solace, so where’s the logic in that? Worrying ’bout if they think Logic could rap/ When it all goes back to a childhood, need to be loved by parents that was in too deep with the drugs/ Nigga, my advice, f–k the black and white s–t be who you are, identify as a star.
The song ends with Cole advising Logic to learn to accept himself and God. Cole’s appearance came as a pleasant surprise given he’s not credited on the track. Check out the single on iTunes. In an interview with Genius on Friday, the emcee confirms his retirement from making albums after his next LP.
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