Logic talks with Zane Lowe; Photo: YouTube/Beats 1 Radio/Apple Music

Budding rap superstar Logic is poised to have a breakout year; Bobby Tarantino II was a huge success, and the new deal he inked with Def Jam ensures that if he stays on track his future is unlimited.

What makes Logic such a draw is his willingness to explore controversial topics including suicide, politics and race. In his most recent interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Radio, Logic discussed how his lyrics about being biracial have lead to some insensitive memes.

“Not even to bring it up, because I don’t even want to talk about it a lot, because it’s a meme on the internet now,” Logic said. “But, like, even my race, I’m so proud to be who I am and to have all these people try to tell me that I can’t be this.”

Logic is addressing how critics think that he doesn’t have the credibility to talk about being black or oppressed because he doesn’t look the part; Logic’s father is black and his mother is white. He goes on to explain that people try to tell him all the time that he’s not allowed to rap about certain aspects of race.

“People try to tell me like that, ‘Oh, you shouldn’t be proud or you’re not this or you aren’t that’ or whatever the hell,” said Logic. “I’m just kinda here to say, like, who is anybody else to tell me who I am or what I’ve gone through or what I haven’t gone through?”

Songs like “Everybody,” “Black Spiderman,” and “AfricAryaN” all focus on race. And in typical Logic fashion, he gives it the proper lyrical treatment, offering unfiltered insight through deft wordplay. Fortunately, he’s not letting the criticisms get to him, and the trolls out there only seem to make him push harder.

Lyrically, Logic is one of the best young rappers out there and it’s only a matter of time before he silences the critics for good.