Sir Robert Bryson Hall II AKA Logic AKA ‘The 1-800 Guy’ has released some new music for 2019. This is no ordinary song, much like any other work by Logic. The song titled “Keanu Reeves,” in reference to the popular
Despite being played on ‘Bobby Tarantino vs Everybody’ tour, “Keanu Reeves” track leaked online in September 2018. However, Visionary Music Group went on with the official release on January 19, 2019. By the looks of it, there is a music video in the making as well.
The 6ix-produced track gives shout out to 6ix and Logic’s “1-800-273-8255” song which is the artist’s biggest hit to-date. He also addresses his mixed-racial heritage, and even spreading his own version of love-‘PLP.’
Listen to “Keanu Reeves” by Logic
In the chorus, Logic clarifies the reference to Keanu Reeves, the actor. Keanu Reeves is most known for his role as Neo in the movie The Matrix. In the movie Reeves is also known as ‘The One.’ Logic draws similarities between himself and Reeves as to say that Logic is ‘the one’ in the rap game.
“Blood on the Leaves” is a song by Kanye West from 2013, in which he samples “Strange Fruit” by Billie Holiday. This latter song is on racial oppression and Logic often has addressed his biracial identity in his lyrics.
Logic starts off “Keanu Reeves” by mentioning his success during ‘Bobby Tarantino vs Everybody’ tour. He sold out the Madison Square Garden venue at one stop in the tour and he recalls being seated in the sourtside at a NY Knicks game being baffled by the crowd. But when he did sold out, he wasn’t even trying to. Indirectly, he is thanking his fans.
Logic also references the awards (‘plaques’) his music has won him and he still says he wasn’t trying to. He uses a clever dental metaphor to draw the connection by saying he doesn’t even floss, which leads to dental plaques.
Logic also mentions that he has written a script for an entire movie by himself and sold it to J. J. Abrams for production. He also gets into the Fornite challenge with Drake, in all good appetite. The rapper also mentions his infamous title as the ‘1-800-guy,’ a feat accomplished by one song.
Logic proudly boasts his heritage derriving from his African American father and Caucasian mother. He says that it will not be a Logic album if he has no mention of his biracial heritage in its songs. However, he sells quite well, eg: ‘1-800’ hitting 5x Platinum as per RIAA.
In the second verse of “Keanu Reeves,” Logic addresses his haters. He thanks them for pushing him to be this good and rubs their noses on the fact that he is living the life his haters dream of. But he is not one to flash his riches. Eventhough Logic says he has 50 million, according to WealthyGorilla, he is estimated at a net worth of $14 million in 2018.
Logic has worked hard for his success. He also mentions that he does not associate with people who put him down. Like women who try to depend on him. Being wealthy as he is, he still wants a woman who will fight with him and work hard with him.
Logic ends the song with a message to all of us: “Follow your dreams ho…” But he seems to get interrupted in the middle of that sentence. Why? Because ‘destiny’ is calling. Is he saying that your destiny is already written? The last lines state that do what you love and live a good life. However, he stands by his ‘recipe for life:’ PLP-Peace, Love and Positivity.
Quite an impressive work of art by Logic on this ado to Keeanu Reeves and himself. Let us hear what you think about this song in the comments below. If you likfe this article, make sure to share it with your friends.
Complete Lyrics to “Keanu Reeves” by Logic