The Warriors, Logic and his merry legion of followers can hold on to something — it was he who managed to earn a surprising No. 1 album earlier this year with Everybody, a dense, 70-minute sprawl that seemingly felt like an apology and a discussion of his life as a biracial rapper. It was a sharp detour from The Incredible True Story or even his Bobby Tarantino mixtape, where his rapid-fire delivery and quick wit were the main talking points. Usually bubbly and on the nose with punch lines, these days Logic and emerging pop acts Alessia Cara and Khalid have an unlikely hit summer single in the literal call for help “1-800-273-8255,” also the direct number to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Cult followings are nothing new in hip-hop; at some point everyone has aligned with a crew, a rag-tag bunch of individuals with likeminded goals and ideals. Although no one has entertained a kerfuffle like the bands from the classic film