In celebration of the five year anniversary of the Bobby Tarantino mixtape, Logic has released a new single, “Vaccine.” Logic built his rabid fanbase thanks to between-album mixtapes like Bobby Tarantino (2016, with the RIAA gold single “Flexicution”), and Bobby Tarantino II (2018, with the RIAA platinum “44 More” and “Everyday”).
From the first bars of the new song, Logic makes it clear that he has returned and is here to stay. “Came back to the scene, came back with a team/Like rap ain’t a thing, I’ma do anything/I’ma rap, I’ma sing, yeah, I’m back as the king,” he raps during the first verse.
Fans of the Maryland born MC have been inundated with new music from Logic. After announcing an end to his retirement earlier last month, Logic made the news official by releasing YS Collection Vol. 1. The album, which is out now via Bobby Boy Records and Def Jam Recordings, is 14 tracks long and features a collection of tracks from his Young Sinatra mixtape series. It looks like mixtape-era Logic is official back with the collection and the release of “Vaccine.”
In a letter circulated earlier last month, Logic announced his return to the rap game with a letter and a new single, “Intro.” The move was surprising for fans of the MC, who took his retirement announcement seriously back in July of 2020. Though fans assumed that “Intro” would be the first song on a new project, it’s notably absent from YS Collection Vol. 1. The album begins with “All I Do,” before launching into the aforementioned Sinatra-featuring “One.”
The letter announcing Logic’s return was sent from his attorney and said, “WASHINGTON, DC. (June 16,2021) ― The following statement was released today by Logic, through his attorney Paul Rothenberg Partner of Rothenberg, Mohr & Binder, LLP located in NYC, in response to questions about his future career plans: ‘I’m back.’”