|Illuminate (feat. Kendrick Lamar)||Control System|| |
|Terrorist Threats (feat. Danny Brown & Jhene Aiko)||Control System|| |
|The Book of Soul||Control System|| |
|Hunnid Stax (feat. Sc Hoolboy Q)||These Days...|| |
|Black Lip Bastard (Rmx) (feat. Black Hippy)||Control System|| |
|Pineal Gland||Control System|| |
|Sopa (feat. Schoolboy Q)||Control System|| |
|Track Two||Control System|| |
|Lust Demons (feat. Jay Rock & Bj the Chicago Kid)||Control System|| |
|Mixed Emotions||Control System|| |
The album features guest appearances from Black Hippy affiliates Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q and Jay Rock, as well as Rick Ross, Lupe Fiasco, Action Bronson and Mac Miller, whose in-house studio is where Ab-Soul recorded the majority of the record, among others.
The album's production was handled by Digi+Phonics' Dave Free, Sounwave and Tae Beast, among others such as Rahki, Curtiss King, DJ Dahi, Like of Pac Div, Terrace Martin, Corin Roddick of Purity Ring, Mac Miller as Larry Fisherman and J. Cole.
In 2008, Hanley released his first full-length project, a mixtape titled ScHoolboy Turned Hustla. He then released a second mixtape in 2009, titled Gangsta & Soul. He then followed up with his first independent album, entitled Setbacks, released in January 2011. The project, released under TDE to digital retailers only, reached number 100 on the US Billboard 200 chart. A little over a year later, his second independent album Habits & Contradictions, was also released exclusively to digital retailers. The album received generally favorable reviews and debuted at number 111 on the US Billboard 200.
Lamar first gained major attention in 2010, after the release of Overly Dedicated, his first retail-release. The following year he released his first independent album, titled Section.80, exclusively through iTunes. The album received critical acclaim and instantly ranked as one of the top digital hip hop releases of the year. Early in his career, before releasing his major-label debut, Lamar amassed a large internet following and had already worked with prominent artists such as Dr. Dre, Game, Drake, Young Jeezy, Talib Kweli, Busta Rhymes, E-40, Warren G and Lil Wayne, among others.His major-label debut studio album good kid, m.A.A.d city, was released October 22, 2012, to widespread acclaim.
A broken home, a dysfunctional family, and life on the streets conspired to shape Logic’s graphic, hardcore flow. His influences run from Wu-Tang Clan, the Roots, A Tribe Called Quest, and Nas, to Red Hot Chili Peppers and Miles Davis. At the same time, he was profoundly influenced by the life and times of Frank Sinatra, whose histories and movies were a part of Logic’s youth as his mother exposed him to the original Rat Pack leader. In turn, Logic named his own crew of close associates the RATTPack (as in “Real All The Time”), including his producers, his manager, and close fellow rappers such as C Dot Castro.
Logic’s clips have collected more than 11 million views since 2010, when he released his first mixtape, Young, Broke And Infamous, featuring the singles “Stain In the Game,” “Prime,” and “BackPack.” His Young Sinatra mixtape trilogy began in 2011, with the release of Young Sinatra, featuring the single and viral video “All I Do.” Young Sinatra: Undeniable mixtape arrived in 2012, with “The Spotlight.” Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever was released in 2013, containing tracks produced by No I.D., Don Cannon, Arthur McArthur, Swiff D, C-Sick, Kevin Randolph, and 6ix. The mixtape featured guest appearances by C Dot Castro and fellow VMG artist Jon Bellion.
Although they have yet to release a full-length project as a group, the members are frequent collaborators, regularly appearing and contributing to each other's respective solo projects, oftentimes not even crediting one another as a featured artist. Lamar had stated that the group will never face demise due to the solidification of each member's career, before they release their debut album as a whole. Lamar was the first to release his major label debut, with his album good kid, m.A.A.d city. The album was highly acclaimed and was certified platinum by the RIAA. Schoolboy Q followed shortly after with his release of Oxymoron, which was released on February 2014 and was also met with critical and commercial success.