Logic – Homicide Ft. Eminem (Lyrics Review and Song Meaning)
“Homicide” is the third single off of Logic’s upcoming 6th studio album ‘Confessions of a Dangerous Mind’ due in 2019. The song is an ado to the spitfire rapping skills of both artists.
Previously, Logic premiered two other singles “Keanu Reeves” and title track “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” in January and March 2019 respectively. Both singles gained a wide audience acceptance and Logic expressed that he would like to collaborate with “one of his favourite” artists in an interview with HardKnockTV. This might have paved the way for this collaboration.
Rappers Smokey Legendary and Chris D’Elia also assist in vocals at the start and the end of the rap. Little did we know that Chris D’Elia’s verse on “Homicide” is actually a special feature on the song as per his Tweet.
Listen to the song “Homicide” below.
In the chorus of “Homicide,” Logic decides to give an intro to the song. The core idea behind this rap song is to flaunt both artists’ ‘supersonic’ speed rapping skills. Logic compares his verse spitting abilities to a semi-automatic gun which is known for rapid fire. And these words are sharpened to kill, much like the bullets of a semi-automatic gun. He also gives a nod to Eminem by referencing Eminem’s hit single “My Name Is” under Slim Shady alter-ego. Slim Shady is a crazier version of Eminem or Marshall Mathers. Logic says he is a Slim Shady with rabies!
In the next verses of “Homicide,” Logic goes on to talk about the “lame” state of rap nowadays. Eminem, too, criticized the same topic heavily in his 2018 album ‘Kamikaze.’ However, Logic does say that he has no intentions of dissing any rappers, but he would not mind starting a rap feud to gas up the industry. The last known rap battle unfolded between Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly, which spawned some fire diss tracks such as “Rap Devil” and “KILLSHOT.”
In Eminem’s verse on “Homicide,” the Rap God goes on a marathon on an array of topics. He kicks off with a nod to Jay-Z and his hometown of New York. Em also compares the New York Yankees hitters to Jay-Z making hits. ‘Young Hova’ is a nickname for Jay-Z.
Eminem still assures his King status in Rap as he dictates himself un-dethroned yet, and a ‘behemoth’ in sheep clothes. Maybe, he does not show his behemoth persona unless provoked to shed the sheep-skin. He also says that he does not have to tell who is the real G.O.A.T of the rap game because all the MC’s already know that.
Later in Em’s verse, he recollects some gruesome memories from his childhood. Eminem used to get bullied in school. In the lyrics, he talks about being beaten and his bicycle being stolen by big kids. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Eminem talked how bad his bullying experience was; “used to beat the shit out of me. I was in fourth grade and he was in sixth. Everything in the song is true: one day he came in the bathroom, I was pissing, and he beat the shit out of me. Pissed all over myself…”
Both rappers, Logic and Eminem boast off their rapping skills on “Homicide” and we aren’t even mad. This is a refreshing change of pace to the rap game of recent.
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