Rapper Logic cracks the code to the best-selling authors list.
From Jay-Z to Gucci Mane to Rick Ross, many of today’s rappers have dabbled into the realm of literature — going from the Billboard charts to Amazon’s best sellers lists. Now, we can add Logic to the list of rappa ternt-authors. “I didn’t want to necessarily just be stuck in music,” Logic told the New York Times.
Taking things a step further, the “1-800-273-8255” rapper’s debut novel, Supermarket, has already landed Logic, No. 1 on a New York Times best-sellers list, a first-time feat for any hip-hop artist.
Supermarket, with an accompanying 13-song soundtrack album, landed Logic, real name Bobby Hall, at No. 1 on The New York Times’ Paperback Trade Fiction Best Sellers list. “Humbled. Thank YOU all,” Logic wrote on Instagram, in response to the news.
“Really great book, even if you don’t normally read,” a user commented on Amazon. “I found myself laughing at moments and couldn’t stop reading.”
“A few chapters in and it’s amazing,” another Amazon reviewer wrote. “I love Logic, but typically when artists start branching out the quality drops too so I wasn’t expecting too much. With Supermarket I was really blown away with how well written it is and how drawn in I am. 5/5 MUST BUY.”
Supermarket is the story of Flynn, a depressed grocery store employee whose life is turned upside-down after he stumbles onto a crime scene. The twists and turns of Flynn’s journey show a side to Logic’s creativity that fans of the Grammy-nominated rapper otherwise wouldn’t get to see.
Already one of rap’s biggest names, Supermarket gives Logic a chance to prove his talents are deeper than rap. And fans not into reading novels shouldn’t have to fret, Logic’s next album, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, the follow-up to last year’s YSIV, is due out later this year.